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Friday, February 8, 2013

Guns in church — the cleanup

Posted By on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Reps. Darrin Williams and Reginald Murdock have introduced the promised legislation to clean up obvious holes in the bills to allow concealed weapons in church that approve.

It would require notice of the potential for guns on premises where churches have approved it — a sign at least 8x10 inches. The measure provides some guidance on how approval of guns in churches is to be determined, with leeway for a recognized leader to make the call for a church that doesn't have a governing board. It also creates protection for churches from liability for damages caused by guns.

This legislation is necessary. If it's unconstitutional to prohibit churches from allowing guns on premises, it's equally suspect to relieve churches of the notice requirement that applies to other premises where guns are allowed on an optional basis. But .... note that, for other premises, the posting requirement is for those who don't want guns on premises, not for those who'd have to announce their presence or potential presence.

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