Watch your 6 at Church this Christmas season.

Discussion in 'Religious Discussions' started by firefighter1635, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. firefighter1635

    firefighter1635 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2012
    FEMA Region V
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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Thanks for the heads up.

    My church has the county sheriff, several sheriff deputies, a county judge, and a bunch of gun carrying civilians in the congregation. Not to mention that our preacher also carries a .38 revolver in his pocket. If they made it to my church, they might get a few folks, but would not get very far.
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  3. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    Yes, there are several of us on the "Safety Team" .
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  4. jim brady

    jim brady Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Simla, Colorado
    The last time I went to church with my wife, the Priest told me he was formerly an Army Chaplain. I am a "heathen";) (Protestant - baptized Luthern), but I respect my wife's religion (Catholic). My Leetle Friend (My PPK) attends church with us.
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  5. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    thanks for the heads up
  6. Millwright

    Millwright Well-Known Member

    Jun 30, 2005
    I suspect a lot of Good Americans are attending church over these holidays, if only to protect their community ! Not being 'devoutly religious" I still find the concept of being armed in Church an anathema . But my logic and conscience, and appreciation of the current state of affairs says I needs must be so. One of our "inalienable rights" is the freedom of worship to the godhead we choose in the manner we choose. Defending that right ( or having the means to do so ) isn't - IMO - a sacrilegious act, but acceptance of the role of defending both faith and constitution !
  7. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    Same here
  8. rooter

    rooter *VMBB Senior Chief Of Staff* Supporting Member

    Jan 31, 2001
    Glendale Arizona
    I've read, and even studied, all the posts on the subject you men have expressed...I concur
    totally however, if I were to try and have a legitimate exchange of those favored ideas with the members of my wife's church, I'm sure the counseling would be quite the opposite... her church, the Mormon's, have had some tragic and terrible experiences that may make their opposition
    itself, legitimate...I pray in my own presence...I thank the Lord for my food and benefits...I don't
    go to church except to honor some relative or friend departing this life...Am I proud of that
    and can I defend and accusation made against me for being that way...who knows or
    is mine to grace or to burden. Chief
  9. TigerLeo

    TigerLeo Well-Known Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    SouthEast Missouri
    I don't know who carries in my church. It isn't talked about. But I do.
  10. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
    Funny thing about this post, my father in-law asked me one day if it was necessary for me to carry in church, and I replied that church was the perfect venue for an insane person to attack. My response was confirmed a day or two later when a minister in Missouri was gunned down in church. He never asked me again.
  11. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    I can almost see the news headline now.

    Gunman attacks local church and dies from 351 shots
  12. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    It is still unofficial in our church but since one of us is one of the pastors, it was decided that we should know who each other is so that if a real situation should developed we could better recognize good guys from bad guys. Side note: we have some ladies on our team too.
  13. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I don't have to worry about it. The Church where I go is small. And most of the men carry, probably some of the women too!
  14. One Shot

    One Shot Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2010
    That would simplify things. We have three services with several hundred at each. I'm still not 100% sure who all the others are but we each have ID tags.
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  15. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    We have a small congregation, usually about 75 people. I know 5 of us that carry.
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