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Self-Control NOT Gun Control
Church of Christ Articles ^ | 1/15/2013 | Doug Dingley

Posted on 01/15/2013 3:51:40 AM PST by hawkins

“Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control…” (1 Cor. 9:25-27; ESV).

In a horrifically terrible and tragic event which transpired on Saturday, December 1st, 2012, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher allegedly shot and killed his (former?) girlfriend before eventually taking his own life with a handgun later that same day in the parking lot of Arrowhead Stadium. The following evening, on Sunday night, December 2nd, a widely known and highly respected sportscaster used his halftime segment of a nationally-televised football game to advocate for gun control. During the conclusion of his monologue he made what I would have to describe as one of the most ridiculous, ignorant, ill-informed and self-deluded statements I have personally heard from anyone in quite some time. And I quote: “If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Cassandra Perkins would both be alive today.” Really?!?

Is there anyone out there in their right mind, who truly believes that even if any 6’ 2”, 228 lb. professional athlete and NFL linebacker in the prime of his career didn’t possess a gun, that there is no way on earth that he could ever possibly find any other way to kill a woman (or man, or himself, or even several of each of these others) if he truly wanted to? Really? Could he not have used a baseball bat? What about a brick? Maybe smother her with a pillow? Is it not entirely possible that if any such athlete truly wanted a woman dead, that he could have gotten her into his car and driven them both off of...

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; bloodshed; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment; selfcontrol
Enjoyed this article as it examined the root of the violence problem verses the knee jerk reactions and emotions of the sheeple.
1 posted on 01/15/2013 3:51:46 AM PST by hawkins
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To: hawkins

Good article.


2 posted on 01/15/2013 4:48:46 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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The left does not want self control. Proof of that is their attitude towards preventing AIDS, and about handing out condoms to 6th graders.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 5:34:26 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: I want the USA back
The left does not want self control. Proof of that is their attitude towards preventing AIDS, and about handing out condoms to 6th graders.

Too true - Self Control/Self-Reliance/Self-Sufficiency and anything else that has the word "Self" in it is anathema to the the Left as it is impossible to Government-Control such a Nation of Free People.

4 posted on 01/15/2013 7:03:38 AM PST by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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