My Liberal Life Among Guns

January 17, 2014


"Jesus said to them, 'When I sent you out without a purse, bag, or sandals, did you lack anything?' They said, 'No, not a thing.' He said to them, 'But now, the one who has a purse must take it, and likewise a bag. And the one who has no sword must sell his cloak and buy one ... They said, 'Lord, look, here are two swords. He replied, 'It is enough.'" -- Luke 22:35-39


When I was 5 years old, my parents bought a new home on Chestnut Hill. Behind our new home was a stone wall, and beyond that, an overgrown apple orchard surrounded by a woodland that led down to Boston's reservoirs. On the day we arrived, I wandered through our new yard to an old garage with an unattached shed pushed up against the back of it. I looked in the dark, narrow gap between the shed and the garage and found a .12-gauge shotgun. I pulled it out. It was heavy and taller than I was. My father had been watching. Suddenly, he lifted the weapon from my hands. ... (Read More at The Huffington Post)

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