Why All the Shooting?

Chicago police and SWAT officers investigate in the 4400 block of West Walton Street where an alleged gunman barricaded himself in a building after one man was killed and three other people were wounded in a shooting in West Humboldt Park on the West Side, Sunday night, May 29, 2022. False claims that guns are illegal in Chicago have circulated widely on social media. (Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

Chicago, Fourth of July weekend, 2022: 71 persons shot, eight of whom died. But lately there are shootings all over the place. Even in Denmark. Who can keep track anymore?

Chicago has strict gun laws. So do a lot of other cities wherein it’s easy to get killed. It seems criminals don’t obey gun laws. Can anyone show that strict gun laws restrict possession of firearms to anyone but law-abiding citizens? Gangs just laugh at them.

But my question is. Why? Why so many shootings, all of a sudden? Shouldn’t there be a reason? A cause?

All I can think is that we’re wrecking, debasing, and maddening our culture for all we’re worth: killing our culture. And now it’s killing us back.

I say you can’t push total sexual anarchy, delusion, racial paranoia, flagrant lawlessness, atheism, destruction of the family, Godlessness–you can’t push and push and push those things, and not expect people to lose control. It hasn’t changed since Moses’ day. Blessings or curses: pick one. And these days we always pick the curse. God told us what would happen, but we refuse to listen.

So now it’s happening.

We have to do what we can, but let’s not kid ourselves: only God our Lord can save us.

 

5 comments on “Why All the Shooting?

  1. Yep, law-abiding citizens are the affected ones of laws. Decent people need to protect themselves & others from the crazies that will find a way to posses arms no matter what.

  2. Not to deny the seriousness of shootings, but it’s also possible that the reporting on them has increased even more than the shootings themselves. People have been getting shot every day in places like Chicago and Baltimore, but they don’t create the kind of Guns Are Bad publicity that the narrative requires.

    I agree, though, that the cultural rot has a major influence, especially on young people, who have no memory of a saner time. There may also be a connection with the two years of lockdowns that caused a massive spike in suicides, addictions, and overdoses.

  3. “ I say you can’t push total sexual anarchy, delusion, racial paranoia, flagrant lawlessness, atheism, destruction of the family, Godlessness–you can’t push and push and push those things, and not expect people to lose control. It hasn’t changed since Moses’ day. Blessings or curses: pick one. And these days we always pick the curse. God told us what would happen, but we refuse to listen.”

    That’s it, entirely. We see this, because of the moral degradation of society. Laws are meaningless, if they are not fairly enforced, the reason for violence is that there are people making a conscious choice to act violently.

  4. Duet 28-29 lists all the blessings and curses that come from either obeying God’s laws or from disobeying God’s laws. One curse is invasion by foreigners (sound familiar?), and increased violence is probably another form of curse. When a nation legally murders unborn babies how can that not bring curses?

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