I carry at church. My pastor knows and supports it.
This is a discussion on Do you carry at Church? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by yourbestdefense I carry at church always. My pastor even allows me to use one of the Sunday School rooms to teach my ...
Our security team isn't permitted to carry, my .38 stays in the car but I do know there are church members that do carry with or without the Pastor's approval. If push came to shove I'd have to beat the BG with my cane !
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I carry at church. My pastor knows and supports it.
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I carry in church. My church (church of christ, non-denominational) is very pro-gun. My preacher, elder's, and deacon's all do as well. God be with the person who try's to steal the offering plate..
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I carry at church and I know we have some off duty police officers who do as well.
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Yes, just like anywhere else, but always discreet and unbeknownst to those around me (those who know my LE background may suspect). Easy to do, because I wear a suit or sport coat.
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I have carried in our church a few times. Why not all the time? Most of the time it's a matter of selection of clothes and though I could use that as an excuse which can be easily countered, the fact is, I know that there are a number of others there who are regular attenders and some of the usher staff and board members who carry regularly so I guess I can say that they've got it covered. I'm slowly but surly easing my wardrobe to cover Sunday wear as well so in time I may make a more regular practice out of it. No, I don't and few of the men wear suits but that would actually make it easier. Oh well....
Our church leadership is very pro-gun and I suspect that there are even among the pastoral staff some who carry but just don't make it a matter of public knowledge. Last year the church held an "unofficial" CHL class. Word of mouth only publicity. A number of members, even couples, attended the class and got their carry permits.
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I carry every Sunday. In Michigan you need to have permission from the church official. I asked my minister and he said "I would welcome you carrying". He and his wife just got there CPL's this year. I also know of at least two others in our church that carry at church.
As far as how I went about asking him, we were coming back from a men's retreat weekend where we had done some pistol, rifle, skeet and paintball shooting and I asked him if it would be OK for me to carry. My current minister is from Canada but is now a U.S. citizen. He's been in the U.S. about 20 years but still has family in Canada and realizes how Canada's laws do little or nothing to prevent crime, but cost way to much to enforce.
I wasn't carrying before our previous minister transferred but both of these ministers have always made sure that our congregation is aware of the dangers people in other countries face because that lack the freedom of religion that we have here in the U.S. I think they both realized that the second amendment is the right that protects all the others.
As long as you have a CWP, my church allows carry. Even encourages it!
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I'm the Pastor and I carry all the time, including church services
In Ga. Church is specifically not allowed unless permission has been given, same as carrying in a courthouse is totally prohibited. Most gun shops don't allow carry but there is no law stating that you can't except the trespassing laws they can ask you to leave and you better go or no more legal carry for you. Give em a reason and chance to suspend your right and they will take you up on it. If I had to use my weapon in a church, if the question even came up. I expect that I would claim I ran outside and got it from my car since that is legal
I generally just do my thing and not say anything either way. Isn't that the point of concealment?
Funny, you can carry in a resturant that serves alcohol but not in church... strange world we live in.
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