Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Guns and God

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Guns and God

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It seems that most people's answer to the recent murders is gun control. None of the current 23,000 gun laws nor any of the proposed laws would have stopped any of these killings. But that doesn't matter, since it's the government's goal to go after the weapons of law-abiding citizens. Case in point: If you get three DUIs in Pennsylvania, you get your driver's license back but you will never own a gun.

We must properly frame the debate. As Americans, all of our rights come from God. We give some of those rights to the government, and the rights we give to the government are in the Constitution.

In light of that, do you believe that the Second Amendment of the Constitution gives Americans the right to keep and bear arms? Answer: No! If you read the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the Federalist Papers, it's very clear that all rights are given to Americans from God. The Second Amendment is actually a "negative right," stating that the government may not infringe on the God-given rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. …

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