This is a discussion on CCL And Churches within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/interne...rms/chl-16.pdf Page 38 and page 39: PC §46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER... (b)(6) on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other ...
Page 38 and page 39:PC §46.035. UNLAWFUL CARRYING OF HANDGUN BY LICENSE HOLDER...
(b)(6) on the premises of a church, synagogue, or other established place of religious worship...
(i) Subsections (b)(4), (b)(5), (b)(6), and (c) do not apply if the actor was not given effective notice under Section 30.06.
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Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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We can't carry in my church. It's attached to a school & in WI it's a felony to carry on school grounds even if classes aren't in session. We 're checking into that for exemptions.
There are certain exemptions about guns in school - an authorized firearms presentation/demonstration, police officers & security officers hired by the school. That would also go for the church that has a school on it's property. We're hoping...
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I'm on staff at a church in Indiana that also has a preschool, which would prevent me from carrying. However, some smart Indiana lawmaker had placed in the statute this exemption:
(2) A person who has been employed or authorized by:
(A) a school; or
(B) another person who owns or operates property being used by a school for a school function;
to act as a security guard, perform or participate in a school function, or participate in any other activity authorized by a school.
Our board of Elders has authorized me to be on the security team and carry my firearm on church property, so I carry everyday.
It's also this part of the state law that would let school corporations approve teachers to carry in schools without having to have new legislation passed for that purpose.
We are encouraged to "give a defense" but that is expressing a defense of faith. The early church never defended themselves in this way. They would defend passively, by leaving town or hiding, but when confronted, would assume it was the will of God to become a martyr and willing go to their death as Jesus did His. It's the reason that if ever confronted about my faith, I choose to follow His example and do the same. That's the testimony of the Gospels and the history of the early church.
As far as my "right to live and protect myself" goes, that might be an American right, but as a Christian, my rights are much more limited by my faith. I have a right to freedom of speech, but I don't have a right as a Christian to say anything I want. I have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but as a Christian, I don't have the right to use liberty in any way that would be immoral or even harmful to my witness as a Christian. The rights of an American should NEVER be confused with the rights of a Christian.
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A few posts in this thread are quite sad. If I wasn't willing to ventilate a dirtbag in church, I wouldn't be willing to anywhere else either. I'm not waiting to find out if the person entering my church and shooting is doing it because of a hatred of Christians or just because they are a nut job, I'm just gonna do my best to stop the attack, no matter the motive.
With the blessings of both pastors I carry in church, and at every church event. The Lord helps those who help themselves.
Church carry is legal in Florida.
As head of security I carry and I know of about 30 others in the church that have their permits. I don't question them about carry so some may not but I do,know of several that do carry a church.
If you are unwilling to defend yourself using your own gun, does that mean you would also be unwilling to involve the police ( because they might use their guns to defend you?
There is an interesting book named "Shooting Back" by Charl Van Wyk you might want to read. He is a minister and carries all the time. When armed terrorists entered the church and began shooting people, he shot back, causing those cowards to flee. Some of his scriptural references are out of context but the majority are properly referenced.
I use to be a member of a concealed carry website.One of the monthly magazines,i got once,had a preacher on the front cover,who carried during services.I THINK he may have been from Ohio,but not sure.I'm guessing,he probably didn't mind.