@ Hutterite"It's always interesting that they see the need
to 'gun up' instead of seeing the irony of the situation."Another irony: That some bristled at Obama's "clinging to their
guns and religion" comment. As if there isn't a lot of truth there...
Brings a whole new meaning to turning the other cheek. But I am sure you have
In so many situations, as we have seen and will continue to see, there are only
two options; defend yourself with a gun or be shot with a gun that no law can
prevent! Since the average response time for the police to arrive is about 20
minutes, a gun in my hand is better than a cop on the phone! The only
alternative is to disarm and be a victim! Like these churches, not everyone
chooses to be a victim! Good on them! It will make them less of an easy target
for criminals with guns!
Some seem to think it is better to wait for police with guns to show up than to
have the means of self defense on hand. One wonders if such folks are
consistent enough to oppose fire extinguishers, first aid kits, and AEDs rather
than waiting for the pros to show up.Violent, anti-religious bigots
will occasionally target a church for horrible violence. The risk is low, but
real. There is nothing untoward about churches implementing plans to provide for
security. Given some of the horrible and nasty comments routinely
directed toward churches, one might wonder if there are those who want churches
and church members to be easy, defenseless, victims rather than being able to
defend themselves and their rights to worship freely.
It's always interesting that they see the need to 'gun up'
instead of seeing the irony of the situation. I guess it's all in
where your priorities lay.