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Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:18 pm
The Catholic church has an ancient tradition of not carrying weapons in church. I don't think it's in the canon law (I actually did look before posting). It's just a tradition.
At one time, even a criminal could not be forcibly removed from a sanctuary.
I am a Catholic, BTW.
A church in Galveston has a red sign outside the door which I read for years as saying "This is a no gun zone. Leave your gun in your car." One day I took a second look. It says gum, not gun. So I guess you can carry there.
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:23 pm
seamusTX wrote:"This is a no gun zone. Leave your gun in your car." One day I took a second look. It says gum, not gun. So I guess you can carry there.
I am placing that on our front door - "No Gum - No Cell Phones - All Guns Welcome."
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:45 pm
Seamus, your key word is "tradition". I would say that most churches now have that same tradition since most people do not arm themselves.
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:55 pm
Most churches maybe. But not ours.
I also believer the # is steadily decreasing.
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:40 pm
Charles L. Cotton wrote:As for equating the CHL with a LEO as it relates to off-limits locations, I agree with one exception. I think court buildings should remain off-limits to CHLâ€™s, but Iâ€™ll go one further. I think they should also be off-limits to LEOâ€™s who are not there in their official capacity.
That's consistent with the general idea of keeping CHLs and LEOs on the same footing.
I'd modify your exception, just slightly: make it court rooms
, not court "buildings".
Posted: Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:41 pm
for it is written:
Luke xxii:36 Then He said to them, "But now, whoever has a money-bag should take it, and also a traveling bag. And whoever doesn't have a sword should sell his robe and buy one."