This is a discussion on Carried in church today. within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by mocarryguy Some pastors seem to draw attention when they preach what the good book actually says. You're right about that. Our preacher ...
When I lived in MI a preacher friend of mine in Romulus has a gun pulled on him 2x, once in church. A couple years ago in WI a priest murdered two of his parishioners when they threatened to go public about something he had done. [add a thousand stories like this here].
I always carry in church - honestly - I think I'm less safe there than most places I go.
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imatt; it would take some one in the congrgation who wanted to push the issue ie some one who whated to get the pastor/church in trouble. While I am not sure the pastor showed good judgement; I do like the idea that there was an equal number of Bibles to guns in the congregation. I have been in churches where the number of Bibles brought from home is slim!!
being a solitary wiccan i don't often go to a church. on the occaisions i do i carry whatever weapon is most conveniant for the situation and the suit im stuck in. normaly a pocket .22 or a small knife. why leave yourself vulnerable physicaly while you improve yourself spiritualy?
"Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result."
Every well-bred petty crook knows: the small concealable weapons always go to the far left of the place setting.
I see you're now in VA, whereabouts?
VSC states carry in church while services are being held is illegal without "good and sufficient reason". Don't do it unless you want to be the one to clarify "good and sufficient reason", although I don't have a problem looking the other way...
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I don't like the fact that
a) the preacher requested that a large number of people all draw (presumably) loaded guns
b) so many people did not think better of drawing and displaying their (presumably) loaded guns just because someone asked them to to make a point
I mean, talk about silly and pointless. Let's introduce the idea that a few dozen people might--and likely will--muzzle-sweep a few dozen others just to give an "amen"...
Not a real bright thing for anyone concerned to have done.
Would you like it if in a shop full of gun owners, the gun shop owner suddenly asked everyone who's carrying to just whip out their guns? And there, at least, the people wouldn't be "all full o' Jay-sus!" to the point of forgetting gun safety rules. And still most of us would frown on the practice and point out that there is little or nothing to be gained, but a whole lot that stands to cost.
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I carry my gun in church but never have seen a need to carry a bible. You are not likely to be sitting there reading the bible and the most common use is to spend time flipping pages whenever the pastor makes a bible reference (thus missing some of what he says.) When the pastor makes and reads a bible reference, I don't suspect he is lying to me and have to check if he is reading it right.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence in their behalf. - George Orwell