While the bodies were still warm, gutless liberals began shamefully politicizing the Sutherland Springs church shooting to push legislators to pursue gun control. However, a Texas pastor came forward as soon as he heard the predictable liberal cry for firearm restriction with 7 perfect words to put them in their place.
Whenever there is a national tragedy, we can always count on the left to insensitively spin one person’s grief to suit their own political narrative. Expectedly, each time there is a deadly shooting, liberals never hesitate to use it as an example to push for tighter gun restrictions, which would only hinder law-abiding citizens from protecting themselves and their loved ones.
As anticipated, the left is once again calling for gun control in the wake of the mass shooting at First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, which left 26 innocent congregants dead. Unfortunately for them, a fearless Texas preacher is bucking political correctness to set liberals straight.
Pastor Robert Jeffress is has gained notoriety for speaking out against the immoral and often inane fundamentals of the left, prompting outrage from Democrats. Disregarding the left’s opinion of himself, Jeffress unabashedly addressed America in an interview on Sunday, to not only point out the hypocrisy in calling for gun control after mass shootings but to prove that the recent tragedy would’ve been even more devastating if we followed the left’s thinking.
Speaking live in an interview with “Fox & Friends” on November 5, Jeffress confronted leftist simpletons on their calls for gun control, reminding them with the unpleasant reality that “no legislation is going to eradicate that,” referring to mass shootings, according to Breitbart.
Jeffress’ argument came to a head when he pointed out that not only would gun control have failed to prevent the Texas church shooting, since Devin Patrick Kelley obtained his firearms illegally, but also that it would’ve easily impeded the law-abiding armed heroes who shot at him from stopping his killing spree.
When asked why he thinks the shooting occurred, Jeffress said, “I think President Trump said it earlier tonight, the reason is evil. Some people get nervous using the word evil [because] they think it’s theological. Well, it is, but it’s also true.”
Speaking live, Jeffress continued, “You know we’re hearing calls for gun legislation in light of what’s happened. Look, the problem with this shooter is not the weapon that was in his hand, it’s the evil that was in his heart. And no legislation is going to eradicate that.”
Jeffress once again shined when asked about his church’s own armed security team. The reporter noted that smaller churches aren’t able to hire professional security guards, to which Jeffress expressed that they have all the security they need right there in the congregation.
“What about security?” the reporter asked. “You have security in your church but what about these smaller churches? What could they possibly do? If you had a volunteer as an usher, should you also volunteer as a security guard?”
“Yes. I think what we’re finding from this example is that, perhaps, smaller churches may be even more of a target than larger churches like mine,” Jeffress replied. “You can enlist volunteers to serve as security watchers during the services,” Jeffress said, among other suggestions.
The reporters then informed Jeffress that the congregants of Sutherland Springs did have guns but left them in their cars out of respect for the church. When asked if this was a commonality, Jeffress immediately refuted the idea that physical defense has no place in the sanctuary. In fact, Jeffress reiterated that he isn’t just lauding the Second Amendment when it suits him but practicing what he preaches in his own church.
“Well, it’s certainly not common in our church, I’d say that a quarter to a half of our members are concealed carry. They have guns and I don’t think there is anything wrong with that,” Jeffress said. “If somebody tries that in our church, they may get one shot off or two shots off but that’s it, and that’s the last thing they’ll ever do in this life.“
Jeffress completely obliterates the left’s argument for gun control. In fact, if liberals were given the gun control they relentlessly demand, more than 26 innocent Christians would’ve died in Sunday’s mass shooting. In fact, the tragedy serves as a testament to Jeffress’ own church policy, which supports congregants’ right to carry legally owned firearms.
If a gunman brandished a firearm in Jeffress’ church, he would only be able to fire off a few rounds before being taken out by a law-abiding gun owner. However, if Jeffress had invoked the same restrictions that liberals demand, making his church a gun-free zone, a gunman would still be able to easily bring in his firearm but shoot to his heart’s content.
Although we’re indebted to the armed heroes who chased off and pursued Kelley before he could kill even more innocent Christians, imagine how many lost lives could’ve been spared if those 2 had felt comfortable bringing in their legally owned firearms. Thanks to the left’s demonization of anyone who supports the Second Amendment, these gentlemen were made to feel as though it wasn’t appropriate to carry their weapons into a church building, much less the millions of other businesses and properties in which liberals demand gun-free zones.