This is an important question. Was alcohol or evil the problem in early 20th-century America? Are guns or evil the problem in early 21st-century America? Evil is a reality that will exist until Christ returns. We live in the time of the Fall. This means that evil actions are certain. Will the elimination of alcohol, vehicles, drugs, or guns end evil? No, the reality is that if even all of these things were made illegal the world would not be a safer place. Why? Because evil would still remain. Man would still maim and murder. Legislation will not drive evil from the human heart.
Because of horrific abuse, Congress made the consumption of alcohol illegal. Thus, Prohibition became a notorious example of what happens when we attempt to legislate the actions of the human heart. Alcohol abuse was not ended and organized crime was given the stimulus it needed to thrive. The answer for alcohol abuse is the same answer for gun abuse — the gospel of Christ. Even though it was against the law, alcohol abuse and use did not end with Prohibition. Even though it is against the law, murder continues. Similarly, gun violence will not subside if gun ownership is made illegal. Prohibition offers ample proof of this reality.
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