MP3 – Message

I was at a bar one night last week with my family and a friend when a friend of mine, an ex-military man who is a gun owner, approached me and asked if I would like to go over to his place to see him and his son, a gun rights activist. 

“Well, why don’t you just come over here,” he said.

I did.

And he handed me a gun.

The man was clearly a devout Christian who was trying to convince me to get on board with his pro-gun agenda.

I went over and told him that I would rather he stay at home and watch my kids, not have to worry about a bunch of cops, and he was happy to oblige.

I’ve had to face the consequences of my pro-guns stance a number of times.

I’m a former Navy SEAL who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Iraq.

I fought in Iraq and I’ve been wounded in Iraq. 

I was never asked to leave my house or have my children go outside.

I had my guns and they were always there.

But as I watched him take his guns from me and drive away, it hit me.

It reminded me that we’re still in this fight, and it’s not over. 

As a Christian, I am always taught to believe that all people are created equal and have the same God-given rights.

That God is the only authority on earth, and the only one who can give us salvation.

I can’t change my religion, but I can respect people’s faith in Him.

I also can’t force others to do things I disagree with.

In fact, I don’t believe I should ever do so.

In the end, it is my own beliefs that I have to obey and respect. What I don