This is a discussion on Talk with Pastor within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Also, depending on the denomination of a church, the pastor may not agree to carrying in church due to a decision made higher then him....
Also, depending on the denomination of a church, the pastor may not agree to carrying in church due to a decision made higher then him.
We're all in favor of reducing violent crime. It's just that pro-gunners have a method that is proven effective. Anti-gunners don't.
John Moses Browning day is January 24th, 2011
In OH, carrying in places of worship is illegal. The exception (or loophole) is getting the permission of the church OR senior minister.
Since my dad's the pro-2A senior minister, I've got it covered!!
NRA Life Member since 2010
Don't need permission in Alabama. I CC in Church. Pastor does know it - he's my brother in law & except for when he's in the pulpit he CC's also.
For God, Family and Country!
I live in MS, and the "law" says you can't carry in a Church with a CWP.
Since I didn't have one, I had no qualms in carrying when my preacher asked several of us to.
The Church is on PRIVATE property.... it belongs to preacher.
Our "carry" is with permission of the "landowner".
Don't need permission here and I haven't asked for it. I know of at least one other person who carries and there are likely a couple others as we have several police officers in the congregation.
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Passage 1 Samuel 25:13:
13And David said unto his men, Gird ye on every man his sword. And they girded on every man his sword; and David also girded on his sword: and there went up after David about four hundred men; and two hundred abode by the stuff.
I'm a Christian and I have my weapon of the day anywhere I go & God is with me. Got me through my time in Iraq and still with me here.....
For God, Family and Country!
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliott
The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.
I live in Arizona and my particular church is full of LEO’s and guys like us. May the Lord have mercy on the idiot that try’s anything in our church.
“Monsters are real and so are ghosts. They live inside of us, and sometimes they win.”
~ Stephen King
As with ak56, I live in Washington and I also CCW in church. This day and age, you never know what will happen anywhere. As someone sagely said, "It is better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it". This includes times of communal worship.
And I most certainly hope the states which currently outlaw carry in places of worship repeal those laws!!!!!!!
Four Rugers, three SIG Sauers; my SP101 3-1/16" .357 is shown in my avatar. I like reliability.
Even if you were getting divine protection in the church, you certainly don't teleport home. In the states that don't allow carry in church, many of them allow for armed security in said church. That still doesn't account for the restaurant you go to on your way home, or even the drive itself.