By: Susan Bea Good
After returning home from a meeting this morning I did something that I have neglected far too long. I finally joined the NRA. It cost $25 for a year’s membership. Now I will be counted as another citizen that supports the free exercise of our Second Amendment.
I was “carrying” at the meeting, something I do now as a habit. This habit was not an easy one to develop. For me it started with the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Connecticut. My shock, over the evil that could not be stopped that December morning, caused me to take a CPL class. After acquiring the permit to carry a concealed weapon it took some effort to find the right gun and holster, so that I could begin carrying often. I’ve never been a hunter and have no experience with shooting guns for that purpose. I carry with the intent to be available to disrupt a bad guy from doing really bad things.
The Second Amendment of our US Constitution grants me the right and responsibility to own guns and be willing to use them when necessary. President Obama has promised to disrupt this right with legislation, regulation, and executive orders that would stop me from buying, carrying, and utilizing a legally obtained weapon.
Though it was an effort for me to develop the habit of carrying a weapon, I now consider it to be my duty as a free American citizen. In describing America’s enemies, in Washington and throughout the world, NRA president Wayne LaPierre said, “Our freedom is what they fear most!”
“If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small. Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.” (Proverbs 24:10-11/ESV)
This blogger’s purpose is to encourage Christ-followers to see God’s Big Picture and be a part of it. Adonai Eloheinu!