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This is a discussion on Unlikely Carry Permit Person within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Went to my church on Wednesday evening (Dec. 23) for a rehearsal. I am playing the Congas on a tune with a lady from our ...
Went to my church on Wednesday evening (Dec. 23) for a rehearsal. I am playing the Congas on a tune with a lady from our choir on piano and the kids singing before the Christmas Eve service.
Upon arrival, I meet up with another lady in the choir as I'm getting my Congas out of the truck. They practice on Wed. nights. I had a .25apc in my coat pocket. Not to start discussion on my choice of weapon and caliber, it was handy to have just in case and my 9mm would probably have been a better choice, I know.
We noticed all the lights on, plus the doors were locked. She had the key to the door of the basement, where we were going in. She felt a bit afraid there might be someone other than chior members and organist inside.
I kind of blurted out, "Don't worry, I can put small caliber holes in anyone who might not be our friend." She looked at me and said without expression, "Well, I have a concealed carry permit!"
WOW! Didn't see that coming! Would NEVER have guessed she would have even liked firearms, let alone have a permit to carry one! I told her, "I also have one from WV and a Non-res NH one as well." There was nobody inside, apparently earlier in the day someone from the church brought poinsettias and didn't turn off lights as they left. She actually showed me her permit card. I didn't ask if she was carrying but just assume she would.
That makes four of us in our church that have permits, me, my wife, another guy and now the lady in the choir. I think my church has become a bit safer now by knowing others there have permits and can carry.
God does work in mysterious ways, doesn't He?
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Onward Christian Soldiers...
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You never know who will have one. LOL nice story thanks for sharing.
Don"t let stupid be your skill set....
And Shepards we shall be, for Thee, my Lord, for Thee,
Power hath descended forth from Thy hand, So that our feet may swiftly carry out thy command,
And we shall flow a river forth to Thee, And teeming with souls shall it ever be,
It's a sad fact of modern day life that those who's job it is to protect us, don't. The police, fire department, and government have become first responders. When seconds count, only minutes away! Exactly the reason our forefathers armed themselves. Civilization has come full circle. Now it's time for revolution.
the majority of the people in my ccw class did not look like the type that would carry a firearm. that was good to see.
Protecting the flock from evil is one of the reasons I decided to get a Concealed Handgun Permit.
Unfortunately churches today have been force to have armed security people even in there services. These are usually large churches due to the high cost of insurance required. Smaller churches are resorting allowing those who have CCWs to carry during services. Of course that causes a significant problem that if anything should happen you done know who has a gun and may start shooting.
What a pleasant surprise...
Stay armed...in church, too...stay safe!
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Well, good. I guess it's good to know more folks carry, especially at your place of worship. Things I would like to know are....
A) does it make someone feel more comfortable knowing others around you actively carry?
B) why or why not?
C) there are permit holders, there are carriers, then there are those we might place too much dependency on when it actually comes time to pull the trigger. Out of those whom you have found out have a permit....what percentage of them would you place into each category?
D) with your knowledge of those around you who have permits or you know carry.......how does this knowledge affect you personally? More at ease, more socially outgoing, more confident, etc.......?
I'm not picking around, or fishing for anything here. I'm just trying to get a handle on how this affects folks that know others in their community carry. I'm still up in the air about knowing others around me carry regularly and how it would affect me good or bad or indifferent. Personally, I remain independent, of course my wife carries all of the time as well as me, and that sort of feeling/effect makes life wonderful for me. We've each got each others' back, and I feel confident about her while she is without me or at work.
I would appreciate anyone's opinions that happen to be in that situation.
I feel very comfortable with the ones I know have had training and who practice reasonably often with their firearm.
A traffic ticket is formal recognition of a lapse in situational awareness.
Maybe you guys could start a Bible study. I guess it would be a little hard to advertise and invite people, but group activities and discussions could be a lot of fun. I think I have seen a few websites about groups of Christian carriers.
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illegal to carry to Church in GA :(
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