I’m an American that actually feels like we should get rid of guns. It actually makes self-defense easier. There’s nothing contradictory about losing certain types of guns or getting rid of guns that robs us of the ability to protect ourselves…If we’re going to have guns, I would tax the heck out of them. I would tax every bullet. I’d tax every gun. And make it harder in that way.Thabiti Anyabwile
Thabiti Anyabwile is a progressive Democrat change agent in the Church. He argues like a liberal, turning the Scriptures into a communist manifesto, arguing that the Scriptures support progressive ideologies such as open-borders, wealth redistribution, and higher control over individual rights and responsibilities.
In a recent podcast, Anyabwile answers questions on the topic of gun control and the constitutional right to bear arms, stating that he has a personal and strong dislike for guns and has a hard time approaching the topic without bringing in his personal experience.
Discussing the topic of modern interpretation of the second amendment compared to what the framers of the constitution had in mind, Thabiti says, “when people are thinking that the second amendment is guaranteeing individual right to bear arms, and thinking that that’s always been the intent, I think they fail to realize actually how new an idea that is.”
“Should a Christian be in favor of a second amendment?” the host asks Anyabwile. “Those Christians who talk about their second amendment right like it’s a biblical right have very clearly conflated their sense of politics with the constitution with the bible. There is no text in the Bible that I can think of that can be pointed to, in context, that gives a justification for this individual right to bear arms.” Anyabwile argues that the New Testament does not provide justification for the right to self-defense.
He then goes on to argue for gun control, ignoring the fact that mass shootings are already illegal.
My problem isn’t the second amendment, the problem is the interpretation of the laws we have around the second amendment. I think one could have a healthy practice of the second amendment if they’re driven by self-defense or defense of neighbor or what have you, but still have laws that go a long way in rightly controlling things like mass shootings and all these other things.
He then argues that we have to decide what is “an appropriate weapon” for people to be able to carry. Of course, who makes this decision is arbitrary and capricious.
As long as there are shooters going to Columbine, going to Parkland, going to schools killing kids, as long as there are shooters across the street from where we’re sitting right now, we’ve got to do more…the Second Amendment is an amendment, and there is nothing wrong with passing another amendment if we need to.
He argues that putting guns in the hands of teachers and school officials is not a solution to mass shootings in schools.
All in all, Thabiti argues against the conservative standpoint of the right to bear arms using many of the same liberal and progressive arguments against it, admitting that he’s “much more in that camp” — while attempting to put a Christian spin to it. It really does not work, but you can listen to it yourself here: