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Concealed Carry Training Offered by…Churches?

jclemons Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 5:00 PM
I live near Marengo..just 8 miles away. It's a great little town. It wasn't long after Ohio passed our well-ordered and responsible concealed carry law, that the little church on the corner of two St.Rtes. posted their class announcements alternately with Christian messages on their letterboard sign out front. My initial reaction (and still is): Good for them!! The church has a next-door neighbor who posts very critical messages essentially saying that this is an un-Christian action on the part of the church. It's okay for them to do this because free speech is a great thing for both the neighbor, and the Church members, and all of us. Free speech is a national treasure.

Churches are always looking for new ways to reach out to people—especially men. Some houses of worship across the U.S. have ostensibly found the answer: Offer concealed-carry weapons training. The Daily has the details:

In an effort to increase membership, a number of U.S. churches — including the Church of Christ congregation in this rural village 30 miles north of Columbus — are offering an unconventional public service: Concealed weapons training.

“Church has done a good job with coffee klatsches or whatever, but we haven’t really reached out to guys,” said Jeff Copley, a preacher at...

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