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    I do most of the time. My wife and I at our old church had a bunch of law enforcement that attended. My friend that works for the Sheriff and is a deacon always has at least one on him when not in uniform. He told me when I was getting ready to take the class to make sure I carried in church. Of course all the stories on the news about gunmen all over the country going on sahooting sprees and stuff is what made him tell me.

    I had a guy tell me it was disrespectful to God to bring it into his house. He wasn't to fond of the passage in the Bible I showed him where it says to take up arms and stuff like that.

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    On another note. I go to church to hear God's word preached. Sometimes for fellowship. I will not go anywhere that my gun cannot go. If that is church well I'm sorry. I will listen to sermons online or watch them on tv.

    Just like I won't apend money anywhere I can't take my gun. A resturant my wife and I love started serving alcohol. Welp no more carrying. My wife decided that we should order take out and go back to the house. But I refuse. I'm not going to support any establishment that restricts me in anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard13 View Post
    I'm not going to support any establishment that restricts me in anyway.
    I agree. Fortunately, there are practically no such businesses in the area I live. The only legal 'no guns' sign I have ever seen was at a gun show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard13 View Post
    Just like I won't apend money anywhere I can't take my gun. A resturant my wife and I love started serving alcohol. Welp no more carrying. My wife decided that we should order take out and go back to the house. But I refuse. I'm not going to support any establishment that restricts me in anyway.
    Sir, I see you're located in NC. You need to get folks in your state to start writing and callin your state legislators to change the law. In Texas you can carry into restaurants that serve alcohol unless they derive more than 51% of their profit from the on premise consumption of alcoholic beverages & they must legally post it on the door(s) with a big red 51. And that means mostly bars & night clubs. Change your law to copy Texas.

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    I am an elder in my church and carry there. I feel a responsibility to protect the congregation from some nut. I know it is unlikely but it is possible. My pastor permits me to carry and he carrys a pistol in his briefcase at all times. He is also a police chaplin and works with the courts also. There is one other person who carrys in chruch that I know of. There are likely others. As a Christian, I am permitted to defend myself and other innocent lives if need be.

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    Not to turn this into a religion thread but I think how you were raised and the type of church you go to makes a big difference. My old church they still felt women should be in long dresses and men should be in a shirt and tie with dress pants. I know during the summer I wore shorts. They were long they come below my knees thought not ridiculous gangsta type. They didn't like it. When I had it on I sat in the very back. And made it a point not to try to offend some.

    The place my wife and I started going. The pastor is cool. He has preached in jeans and a tee shirt. Also used Evan Almighty video for part of his service. But his thinking is that you should come period. If being comfortable requires you to be in sandals shorts and a sleeveless t shirt then get dressed and come. And I mean tastefully. No bikinis, low low cut tank tops, and no short short shorts.

    I know for a fact if I told him right now I can't come unless I have my pistol on me he will ask me why I don't have it and to make sure I bring it. But you are also talking about a guy who brought everyone biscuits and a drink to eat while he was preaching. Of course there are only around 40 or so there. But it is the coolest church I have been too.

    On a side note to the people who say they leave their's in their car. I know awhile back we took turns patrolling the parking lot because several churches had several cars broke into dring the services.

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    Double post....sorry
    Last edited by Brevard13; 12-13-2010 at 06:23 AM. Reason: double post

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    I'm an assistant pastor at my church and am armed every Sunday. I'm also armed at Bible studies (they are held at night). Criminals don't respect God's house and never expect anyone in church to be armed, so I'm just as at risk on Sunday morning as I am any other time.

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    I always carry in church. I carry the P3AT in the pocket of my slacks. Somebody would have to have their hand in my pocket to even know it's there. Thats one of the few times the little .380 is my only gun. I did carry the Glock at 3 o'clock to a family member's funeral last month, since I was wearing a suit. I did get caught with one of those hugs by my cousin, but i'm pretty sure she was looking to make sure I had it

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    I always carry at church, which usually runs about 400-500 on Sundays. The pastor knows I carry, along with a State Police Officer who also carries. There is one woman who I have known for the last 45 years or so that always hugs me. She has felt the HK on my hip many times. Doesn't phase her at all. Of course, I'm a retired LEO so I can carry there anyway. If I were told I could not carry there, I would find another church that was more carry friendly.

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    Unhappy Yup!

    Never go to any organized religion. 3275 of them and none get it right. I CARRY EVERWHERE!!! Religion, what an absxolute croke of crap-!!!!!!!! Yup I am a Vietnam Vet....would you ever emagine?

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    My church convenes where I happen to be standing, sitting, etc..

    It has a membership of 1, no invitations are being offered.

    No tithes, no building, no utilities and no preacher.

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    Catholic church sez no guns allowed, and churches are recognized as "Gun Free Zones" (Criminal Empowerment Zones) in Michigan. So I don't go to church........If my sidearm isn't welcome then neither am I. I don't need a church to worship God anyway. Same goes for any business that forbids carrying of firearms. If my firearm isn't welcome then neither is my money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwl1862 View Post
    Catholic church sez no guns allowed, and churches are recognized as "Gun Free Zones" (Criminal Empowerment Zones) in Michigan. So I don't go to church........If my sidearm isn't welcome then neither am I. I don't need a church to worship God anyway. Same goes for any business that forbids carrying of firearms. If my firearm isn't welcome then neither is my money.
    Is this just a local parish ban or a diocease ban by the bishop or a papal decree? It is more than likely a ban by the local parish priest.

    In Texas a church like any other business must post each entrance with a sign in which the font size and wording prescibed by law in both English & Spanish in order to ban anyone with a concealed handgun license from carrying in church. I've been in all of the Cathloic churches in the city and most of the protestant (as a funeral director) & only one church has posted the proper signage and it's a Baptist church.

    Don't say the Catholic church has banned guns as an excuse to try to justify to yourself your inattendance at Mass.

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    Not using anything as an excuse. Please note I'm in Michigan & Texas law does not apply here. I also don't go to mass as I disagree with more than the churches doccumented anti-gun position, research the churches position on firearms. http://www.uscatholic.org/news/2011/...arms-civilians According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, individuals have a right and a duty to protect their own lives when in danger, and someone who "defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow."
    Yet the church would deny you the most effective means of doing just that.....seems a little hypocrital if you ask me.
    As stated previously I don't need a church, building, preacher/priest or organized religion to follow and worship Christ & God.

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    I didn't mean to imply that Tx law was applicable in Mi. Just using it as an example. Some states ban the posession of a firearm in church as did Tx. until the legislature wised up to all the shootings & murders in churches across the nation in the past few years. There are 4 Catholic parishes in the city in which I live and none of them are posted as required by law if they don't want parishoners carrying into the building. so if it was a papal decree all of them would be posted.

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    i attend church regularly, in fact i am an Asst. Missouri State Coordinator for a christian Motorcycle ministry, and i carry everywhere i go. Jesus himself told his disciples that if they did not have sword, that they should sell their cloak and buy one. That is good enough for me.

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    Yes I do carry at church, along with two other ccw holders. We have the entrances and exits covered by the way we sit. When most worshippers have their eyes closed, ours are opened and scanning the area. I am sorry for the idiot with bad intentions.

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    Confused with Bible quote

    Quote Originally Posted by Rickfrl View Post
    i attend church regularly, in fact i am an Asst. Missouri State Coordinator for a christian Motorcycle ministry, and i carry everywhere i go. Jesus himself told his disciples that if they did not have sword, that they should sell their cloak and buy one. That is good enough for me.
    As to CCW in church it is a no brainer, but concealed and qualified should be the rule of thumb. I am no Bible scholar but a search for "cloak" only reveals Jesus saying to give it up? I am curious of where "Jesus told his disciples to buy one"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agill View Post
    As to CCW in church it is a no brainer, but concealed and qualified should be the rule of thumb. I am no Bible scholar but a search for "cloak" only reveals Jesus saying to give it up? I am curious of where "Jesus told his disciples to buy one"?
    Luke 22:36,

    He (Jesus at the last supper) said to them, "but now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one." NIV.

    Since 1999 there have been 174 people murdered while at church or on church related property. Annually over 800,000 children are sexually assaulted, many while at church.

    As the shepherd had a responibility to guard and protect his flock, we have a bilically mandated duty to guard our flock today and that means to be ever vigilent and have our sword (gun) at all times. David had a sling to protect his flock (the people of Israel) from the lions & ravenous wolves (Goliath & the Philistines) and today we have our guns to protect our congregations from those who would commit murder & mayhem within our walls.

    See www.copandcross.com for more info.

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