One in particular that caught the eye of many was the Facebook posting by James Martin, S.J. where he simply stated: “Gun control is a pro-life issue. Pray for the families of the victims in Colorado, and for an end to the taking of life by violence.”
Between May 29 and July 7 James Holmes purchased: a shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle, two Glocks, a 100-round drum magazine and 6,000 rounds of ammunition…all legally. Is this what our forefathers really meant by the “right to keep and bear arms?”
Regarding Fr. Jim Martin’s FB post, within hours, an article appeared online at USA Today, covering the story of his post and the ensuing comments. The article ends with the question, “Do you think your faith should guide your view on gun control?”
Actually – a good question. One I think we need to answer…before the next massacre.