A little background: In Ohio, it is illegal to CCW in a church UNLESS the church has a policy permitting it. I aproached our pastor about it, and he is supportive, but informed me that our denominations' conference has declared all UM churches in our conference are CPZ's. I am going to work on a presentation to try and reverse this. I am compiling a list of recent church shootings. If you know of any not on this list, please post with a link to the story. I am interested in all, and am especially looking for instances where a congregant stopped it with a weapon. The only case of this I know of is the one in Colorado. The links below are from the following cities respectively: Colorado Springs, CO; Baton Rouge, LA; Ft Worth TX; Knoxville TN; Milwaukee WI; Clifton NJ; Portland, OR; Suitland MD. Thanks!
FOXNews.com - Colorado Shooting Highlights Churches' New Emphasis on Security - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News
5 Dead In Louisiana Church Shooting, 4 Killed In Church, Suspect's Wife Found Dead Later - CBS News
Online NewsHour: Church Shooting -- September 16, 1999
Witnesses recall church shooting horror - TODAY: People - MSNBC.com
Church, Police Probe 7 Murders, Gunman Apparently Walked Out Of Church Service Two Weeks Ago - CBS News
Man arrested in Portland church shooting - KOINLocal6.com
Police Seek Leads in Shooting at Church - washingtonpost.com