God Gave Us Guns, Says Rick Santorum

God Gave Us Guns: Rick Santorum
By David G. McAfee

Rick Santorum on Friday told the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action that Americans’ rights – like the right to bear arms – “come from God, because you are a creation of a loving God, and you have dignity because of that.”

The former Republican presidential candidate, speaking at an annual NRA-ILA leadership forum conference, contrasted the United States with countries in Europe, which he said have a “secular, dying culture” with few rights. Santorum also referenced the French Revolution as a “godless” revolution, in contrast to the American Revolution, which was apparently approved by God. In other words, “God is on our side.”

Former senator Santorum said President Barack Obama’s administration seeks to fundamentally change the United States by removing the influence of Christianity in the military and in public schools. Obama was re-elected by a “small minority” that “infiltrate elite institutions,” Santorum said, encouraging NRA members to “fight back” against legislative changes initiated by the White House.

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The debate over gun-control legislation has raged since December, when 20 first-graders and six teachers were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A bill that would have expanded background checks on firearm purchases, which President Barack Obama supported, failed to pass in the Senate in mid-April.

The NRA-ILA leadership forum also featured speeches by former Governor Sarah Palin, Governor Rick Perry, and Governor Bobby Jindal.

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4 responses to “God Gave Us Guns, Says Rick Santorum

  1. That God gave us NO fangs and NO claws so that we would become HUMAN.

  2. Optimistic Agnostic

    if that was true, wouldn’t guns grow on trees as a fruiting body or form like stalagmites and stalactites on trees? I have no problem with guns or gun ownerships but this is the mindset of a crazy person.

  3. “We’re holy & we’re righteous, & we know it to be true,
    That it was on a Saturday morning that God made me & you,
    He made us smart & clever, he even gave us tools,
    Like guns & bombs & rifles, that shows you God’s no fool.”

  4. Pastor Santorum makes a couple of mistakes (alright he is one big mistake). The churches in Europe are not empty because of secular societies, but because they had state sponsored churches. The US has already been transformed beyond what the Founding Fathers knew.

    And don’t let your fellow Catholic, JUstice Scalia, hear you call the Constitution a living breathing document.

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