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Remington firearms maker loses lawsuit

The families of nine children who were shot and killed by 20-year-old Adam Lanza in a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 won a lawsuit today against Remington Arms Company , the manufacturer of the rifle that the shooter used. The massacre had resulted in the deaths of 20 first-graders and six adults. The weapon used was an AK-15 assault rifle. It was the largest such lawsuit ever won against a weapons manufacturer, and the judgment was worth $73 million. Remington declared bankruptcy.

American gun and rifle companies have always been protected from such suits by American law. But the plaintiffs won the case because they proved that Remington’s marketing of its products violated Connecticut consumer laws. Connecticut law did not allow the marketing of a combat weapon, such as an AK-15, to the general public. The lead attorney representing the families said their goal in the lawsuit was “to do whatever they can to help prevent the next Sandy Hook.” This judgment against a gun and rifle manufacturer is seen as a devastating loss to the firearms industry that will have negative repercussions against it in the future.

President Joe Biden issued a statement just hours ago about the decision, saying, “While this settlement does not erase the pain of this tragic day, it does begin the work necessary to hold manufacturers weapons responsible for the manufacture of weapons of war and the irresponsible commercialization of these firearms. .”

In my STILL HERE series on Bible prophecy (Books 1-3 are published with the soon to be published Book 4), in my yet unpublished Book 5, titled The Late Great Plastic Empire, I have a chapter on the future firearms and all advanced, modern weapons. In it, I show from Bible prophecy that the world will eventually become disarmed of all these weapons, so that wars will only be fought with primitive weapons, such as sword, spears, bows and arrows, etc. (See STILL HERE, Book 2, sky warriorp. 12-14.)

This is clearly stated in Ezekiel 38-39, in which a person with the title “Gog”, who I believe is the final Antichrist, will lead all the armies of the nations of the world in an assault on the nation of Israel at the end of age with the aim of utterly annihilating the nation. God said to Gog through his prophet Ezekiel, “I will bring you out with all your army, horses and horsemen, all in full armour, a great company, all with shield and shield, brandishing swords” ( Eze 38.4 NRSV).

God adds: “I will strike your bow with your left hand and I will cause your arrows to fall from your right hand. You will fall on the mountains of Israel, you and all your troops and the peoples who are with you” (Eze 39:3-4).

God also predicts that after this onslaught is over, “Then those who live in the cities of Israel will come out and make fires with their weapons and burn them – shields and shields, bows and arrows, pikes and spears – and they will make fires from them for seven years. They will not need to pull wood from the fields nor cut down trees in the forests, for they will make their fires with arms” (vv. 9-10).

It is the final war that has been commonly called Armageddon because of the mention of this term in Revelation 16.14; but that’s a misnomer. (To see sky warrior, p. 15.)

There are other Bible prophecies that indicate that only primitive weapons will be used in the last days to wage wars. This literal interpretation of weapons in Ezekiel 38-39, of course, requires the world to first disarm itself of all advanced modern weapons and prevent their production. Of course, such global disarmament will take a long time to happen.

The main reason many evangelical Christians push me away about this literal interpretation of the weapons in Ezekiel 38-39 is that they cannot accept that the end of the age and the concurrent second coming of Christ must wait such a long time. long period of time that total disarmament would require. It is often because they think that Jesus will come “soon”. But Bible prophecies that say this in some English versions are, in my opinion, mistranslated (eg, Revelation 22.7; 12, 20 NRSV, NIV; but see “quickly” in KJV, NASB).