Skip to comments.Ga. church shooting shows attacker aided by law disarming victims
Posted on 10/27/2012 6:48:25 AM PDT by marktwain
The executive director of GeorgiaCarry.org, a state gun rights group, took to the airwaves yesterday on Atlantas NBC 11 Alive to weigh in on Wednesdays shooting at Pastor Creflo Dollar's World Changers Church International, a College Park megachurch. Jerry Henry faced questions from news anchor Ted Hall and assertions by disarmament advocate State Senator Donzella James to explain why his group believes the choice should be left to the churches.
Henrys group is leading a fight to overturn a state law dictating disarmament, and has submitted a petition to the United States Supreme Court, presenting a single question:
"Does a state criminal law that targets religion, and is neither neutral nor generally applicable, pass strict scrutiny muster under the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment?"
Donzella James showed thats precisely the question and unwittingly underscored Georgia Carrys point. Aside from disingenuously answering No, of course not when asked if she was preventing people from protecting themselves, she revealed a wholly inappropriate basis for enacting legislation when she asserted I think that a holy place is not a place for weapons.
Since when is it a legitimate and constitutional function of government for legislators to impose their religious convictions on others under force of law, and how is that different from Taliban-imposed Sharia? That's the real issue, and thus one so-called "progressives" refuse to even acknowledge, let alone object to if they are to be consistent with that church/state "wall of separation" they rush to erect every time it suits their agenda.
Her recommendation that church protection should be limited to security personnel ignores the reality that, per The Huffington Post, alleged shooter Floyd Palmer was part of a security detail at a Baltimore mosque in June 2001 when he shot another man working with him, wounding
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Our local theaters have posted gun free zone signs, making their theaters too unsafe for my family.
Gun Free Zone = SOFT TARGET
In the Ta’anach, or for those of you confused by that title, the ‘Old Testament’, the Israelites were reported as rebuilding their Temple with a spear in one hand, and a brick in the other. (I’m thinking ‘The Book of Ezekiel’).
And THAT was a ‘holy place’, too, was it not?
Seems these days, there are more morons doing moronic things, to prove that the 2nd Amendment, meant ‘everywhere’!
There is still Robert A. Heinlein’s axiom of truth:
“An armed society is a polite society.”
Than, by all means, to that theatre, and wherever else that “gun free zone” sign is displayed, send them this:
An Armed Citizen
Folks, anybody that wishes to use this letter form to inform a business of their choice of ‘gun free’ or not, copy this letter, BUT MAKE SURE YOU PLACE YOUR PARTICULAR STATE’S INFO WHERE THE (’X’)’S ARE, PLEASE?
There is good precedent for going armed to church...
Very good letter.
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