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Guns and the Bible

LARRY PRATT, executive director of Gun Owners of America, spoke in Atlanta to an attentive church group this past weekend. He pointed out that in 1775, militias organized from Massachusetts church congregations were the ones who proved that as long as the colonists had gunpowder, they could hold their own against the British.

According to Pratt, many of the organized congregation-based militias were commanded by none other than colonial ministers. Pratt, a Bible-believer himself, gave the Biblical justification for the right to keep and bear arms. He said many Christians do not understand the necessity of keeping and bearing arms, or the Biblical justification for bearing arms.