They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. [Isaiah 2:4]
Mormons, along with many Christians, believe that at some point the resurrected Jesus will return to Earth and reign over 1000 years of peace. We call this the Millennium and we look forward to, and are supposedly working toward, that day.
In light of the current renewal of the "gun control" debate subsequent to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, I just thought I would quote this scripture to remind all the gun-totin', NRA member, 2nd Amendment, "Christians" in this country that there will be no Millennial Peace on this Earth until we literally melt down all the guns and turn the metal to more productive uses.
Those who manufacture and sell guns are promoting Satan's plan of "blood and horror" on this Earth, and they are doing it for no other reason than "power and gain" . Those who buy guns for "Self-defense" (rather than legitimate law enforcement use) are buying insecurity, not security.
The more guns that are available, the more gun violence there will be. Period. This simple logic has been twisted and obscured by well-financed gun-lobby rhetoric, but it is still true. I wish that my fellow Mormons would stop supporting the agents of death and focus on building the Kingdom of God.
I don't suppose the current Senators from Utah (Hatch and Lee) will vote to eliminate assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. I wonder how Jesus would vote?