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Who carries a gun to church?

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

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Do you carry a gun in church?

Poll closed Nov 27, 2004.
  1. ALWAYS

    76.7%
  2. NEVER

    11.3%
  3. Never Considered It

    8.2%
  4. Of Course Not...Are You Nuts?

    3.8%
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  1. Sean85746

    Sean85746 Member

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    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

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    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

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    Amen Dave!
     
  4. rock jock

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    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

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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    P32 in the pocket.
     
  9. Amish_Bill

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

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

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    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.
     
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  11. Preacherman

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    What a silly question! :evil:
     
  12. Psssniper

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    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

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    I think I know what you mean, but maybe you should clarify this. Do you refer to Middle-Easterners? Black Americans?
     
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    That's outstanding!
     
  15. Sean85746

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    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

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

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

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

    sensei
     
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    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.
     
  21. Wingshooter

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    There are several LEO's that attend my church, we also have officers that direct traffic. That said, I don't rely on them for the security of my family. I am responsible for that task, therefore I carry while attending church services.
     
  22. Ala Dan

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    Of course, as GOD's house needs to be protected at all times!

    Best Wishes,
    Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member
     
  23. TonyB

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    Always.....my Pastor is a shooter...not sure if he knows for sure I carry,but I think he assumes I do......God knows anyway...... :)
     
  24. Gus Dddysgrl

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    All the time. I think. If I'm hanging out with the youth for a fun night I won't since that usually involves running around and playing games, but the gun is in the car if needed.

    I carry in my pruse for church since there is no way I could hide a gun in most of my church clothes cause in my class we give hugs and I'm a girl so we give/get even more hugs.

    I see no reason why not too carry at church. If you don't take it into church, what about afterwards? Say you are at church and decide to go out to lunch do you have your gun in the car? Just wondering.

    Gus
     
  25. Joe Demko

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    I seldom attend Divine Liturgy; but when I do, I always carry. I have a daughter it is my obligation to protect. A long time ago, I was also taught by the Sisters of Mercy that I have an obligation to protect my own life.
     
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