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.
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