Shooting for Salvation

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I have lived in the State of Georgia all my life.  I grew up playing in red Ga clay, going to church, family reunions, shooting guns, and chocking on pollen in the spring.  Our version of yellow snow is much different from up north.  Georgia is a great state!  We are the hub of the South with the busiest airport in the world.  We stretch from the Appalachian mountains in the north to the Atlantic coast in the south.  We have large stretches of farmland to one of the largest metropolitan areas in the south. Hotlanta as it is called is is where our State Capital exist covered in a gold leaf dome taken straight out of our mountains. Underneath that beautiful dome is where our lawmakers sit for approximately 2 months a year.  

Now our legislature is one of the largest in the country which is great if you really like to be represented down to your house level, but sometimes can be a challenge if you really want to get stuff done.  Getting an urban representative to agree with a rural representative can sometimes be a little difficult.  The goals and laws needed for those two regions don’t always make sense for each other. 

Now yesterday was the last day of the 2014 legislative session so in a last minute flurry of activity they actually got to work and tried to pass some laws. The main two on the table seemed to be:

1) Medical Marijuana for children with seizures

Many parents with very sick kids have been having to move out of state to get a cannabis oil legally so as not to be arrested for their children with severe seizures

2) Guns for God 

A law enabling citizens to take their guns to church, bars and on some school campuses.

Now I understand that this is the Bible buckle (not the belt- the actual buckle) and some are concerned about any type of legalizing marijuana and we take our guns very very seriously. I personally believe in the second amendment and have no problem with guns. Guns are tools and can be used to feed and protect us. I also have no problem with church, bars, school campuses, or medical marijuana when warranted. 

I just find the difference in these two laws amusing. 

I never realized that there were so many people who wanted to take their guns to church and drinking- much less enough that we needed to pass a law??  Can’t those people just join a church that accepts their guns? If not –  I’ll be glad to start one.  We can call it Shooting for Salvation,  We can gather at the gun range, pray over the ammo, and shoot targets to worship.  The prayers would go something like this:

Oh Lord thank you for giving us the blessed day. Bless our hearts to remain pure, our hands to remain steady, and our guns to shoot straight. Bless this ammo to the nourishment of our souls and our bodies and guns to your service – Amen

Now I know I am making light and if you want to take your gun to church – go for it!  Just preferably don’t sit behind me. If you want to take your guns to a bar drinking- OK- I will pray you don’t lose judgement. Cause we all know that never happens, but if you are convinced it won’t- go for it!  It’s your orange jumpsuit not mine. Orange just isn’t in my color wheel so I’ll leave my piece at home. 

Now in Georgia this is now law, but defined and prescribed medical marijuana oil isn’t.  I know things are never that simple and there were other mitigating circumstances, but come on people you just gotta laugh.

Don’t we all know that a drunk with a gun is always safer than a stoned toddler??  If you didn’t – move to Georgia 

 

 

 

 

One thought on “Shooting for Salvation

    Ted Miller said:
    March 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Valerie,
    I don’t know about the medical marijuana but it was a year or two ago that the topic of bringing guns to church was in a resolution to the NG Ann. Conference. Scary. There will be some GREAT music at church tomorrow (and no guns).

    Ted Miller

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