Chuck Norris: Guns In Church Would’ve Prevented Charleston Shootings

Jun 23, 2015 at 5:51 pm |
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Not every problem can be solved with a roundhouse kick — but Chuck Norris is pretty confident that adding more firepower to the mix during the Charleston church shootings that took place last week would’ve prevented the tragic outcome of the death of nine victims.

The actor, martial arts master and former Air Force member wrote an op-ed for WND  insisting that instead of using the event to question gun control measures, that churches should rather take advantage of the Second Amendment to protect themselves.

After extending his condolences to those suffering in Charleston, Norris says that in addition to addressing the ever-present racial issues in our nation, we also need to take a look at the rising number of church shootings in our nation. He then begins his criticism on Obama’s reaction to the shootings:

“President Obama was dead wrong when he immediately took advantage of the tragic South Carolina massacre to promote his anti-gun agenda. He placed the blame of those brutal murders upon the lack of gun restrictions and laws. Obama noted: ‘Innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on a gun.’

When will Obama and other progressives learn that increasing government gun control and legislation won’t keep them out of the hands of bad guys? They will further disarm honest, good Americans who need that protection against murderous thugs like the parasite who walked into the Emmanuel AME Church.

Imagine once again, if just one of those Christians who held a Bible in their hand at that AME church also packed a pistol via a legal concealed weapons permit. Souls could have been saved.”

Norris also quotes the Bible several times while making his case for the Second Amendment, and reaffirms his belief that carrying concealed weapons into a church service is the solution to such terrible circumstances. “Even Jesus said when instructing His disciples: ‘But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don’t have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one’ (Luke 22:36).”

His closing statements are interesting, citing that since Obama took office in 2009, consumer markets for firearm products experienced a higher level of demand, so if Obama really wanted to reduce gun sales he would just step down from office. Most likely the increase in sales can be accounted for by NRA fear-tactics aimed at convincing people that Obama plans to take away our right to buy guys to boost sales. But regardless, wouldn’t this be contradictory to his argument for increasing the number of guns in people’s pockets?

“Imagine once again, if just one of those Christians who held a Bible in their hand at that AME church also packed a pistol via a legal concealed weapons permit. Souls could have been saved.”