As my worldview changes there are holdouts from my previous perspective that refuse to change. That means there I have various intellectual struggles taking place in my heart and mind, as I seek to reconcile my different beliefs.
One of those struggles has been over guns and self-defense. I hold to the belief that self-defense is right that people have. One evidence of this is in Jesus' teaching that we are to turn the other cheek. We cannot voluntarily turn our cheek if we didn't first have the right to fight back.
So I believe that guns provide people with an effective means of protecting themselves. Yet, I have been uncomfortable with joining the voices proclaiming how great guns are. I wasn't sure why I felt uncomfortable until I read this blog post by Micah Murray. He was able to put to words the feelings I have about guns.
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