Gunfight Over the Second Amendment
In the days since the mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School, the left has gone into full propaganda mode to push for some type of gun control. Their main target is the weapon used to kill 17 people, an AR-15 rifle. They will never be satisfied until they turn the tide on Second Amendment rights.
The current system should have been enough to prevent the massacre. Nikolas Cruz came to the attention of the law enforcement system 39 times. He had told people that he wanted to be a school shooter. Someone had called a tip line and reported him to the FBI. The contacted agents made no effort to follow up on the lead.
“Under established protocols,” the FBI said, “the information provided by the caller should have been assessed as a potential threat to life. The information should have been forwarded to the FBI Miami field office, where appropriate investigative steps would have been taken. … The information was not provided to the Miami field office, and no further investigation was conducted at that time.”
There are thousands of convicted criminals who have guns, and the government is making little effort to get those weapons out of their hands. Gun-related deaths in Urban cities are exploding because law enforcement has become too timid in dealing with the problem.
The sharp rise in mass shooting events is not the result of an increase in the number of guns in America. Gun ownership hasn’t changed over the past decade. There are so many of them that some form of prohibition would be no easy task. It’s difficult to calculate, but in 2015 The Washington Post estimated the number of firearms nationwide at 357 million, which is more than one gun per US citizen.
The liberal media in America have become so radicalized in their approach in news coverage that nearly every story they produce heavily reflects their leftist agenda. They find and organize people to demonstrate for their cause. One of these efforts is mockingly called by some the “Children’s Crusade.” The press is using the students from Stoneman Douglas High School to put pressure on lawmakers.
“What I wish people would know is that this is something that people cannot get used to,” student David Hogg, 17, told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” a day after the shooting. “This is something we can’t let keep happening, because if we do and we get used to it, it’s going to happen again. This is a time for our country to take a look in the mirror and realize there is a serious issue here,” he added.
Several buses were requisitioned and a group of students went to the Florida capital to express their desire for gun control. The question in my mind was who is paying for those buses? If it was Hillary Clinton or George Soros, the whole purpose of the trip would have a new meaning.
The media found a gun-owning politician who was willing to prostitute himself to the anti-gun agenda. Scott-Dani Pappalardo said he would destroy his AR-15 rifle in light of the Florida school shooting unless the NRA is willing to discuss gun-law reform. The New Yorker, who legally purchased and registered the gun 30 years ago, said the Stoneman Douglas High School tragedy had changed his mind about gun control. He destroyed the weapon live on Facebook. His anti-gun speech was featured by almost all major news outlets, which resulted in the video being viewed by more than 20 million people.
The press is going to continue to bombard the public with gun-control propaganda until it changes enough minds to pass new regulations. Once they are able to ban one type of weapon, it will become much easier to put restrictions on all guns.
Satan knows that the Second Amendment will have to be voided before he can turn America into a dictatorship. If people lack the means to defend liberty, a tyrant can take over without a fight. Because we have already lost our rights on so many other fronts, the downfall of America could come at any moment.
The reason why our nation is having so many mass shootings is because we collectively turned our backs on God. The less we have of the Lord’s influence, the more we come under the devil’s control.
“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).
Israel and Invincibility
The shooting down of an Israeli military jet over Syria as it apparently attacked an Iranian military site seems to have exposed a long-held fear of Israel’s enemies of the region.
Speaking at the Munich Security Conference, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, following a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, chided that the shooting down of the fighter jet on February 10 had shattered the myth of Israel’s “so-called invincibility.” It is thought to be the first loss of an Israeli military plane to hostile fire since 2006.
Zarif, in his glee over the shoot-down, said, “Israel uses aggression as a policy against its neighbors,” accusing Israel of “mass reprisals against its neighbors and daily incursions into Syria, Lebanon.” He added, “Once the Syrians have the guts to down one of its planes it’s as if a disaster has happened.”
His caustic remarks came following Netanyahu’s holding up a piece of what he called an Iranian drone and accusing Iran of desiring to impose an empire across the Middle East.
The Israeli engagement with Syrian and Iranian military as of late has some quite astute prophecy watchers speculating that the Isaiah 17 destruction of Damascus, the Psalm 83 war, or even the Gog-Magog war of Ezekiel 38 might be in the making.
Bill Salus of Prophecy Depot Ministry, for example asks: “an Israeli F-16 was shot down by the Syrian Air Defense Force after conducting an air raid on Iranian-backed positions inside Syria. Does this set the stage for the fulfillment of the Isaiah and Jeremiah prophecies concerning the doom of Damascus?”
Many who write are concerned about Israel and its precarious position amongst the Mid-East haters. Particularly, there are concerns about Benjamin Netanyahu and the political intrigues by which he is surrounded.
Not unlike in the case of our own president, it seems the enemies of sound thinking, democracy, and sanity are assaulting Netanyahu at every turn. So far, the globalists and all the others who come against these men are failing in their attempts to bring them–and their nations as democracies–down so that the world order can become reality in order to achieve their evil desires.
The Iranian’s snarky remark about the myth of Israel’s invincibility having been shattered betrays a deeper-seated anger. It involves the same sort of resentment the so-called “deep state” and Swamp “establishment” harbors for Donald Trump and Bibi’s hate-filled enemies have for him.
The resentment and hatred seems to me to marinate in anti-God vitriol. Satanic fury is at the bottom of the rage.
It’s as if Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif knows–or at the very least strongly suspects–that God has provided Israel with some degree of invincibility. The loss of a single plane to anti-Israeli, military fire in 12 years is reason to jubilantly proclaim Israel’s invincibility is smashed. They mockingly call that invincibility “myth.” But you have to know that down deep in the Arab-Islamist psyche, they sense that it’s not a myth.
The devastating Arab forces losses of the 1948 war at Israel’s rebirth into modernity, the 1956 war and 1967 wars led by Gamul Nasser, and the 1973 Yom Kipper war led by Anwar Sadat amount to strong evidence. Israel’s seeming invulnerability to defeat must make invincibility seem far more to them than “myth.”
I’m convinced that Egypt’s Sadat came to the conclusion that Israel’s God indeed assures Israel’s invincibility. He thus wisely made peace with Israel’s Prime Minister Menachem Begin while President Jimmy Carter looked on all those years ago.
God does assure that Israel will be a nation forever. But, at the moment, the Jewish state is not God’s nation in the sense of being the eternal Israel, as promised. Israel is the Lord’s chosen nation–chosen to one day be His people and His nation. This will happen when the remnant of surviving, believing Jews at Christ’s return look upon their Messiah.
There is coming a time before then when they will seem anything but invincible. The Tribulation –the time of Jacob’s trouble (Jeremiah 30:7)–will be the worst time ever for Israel. Satan, through his tyrant Antichrist, will wreak more devastation on the Jewish race and the nation Israel than have all the tyrants down through human history.
But, in the truest sense of the word invincible, the Jewish race–the nation Israel–is the one national entity God-guaranteed to never perish from the earth.
“This is what the Lord says, ‘He who appoints the sun to shine by day, Who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, Who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar — the Lord Almighty is His Name; Only if these ordinances vanish from My sight,’ declares the Lord, ‘will the descendants of Israel ever cease to be a nation before Me.'” (Jeremiah 31:35-36)