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(RNS) The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill lifting a ban on carrying concealed weapon in church, but church leaders would be allowed the final say.

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  1. Dr. George Tiller was shot dead in the narthex of his church on Pentecost Sunday by a “conservative Christian man” who was against abortion. Had Tiller had a gun with him, and he’d had a chance to respond to a surprise attack, may have been a shoot out with who knows how many people killed. Here, the answer remains – get the guns out of the hands of those who would misuse them.

  1. [...] Religion News Service: Arkansas Senate OKs guns in churches The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that lifts a ban on carrying concealed weapons in church. The proposal, which goes to the Arkansas House for consideration, would allow churches to decide which, if any, worshippers with concealed carry permits can bring their firearms inside. [...]

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