Have we “sown the wind” and are we now reaping “the whirlwind"? (See Hosea 8:7)

Or will people do as the president apparently desires and start “packing heat” when they attend church services? Or have they already been doing so for some time now? Will arming pastors become as popular as arming teachers?

Guns don’t kill people, but people with guns too often do kill people. According to the Gun Violence Archive, thus far in 2018 in America there have been 47,225 incidents of gun violence, resulting in 11,984 deaths and 23,350 injuries.

Among all nations, in 2016 the U.S., with 37,200, ranked second in gun-violence-related deaths. Brazil, with 43,200 deaths, ranked first.

In the face of an obvious public danger, the policy of having no policy (or a minimal policy) is itself a policy — and frequently the worst of all.

Andrew G. Bjelland, Salt Lake City