First of all, I just wanted to say thank you all for all the good information that is provided on this site. I have enjoyed reading through it.
I need some help from you. Here in Missouri, we are required to talk to the pastor of our church before we are allowed to carry. I have been carrying everywhere for a while except for church since I really didn't want to deal with the hassle of talking with the pastor about it. However, after reading through a lot of these threads, I've changed my mind about not approaching him to talk about it. I just want to make sure I approach it the best way I can.
Unfortunately, I don't know where he stands on guns but in general, our congregation is conservative and gun friendly. We don't have a security team that I know of.
For those of you out there that have brought it up with your leadership, how did you go about it? Even if you haven't and just carry to church anyway, do you have any suggestions? Do you throw stats at them, keep it simple and just ask, etc? I would rather be above board and ask him since we are friends.
Thanks for your help