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And now it came to pass that when the king had made an end of these sayings, and all the people were assembled together, they took their swords, and all the weapons which were used for the shedding of man’s blood, and they did bury them up deep in the earth. And this they did, it being in their view a testimony to God, and also to men, that they never would use weapons again for the shedding of man’s blood; and this they did, vouching and covenanting with God, that rather than shed the blood of their brethren they would give up their own lives; and rather than take away from a brother they would give unto him; and rather than spend their days in idleness they would labor abundantly with their hands. And thus we see that, when these Lamanites were brought to believe and to know the truth, they were firm, and would suffer even unto death rather than commit sin; and thus we see that they buried their weapons of peace, or they buried the weapons of war, for peace.
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Alma 24:17-19

Considering that this is the most memorable passage in Mormon scripture about weapons, I feel a little confused about having known several Mormons with multiple guns who are opposed to any increase in gun control. Maybe the change-over from swords to guns has altered the moral equation involved, but I don’t think so. We see the Anti-Nephi-Lehis recognize that the abundance of lethal weapons in their society harms them spiritually and then proceed to get rid of those weapons entirely, even in the face of imminent mortal danger. They know how much power violence has to corrupt the soul and they decide, based on the testimony in God they have gained, to take a decisive action so they will never face the slightest risk of that temptation ever again. I wish our own nation could come to a similar realization, but I don’t see that happening. 

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Día 17. Muchos me han hecho reír, es decir, cualquiera puede hacerlo. Pero nadie me ha hecho feliz. Me han hecho llorar, pero nunca logran herirme. Me han hecho pensar pero nunca me han hecho cambiar de opinión. Porque solo han rozado mi alma, ni siquiera han podido tocarla.
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