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    At a church deacon board meeting I was attending last night, our pastor asked how many of us had concealed carry permits and carried during services. Of the 3 of us, 2 (my son-in-law and I) said that we did and the 3rd board member said that his father-in-law did. You may be thinking that the pastor was going to ask us not to, but on the contrary, he said "That's good, it makes me feel more comfortable about some of the people that have been attending." We then assured him that there were quite a few other church members who carried all the time. I believe he was thinking about the many church shootings in our country over the past few years.

    Don't get me wrong, everyone is welcome to attend... just behave yourselves :)

    And as someone once said "In God we trust, everyone else keep your hands where I can see them."
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    I attend a large church and I will say that many of the members are well healed.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Good for your pastor..
    I basically have a don't ask, don't tell approach with my church..
    I know of a couple of others who probably carry in church..
    There is no restriction in Florida, and the church has not stated any policy against it for the congregation.

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
    Sccy is the limit

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    When Kansas passed concealed carry back in 2006, in order to get all the legislators on-board, several insisted on placing churches on a "no carry" list of places. But within a few weeks of passage some priests, pastors and rabbis raised objections to being on the list. Shortly afterward the state passed HB 2528 in response to several cities banning concealed carry [even with a license] on city owned property.
    Every place on the list of prohibited places, was given the right to opt out by just not posting a sign.
    Some churches in Kansas are posted and most are not.
    The people think the Second Amendment protects their rights;
    Government sees an obstacle to be over-come.
    NRA Life since 1966

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    I always carry when I go to Synagogue. During the holiday season (Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur) when we had police providing extra security they were informed by my father who was president that I was armed. I'll admit it didn't hurt that I knew the cops from work, especially since it is Maryland.

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    Unfortunately, in Ohio church carry is automatically banned by law unless the church approves carrying. And you better get that approval in writing to cover yourself from the flip floppers who later say "I never approved that".
    Help your own self - the Government is busy takin' care of itself!
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by Saltcreek View Post
    Unfortunately, in Ohio church carry is automatically banned by law unless the church approves carrying. And you better get that approval in writing to cover yourself from the flip floppers who later say "I never approved that".
    Fortunately, there is no such ban in PA. I may be paranoid, but you never know who might wander in off the city streets. If you want to worship or learn about God, that is good. But with little kids in the nursery, Sunday School and such, I make it a habit to check that all the side and back doors are locked.
    Friendly and welcoming, but still alert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rksap View Post
    Fortunately, there is no such ban in PA. I may be paranoid, but you never know who might wander in off the city streets. If you want to worship or learn about God, that is good. But with little kids in the nursery, Sunday School and such, I make it a habit to check that all the side and back doors are locked.
    Friendly and welcoming, but still alert.
    Not to mention offering taking..
    When I am at church, I usually am one of the ones that take offering. I usually bump into the pastor at the beginning of service as I am making sure all of the office doors are locked..
    Then I am one of the ones that take the offering into the office after it is taken, and I re-check the doors..

    The pastor has told me before that he appreciates me doing this. I have encouraged others to do the same, some do, some don't...

    I also usually can be found near the back of the church, so I have a good view of everyone coming and going, etc..

    Gulf Coast, Floriduh
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    I was in church last Sunday with mine on my hip. No lightning strikes…

    Praise the lord and pass the ammunition.
    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

  11. "They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon. For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded."
    Nehemiah 4:17,18
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