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Who carries a gun to church?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Sean85746, Nov 22, 2004.


Do you carry a gun in church?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2004.

  2. NEVER

  3. Never Considered It

  4. Of Course Not...Are You Nuts?

  1. Sean85746

    Sean85746 Well-Known Member

    Okay...here we go.

    Who carries a gun in church?

    In the days where christians are being targeted, and increasingly hated...why not carry in church?

    My pastor knows I am always armed, and even welcomes my Glock and I. We keep it quiet, but he has asked me to sit by the door to the Children's Ministry when we had "guests" of a swarthy cast we had not seen before.
  2. dave3006

    dave3006 member

    One of the last things Jesus told his disciples was to sell their cloak and buy a sword if they had to. Bad guys hit churches too. We live in a fallen world. Be prepared.
  3. Sean85746

    Sean85746 Well-Known Member

    Amen Dave!
  4. rock jock

    rock jock Well-Known Member

    I never carry to worship. Our church is large enough that we have uniformed LEOs directing traffic and (I suppose) providing security. OTOH, I can't think of a better place to die.
  5. Sean85746

    Sean85746 Well-Known Member

    I can't disagree with you there rock....but only if it is HIS will that I go.
  6. Phantom Warrior

    Phantom Warrior Well-Known Member

    In the winter (under a coat) I carry my Glock to church all the time. I don't have a good tuckable holster to go with my khakis and button down shirts wardrobe or a ankle gun or some other option so I don't usually carry in the summer. Dang it...
  7. Phil Ca

    Phil Ca Well-Known Member

    Carrying at church is always an option that I keep open. I don't always do so but I have the right ype of holster and wear the right clothes and can dio it very easily. I have not consulted with the pastor but he knows my past work experience and knows that I am capable to do so.
  8. PATH

    PATH Well-Known Member

    P32 in the pocket.
  9. Amish_Bill

    Amish_Bill Well-Known Member

    Heck - I had a special holster overnighted for my Grandmother's funeral. :(

    Tucker Leather really came through for me on that one.
  10. victory

    victory member

    You think you christians are hated and targeted? I wouldn't think twice about carrying to synogouge.

    Trust me, the only thing better in the minds of these terrorists than killing americans is killing jewish ones.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2004
  11. Preacherman

    Preacherman Well-Known Member

    What a silly question! :evil:
  12. Psssniper

    Psssniper Well-Known Member

    My friend and I are the Un-official official church security team.

    We also taught a church sanctioned NRA gun safety course.
    Imagine that.
  13. fistful

    fistful member

    I think I know what you mean, but maybe you should clarify this. Do you refer to Middle-Easterners? Black Americans?
  14. artherd

    artherd member

    That's outstanding!
  15. Sean85746

    Sean85746 Well-Known Member


    No, I did not mean black americans. Ours is a Calvary Chapel, and we have many folks who attend, who also hapopen to be black.

    The "guests" to which I referred were of middle eastern extraction, dressed alike, and silent. They said nothing to no one, ignored the greeters, and were there on the heels of a statment made supporting Israel by our pastor.

    Better to be ready.
  16. CAS700850

    CAS700850 Well-Known Member

    Sometimes. Actually, for a while I began thinking of my Smith 649 as my "Church Gun" because I wore it to church related occassions, like services, funerals, and weddings. I must admit that I carry more for what happens around the church rather than what happens in the church. I believe that if someone enterred my chucrch with evil intentions, the hail of gunfire from the many LEO's that attend would suppress any such desires in the future.
  17. DF357

    DF357 Well-Known Member

    "He who turns his swords into plowshares will plow for those who don't"
  18. DigMe

    DigMe Well-Known Member

    I think you need to expand your frequency options beyond "Always" and "Never". I carry most of the time but I don't yet have a pocket gun and sometimes all my good church cover garments are dirty. I'd say I tend to carry 3 out of 4 Sundays or so.

    brad cook
  19. sensei

    sensei Well-Known Member

    If I'm not inside my home I am carrying.

    I certainly not alone. I know of at least 5 others carrying also.

  20. Swamprabbit

    Swamprabbit Well-Known Member

    I voted "Never" at least when there are services there. If I have to go into the building at night, when I'm the only one there, I usually do but never when others are there. My church is a small rural church so, first of all, I don't see any security issues and, secondly, the congregation is very touchy-feely with hugs and close handshakes being very common. The chances of my CCW being noticed are quite high.

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