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Guns in Church

Pastors And Faithful Pick Up Gun Training: 'We Need It In Church'

USA Today | Bianca Graulau | Posted 06.23.2015 | Religion

For seven years, Geof Peabody — owner and instructor at Peabody’s Shooting Range — has been teaching his fellow church members how to use guns. ...

FOX Morning Show Needs to Go... Forever! Pastor's Packing Guns?

Steve McSwain | Posted 06.18.2015 | Media
Steve McSwain

My advice to these misguided television hosts, and to all of us, is that we reserve judgment until we know the facts.

Armed, Locked and Loaded: The Worst and Most Intimidating Gun States

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.

Katherine Bindley

Pistol-Packing Preachers? The Debate Over Guns In Churches | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion

Every email Carl Chinn sends features the same signature: his name, followed by Chapter 4, Verse 9 from the Book of Nehemiah. "We prayed to our Go...

State OKs Bill Allowing Guns On College Campuses

Reuters | Suzi Parker | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

LITTLE ROCK, Ark, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Faculty and staff members in Arkansas are one step closer to legally carrying concealed handguns on the state's...

Want A Gun? Go To Church

AP | Posted 02.09.2013 | Religion

DUMAS, Texas -- A Baptist church in the Texas Panhandle plans to host concealed handgun training, saying it's offering the class as a community servic...

Arkansas To Allow Guns In Churches

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2013 | Religion

(Adds detail about the Senate vote) By Suzi Parker LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Feb 4 (Reuters) - The Arkansas House of Represent...

Supreme Court Won't Hear Guns In Church Case

AP | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't overturn a Georgia law banning firearms in churches and other places of worship. The high court on Monday refus...

The Gospel Of Guns: How Churches Use Firearms To Attract New Members

Religion News Service | Greg Horton | Posted 12.20.2012 | Religion

PRYOR CREEK, Okla. (RNS) Pryor Creek, Okla., is gun country. Located midway between Tulsa and Siloam Springs, Ark., the town of approximately 8,500...

Right To Bring Guns In Church Debated In Georgia Court

Posted 12.06.2011 | Religion

There's freedom of religion and the right to bear arms, but should guns be allowed in places of worship? A Georgia gun activist group is trying to ...

States Caught In Crossfire Over Guns In Churches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service The way Rev. Jonathan Wilkins sees it, members of his Baptist church in Thomaston, Ga., should have the righ...

The Fantasy World of "More Guns = Less Crime"

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

More guns means less crime only in the imaginary world of the "gun rights" movement as it tries to push us toward an America where there is nowhere to go to escape the guns - even into churches.

Jason Linkins

Bobby Jindal Signs 'Guns-In-Church' Bill Into Law | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In Louisiana, Governor Bobby Jindal has recently signed into law a measure that would allow you to feel comforted by the presence of your gun in the house of the Lord.

Church Gun Bill Shot Down In Louisiana House

Religion News Service | Ed Anderson / The Times Picayune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ed Anderson / The Times Picayune Religion News Service BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) A bill that would have allowed people to carry concealed weapons to ...

Louisiana Moves To Allow Armed Worshippers

Religion News Service | Ed Anderson / The Times-Picayune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ed Anderson / The Times-Picayune Religion News Service BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) People qualified to carry concealed weapons should be able to keep t...

Update: Louisiana Bill Allowing Guns In Church Is Back On

Religion News Service | By Ed Anderson / The Times-Picayune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Ed Anderson / The Times-Picayune Religion News Service BATON ROUGE, La. (RNS) Guns should be allowed in Louisiana houses of worship as a way to pr...