Pope Francis lamented how often the little people use guns in self-defense in America and elsewhere in the world where civilian gun ownership and the right to keep and bear arms exists.
Yep, the pontiff thinks that gunmakers traffic in death.
So why then does the Swiss Guard have a whole armory at the Vatican?
Oh that’s right: he’s special.
Bless his little heart.
Pope Francis lamented that the use of guns by civilians to defend themselves is becoming a “habit.”
In an interview on Tuesday with The Associated Press, the pontiff, who has frequently criticized the arms industry, was asked about the large number of guns in civilian hands and frequent massacres in the United States. Francis expressed concern about how recourse to guns has become “habit.”
“I say when you have to defend yourself, all that’s left is to have the elements to defend yourself. Another thing is how that need to defend oneself lengthens, lengthens, and becomes a habit,” Francis said. “Instead of making the effort to help us live, we make the effort to help us kill.”
Francis has denounced the arms industry as trafficking in death. Francis said he wants to draw attention to the problem by saying: “Please, let’s say something that will stop this.”