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Thread: Ga. ban on guns in places of worship before court

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    Last edited by OC for ME; 10-12-2011 at 07:44 AM.
    "I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it." - Thomas Jefferson.

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    "...State lawyers counter that the ban allows worshippers to pray in safety..."
    Since when has being defenseless in the face of danger ever been "safe"?

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    The challenge was brought by GeorgiaCarry.org. The gun rights group maintains that religious institutions should be allowed to decide whether to allow firearms inside.

    State lawyers counter that the ban allows worshippers to pray in safety.
    Sounds like the State just made the case for plaintiffs! The religous institutions will decide what is safety to them!

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    Here in VA the law is murkier. Individuals may carry in a place of worship so long as they have "good and sufficient reason." The problem is that they don't define good and sufficient reason. Our attorney general just released an opinion that self-defense meets that standard. Seeing how his opinion does not carry the force of law, I think eventually we will need either a new law or a lawsuit similar to this one in order to settle the debate.
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    There are no laws that specifically prohibit the carry of firearms in either Tennessee or Kentucky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
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    Interesting, we want separation between church and state until we do not want a separation between church and state.
    Given that the state is mandating that one can't have a weapon in a church there currently isn't a separation between state and church. By getting the state out of the church's business you could say that they are trying to restore the separation of church and state

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    In Mo you need permission from the preacher, that's it.
    And if you don't ask, it's still not a criminal offense if found out. However, if you are asked to leave, then some troubles could begin.

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    No restriction in WA. If the congregation says, no, well it is private property. If the congregation says nothing, it is fine with the state.

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    I've both OC'd and CC'd in places of worship.

    In both respects, I've been told "Thanks!"

    Carry on.
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