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Concealed Carry Training Offered by…Churches?

lhar Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 11:29 AM
I am a NRA certified handgun instructor and a pastor of a small church. I have had my CCW for a few years now. The reason that I took my instructor training was because of the number of pastors and church members in my area that wanted to take a ccw class that was not two hours at the local gun show. They wanted real training.

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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