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Odessa, Texas mass shooting responses tie together evangelical Christians and guns

Posted on AllSides September 4th, 2019
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Gun Control, evangelicals, Odessa

When guns evoke such positive (even sacred) feelings of security and national belonging, is it any wonder that so many evangelicals refuse to consider gun control?

The names and dates change, but the story remains the same: another mass-casualty shooting, another period of shock, grief and soul-searching for the nation. Like clockwork, the usual divisions emerge, with contradictory answers for how we can keep this from happening yet again.

Texas experienced two mass shootings in August. We wrote this column in the aftermath of the first shooting, in El Paso...

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