Concealed Carry and churches

Mark Binker reports on a bill by Thom Goolsby (R-New Hanover) that would expand concealed carry rights on church properties.

Thom says that clarifying the law would "fix a problem" for a church in his Senate district. Binker's article refers to the church's "security team," who might be in violation of the law when the church-operated school is not in session.

As a professing and practicing Christian myself, I have a few questions for the good Senator from the coast:

1. Exactly how does the security team operate, and under what protocols? Does the team regularly train in procedures to deal with whatever threats are envisioned?

2. What is the Biblical model for the security team? How exactly did Jesus organize his security? Were the disciples nothing more than glorified muscle?

3. Exactly what threats does this church envision facing? Exactly who are they trying to protect themselves from?

4. During worship services, are members of the security team standing guard, with assigned guard posts? Or are they undercover among the congregation, complete with earbud radios and American flag lapel pins?

5. Does every Republican in Raleigh go by Thom?

Comments

Thom

I think "Thom" is reserved for those who are not gay.

Rumor has it, Tom Fetzer is thinking he needs to change his name. Or maybe his gender. It's hard to know these days.

To your broader point ...

Alcohol and concealed carry

NCGS 14-415-11 prohibits carrying a concealed weapon while consuming alcohol. I guess Thom forgot to clarify that in his legislation, to allow the church security force to partake of the communion wine.

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The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR

Wine

NCGS 14-415-11 prohibits carrying a concealed weapon while consuming alcohol. I guess Thom forgot to clarify that in his legislation, to allow the church security force to partake of the communion wine.

I'd be willing to bet that the same church employing a "security force" is in one of the denominations that doesn't serve real wine.

You have to have a church "security team"

I mean when you are stalking your prey, you go to where they are known to congregate. The church "security team" is there to protect the rest of the congregation from the poor jaded husband whose just trying to hunt down his wife, ex-wife, girlfriend for whatever injustice that "slut" has done.

You know how it is, sometimes when you're really angry, your aim isn't quite as accurate. Other times the "slut" ducks and runs like a deer and then the church just becomes a shooting gallery. The extra guns carried by the "security team" just helps protects more people.

And I know, for a fact, Jesus never condemned guns in the Bible, so it must be okay. And marriage is sacred, between a man and woman (until she becomes a "slut" and wants to end the relationship). What else do you expect a real man to do, if he can't discipline his wife correctly, hunting them down is what they deserve.

F-One
I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle...
John Stuart Mill 1866

Oops

The reprehensible sentiments (assuming you mean the part about guns) was sarcasm, sick (true) but at this point I'm so fed up with nut jobs, I'm ready to scream.

The second point about conservatives is a quote, I screwed up my signature line, it's from John Stuart Mills 1866 but got truncated due to length, which I did not realize until now. Unfortunately, the rest of the statement had to be eliminated. It is "I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle that I hardly think any gentleman will deny it."

F-One
I never meant to say that the Conservatives are generally stupid. I meant to say that stupid people are generally Conservative. I believe that is so obviously and universally admitted a principle...
John Stuart Mill 1866

Thanks for the clarification

That little "Quote" box on top of the Comment box helps if you select all the type to be quoted and then apply it.