Hundreds of people in Newfoundland, PA, carried their AR-15 guns to a Unification church to bless their marriage and their weapons. They called the guns "rods of iron" and claimed those guns could have saved lives of people lost in the Florida high school shooting that occurred on February 14, 2018. Those guns could have saved lives, except for the fact that those people can't shoot their guns from PA to Florida, nor were the guns traveling by teleportation device to shoot a school shooter before he committed a crime.
The ceremony looked quite strange from the pictures that were shared on Twitter. It was people dressed in white, toting their AR-15's and some handguns. It looked like a boring day of white people church because white people church is always boring. One older gentleman wore an NRA hat, but someone should have reminded him to take his hat off while he's inside. He's older and should have known better to have some manners in the house of Jesus.
STUNNING PHOTOS: Crown-wearing worshippers clutching AR-15 rifles drank holy wine and exchanged or renewed wedding vows in a commitment ceremony at a Pennsylvania church, some were even wearing crowns made of bullets. https://t.co/oBZEIod4RC Photos Credit: Getty pic.twitter.com/qqtnLyP99d— KDKA (@CBSPittsburgh) February 28, 2018
Reuters reported more on the story from PA:
"Women dressed in white and men in dark suits gripped the guns, which they had been urged to bring unloaded to the church in the rural Pocono Mountains, about 100 miles (160 km) north of Philadelphia. Many celebrants wore crowns - some made of bullets - while church officials dressed in flowing bright pink and white garments to go with their armaments.
Reverend Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, leader of the church after the death of his father and church founder, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon, blessed the roughly 250 couples at the service, a church spokesman said.
The Feb. 28 marriage blessing ceremony had been planned long before a man with an AR-15 assault-style rifle massacred 17 students and school staff in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, the spokesman said.
Students from an elementary school near the church were relocated for the day to distance them from the gun-toting couples at the ceremony, according to the Wallenpaupack School District website."
Many people believe the Second Amendment is under attack and their guns will be confiscated, but that is not true. No guns will be confiscated. Laws will be tweaked as time goes on, but Americans will always have the luxury of owning their guns. The biggest problem with guns is not the guns themselves, but rather the owners who should not be allowed to purchase or carry a gun. Anyone with mental health issues or a history of police incidents should not ever be allowed to carry a firearm. A perfect example is Nikolas Cruz.
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He purchased his gun legally but had there been a mental health check and police record check involved in the process, then he would have been denied the purchase of the guns. Even though everyone is allowed to buy a firearm at a certain age, there should be people who simply don't ever meet that requirement. If that person wants to attain a gun illegally, then that's fine. Let them do that. Make it more difficult for that person to attain a weapon and commit their crime. They might still do it, but they might not - or they might get caught buying illegal firearms in the process.