Commenting on the mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Saturday, in which at least 18 people were killed along with the alleged shooter, Rev. Franklin Graham said Canada "has some of the strictest gun laws in the world" but "criminals don't obey" gun control laws.
Graham also noted that London's gun laws apparently do not deter criminals because in recent years there has been an increase in knife attacks. Now, policy-makers want to impose tougher "knife control" laws, he said.
In an April 20 post on Facebook, Graham remarked, "Canada has some of the strictest gun laws in the world, so many people can’t understand how a horrible shooting like this can occur with those laws in place."
"But criminals don’t obey the laws," he said. "Gun laws don’t stop people from doing evil things."
"The Bible says 'out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander' (Matthew 15:19)," said the reverend. "God says, 'the heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked' (Jeremiah 17:9). Only Jesus Christ can change the human heart."
"More gun laws won’t stop murder, as they have seen in London where knife attacks have increased and now they’re thinking about banning knives," said Graham. "That’s not the solution."
"Pray for the families and loved ones of those whose lives were taken in this brutal rampage in Nova Scotia," concluded Graham.