I know this kind of thing has been discussed over and over but ....
I'm looking to talk to some of the church elders about CCW. There are a couple who are very concerned because "guns are dangerous" and, due to that, only one member has been authorized to carry in the building or on the grounds. I don't see that as being a good solution. It basically requires that the member be at all functions (which they can't do) and that they're in a position at all times to keep an eye on things. Again, that isn't possible either.
I've scoured the net and come up with a number of links. The first set I've termed "Bad Stuff" and they mostly deal with church attacks. The second set of links are for statistics and various convincing material & research.
I'm looking for additional links that you have collected, particularly dealing with safety and such.
Bad Stuff (in no particular order)
Church Crime History
Pastor Killed, 2 Hurt in Illinois Church Shooting - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
Madisonville Parishioners Robbed at Gunpoint
The Rocky Mount Telegram
George Tiller Fatally Shot at Wichita Church - NBC Action News KSHB-TV 41
Two dead, suspect in custody in Knox church shooting
Little Rock shooter may have had other targets
Church Security Related Incident in Temecula, California Kkottongnae Retreat Camp Shooting | Church security site for church safety, church video surveillance, church security training, church safety information and the latest church security news.
2008 Church Shootings up 175% over 2007 | Church security site for church safety, church video surveillance, church security training, church safety information and the latest church security news.
Church Shooting-6 People Injured While Attending Funeral in Chicago | Church security site for church safety, church video surveillance, church security training, church safety information and the latest church security news.
Murderer Still At Large, New Jersey - Stormfront
Pastor Killed In Covington Church Shooting - Cincinnati breaking news, weather radar, traffic from 9News | Channel 9 WCPO.com
Churchgoers subdue would-be robber on Cape Cod - Projo 7 to 7 News Blog | Rhode Island news | The Providence Journal
Two Die After Clearfield Church Shooting - News Story - WJAC Johnstown
Church shooting | NBC13.com
Colorado Shooting Highlights Churches' New Emphasis on Security - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com
5 Dead In Louisiana Church Shooting - CBS News
Church, Police Probe 7 Murders - CBS News
Police Seek Leads in Shooting at Church - washingtonpost.com
Church shooting suspect arrested in California
Pastor attacked at Henrico church | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Gunman Robs Henderson Church - KTRE.com Lufkin and Nacogdoches |
Man, 52, Charged In Neosho Church Shooting - Kansas City News Story - KMBC Kansas City
10TV | WBNS-10TV, Central Ohio News
Westerville teens set August date for Columbine-style attack, authorities say | The Columbus Dispatch
USATODAY.com - Woman killed in Detroit church shooting
Woman killed in front of churchgoers - Crime & courts- msnbc.com
10 kidnapped in McDonald's robbery
Luby's massacre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Statistics & Safety
Ministry Violence Statistics
FBI Statistics Show Crime Falling Despite Recession Notes from the Bartender
FBI — Crime Stats - Press Room - Headline Archives 12-21-09
Hate Crime Statistics, 2008
Concealed carry in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Carrying Concealed Statistics
Students for Concealed Carry on Campus - ConcealedCampus.com
Debunking specious arguments against concealed carry - Pt. 1 - The Broadside : Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
Debunking specious arguments against concealed carry - Pt. 2 - The Broadside : Colorado Springs Gazette, CO
Concealed-carry quietly in effect | Wichita and Kansas news | Crime, courts, weather, education, politics, events | Wichita Eagle
Firearms ownership: One of the safest activities there is
Democratic Underground - Except that accidental gun death rates have been in decline for decades - Democratic Underground
Perry: Concealed guns should be allowed everywhere | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Texas Regional News