Gun control supporters are up in arms over Louisiana's new law allowing churchgoers to pack heat along with their Bibles.Read the rest here.
Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his blessing this week to churches, synagogues and mosques to allow concealed handguns on their premises, overturning a state ban.
"The governor's position on the Second Amendment is not new," Jindal spokesman Kyle Plotkin said in a written statement to FoxNews.com. "He sides with the constitutional rights of law-abiding gun owners."
Supporters of the measure say it can be a deterrent against criminal activity in church and will give an option to ministers and pastors to incorporate concealed handguns into their security plans.
Opponents argue it's inappropriate to have concealed handguns in church.
Places of worship that invite concealed guns will have to inform their members of the decision and anyone wishing to carry one will have to take an extra eight hours of tactical training each year – a requirement that doesn't mollify gun opponents. ...
Saturday, July 10, 2010
[LA] Gun Control Advocates Decry Louisiana's New Law Allowing Churchgoers to Pack Heat
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