". . . and having done all . . . stand firm." Eph. 6:13


Franklin Graham: ‘Gun Laws Aren’t Going to Change a Thing’

June 3, 2022

Although President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats want to “disarm America,” gun control legislation cannot solve the spree of mass shootings plaguing the nation, said world-renowned evangelist Franklin Graham on Friday. Dealing with the root causes of such atrocities demands that we recognize that “to confront evil, only God can change hearts.”

Such sentiments seem far from the temperature in Washington, where Biden gave a nationally televised address Thursday night demanding lawmakers “do something” — a phrase he repeated eight times in 17 minutes. At one point exhorting, “For God’s sake, do something.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has promised to vote on a package of gun control restrictions next week, and her colleagues vow to use any means necessary to pass it.

“Enough of your thoughts and prayers. Enough!” said Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-N.Y.),. “If the filibuster obstructs us, we will abolish it. If the Supreme Court objects, we will expand it.”

“We will do whatever it takes,” Jones confessed.

“Gun laws aren’t going to change a thing,” said Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. “It’s going to just penalize law-abiding citizens.”

“The Left wants to disarm America,” he continued, hoping for the day when “guns will be confiscated, like they’re trying to do in Canada.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation making it illegal to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns nationwide on Monday. One day later, Biden proposed banning 9 mm handguns, the most popular caliber in the U.S. and a standard for self-defense.

“We need to take a real, serious look at what the problem is and how to solve it, and not just keep going after guns,” Graham insisted. “If gun laws worked, places like New York City and Chicago would be the safest places to live.”

“The huge problem is we’ve taken God out of our schools,” said Graham. “We took prayer out of schools … We’ve allowed our school boards to do this.”

What secularists have done, believers must undo. “I would encourage Christians to run for school boards,” he urged, “evangelical, God-fearing men and women who believe the Bible.” Due to harsh cultural blowback and legacy media bias, “we need people with thick skins” to run for office “at every level of government.”

Although Graham said he feared Christians “may have already lost” the country, “we’ve got an opportunity, maybe, to get back in the game. But if we don’t have Christians running, it’s not going to work.”

 “We can no longer sit back and be quiet as Christians,” agreed Family Research Council President Tony Perkins during Friday’s episode of “Washington Watch.” “We’ve got to be proclaiming the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ that transforms the hearts and minds of people, and then we have to walk it out in the public square.”

Ben Johnson is senior reporter and editor at The Washington Stand.