Thanks for posting the article.
The Most important part of the article...
“Two congregants tackled the gunman, he said.”
Better that they should/could have shot him. But concealed carry is allowed in Churches in Tennessee. At the option of the church leadership. (pastor, elders, etc).
Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church.
Probably bans concealed carry, not that many of the members, if any, would be likely have a CHL/CCW anyway.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association, its member congregations, and individual Unitarian Universalists be encouraged to petition legislators to enact and support laws such as:
1. the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1991 (HR7) in the United States, which is intended to place nationally uniform, effective limitations on individual possession of
2. handguns, including waiting periods, licensing, and registration;
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED that the Unitarian Universalist Association, its member congregations, and individual Unitarian Universalists in the United States be urged to petition legislators to enact and support laws banning private ownership or use of machine guns and semi-automatic and automatic assault weapons.
Even their current Criminal Justic position page supports increased gun control.
However, as I understand it, not all congregations agree with the National organization, nor are they bound by it's "resolutions".