Off the heels of the Parkland Florida mass shooting, Phil Robertson spoke to fans about what he calls an “earthly weapon.” He says he knows what will stop people from murdering… and it’s not taking away guns.
Phil Robertson With An Assault Rifle
In his latest In The Woods With Phil video, Phil Robertson addresses the issue of gun control. Gun control has been a hot-button debate topic lately. After the tragic school shooting in Parkland Florida on Valentine’s Day, many students and their parents are calling for assault rifles to be banned from local stores.
Dick’s Sporting Goods took matters into their own hands and increased their minimum gun purchasing age to 21 last week. Walmart followed suit, along with LL Bean. Dick’s also removed all assault rifles from their shelves. Edward Stack, CEO of Dick’s, said, “When we saw what happened in Parkland, we were so disturbed and upset… We love these kids and their rallying cry, ‘Enough is enough.’ It got to us.”
However, Phil Robertson might not agree with the decision. He didn’t exactly address the issue but he said what he needed to say. Phil opened the video holding an assault rifle. He said, “So I have here an earthly weapon. It’s a firearm. I would never want to use that against another man.”
The Wrong Weapon
Phil seemed to be all for gun control with that statement. However, what he said next shook his followers to their core. He held up the Bible and stated, “This is also a weapon. It’s called a sword. The sword of the spirit. You want to stop murder worldwide? You’re focusing on the wrong weapon.”
Phil believes that the Bible and Christianity need to be spread before humans will stop murdering one another. He doesn’t think gun control is the right place to start. His brother Si was previously quoted saying, “It ain’t gun control we need; it’s sin control.” These brothers definitely agree- the problem in America today isn’t the guns. It’s the hearts and minds of people who don’t know Jesus.
Do you agree with Phil Robertson? Or do you think the answer lies somewhere in between?