Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushes back on gun restrictions, instead advocates working with God

by Sally Persons
November 6, 2017

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pushed back Monday on the notion that the mass shooting in his state should prompt harsher gun restrictions.

“We have evil that occurs in this world, whether it be a terrorist who uses a truck to mow down bikers in New York City, whether it be a terrorist who uses bombs or knives to stab people, or other terrorist who use vehicles, whether it be in Nice, France, or any other place in the entire world, who mow down people,” Mr. Abbott, a Republican, said on CBS News.

Mr. Abbott visited Sutherland Springs, Texas, after a mass shooting at a church Sunday left 26 people dead and about another 20 wounded. He said the members of the community told him they wanted to “work together for love to overcome evil, and to do that by working with God.”

When asked about how to keep guns out of hands of possibly dangerous people, Mr. Abbott said, “You work with God.”

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • John Siemens says:

    1 John 3:16 (NIV) This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.
    Luke 22:36 (NIV) He (Jesus) said to them, “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.”
    John 15:13 (NIV) Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

    It is absolutely clear that Jesus has told us to be the “sheep dogs” assisting the “good shepherd” in protecting the flock. He has told us to take up arms if necessary (buy as sword or gun) to confront the evil around us. Wolves are circling the flock seeking to devour the weak and helpless. I have sworn an oath to protect you, whom I do not know. Are you willing to risk your life to protect me?

  • Humble Servant says:

    Real evil is not going away soon. This is one of the prime examples of what evil has in store for us if we don’t all start working with God instead of against Him. Evil has been around since Adam and Eve so thinking we can take the guns away fixes the problem just ask the other countries that did, how that has worked out. Only ignorant people can even fathom this could work. Evil is power and you cannot overcome it without a greater power. Guns, knives clubs and cars are just tools not power.

  • bobnstuff says:

    Working it God is great but maybe we should do some of the work. Perhaps if we acted on Christian values like taking care of the sick, feeding the poor a loving all people, not just the ones that look like us. Maybe laying down our weapons might be a start.

    1. John Siemens says:

      I am a Christian! I served 30 years in the US Army protecting this country and even your right to think what you want. I take care of the sick and I feed the poor and homeless. Laying down weapons is NOT, and never will be, an answer. There is only one answer to evil and it is NOT to cower in the corner and DO NOTHING while evil runs rampant and shoots one person after another. There is only one way to stop a school yard bully – hit him hard enough so that he will not ever do it again.

      1. bobnstuff says:

        Christ does not agree with you,
        “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also.” Matthew 5:39

        1. chw2000 says:

          There you have it from “quick quote” Bob, the biggest ass hole on the internet. I bet you would speak out the other side of your mouth if your brother or sister got killed. You’re a pathetic Liberal ass hole and now you’re trying to disguise yourself as a Christian. Go to hell where you belong, you ass hole!

          1. bobnstuff says:

            Is that not what Christ said? Since I’m sure the teaching of Christ isn’t something you understand maybe you need to go to pray for understanding and forgiveness. I’m sorry for not calling you names since one of the basic teaching of Christ is “Do unto to others as you would have others do unto you.” So my guess is you want me to call you names.

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