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View Poll Results: Should churches have armed security?
Yes 4 17.39%
No 13 56.52%
citizens or good guys with a gun will protect us 3 13.04%
42 soft spots 3 13.04%
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Old 12-04-2017, 11:05 AM
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Went to a wedding at a Mennonite church this weekend. Church is in downtown Lancaster, in an area where you might not feel particularly safe walking around alone after dark. Small but prominent signs on all the entrance doors declared the church to be a weapons-free zone. Made my heart glad.
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Went to a wedding at a Mennonite church this weekend. Church is in downtown Lancaster, in an area where you might not feel particularly safe walking around alone after dark. Small but prominent signs on all the entrance doors declared the church to be a weapons-free zone. Made my heart glad.
How many were wearing short-sleeved shirts/blouses?
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No, of course not. But I think it's mostly men who brag about it, and I think there's a lot of machismo in doing so.
Way to avoid being sexist.
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Old 12-09-2017, 09:00 PM
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Should churches have armed security? Like in a perfect world no, and I find it sad that its come to this, but yes, if a church wants to hire armed security or allow its parishioners to carry so they feel protected, then they should have that option.
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Old 12-10-2017, 03:04 PM
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"allow"?
"feel"?

I think you and I may think differently on this issue.
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:03 PM
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Do you think a church should have the authority to say whether guns (or anything else) are allowed in the premises? I doubt you really disagree on that part.

I agree with bigb that it's mostly about feeling safe, and not actually about actual safety. I bet a church is safer without a bunch of guns, especially if they are carried by random congregants.
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