Can Gun Laws Save Us From Our Wicked Hearts?

Are more restrictive laws on guns enough to save us from our wicked hearts? Photo by Heather Mount on Unsplash

There is no reason to re-invent the wheel, this post sums up my feelings about gun violence really well. We must acknowledge our sinful nature and our depravity if we hope to address mass shootings with a solution that will actually help.

As Christians we know that laws don’t stop us from sinning, they simply inform us of our need for a Savior. For whatever reason this knowledge doesn’t stop us from looking to laws for salvation in the political realm.

I tend to believe that American society has lost a grip on morality and the value of human life. When a disturbed individual wants to express how hurt they are, a moral construct doesn’t exist to stop them from killing strangers.

Check out this post by Life Through Lutheran Lenses “We Have a Heart Problem” and let me know what you think. I think this is an important conversation to have, I look forward to hearing from you.