Minneapolis Gun Buyback Program Misses The Target.

SAINT PAUL, MINN. –-(Ammoland.com)- The Minneapolis Gun Owners Caucus this morning criticized the ineffective gun buyback program planned for today in Minneapolis and called for a focus on proven, realistic measures to reduce violent crime in the state.

“Today, the City of Minneapolis and a non-profit partner will conduct a gun buyback program in hope that doing so will reduce violent crime and suicides involving firearms, ” stated Bryan Strawser, Chair, Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus.

“Multiple studies by the Police Executive Research Forum, the University of Wisconsin, and others demonstrate conclusively that gun buyback programs have no measurable impact on violent crime. Firearms turned in to buyback events differ substantially from those commonly used in homicides or suicides, ” added Strawser.

Gun control groups like Washington Ceasefire have even stated this year that gun buyback programs are “just feel-good things that don’t do much real good.”

“It is long past time that the City of Minneapolis works on addressing violent crime using effective, proven strategies rather than continuing to focus on the failed gun control strategies of the past, ” added Rob Doar, Political Director.

“For example, an October 2015 article by Minnesota Public Radio revealed that fewer than half of the people found to illegally possess a firearm receive the minimum sentence of 60 months in prison. Addressing the sentencing of violent criminals, prosecuting crimes involving firearms to the fullest extent of the law, and teaching real gun safety courses to reduce negligence and safety issues with firearms are all more effective methods of addressing this issue.”

About Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus

The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus is a non-partisan, single-issue Minnesota nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to the full restoration of firearms freedoms in Minnesota. The Caucus is a IRS recognized 501(c)(4) organization. Learn more at http://gunowners.mn.

About Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee

The Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee (MNGOPAC) is the connected political fund of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus. MNGOPAC focuses on electing & supporting pro-Second Amendment candidates to state and county offices in Minnesota. Learn more at http://mngopac.org.

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Hypocrites…

The California state senate agrees with Charlie Rangel that they “deserve” to own guns but the citizens do not. They voted 28-8 to exempt themselves from the gun-control laws that apply to the rest of the California. You think maybe this will cause Californians to rise up? NOPE! It happened 5 years ago and since California […]

Source: CA Senate Votes 28-8 to Exempt Itself from California Gun Laws – California Political Review

Sharing Your Faith with Others

Sharing Your Faith with Others

August 27

"I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ" (Philem 6-7).

There is a strong correlation between those who publicly share their faith with others and an increase in spiritual growth for that individual. In my own journey I’ve discovered that when I stop sharing my faith with non-believers I begin to see a dryness in my walk with God.

Sometimes we justify our lack of verbal witness by saying we don’t have the spiritual gift of evangelism. Or we conclude that because we have an introvert personality we leave witnessing to others who we deem as more qualified. As a well-qualified introvert myself, I’ve often wanted to use that excuse. Then, the Holy Spirit reminds me of a few instructions Jesus said to EVERYONE:

"But whoever disowns me before men, I will disown him before my Father in heaven" (Matt 10:33). "He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation" (Mark 16:15-16). There is not much confusion about what Jesus is saying in these verses. And it relates to all of us.

When we share Christ with others God allows us to gain a deeper and greater understanding of every good thing in Christ. Do you see the direct correlation between sharing your faith and your own spiritual growth? Paul says it’s actually a prerequisite to spiritual growth.

One of the great ways to turn a conversation to faith is by asking someone if there is anything you can pray for them about. You will be surprised how easily this will transition you into a conversation about their faith lives.

Ask God for boldness today to offer to pray for someone.

The Last Thought at Night

The Last Thought at Night
For reading & meditation – Psalms 4
"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety." (v. 8) Let your last thought at night be a thought about your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The last thoughts that lie on our minds at night are powerful and determinative, for the door into the subconscious is opening and they drop in to work good or evil. It’s bad enough struggling with evil thoughts while you are awake; don’t let them take control while you are asleep. Your conscious mind may be inactive while you are asleep, not so the subconscious. The last thoughts lying in your mind as you go to sleep usually become the "playthings" of the subconscious, and it works on these during the hours you are asleep. If it is true that your mind is active while you are asleep – and there certainly seems to be plenty of evidence to support this theory, then make your mind work in a positive and not a negative way. Satan delights in dropping an evil thought into your mind during the moments immediately prior to sleep, because he knows that it will work destructively all through the night, influencing your attitudes and most likely preventing you from enjoying a peaceful night’s sleep. Then when you wake, you find that not only do you have to face the problems of another day, but you also have to face them without having drawn fully on the resources available to you through sleep. Thus begins a recurring pattern which cannot help but drag you down. So learn to elbow out any evil thought that enters your mind just before sleep, and let your last thought be a thought of Christ.

Prayer: Father, if it is true that my mind works when I am asleep, then help me to make it work for good and not for evil. Teach me the art of holding a thought about You on my mind immediately prior to going to sleep. I shall begin tonight, Lord. Amen.

For Further Study
Genesis 1:24-31; Psalms 1
1. When does God’s day start?
2. Why is it important to meditate on God’s Word at night?

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