How Many OC In Church???

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    How Many OC In Church???

    Is this common? I CC but never OC. Affraid to many antis would freak.
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    I CC in church, but would never consider OC. I'm not worried about "antis", people freaking out, etc. I just feel that church is a place people come to worship, reflect, etc, and it would be overly distracting for other members to have someone OCing.
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    In church....hmmm Never seen anyone OC here in a church.
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    Only OC i've ever seen in church was by a cop we all knew. He was in uniform too. And it's not legal to CC in churh in Louisiana. Not sure about OC, but if the pastor is cool with CC then all good. A church would have to pass it in there by-laws to appoint a "security group" or have written proof by pastor.
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    Not allowed to carry "in a place of worship" in MS.
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    I've seen a LEO in uniform OCing a revolver in church. I personally would not OC in church for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it would be distracting to others. OMO

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    I O/C in church as well as others do even our pastor O/C's in church.
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    I'm the pastor...I CC but we ask people not to OC. We want the focus to be on the Lord not on us, so we ask that people CC to keep the focus on Him. If they do not have the ability to CC we are willing to check their firearm or put it in their car.

    It's honestly never been a problem. We usually have 5-8 guys CCing on any given Sunday. That guy who shot Dr. Tiller in church yesterday and then threatened two people before leaving would never have made it out the doors. A sad tragedy that probably couldn't have been prevented.
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    OC isn't legal in SC, and CC in church isn't legal either.

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    I CC in church for two reasons. We can't OC in florida anywhere and I wouldn't want to cause my brothers to stumble. <--- Romans 14:20
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    The thought never even crossed my mind to OC in Church. It is also not permitted to CC in my church in Utah, it is private property that is registered with the state as a no carry place of worship.
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    While I have no problem with OC'ing, I feel some places are not the appropriate location for doing so. Church is one of those places where I don't feel it would be appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    While I have no problem with OC'ing, I feel some places are not the appropriate location for doing so. Church is one of those places where I don't feel it would be appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    While I have no problem with OC'ing, I feel some places are not the appropriate location for doing so. Church is one of those places where I don't feel it would be appropriate.
    I agree if for no other reason than it would be a distraction for the kids who might be more interested in the gun than the preaching and teaching.

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    I CC in church but would not OC because of the distraction.
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