Date: April 13, 2023
Host: Jim Schneider
Guest: Michael Letts
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Michael Letts is the Founder, President & CEO of In-Vest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs.
Violence continues to escalate in our society. Tragically in our state of Wisconsin last weekend, two officers were killed in the line of duty. Also, last weekend an officer in New Orleans was killed by gunfire. Other officers in other states were killed in the line of duty in the week previous.
We recall the recent mass shooting in Nashville at a Christian school and, even more recently, the shootings in Louisville at the Old National Bank where the perpetrator was live streaming his carnage. Last week in Marion County, FL a 12-year-old and a 17-year-old were charged with the murders of 3 teens. A 16-year-old is still being sought.
We could go on for some time reading this escalation of violence. Some are asking, “Do we need to enact stricter gun control laws? Are more gun control laws the answer? Was there any regard for the law by those who committed these atrocities?”
Yes, our society is becoming more lawless and more violent. We shouldn’t be totally surprised by this. We are told that as it was in the days of Noah, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be. How were those days of Noah? Genesis 6:11-13 reveals, “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.”
So what’s the answer to this escalating violence?