Palin: Jesus would fight for the Second Amendment
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Former Gov. Sarah Palin (R-Alaska) said Thursday that Jesus Christ is a defender of the right to bear arms.

“Jesus would fight for our Second Amendment,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

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“Taking concrete defense measures (i.e. arming ourselves) away from the good guys?” she asked. "Yeah…that…we don’t want that.

“Shoot, even the Lord said to take up arms and defend yourself and protect the innocent,” added Palin, who was a GOP vice presidential candidate in 2008.

“We’re expected to take responsibility to defend ourselves and to protect the innocent, certainly not relying on fallible leaders to do it for us.”

Palin then referenced Biblical scripture in defense of her position on gun rights protected by the Constitution.

“Don’t believe me?” she asked. "Look it up – Luke 22:36. Proof that Jesus is a proponent of carrying.”

Luke 22:36 depicts Jesus speaking with his disciples before his eventual crucifixion and resurrection as believed by Christians.

“[Jesus] said to them, ‘But now let the one who has the money bag take it, and likewise a knapsack,’” according to the English Standard Bible.

According to the passage, Jesus commands: “And let the one who has no sword sell his cloak and buy one. For I tell you that the Scripture must be fulfilled in me: 'And he was numbered with the transgressors.’

“For what is written about me has fulfillment,'” the English Standard Bible added of Jesus’s words. "And [the disciples] said, ‘Look, Lord, here are two swords.' And he said to them, ‘It is enough.’”

Palin also posted a video Thursday mocking liberal views on gun control and the Second Amendment.

The Media Research Center clip, “The Gun Control Song,” parodies President Obama’s repeated calls for stricter firearms regulations.

“Come on Obama and lecture us now, there’s been another mass shooting in another small town,” a person sings in the video, to the tune of Billy Joel's "Only the Good Die Young." "Politicize it while the blood is still fresh on the ground.

“So start pounding that podium,” the singer continues. "And give that same old speech that you always give, pushing the same old liberal anti-gun narrative.

“But you can be 100 percent positive that when a crazy person shoots someone, that Obama’s going to blame the gun,” the singer adds.

Obama has repeatedly decried Congressional inaction on tighter gun control, vowing he will “politicize” the issue as often as possible before leaving office.

Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., suffered a deadly mass shooting early last month. Christopher Harper Mercer, 26, killed nine people there before turning his weapon on himself.