I haven’t read this book, but just received an ad for it today. It’s by Charl van Wyck, a South African man.
In “Shooting Back: The Right and Duty of Self-Defense,” van Wyk makes a biblical, Christian case for individuals arming themselves with guns, and does so more persuasively than perhaps any other author because he found himself in a church attacked by terrorists.
“Grenades were exploding in flashes of light. Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air,” he recalls of the July 25, 1993, St. James Church Massacre. “An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews — and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory — to pieces. We were being attacked!”
But van Wyk was not defenseless that day. Had he been unarmed like the other congregants, the slaughter would have been much worse.
The subtitle caught my attention: The Right and Duty…
So is self-defense a duty? What do you think?