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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

After a mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left 26 people dead Sunday, state Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested that institutions have to decide either to allow firearms or to hire private security to defend against future carnage.

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If you have to bring a gun to church, you're attending the wrong church. If you are afraid of dying while in God's House, you don't understand how religious faith works...

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Most Churches, and pretty much all public venues in general, have 30.06 signs posted, which forbids concealed carry on their property.

#1 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-08 10:42 AM | Reply

What can possibly go wrong?

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-08 10:43 AM | Reply

Churches are now going to start offering "baptism by fire."

#3 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-08 10:54 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"which forbids concealed carry on their property

YEAH! cause Iraq, Chad, and Afganistan are so "safe"

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-08 11:00 AM | Reply

Suddenly, one of the men with Jesus pulled out his sword and cut off the ear of the chief priest's servant. Then Jesus said to him, "Put your sword away! All who use a sword will be killed by a sword."

--Matt 26:51-2

#5 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-11-08 11:05 AM | Reply

So much for "In God we Trust".

So I guess the new motto we be:

In Guns We Trust.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-08 11:05 AM | Reply

#4 | POSTED BY CHIEFTUTMOSES AT 2017-11-08 11:00 AM | FLAG:

Just like Chiraq. I personally avoid Gun Free Zones, too many people get shot in them.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-08 11:09 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"I personally avoid Gun Free Zones"

who do you think you are kidding?

according to your post history, it doesn't look like you ever venture out much.

#8 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-08 11:11 AM | Reply

I've worked from home for 12 years. I frequently just leave in the middle of the day to go fly planes. It's nice. My day really doesn't get busy until I pick up my kids from school.

#9 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-08 11:15 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

From this:
"pretty much all public venues in general, have 30.06 signs posted, which forbids concealed carry on their property"

To this:
"I personally avoid Gun Free Zones"

In less than 15 minutes

So are you pretending now that you avoid "pretty much all public venues" but freely send your kids to a "Gun Free Zone"?

what a dad!

#10 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-11-08 11:18 AM | Reply

#10: He sends them to a private republican school where all students are required to pack heat. They have extras in case a kid forgot his. ;)

#11 | Posted by Daniel at 2017-11-08 11:25 AM | Reply

#10: He sends them to a private republican school where all students are required to pack heat. They have extras in case a kid forgot his. ;)

#11 | POSTED BY DANIEL AT 2017-11-08 11:25 AM | FLAG:

Worse, I'm an atheist that sends his kids to Catholic school.

It's that, or Texas football based education. I'll pass on the latter.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-08 11:32 AM | Reply

"Texas AG: Bring your guns when you come to church"

Did he really say that or is this another fake headline?

#13 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-11-08 11:36 AM | Reply

It's a paraphrase to say the least. He was suggesting Churches consider allow parishioners to exercise their lawful, permitted CHL privilege.

From his interview on Fox & Friends:

"As far as what we can do in the future, I mean, the only thing I know, because you can't necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law. If somebody's willing to kill someone, they're also going to be willing to violate a gun law," he continued. "And all I can say is that in Texas at least we have the opportunity to have concealed carry. And so if it's a place where somebody has the ability to carry, there's always the opportunity that the gunman will be taken out before he has the opportunity to kill very many people."

#14 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-08 12:51 PM | Reply

The AG said bring your guns to church.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-08 12:56 PM | Reply

Sorry, it's what he said.

#16 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-08 12:57 PM | Reply

"because you can't necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law."

Thanks, Second Amendment!

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-08 12:59 PM | Reply

"there's always the opportunity that the gunman will be taken out before he has the opportunity to kill very many people."

It's worked so well in our cities! Naturally we should try the same approach in our churches.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-08 01:06 PM | Reply

A mother and father were tucking their three kids into bed just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when they heard a loud bang at the front door, police told KTVT-TV. The family's home in Fort Worth, Texas, is in a wooded area at the end of a dirt road several hundred yards long, the station said -- which made the situation even scarier. Turns out the bang was an intruder kicking in the front door, police said. Police said the father grabbed a rifle and called 911, the station reported. While the father was on the phone with a police dispatcher, police told KTVT the knife-wielding intruder made threats against the family, trashed household items and tried running toward a room. At that point the father fired one round from his rifle, killing the intruder at the scene, the station reported. The father suffered a stab wound from the intruder, was taken to a hospital and is expected to be OK, KTVT said.

#19 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-11-08 06:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I can't think of anything quite as warm and welcoming, as a church filled with people carrying assault rifles.

#20 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-08 07:08 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

RE #19 I see your one anecdotal story of a gun in the home saving a life and raise you with 1,300 stories (a year) where guns in the home were involved in killing innocent children.

Rambunctious third-graders filled a classroom in Seattle on a crisp autumn day. One of the students dropped his backpack, and horror ensued.
That student had brought a parent's gun to school and was carrying it in his backpack. When the bag fell to the floor, the impact caused the gun to fire, sending a bullet straight into another student's abdomen, said Dr. Thomas Weiser, a trauma surgeon at Stanford University Medical Center.

Weiser treated that third-grader's gunshot wound while completing a fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Washington in 2011.

"She kind of had this look in her eyes. It wasn't pain. ... There was obviously a little fear ... but I remember, my impression was (she had) this question: Why is this happening? She couldn't really process everything that was happening to her and around her," Weiser said. "She survived, but she had a terrible injury."

Now, a study based on data from 2012 to 2014 suggests that, on average, 5,790 children in the United States receive medical treatment in an emergency room each year for a gun-related injury. About 21% of those injuries are unintentional, similar to the third-grader's case.

From 2012 to 2014, on average, 1,297 children died annually from a gun-related injury in the US, according to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday.

www.cnn.com

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-11-08 07:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Turns out the bang was an intruder kicking in the front door, police said. Police said the father grabbed a rifle and called 911, the station reported. "

Cool story Sniper.
Do Cafe Racer next!

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-08 07:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

There are Christian pastors who are saying the gunman gave the people who he murdered exactly what they had been praying for.

Chew on that.

#23 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-09 07:27 AM | Reply

"because you can't necessarily keep guns out of the hands of people who are going to violate the law."
Thanks, Second Amendment!

#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Only good criminals should have assault rifles, 100 round magazines, and unlimited ammo.

-- the president of the United States of America

#24 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2017-11-09 07:29 AM | Reply

which forbids concealed carry on their property.

#1 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Then don't conceal it.

Sometimes solutions are just too simple.

#25 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-11-09 01:44 PM | Reply

Then don't conceal it (guns).

#25 | Posted by Petrous

It is important to let the gunman know who he must take out first.

#26 | Posted by Zed at 2017-11-09 01:47 PM | Reply

Then don't conceal it.

#25 | POSTED BY PETROUS AT 2017-11-09 01:44 PM | FLAG:

That's still up to the property owner.

#27 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2017-11-10 10:03 AM | Reply

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