‘Pro-Life’ Evangelical Franklin Graham Mocks Gun Control Laws After Shooter Kills 18 People in Canada
Pro-Trump evangelical Franklin Graham mocked gun control laws on Facebook (below) while posting a story about a mass shooting in Nova Scotia, Canada on April 19 by a gunman who disguised himself as a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer.
Graham based his faulty logic on his false premise that gun safety laws have promised to stop “people from doing evil things” and “stop murder,” which no mainstream gun safety group has ever promised.
Vox noted in 2019 that the U.S. had “six times as many firearm homicides as Canada,” and “among developed nations, the US is far and away the most homicidal — in large part due to the easy access many Americans have to firearms.”
Graham ignored the facts, and pushed his warped pro-gun version of reality, which he tried to couch in the Bible:
Canada has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, so many people can’t understand how a horrible shooting like this can occur with those laws in place. But criminals don’t obey the laws. Gun laws don’t stop people from doing evil things.
The Bible says “out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander” (Matthew 15:19). God says, “the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9). Only Jesus Christ can change the human heart.
More gun laws won’t stop murder, as they have seen in London where knife attacks have increased and now they’re thinking about banning knives. That’s not the solution. Pray for the families and loved ones of those whose lives were taken in this brutal rampage in Nova Scotia.