In a culture that is reactive to explosions of violence people jump to treat the symptoms of the problem instead of the root cause. The United States is at a crossroads culturally. Year after year more freedoms are stripped away from the authority that would give them the power to enact discipline on young children in an attempt to teach them wrong from right.
Teachers in public schools can no longer discipline effectively a student with rebellious behavior. This stripping away of authority has led to a generation of people that have no respect for anyone or anything.
America has also seen a stripping away of religious morals from the classroom and public venues to the point that atheism and self-promotion have become the normal part of growing up.
Others will claim that the increased violent video game playing has led many people to think that the games are real life. Dan Patrick is a Republican Lieutenant Governor from the state of Texas has stated that the shooter from El Paso was living in what he called a “super-soldier fantasy.”
The shooter was trying to live out things that he had seen on the video screen. At some point, the young man got bored with what he was playing and decided to step over the fantasy line into reality.
Dan Patrick maintains that the shooter learned the moves on the game series “Call Of Duty” and started to act on them in real life. Dan Patrick believes that the shooter saw himself as a soldier in the game.
Patrick stated further that, “This was maybe a video game to this evil demon. A video game to him. He has no sense of humanity, no sense of life. He wanted to be a super-soldier, for his Call of Duty game.
As long as we continue to only praise God and look at God on a Sunday morning and kick him out of the town square at our schools the other six days of the week, what do we expect?”
The church is a place where one learns about their Creator and discovers that their life has a purpose. A person will learn good character traits that are not governed by any law. This young man had no such exposure to a God that he must be held accountable to.
He was left to himself to indulge in video games that programmed his mind that life is just a game. And yet where does one draw the line for personal responsibility. The shooter at some point had to choose to act on his ambitions. He had to find a gun and then use the gun.
Guns are not the problem. They are the solution. To remove guns from the innocent is to only invite more violence because there is now no deterrent to keep the evil person away from the innocent.
The evil people will always find guns. They will find them in the dark of night where the law cannot find them. Bad people will always find a gun to shoot. The innocent need their guns left alone to fight back.
The sad Democrats are quick to jump to conclusions about how to solve the problem. They believe that by taking all the guns the mass shootings will disappear. This is not the solution and there have been societies in the past that have tried it and failed.
The Founding Fathers of the United States gave freedom to bear arms in pace because they fought an evil power that sought to destroy and control its people with guns. Without the ability to fight back America would certainly be different today.
Patrick believes that the key to defeating this kind of epidemic is to put God back in schools and teach kids the morals of the Bible.
He maintains that there should be a ban on violent movies and games so young people cannot have free access to them. It is time for the leaders of America to stop fighting the symptoms and start fighting the real issue and that is of the heart.