If this needs to be moved please do so. I was not sure where to post it. (edited to add this line) I am wrestling with what specifically should my response be to gun control as an American citizen as well as a believer. I don’t believe I am alone in this dilemma as I believe many vacillate between what they think as opposed to what is biblically right. I am aware that two verses in Romans 13 come into play. The word resisteth in verse two seems to indicate overthrow because one would not only oppose but according to the root word it also indicates putting yourself in their place. We are not to overthrow our government. The second verse that comes into play is verse 5 which tells us that we need to subject ourselves to authority not only because of the impending wrath of God on our actions but for our conscience. After reading this I was immediately drawn to David who, while fleeing from Saul cut off a piece of Saul’s garment showing Saul he could have been killed but David afterward was heartbroken because his conscience smote him. In striving to understand my responsibility as an American and my responsibility as a believer I certainly do not want to do anything that harms the USA and places me in a position of helping to overthrow our government nor do I want to offend my conscience for an action I should have thought through more completely. Your thoughts and scripture would be appreciated as I weigh what my response should be looking forward.