Back in the 1940s and 1950s people owned guns. After World War II there were many people who knew how to use weapons of war.

Yet it was unheard of, unthinkable even, that anyone would ever randomly kill innocent children or adults.

It is not the guns that mass murder. It is people, evil people, who pull the trigger.

Back in the 1940s and 1950s there were also people with mental illness. So why blame the violence in our society on “nuts”? No, President Donald Trump has it right this time. It is pure evil.

And how has our culture changed? What has happened to America?

Take away God, remove prayer from our schools, make fun of college students who still believe there is a God … and this is exactly what you get.

Man is made in the image and likeness of God. Take this away, destroy belief in a heaven and a hell and this disrespect for the awesome dignity of human life is what you get.

A civilized society, a democratic society cannot exist without Christian values and virtues. The man responsible for the recent violence in Las Vegas did not know God.

Take the guns away and those who do not obey the laws in the first place will easily purchase them illegally. Just like illegal drugs are available on every street corner.

Is it too late for America? Not if enough of us get down on our knees and pray. Not if we get rid of the root cause of the increase in violence in this country — the slaughter of innocent unborn babies.

Politics is not the answer. The power of prayer and obedience to God’s commandments is the answer.

Evelyn Jacob, Bismarck