tv U.S House of Representatives CSPAN March 22, 2018 2:59pm-3:14pm EDT
a sick, criminal mind killed two people and wounded a number of others. there's a lot of talk about ending gun violence without a thought about ending violence. oklahoma city as amode yum hydrate, fertilizer, used as a -- ammonium hydrate, fertilizing, used as a bomb. i keep come canning back to the quote of president john adams , so 8 when he said prophetically, and analytically, this constitution is meant for a moral and religious people. it is wholly inadequate for the government of any others.
that's really where we're. do we want to end gun violence or do we want to end violence? some of us would like to end violence. . 800,000 human beings that are killed with machetes are just as dead as 800,000 killed with actually gun and they most likely suffered a great deal more than if they were killed with a gun. a gun is like the law itself. it can be used to protect. my four years in the army we were trained to use a weapon for protection of the united states and our constitution. we took an oath to do that.
we were never in combat in my four years, but that's what we were trained for. it was not an assault weapon. it was a protective weapon, to protect our country. so when we hear all this talk, well, maybe it's time to, again, ban assault weapons. any weapon is an assault weapon. any weapon is also a defensive weapon. it's all in the hands of -- all about the hands of those who are holding the weapon. we also know that as a fact, the years in which so-called assault weapons were banned, it made absolutely no difference. we also know in cities where there's the most citizen with laws, -- strenuous gun
you often find the most violent number of gun attacks. "wall street journal" has an article sometime back talking out the mentality of those who use a gun and kill and engage in a mass shooting. it said, almost invariably, these are control freaks. their thought is, i got to be in control, and so they want to go to a place where no one else will have a gun. they intentionally want to be somewhere where nobody else -- somewhere else nobody has a gun. that's their mentality, they want to be in control, and it's not uncommon to have happen what happened in austin when the bomber there was about to
be captured, he took his own life because of the fear they are going to lose control. so they take that one last act of control and kill themselves. so will we save more lives if have law-abiding people guns? and do what the obama administration refused to do more than any other administration in modern history and that is prosecute people who violate the law in trying to obtain a gun illegally? i'd submit to you that the latter is the best way to go. we're better off allowing law-abiding citizens to have the guns just as the constitution intended. coming back again to john adams' quote. we have suffered through a time
in american history where people on the far left saying in have been essence, there's no real right or wrong. you know what may be wrong for you may be right for somebody else. so it's all relative. there's no absolute right and wrong. c.s. lewis pointed out, although -- it's like music. some people may come closer to singing the proper note, just because many can't don't mean that note does not exist. the law does exist, and some will closer to following the law more easily. the law exists. it must be enforced, and it's one of the things that's made
the united states so successful, to become as it was the greatest country in the history of the world. i would humbly submit even .reater than solomon's israel because americans had more freedoms, more opportunities, more assets. first time that i can find in history anywhere anytime that the number one health problem or the nation's poor was obesity. that just doesn't happen through history. but it's happened here in the united states. and you go back to the founding, you had people most of whom were christians but all of whom wanted to have a country where christians were not persecuted for their christian beliefs.
and now we have had the hristian religion so slandered and defamed that even by government entities it's been .alled a hate group evangelical christians which just means these are christians that so love and honor god and believe they are going to heaven when they die that they want others to have the opportunity to go to heaven, to be in paradise with jesus. and yet, in this perverse time, we have people belittling christianity, christian beliefs like has never happened in the history of this country.
i think a majority of americans believe we have been blessed beyond measure because a majority of americans did have an abiding faith in god almighty, and you had a majority that believed that jesus was not a liar, that he was not a lunatic, but that he was the lord. just as he said, no one goes to the father but by me. so a believer in christianity believes if you don't believe in jesus christ, you can't go to heaven. so either jesus meant what he said and he was the son of god or he was a lunatic, because that's crazy statement if it's not true, or he's just a liar like david koresh. and yet, now the per version has come. the attack has come that this
religion, the one religion that's completely truly based on love, that god so loved the world he sent his son and his son so loved the world he laid down his life so that anyone who believed in him could be in paradise in the next life. that's being called a hate religion. and christians are being persecuted. and for the first time in american history, america doesn't seem to care about christians being slaughtered and a type of genocide going on in the middle east of christians. and the prior administration made very, very clear their priority was not the christians that were being slaughtered by the thousands in the middle east, it was muslim refugees and that's why there's such a tiny, tiny percentage of
christian refugees that were allowed into the united states when compared to the percentage of christians living in the middle east where the refugees were coming from. it's a sobering time, and it only makes sense that when we reach a time when christianity s maligned, defamed, persecuted, that it's a time the bible talks about, right is wrong, wrong is right, those that try to hold to the right as god gives them to see the folks at, gee, those are said to be crazy. and if not crazy, hate mongers. they are not hate mongers, but when we get into that period of time, it makes sense.
priorities are completely askew , and the generation in charge thinks of itself and does not think about what is going to happen to that generation's children. when one thinks about it and with the scientific advancements we have, no. the heart is beating inside that little child in the mother's loving womb. it's a real person with a beating heart. and as janet porter and others have talked about with regard to the heartbeat bill, what happens if you see one appearing to be unconscience, lying down, you run over and check if there's a heartbeat and if there is a heartbeat you call an ambulance, you do
everything you can to save that ife. oh, i thought i had the hour. it's a half-hour. the speaker pro tempore: half-hour. mr. gohmert: well, mr. speaker, it's a dangerous time and it's time to become a moral nation again. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: h.r. 3731, an act to provide overtime pay for employees of the united states secret service and for other urposes. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain a motion to adjourn. mr. gohmert: i do move we hereby adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands
the white house, the supreme court, and public policy events aroundington, d.c., and the country. c-span >> president trump signed a memorandum imposing billions of dollars in new tariffs on china. the president was joined at the ceremony by vice president pence. u.s. trade representative robert lighthizer and commerce secretary wilbur ross. president trump: well, thank you very much, everybody. you heard many, many speeches by me and talks by me and interviews where i talk about unfair trade practices. we've lost over a fairly short eriod of time 60,000 factories in our country, closed,