guns

Does Your State Have An Official Rifle?

February 9, 2013
Montana

Last Tuesday in the Montana State Legislature, Representative Edward Greef put forth HB 215, which proposed designating the Winchester Model 1873 as the official Montana state rifle. Fortunately Native American legislators gave powerful and personal testimonies in opposition to the bill which ultimately led to its failure. Notable was State Representative Carolyn Pease-Lopez‘s emotional appeal:

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan: NRA Edition

January 24, 2013
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On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” He answered, “‘A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of […]

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On Guns

January 17, 2013
Do feel lucky?

Guns, gun control, gun rights — these are hot topics these days, and rightly so. They’re complex social and political issues and the rhetoric on both sides is often off-putting and entirely unhelpful. As with abortion, arguing about the extreme ends of the issue does little to address the enormity of the problem in the […]

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Follow-Up: Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 29, 2012
Chi Rho

My post Can you be a Christian and still believe … ? caused quite a bit of furor on the interwebs, so I’d like to take a moment to offer a few explanatory notes as well as provide some resources for further exploration of these topics. First, the point of the post wasn’t to provide a […]

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Can you be a Christian and still believe … ?

December 28, 2012
Chi Rho

Guess what? You can still be a Christian even if you believe that: Evolution is true. The Bible isn’t inerrant. Women have the same rights as men. Homosexuality isn’t a sin. Owning a gun isn’t a God-given right. America isn’t God’s chosen country. Republicans aren’t God’s chosen political party. The modern state of Israel isn’t […]

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