https://twitter.com/pontifex/status/990553785415200773?lang=en This is a funny video which a Lutheran Satire site made to parody this statement! Aside from the statist implications of this quote, the thing which I find to be most revealing is that he is ultimately denying that the source of peace in this world is the Lord Jesus Christ. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid (John 14:27). Regardless of what political policies we have, there is no peace in this world without Jesus. Francis, though, thinks that if we ban weapons we will have true peace! Forget all that biblical stuff about a sinful human nature, we can just ban weapons and expect people to behave nicely to each other again. Humorously, I am wondering how exactly Pope Francis would enforce this proposed ban. Would unarmed police officers go around each neighborhood and ask people nicely to give them their weapons?