Skip to comments.5 shot at Illinois church, police say
Posted on 03/08/2009 9:10:56 AM PDT by armymarinemom
(CNN) -- Five people, including a church pastor, were shot inside the First Baptist Church of Maryville, Illinois, a police dispatcher told CNN on Sunday.
The shooting occurred during a church service, the dispatcher said. The suspect was stabbed by parishioners who wrestled him to the ground.
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Prayers for the wounded and families of the injured or killed.
One of the largest churches in the Phoenix metro area recently held a CCW class AT the church. There were more than 120 people in attendance. At first I thought they held the class because of interest and demand, but I wonder now if it might also be a way to help insure something like this doesn’t take place there.
I have been hearing about more and more Church’s having security.
It doesn’t say whether anyone was arrested or whether the perp was carried out dead.
Honestly we have a low crime rate in Maine but a lot of people carry leatherman tools.
That's what I first thought. Now I'm not so sure.
Here's a photo of the pastor and his family from the church's web page.
I'm guessing this isn't one of those thugged-out urban churches.
I couldn’t find a picture of the church at the website, but here’s “Meet our pastor”:
Is the perp’s name Mohammed?
Can’t this be considered terrorism under the new laws of Homeland Security?
You beat me to it.
"You brought a knife to a gunfight?!!"
We go to a large church with multiple services, but they make sure there are people in each service with CCW permits that do carry...some folks are on staff, some just part of the volunteer security detail.
I thought that Illinois gun laws prevented this from happening?
What a nice looking family. Prayers going out to everyone.
Idiot Demoncrats and pastors argued that: "Churches are sancutaries, not armories".
Henry Bowman's of Arkansas should pay everyone in that Senate Sub-Committee a personal little visit.
I can prove, yet again, that liberal "feelings" usually have good intentions, but ALWAYS result in someone being hurt or killed.
We need to ban liberals from church, NOT GUNS.
Illinois gun laws keep people from protecting themselves and as in this case, using knives in a gun fight.
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