Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Churches "Lock and Load"
After the in-church shooting in Charleston, SC, that left nine dead, many churches are now ALLOWING guns in their churches for legal gun carriers. Some have even gone so far as to sponsor gun classes. Of course, there are people (the usual suspects) who think they've gone too far. Gun trainer David Van Buren says, “Churches should have an emergency plan and a trained security team.” I go further than that. I say ONE person in the congregation who has a gun and knows how to use it (whose presence is unknown to the shooter) can make all the difference in the world, even WITHOUT a “security plan.” It certainly did in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where a single small woman put an END to one gunman's “shooting spree” by putting a couple in him. Some people are tired of hearing about that, but that remains the very best illustration of my contention that ONE GUN, in the hands of ONE honest person who knows how to use it, can make all the difference in the world. What if there had been a cop (or other legal gun owner who disregarded that theater's “no-gun policy) in that theater in Aurora when that fool came in and started shooting? Maybe some lives would have been saved. But, NO! The fools who make all the USELESS “gun laws” don't agree, while more and more people get killed, while they never learn. (Chesterfield Observer)