The Roseberg Massacre
May I thank you for allowing me to express an opinion on the tragedy that erupted on still another school campus. Umpqua Community College, near Roseburg, Ore., became the scene of a killing field on Oct. 1, 2015, when Christopher Harper-Mercer, a 26-year-old student, fatally shot and killed nine people and injured nine others, several of them in critical condition. The killer ended his own life when confronted with responding police officers. Before killing his victims, the killer asked them if they were Christian. If they responded in the affirmative he shot and killed them, while shooting non-Christian victims in the legs and saving them from death.
The President immediately responded to this tragic incident by calling for new gun laws. Anti-gun foes are so focused on the confiscation of guns and terminating the 2nd Amendment that they fail to understand that guns are not the problem. The most dangerous places in America are "gun free zones" where people are open and vulnerable to savage mentally ill killers.
The safest places in America are those areas of the country were citizens have the right to carry concealed weapons and protect themselves. Chicago is a city that has some of the strongest gun laws in the nation and it has become a virtual killing field. Every weekend is a bloody scene of death and carnage in this city overflowing with gun laws of every kind.
When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns and innocent people will die. Criminals will always have guns. Gun laws only endanger the safety of good people by removing guns from those who could protect us from the vile criminals that will forever have access to their guns.
More gun laws are not the cure for the culture of death now exploding across America. Pouring more money into mental health treatment will not solve the culture of death that stalks our land. Only when we address the root problem to the culture of death in America will we solve the bloody carnage that has become a common scene in America.
America cast the Living God and the Bible out of the lives of our public school children and from the public square in 1962-63, and later the Ten Commandments were removed from the public schools and the public square all across America. Without God and the Bible, America has no spiritual and moral compass. We have no moral boundaries. We have lost all absolute truth as defined by God and Scripture. In the absence of God and the Bible, our moral values have virtually disappeared.
We have state-endorsed lethal contraceptives that are killing millions of children conceived in the wombs of American women. We have state-endorsed murder of unborn children. Some 57 million unborn children have been killed in America since Roe v. Wade 1973. Aborted children, some of them full term, are carved up, and their body parts sold by Planned Parenthood operating in some 700 abortion clinics across America.
More than $500 million are poured into these clinics annually by U.S. taxpayers. The heinous mass killings across America are but the bitter and tragic end of removing God, the Bible, and all moral and Christian values from the citizens of the United States.
There will be no decrease in violence across the U.S. until the pastors and those who tithe and support them rise up in righteous indignation and demand the repeal of all U.S. Supreme Court edicts that have removed God, Scripture, and the Biblical values from the minds and hearts of our children. We have a full generation of Americans who are seeking to live life in total isolation and ignorance from the moral values that once characterized America!
The answer surely does not lie in removing guns from honest Americans. This would mean that only criminals would end up with guns. The 2nd Amendment was placed into the Bill of Rights by the Founding Fathers because they knew that the security of the individual and the nation was best left in the hands of its citizens and not restricted to criminals both inside and outside of the government.