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A group of religious leaders and activists claims the bible does not support armed self defense and that Jesus was “not an NRA member,” arguing loose gun laws are contrary to biblical teachings and gun rights have evolved into a religion of their own.
During a panel discussion dubbed “God and Guns” sponsored by the Religion Newswriters Association at its annual conference in Georgia, theologians said Jesus would not be advocating for his own right to possess a firearm.
“It’s hard to articulate a strong Biblical case for a heavily armed society,” said Mercer University ethicist David Gushee, according to the Huntsville Times in Alabama. “That’s not Biblical reasoning; that’s cultural reasoning.”
The panel included members of religiously affiliated anti-gun groups and was intended to “help journalists across the globe cover religion with balance, accuracy and insight.” Several reports noted that there were no panelists who represented pro-gun religious group, and event organizers told Getreligion.org they did not know of any pro-gun religious advocacy groups.