Turning Guns into Gardening Tools

“Everything that is negative can be switched to positive.”

I just heard a delightful audio postcard on my local NPR station, KUOW. It was about a wonderful summer program that’s happening in Burien, Washington, a town near me. Part of this program includes a blacksmithing project that’s turning guns into gardening tools. One of the kids involved, a 16 year old boy, said, “Everything that is negative can be switched to positive.”

I like that. A lot. Especially in light of this country’s 250th mass shooting this year.

While Googling for more information, I came across this fascinating program called RAWtools. They, too, make gardening tools. You can even donate a gun to them. Or you can buy a garden spade, among other items. They also do nonviolence training and neighborhood development. Biased as I am, I have to say they have a great blog, too. I strongly encourage you to make a donation to this amazing organization.

Those Christians who insist that all of us should have a right to own semi-automatic weapons seem to conveniently overlook this passage: “And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.” Isaiah 2:4

Just sayin’.


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Author: The View from a Drawbridge

I have been a bridgetender since 2001, and gives me plenty of time to think and observe the world.

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