Why Aren’t Christians Pushing for Gun Control?

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Men pray toward the direction of Kabah in Mecca during 1:30 prayer at the Islamic Society of Greater Kansas City on Tuesday afternoon, June 26, 2012. RNS photo by Sally Morrow

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"Jesus was crystal clear on the question of whether violence is an acceptable response to violence, on whether arming ourselves with fists or swords or guns is the way to protect ourselves from fists and swords and guns." So says Ellen Painter Dollar today in response to the horrific deaths of twelve people. Why are American Christians so slow to question our society's knee-jerk protections of the right to bear arms?

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