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mjkimpan  —  August 24, 2012 — 16 Comments


tragic news this morning from two cities – CNN reports gunfire outside the empire state building in new york city and the chicago tribune reports 19 shot dead overnight in my hometown of chicago.

as i posted the above links on my facebook page, almost immediately a topic came up :: gun control.

a friend of mine suggested the answer to the shootings is the concealed carry.  despite the fact that i grew up in a home with guns (an undisclosed family member has several vaults full of shotguns, hunting rifles,  pistols, laser sights on semi-automatics and automatic weapons) and enjoy shooting myself, as a follower of jesus i have concerns with that response.

is the answer to violence more violence?

what does jesus say?

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