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Churches and guns in America

Postby bignflnut » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:38 am

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Arming church attendees is not a new solution, but a well used tactic. Church attendees were required by law to come armed in colonial America. From Colonial Firearm Regulation(pdf):

A. Guns in Church

The statute that most clearly states the intent of “bring your guns to church” laws is a 1643 Connecticut order, “To prevent or withstand such sudden assaults as may be made by Indeans upon the Sabboth or lecture dayes, It is Ordered, that one person in every several howse wherein is any souldear or souldears, shall bring a musket, pystoll or some peece, with powder and shott to e[a]ch meeting....”Connecticut found within a month that, “Whereas it is obsearved that the late Order for on[e] in a Family to bring his Arms to the meeting house every Sabboth and lecture day, hath not bine attended by divers persons” there was now a fine for failing to do so.

The legal requirement to come to church armed varied with the threat level. The reference cites statutes from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Plymouth, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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Re: Churches and guns in America

Postby gfrlaser » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:04 am

The best offense is a good defense. Hopefully churches are waking up to this simple fact.
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Re: Churches and guns in America

Postby Cruiser » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:31 am

But they would rather hire Security Guards, then to put up a sign saying "Concealed Carry Welcome Here."
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Re: Churches and guns in America

Postby TJW815 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:28 pm

Was speaking with my Pastor about this on Wednesday. Apparently when he renewed his license this year, the employee at the sherrifs office told him that the law changed and that places of worship were removed from the law. I quickly showed him otherwise.

I need to follow up and find out which Sherrifs office this was. Apparently they need a refresher. Wonder how many people they have given this incorrect information too.
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Re: Churches and guns in America

Postby schmieg » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:38 pm

TJW815 wrote:Was speaking with my Pastor about this on Wednesday. Apparently when he renewed his license this year, the employee at the sherrifs office told him that the law changed and that places of worship were removed from the law. I quickly showed him otherwise.

I need to follow up and find out which Sherrifs office this was. Apparently they need a refresher. Wonder how many people they have given this incorrect information too.

As far as needing a refresher course, it could be any one of 88 different offices.
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