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Concealed Carry Training Offered by…Churches?

jfraley Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:10 AM
When I took my intial CCW course, I also took another 8 hour law course due to the fact I was using my CCW permit for security employment reasons as well as several other classes for my "on-duty" profession. I dont think 2 hours is enough time to properly prepare someone for the realization that some day they may take a life to save others. I do agree that everyone should be able to arm themselves, but they need to be mentally prepared as well as physically to know what is right and what is not. If anyone has any doubts about my sincerity, it may help to know I am an Ordained Minister myself and fire my 1st rifle at the age of 6 while hunting for deer. Yes, I got it too!
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:57 AM
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. While these views are interesting, so long as they meet the legal standard for firearms purchase, that is all that should be required.

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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