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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Parishoners carrying guns isn't always a good thing


So much for truth in "news" headlines.

I just love it when the MSM get it half-assed right and we, the people, know better than the media's expert journalists! Read the whole article first & see if you can pick out the discrepancies from reality. I know I didn't get them all. ;>)

First for your consideration is this brilliant statement:

"But without a security plan, guns and people can be a dangerous mix, . . . "

Duh! They're supposed to be dangerous - to the criminal! Yeah, I know, if the responding officer doesn't shoot first and ask questions later, the responding citizen may get to live another day. That's the risk we take when we take charge of our own security. It's a risk.

A church member ran up and grabbed one of Murray's pistols, after earlier trying to lift a weapon off a security officer to shoot it out with gunman.

Partial truth, IIRC. "We didn't lie, we just didn't tell the whole, unvarnished, correct truth!"

  1. The "church member" was a veteran. You know, one of those guys/gals we pay to defend us from enemies foreign and domestic.
  2. Allegedly the "security officer" could not, or would not, engage Murray. The vet attempted to rectify the situation.
Then we have this grand prose:

Within minutes after the shooting started, other New Life members had rushed to their cars and returned with guns, while security and police were still determining if they had more gunmen.

Personally, I'm very happy the congregants thought to bring their personal protection items to church with them. At the same time, I am saddened that they didn't bother to carry them with them to worship. Remember what it says at the top of this blog: 'Gun-Free Zones' are only gun-free, until somebody brings a gun. Murray brought his guns to church. They didn't.

But while mega-churches can field trained, armed security teams, every church can develop a plan to deal with hazards, speakers said.

AMEN! The last church I was in refused even discussion of armed individual responses to violence. In fact, that pastor told me, with at least one other person present, that he "preferred" unarmed sheeple. I've been back only to attend funerals for dear friends.

Our current pastor knows of that incident and allows concealed carry in his congregation. Unfortunately, the State does not "allow" CCW at the location we're temporarily using. So much for self-responsibility.

Be safe and God Bless Ya'll !

1 comment:

KJC402 said...

Here is a good site on the subject of armed parishoners and clergy.

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