Mormon president: Laws let people have guns who shouldn’t

Courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New Mormon president Russell M. Nelson is lamenting that laws allow people to have guns who shouldn’t.

KUTV-TV in Salt Lake City reported Friday Nelson made the comments last weekend in Las Vegas to young people about the Florida school shooting.

The station obtained a short video clip of the speech.

After saying that it’s natural to ask how God could allow such things to happen, Nelson said: “Well, God allows us to have our agency and men have passed laws that allow guns to go to people who shouldn’t have them.”

The clip ends after that comment.

A spokesman with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints declined comment.

The religion bans lethal weapons at its churches but usually stays out of the gun control debate.

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1 Comment

  • Robert August 26, 2019 at 1:45 pm Reply

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has just sent a message to all the abusive spouses in the world that the safest place to kill someone they hate is while they’re at church because they know that they’re unarmed. Latter Day Saint chapels are now the most dangerous places for anyone that has a dangerous person in their life that wants to kill them.

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