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Tenn. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey calls on Christians to arm themselves


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  In a Facebook post receiving national attention, Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is urging his fellow Christians to arm themselves.

Responding to a mass shooting on the campus of an Oregon community college last week in which ten people were killed, Ramsey writes “…it’s time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow Christians who are serious about their faith to think about getting a handgun carry permit.”

Some survivors of the Oregon shooting, in which 9 people died, say the gunmen asked some victims if they were Christians.

Ramsey concluded his Facebook reaction to the shootings by saying “Our enemies are armed. We must do likewise.”

Reactions to the Lt. Governor’s post ranged from supportive to scathing.

A post attributed to Sara Jane Goodman reads “Calling on fellow citizens to arm is a cowardly answer to a serious problem.”

A post made under the name Frieda Barlow Souder says “I’m proud to be in a state that has elected officials who stand up and say what may not be accepted as politically correct.”