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Rooster Coburn 04:55 PM on 02/05/2013
This has worked in Florida for a quarter of a century. I really dislike the "now I got it, now I don't" school of concealed carry. Who wants to have to think in an emergency "do I have my gun with me or did I leave it at home or in the glove compartment, center console or door pocket of my vehicle?" If I place my right hand into my right front pants or shorts pocket I like knowing what I will find there,  Read More...
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Dimensio
I just don't know what went wrong!
10:49 AM on 02/06/2013
This bill is an attempt to advance the absurd and nonsensical belief that individual churches, rather than state government, should decide policy regarding the carrying of concealed firearms on their premises.  Any reasonable individual understands that the regulation of private church policies is inherently the responsibility of the state.
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07:01 PM on 02/06/2013
If you mean it's up to the states now to decide church regulations? If so, watch a mass exodus from churches. Hello?!
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Dimensio
I just don't know what went wrong!
03:57 PM on 02/07/2013
Opponents of this measure obviously believe that management of church policies is the business of the state.
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CrankyGal
My micro-bio itches like hell
10:31 AM on 02/06/2013
WWJBA

Who would Jesus Blow Away?
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Opus Fideo
Atheist. Social Democrat. Canadian.
11:34 PM on 02/06/2013
Who would jesus blow? the 12 disciples I guess...
fisch123
Stuck in pending.
11:42 PM on 02/06/2013
I always suspected God was gay, but now your saying jesus was too?
10:27 AM on 02/06/2013
It is appropriate for Christians to think they need guns in their buildings because they insult and are intolerant of a lot of people with their beliefs. Christians believe that all the people of this planet with the exception of those who share their beliefs will spend eternity in hell and suffer for all eternity. And they consider their religion the most tolerant and loving. They mostly know a lot less than many atheists and agnostics do about the Bible, Christianity, and the history of Christianity but still call themselves Christian.
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imageWIS
Extreme Moderate
02:13 PM on 02/06/2013
They aren't followers of jesus, they are just fans.
04:49 PM on 02/06/2013
Oooooh, good one. So right.
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Truthiness4Me
Sick of republican men and their vagina obsession
09:59 AM on 02/06/2013
And if you disagree with the sermon, you can just blast the minister out of the pulpit!!!
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11:15 AM on 02/06/2013
How long before ministers start bullet proofing their pulpits?
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07:04 PM on 02/06/2013
Until the first gun happy "hero" starts shooting up the place, defending them all. Oh yeah.
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marysheepdog70
It's always something.
09:54 AM on 02/06/2013
I'm from Arkansas and find this hard to believe that they will pass this...it's the Republicans...and we have a Democratic Governor who will go along with it, I'm afraid. Anyway, I'm glad I don't attend church. This is not going to end well.
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thorrsman
Why should I define myself by quoting others?
10:37 PM on 02/06/2013
Considering those from OUTSIDE churches who have gone in and committed murder, why should the STATE decide for the members of a church?
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Opus Fideo
Atheist. Social Democrat. Canadian.
11:37 PM on 02/06/2013
You're right the church should have stinger missiles on the roof, snipers in the steeples, landmines on the front lawn, and gun turrets by the entrance and behind the altar.
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marysheepdog70
It's always something.
05:27 PM on 02/08/2013
I think that the congregations have the last say so on it. 
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scrzbill
Liberal veteran
09:12 AM on 02/06/2013
The whole point of this allowing rednecks to have guns in church is so that when they leave, they can pull them out after church and fire off a few rounds in "his" glory.
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Cranmer1549
Always bet on black.
08:25 AM on 02/06/2013
"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion..." B. Obama, 2008

So, was he wrong?
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WILLJLA
WINTER GREETINGS & HAPPY NEW YEAR!
09:54 AM on 02/06/2013
NO.
04:50 PM on 02/06/2013
Nope.
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TryToBeFlexible
MENSA, Gay, Atheist, Married , age 58
08:13 AM on 02/06/2013
Church massacres are extremely rare in America. However, redneck and spousal shoot-outs are not so rare, and bystanders can easily get killed also. Let's see how this plays out in Arkansas. It's not like we will lose the next Einstein in one of these church shoot-outs.
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marysheepdog70
It's always something.
09:51 AM on 02/06/2013
Good to know that a life lived in Arkansas doesn't mean anything to you. You're no Einstein yourself regardless of your Bio.
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TryToBeFlexible
MENSA, Gay, Atheist, Married , age 58
10:31 AM on 02/06/2013
I wouldn't go so far as to say a life lived in Arkansas doesn't mean anything to me.   However, I would go so far as to say that a christian church in Arkansas that is so right wing that they want guns in their church is so far to the right that I think they would be no loss.    I would agree with you, I myself am no Einstein.   Einstein was head and shoulders above me IQ wise, even with me being a MENSA member.   As far as my lack of concern for Arkansas gun loving christians go, I am just returning the same amount of love they typically show me.   I will never forget the "AIDS jokes" that went around among my christian acquaintances during the 80's when a number of my friends were suffering and dying.   It would be seriously insane for me to love them back, or trust them. 
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GalaxieGal
Semper Ubi Sub Ubi
01:18 PM on 02/06/2013
I think it will be over something really stupid like a parking space.
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TryToBeFlexible
MENSA, Gay, Atheist, Married , age 58
01:48 PM on 02/06/2013
Or which Bubba is messing with which other Bubba's wife. 
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royalchant
Communist pit viper
07:52 AM on 02/06/2013
Well, after the praise band didn't attract any newcomers the deacons got together and came with a new marketing strategy: Shoot Your Soul To Jesus! Reload In The Holy Spirit!
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royalchant
Communist pit viper
07:19 AM on 02/06/2013
Are churches in Arkansas really that rough? That's almost impressive.

On a related note, what about the whole "God didn't protect the Newtown children because we've kicked God out of school" argument? Are we to infer that they don't believe in their own flaccid rhetoric? Let's face it, if God ain't in church, where else are you going to find him?
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TryToBeFlexible
MENSA, Gay, Atheist, Married , age 58
08:15 AM on 02/06/2013
That is a really good point. For sure, the logic is now clear that they don't believe god is in Arkansas churches. A point with which I would agree. They are such scaredy cat cowards, that they must be constantly afraid someone (Muslim, atheist, gay) is going to come massacre them in their church. And, god can't protect them.
I always knew that "christians" don't really believe as much as the profess to.
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royalchant
Communist pit viper
07:38 PM on 02/06/2013
'Aye, they can't have it both ways, no matter how much they have gotten used to it. 
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Kris Cash
07:15 AM on 02/06/2013
This is the only legislation that Jesus Christ would approve of. He fought for this and dies for his right to bear arms and kill people. Hopefully this will become the ultimate law of thenland and people will bring guns to churches and kill their fellow brethrens in large numbers to follow Jesus' example. Go Arkansas go. Make it a law for people to carry guns on airplanes and buses, elevators and escalators, anywhere and everywhere. We need more guns. The more guns we have the more more ons will get killed. Eventually that will lead to a society of sane people as the insane gun lovers will kill each other out as per Jesus' wish.
05:04 PM on 02/06/2013
Brethren is plural. There's no need add the "s".
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Kris Cash
05:45 PM on 02/06/2013
You missed a few more "dies," "thenland," "more ons," etc, Feel free to correct them too.
07:12 AM on 02/06/2013
Wow. Nothing makes me want to go into a church more than knowing that there might be someone there carrying a concealed weapon. LOL Seriously? Do these people ever think before writing these laws?
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imageWIS
Extreme Moderate
02:18 PM on 02/06/2013
"Do these people ever think before writing these laws?"

No.
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06:56 PM on 02/06/2013
You know someone could already have been there carrying a weapon. Anyway if a church does not want someone to carry a weapon into the church they only have to put up a sign that says something like "firearms are prohibited here".

Then you cannot legally carry a firearm into that building/area. If you do you can be arrested. This law didnt actually change anything honestly.
03:19 AM on 02/06/2013
If I can stop laughing long enough to post a comment. Hey, storybook people, doesn't this fly in the face of the book or haven't you read it? I have and I remember what I read unlike most of you who have to read it again and again. In simple terms this law is about as opposite as it gets. Keep voting reep, we appreciate it. We like all the out there folks all in one camp. Keep your friends close?
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03:08 AM on 02/06/2013
This is the first Republican legislature in 130 years in Arkansas. This is nothing but a feel-good bill that panders to all the deer-hunting rednecks there who are incapable of thinking for themselves. There's no other rationale for it. There are no previously reported cases of gun violence in churches there.
03:01 AM on 02/06/2013
"It was past time for the legislature to get out of the business of our churches, and it appears that at least 113 legislators agree." What in the world are they talking about?!?

So exactly what made them ban gay marriage and have the country's toughest abortion laws? I think it might be time to let them know it's should also be vice versa, and keep the church out of legislature.