Do You Feel Safe In Your House of Worship?

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    Do You Feel Safe In Your House of Worship?

    Considering the various discussions on carrying in church, this is an interesting poll of the general public:

    Do You Feel Safe At Your House of Worship? - FOXNews.com

    Be sure to read the comments section; some are very interesting, some are typical knee-jerk anti-gun and some are head-in-the-sand.

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    Majorlk - I need to make this addition into your thread post in order that members may see it right when they click to view your thread. I am putting this here in an attempt to keep your thread OPEN.
    The thread needs to stay on topic to firearm carry in a building that happens to be a House Of Worship.
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    Safety at church

    I actually feel pretty safe at church, mainly because I can name at least 8 men, including me, (and a few women) who carry every service.

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    I feel reasonably safe as I carry and keep an eye on things. My church does nothing that I am aware of so I take responsibility for me and mine.
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    I typically go to Temple only on the high Holy holidays. I know my brother in law and myself were packing not sure about anybody else.

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    I've been holding instruction on Saturdays so clergy and parisioners can attend. When the congregation gets wind of the ushers' packing, collections go way up.
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    Wow! An alarming 47% said "Yes. I don't think about safety when I attend a service at my house of worship."

    I feel as safe in church as I do in any other public place.

    I have not found any policy prohibiting firearms in my church, so carrying is good to go. And, since church is a place where you should be alert and paying attention ANYway (I'm looking at you, back pew snoozers!) the odds of a successful crime are very, very slim.
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    I feel somewhat safe now, but I'll feel even safer next Sunday when I have my new XD(m) .40 in my SmartCarry while I'm preaching...

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    Do You Feel Safe At Your House of Worship?

    Yes. I don't think about safety when I attend a service at my house of worship.47%

    Yes. But I've begun to think more about my safety after all these attacks.35%

    No. I wish my house of worship would focus more on this issue.12%

    No. But my house of worship does not seem concerned.5%
    I'm not sure.2%

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    It seems strange to preach while CC. Have being doing it now for about 6 month. I do it not so much for my own protection as for the congregation's protection. In our church the pulpit faces the back door and I am the only one that faces that door when I am preaching, every one else is facing me. I have become very aware of anyone coming through that door in the middle of the message. The answer I have come to is if a person comes in during middle of service with a AK shotgun or wearing sky mask or such then it is time to draw and take action. Have being a pastor for over 30 years it does seem strange to be carrying now even in worship service and yet to have peace in my soul about this.

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    Bible in hand, 1911 on my hip. We have uniformed LEOs in the parking lot and foyer too.

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    There's 4 at my church including me that carry to church...that I know of...there could be more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunthorp View Post
    I've been holding instruction on Saturdays so clergy and parisioners can attend. When the congregation gets wind of the ushers' packing, collections go way up.
    Ummmm ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biomortis View Post
    That being said, I feel extremely UNSAFE at many of the local churches that want new PA systems because they were robbed once again. Unfortunately in Georgia, it is illegal to carry inside a church.
    Just curious ... how many had the sound system stolen while the service was in progress?

    Not one, is my guess.
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    I feel safe where 'my' bible is.

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    They needed for the poll to say... I feel safe because MANY people in my church carry... Now why didn't they put that in there???? Hmmmmm

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