by mr palm
The Arkansas House of Representatives approved a bill allowing concealed handguns to be brought into churches. The bill now goes to the state Senate, where if approved, will leave bars as the only private establishments where concealed weapons are banned.
Proponents say that the bill will allow churchgoing citizens to defend themselves in the event of a church shooting, as in the December 2007 incident at New Life Church in Colorado
where a security staff member killed a gunman that attacked worshippers there.
Opponents claim that concealed handguns will not stop someone from opening fire in a church. They also believe that such a law shows a lack of faith in God to provide safety to churchgoers (Associated Press article
Should concealed handguns be allowed in churches? If so, does it make a statement of faith at all?