One of the Problems With Politicians and Even Some Pastors Is That They Do Not Understand That When God Is Judging and Punishing a Nation, He Can Do So in Multiple Ways and Sometimes All at the Same Time if They Are Not Getting the Message; Case in Point, Recently in a 72-hour Period Over 400 People Were Shot or Killed in America, the Colonial Gas Pipe Fiasco Which Is Shutting Down the Most Populous Part of the Country, and That Is in Addition to Fighting the Coronavirus Plague. As We Told You, Things Can Get Worse Real Quick if the Church and the Nation Does Not Repent

Family and friends of the victims who died in a shooting, comfort each down the street from the scene in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself, police said. Children at the attack weren’t hurt and were placed with relatives.(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)
Family and friends of the victims who died in a shooting, comfort each down the street from the scene in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Sunday, May 9, 2021. The suspected shooter was the boyfriend of a female victim at the party attended by friends, family and children. He walked inside and opened fire before shooting himself, police said. Children at the attack weren’t hurt and were placed with relatives.(Jerilee Bennett/The Gazette via AP)

One of the Problems With Politicians and Even Some Pastors Is That They Do Not Understand That When God Is Judging and Punishing a Nation, He Can Do So in Multiple Ways and Sometimes All at the Same Time if They Are Not Getting the Message; Case in Point, Recently in a 72-hour Period Over 400 People Were Shot or Killed in America, the Colonial Gas Pipe Fiasco Which Is Shutting Down the Most Populous Part of the Country, and That Is in Addition to Fighting the Coronavirus Plague. As We Told You, Things Can Get Worse Reel Quick if the Church and the Nation Does Not Repent


As of about noon Monday on the West Coast, the nation had endured at least 355 separate shooting incidents over the previous 72 hours in which 123 people died and 297 were wounded. The sick thing is that’s not unusual.

I looked up the stats on the Gun Violence Archive as I contemplated the fourth mass shooting in Colorado in 2021, the most recent coming Sunday in Colorado Springs. A circle of family and friends had gathered to celebrate a birthday at a trailer in a mobile home park when, according to police, the boyfriend of one of the celebrants showed up with a gun and shot six adults — avoiding shooting children who were present — and then himself.

Again, the sick thing is, that wasn’t an unusual explosion of violence for the U.S. In fact, it was the 196th mass shooting — incidents in which at least four people other than the gunman are wounded or killed — since the start of the year, a pace of well more than one mass shooting a day.

The human tally so far in those incidents: 224 dead and 777 injured for a total of 1,001 people killed or maimed, or five victims per incident.

Late last week the Biden administration announced that it would seek new regulations that would require background checks for people seeking to buy so-called ghost gun kits, a box of parts and a tool or two that anyone with a little mechanical skill can assemble into a working firearm. And it proposed changing regulations to require that the core element of those ghost guns — essentially the body to which the other parts are attached — will have to carry a serial number that law-enforcement officials can trace.

Those are such simple and obvious steps that it should be a national embarrassment that it took this long to take them. But then, anything involving common sense and firearms seems to be beyond the reach of a government too beholden to 2nd Amendment hardliners.

Still, no one should think that the proposed ghost gun regulations will affect the broader problem we have with gun violence.

The new rules would help, obviously, as did the Trump administration’s move to ban the bump stocks that turn semi-automatic firearms practically into machine guns. The Las Vegas gunman used such a device in October 2017 as he fired 1,000 rounds from a hotel window into the audience at a country music festival, killing 59 people (two more died later) and wounding more than 400.

But in reality these steps just nibble around the edges of the problem.

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Source: Los Angeles Times

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