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When a car crash occurs, do we blame the car or the driver? When we gain a pound, do we blame the fork or ourselves? When a gun is shot, and someone is killed, do we blame the gun, or the shooter? Cain killed Abel with a rock. So do we have a rock problem? No. We do not have a car problem, a fork problem, rock problem, or a gun problem. We have a heart problem.

In the aftermath of the officer involved shooting of Alton Sterling, some “citizens” have taken the matter into their own hands. Sunday morning three Baton Rouge Officers were brutally shot and killed while responding to a suspicious call. Half of our country began grieving, and the liberal half began strategically planning how to blame the guns. However, East Baton Rouge Sheriff Gautreaux took to the public to state that we are not struggling with gun issues, but rather an issue of the heart.

WAFB tweeted a statement from Sheriff Gautreaux, which said: “This is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts.” The Guardian reports that this was just a portion of a larger statement, in which he said:

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With God’s help, we will get through this.

To me this is not so much about gun control as it is about what’s in men’s hearts. And until we come together as a nation, as a people, to heal as a people. If we don’t do that and this madness continues, we will surely perish as a people.


He could not have been more spot on. A house divided against itself, cannot stand. Therefore, as long as we are drilling through the floor and ripping out the plumbing, our country’s foundation will continue to crumble. As long as men’s hearts bear hatred, then they cannot bear fruit.


Thankfully, we still have people like Sheriff Gautreaux in positions of authority, who see the real problem. In light of the liberal push for gun control, he sees that our 2nd amendment does not need to pay the debt of a person who acts upon the ugly in their heart.


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