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Guns donít belong in places of worship (Illiinois barf alert)
Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 17 july 2013

Posted on 07/17/2013 5:45:59 AM PDT by rellimpank

Houses of worship don’t just accommodate religious gatherings. They also are places where deeply troubled people come to get help. If for no other reason than that, they should be off limits to guns.

Unfortunately, a state law rushed through in the closing days of the spring legislative session that allows the concealed carrying of guns also makes it legal to bring those firearms into places of worship. That’s an alarming prospect that needs to be rectified as quickly as possible.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; church; guncontrol; rkba; secondamendment
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--moronic blather from the S-T--
1 posted on 07/17/2013 5:45:59 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank
Houses of worship don’t just accommodate religious gatherings. They also are places where deeply troubled people come to get help. If for no other reason than that, they should be off limits to guns.

The stupid is strong with this one. He both managed to introduce a non-sequitir and anthropomorphize an inanimate object ("off limits to guns") in the same opening sentence.

2 posted on 07/17/2013 5:48:40 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo ( Walker 2016)
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To: rellimpank

“They also are places where deeply troubled people come to get help.”

If true, then all the more reason to keep one’s weapon close.


3 posted on 07/17/2013 5:48:51 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Jack Hammer

He’s making the case to carry but is too dumb to realize it.


4 posted on 07/17/2013 5:52:11 AM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: rellimpank

Of course they don’t want Christians with guns, so one day the Marxist Atheist can come in and kill us....and you know....so they won’t be out gunned!
Go to H&LL commies....


5 posted on 07/17/2013 5:52:47 AM PDT by astratt7 (obama,muslim,politics)
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To: rellimpank

So police have to leave their guns outside?


6 posted on 07/17/2013 5:54:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: rellimpank
They also are places where deeply troubled people come to get help.

They also are places where deeply troubled people come to act out, sometimes violently, sometimes with weapons.

I guess there should be a law requiring non-troubled, nonviolent parishioners to be sitting ducks.

7 posted on 07/17/2013 6:01:46 AM PDT by wideawake
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A house of worship with no guns allowed is seen as a target rich environment to liberals moslems gays and other evil people.


8 posted on 07/17/2013 6:01:50 AM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: AppyPappy

A much shorter editorial would be a complete list of all the places the Sun-Times editorial board feels guns SHOULD be legal to carry.

Remember, this is the same paper that a few weeks ago fired its entire photography staff and told its reporters to take pictures and video for publication on their cell phones.

they can’t staff a newsroom but they know what’s best for society.


9 posted on 07/17/2013 6:02:29 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: Jack Hammer

They are more targeted by the deeply weird, as places to inflict damage. That’s why my pastor has to keep an armed protective agent at his side throughout worship service, with others stationed throughout the church. The congregation is fully capable to taking care of itself as well. Slap leather in this house of God, and you will be shown the error of your ways.


10 posted on 07/17/2013 6:03:39 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: rellimpank

The Sun-Times conveniently forgets several incidents where armed parishioners ended a violent attack in the sanctuary. One big one was in Colorado Springs.


11 posted on 07/17/2013 6:04:15 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: rellimpank
Sure they don't want us to have guns in houses of worship. It will make it all the easier for them when the JBT come to shut down the churches that refuse to alter their doctrines according to the dictates of the state.

Don't kid yourself; a tyrannical state always takes control of the churches (or simply liquidates them) as soon as they can. It is going to happen here very soon unless something changes. And the pretext is going to be "civil rights".

12 posted on 07/17/2013 6:04:16 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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New Life Church shooting

At about 1:00 p.m. MST (20:00 UTC), thirty minutes after the 11:00 a.m. service had ended at New Life Church, Murray opened fire in the church parking lot, shooting the Works family and Judy Purcell. Murray then entered the building’s main foyer where he shot Larry Bourbonnais, hitting him in the forearm. At this point, Jeanne Assam opened fire on Murray with her personally owned concealed weapon. Police say that after suffering multiple hits from Assam’s gun, Murray fatally shot himself.[7]


13 posted on 07/17/2013 6:05:57 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: rellimpank

“They also are places where deeply troubled people come to get help. If for no other reason than that, they should be off limits to guns.”

This is where the anti-gun crowd fails badly. If a “deeply troubled” person wants to bring a gun no law saying they can’t is going to stop them.

The happy people need guns to protect themselves from the unhappy people.


14 posted on 07/17/2013 6:06:15 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: ltc8k6

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2007_Colorado_YWAM_and_New_Life_shootings


15 posted on 07/17/2013 6:06:41 AM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: rellimpank

Let the gun-grabbers start frisking’em at the mosque entrance and see how far that gets them.


16 posted on 07/17/2013 6:08:26 AM PDT by moovova
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To: jboot

Well, unless it’s a church run by some foul mouthed little fleeb who screams “God DAMN America” from the pulpit. Those churches are juuuuuuust fine. Especially with the current resident of the white house.


17 posted on 07/17/2013 6:08:35 AM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: wideawake
Maybe he means that people who are so deeply troubled they will injure people with their guns will not be so deeply troubled that they will disobey a sign prohibiting the guns.


18 posted on 07/17/2013 6:10:02 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: rellimpank

And grocery stores are where deeply troubled people go to get food.


19 posted on 07/17/2013 6:15:49 AM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: VideoPaul

Of course. I don’t expect that we will get better than Zero in the future. In the New Normal good is evil and evil is good. Because the IRS will be the vanguard of the forces the Regime deploys against Christians, churches should be studying ways to divest themselves of paid staff and property so that they can survive underground and under the radar. And, IMHO, they need to gun up. There will be invasions of their sanctuaries both by “official” JBTs and by the opportunistic hoi polloi.


20 posted on 07/17/2013 6:20:28 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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