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    Do you open carry in church

    Lot of controversy on this one so I’m curious and what seems to be quite a few folks who attend no church telling others how to run theirs

    Assuming you regularly attend church do you open carry in church why or why not?

    I tried to make this a poll but I couldn't
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    Even though Iowa is an OC state, I regularly CC in church. I don't want people focused on me when they should be worshiping instead.

  4. nope, concealed only. i dont want to distract from why we are there.

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    To answer my own question.

    I am a regular church attendee and I do not open carry in church because I believe it is a distraction.
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    I don't live in a oc state, but even if it were I wouldn't because of the same reasons above.

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    The possession of firearms is prohibited on the property where I attend services. Sometimes they even do random vehicle searches to check for such things as firearms and other contraband items. But I seriously doubt that more than a couple of people that I worship with would have any issue with firearms in church if we were allowed to possess them on military installations.
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    I open carry in church. I know it's not a distraction, as no one cares about my firearm or the color of my socks, just like nearly everyone else out in the public doesn't care.

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    Do you open carry in church

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    I don't feel like recreating my response that I gave in the first thread, so I'm pasting it here:
    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    I do attend church regularly and I do carry every Sunday. My pastor and I have had conversations about it and he is glad that I do. In fact, I and a handful of others are trying to incorporate some added security measures for our church, but this is a delicate issue.

    For one, most of the church going folk don't see a need for added security measures. A true sheepdog does. Most of the congregation at my church would be aghast at anyone thinking of carrying a gun inside the house of the Lord, let alone openly carrying it. Out of respect for the congregation, and until they start realizing the evil deeds that do happen in the world and in some churches, I will respect the community that I worship with.

    We have already put feelers out to a number of the congregation regarding security measures. Most are anti-gun. It is not my mission to change their minds on this. Therefore, our small team trying to gain some added security to the church is, as I mentioned, a delicate task. We do not wish to be divisive with our church members. One conversation I had with a church member had them asking nervously, "Is there really a need for added security?". My reply, "We've heard nothing directly, but bad things do happen everywhere. We're just trying to prevent something here." It was obvious from his facial expression that this concept was foreign to him. I had another congregant, who thinks that nothing bad would happen in a church, state, "Someone would have to really be stupid to try to do something during a Sunday morning service with all those people." He's completely oblivious to the fact that with this attitude most of them are just sheep for the slaughter.

    The like-minded folk in this forum understand personal security, they understand the need to carry. Many other folk in the world do not, including many members at my church. A Sunday worship service is not, in my humble opinion, the proper place to force a 2nd Amendment conversation especially with those that disagree. I attend this church because of the Gospel that is preached not for Constitutional activism. These reasons I have provided are why I choose to carry concealed at church.
    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    The possession of firearms is prohibited on the property where I attend services. Sometimes they even do random vehicle searches to check for such things as firearms and other contraband items. But I seriously doubt that more than a couple of people that I worship with would have any issue with firearms in church if we were allowed to possess them on military installations.
    Now wait just a minute. Shouldn't you as a matter of principle shake the dust off your boots and go find a church that allows open carry ?
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