Stop the March Towards More Gun Violence in America’s Cities!

posted by Ida B. Wells IV @ 11:49 AM
September 26, 2011

 Mayors, local politicians and law enforcement officers are well aware that this nation’s tide toward escalating gun violence must be abated.  Failure to do so could lead to a type of anarchy that law enforcement cannot contain.  Yet, lobbyists for the gun industry are now pushing Congress to pass legislation that would authorize citizens in every state to carry concealed loaded weapons. 

 Because they know that too much lawlessness already tears our cities apart, more than 600 Mayors across the country oppose this legislation.  And they ask the American people to stand with them in opposing such potentially disastrous laws.  Those who want less violence in this nation can contact the mayors’ group at www.OurLivesOurLaws.org for information.

 Throughout all of our struggles, this country still survives as the greatest nation on earth.  Thanks to examples set by out-spoken people like my great-great grandmother, Ida B. Wells who published newspapers exposing the  truth about the violence of lawlessness and mob lynchings in her times.
 
 When so awakened, the majority of the American people always seem to rally around that which is right and good.  But we are still a very violent nation.  An  international poll taken in 1997 found that the United States suffered more people to die from gun violence than any other nation on earth.

 Criminologists report that “Gun-related homicide rates in the United States are twenty to thirty-five times higher than they are in countries that are economically and politically similar to it.”  They claim that inconsistently higher rates only occur in developing nations or in those suffering political instability.

 Wikipedia reports: “Gun-related homicide rates in the United States are twenty to thirty-five times higher than they are in countries that are economically and politically similar to it . . . . [It] is most common in poor urban areas and in conjunction with gang violence, often involving juveniles or young adults.”

 The soon-coming reign of the anti-Christ will be a time of lawlessness everywhere.  However, genuine Christians, who have accepted Christ as Savior and patterned their lives after His Word, will not be on earth when this time of total lawlessness begins.  As promised in Bible prophecies, they will have been raptured––caught up into the air to be with Christ as detailed in 1 Thessalonians 4: 16 – 17:  “For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:  Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”  While here, however, we are commanded to resist evil in every way possible––including working with local and national leaders to get guns off our streets!

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