Many gun control proponents claim that gun control will reduce the number of murders. But no one can solve a problem without knowing the cause of it.
John 8:44: Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
The Devil is the cause of murders. We will never reduce the number of murders without reducing the control of the Devil.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Men need to submit themselves to the control of God and resist the control of the Devil. He causes murders by controlling the hearts of men.
Matthew 15:19: For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Compare the difference between a heart under the control of God and one under the control of the Devil.
Luke 6:45: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.
Clearly, men need God in control of their hearts instead of the Devil. God changes their hearts when they receive Jesus into their hearts.
John 1:12a: But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, . . .
Ephesians 3:17a: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; . . .
Acts 15:8-9: And God, which knoweth the hearts, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as he did unto us; 9 And put no difference between us and them, purifying their hearts by faith.
God protects men who have submitted themselves to His control and often does that by giving them the wisdom to protect themselves. Even when He does permit them to be killed, it is a blessing. He takes them to Heaven.
Psalms 94:22: But the LORD is my defence; and my God is the rock of my refuge.
Luke 11:21-22: When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
Gun control proponents cannot guarantee that the burglars that break into our homes will be unarmed and weaker than we are or that no criminals or nut-cases will have guns, knives, baseball bats or other weapons. The criminals and nut-cases are under the influence of the Devil. The gun control advocates cannot change that and do not even know that would solve the problem.
The Devil is not just a physical murderer, he is a spiritual murderer. He wants to kill our bodies and he also wants to cause us to die the second death.
Revelation 21:8: But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
Revelation 20:6a: Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, . . .
Jesus may not keep those who have received Him from the first death (physical) but they will not suffer the second death. (Hell)