A Kentucky pastor is inviting his flock to bring guns to church to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment. New Bethel Church is welcoming “responsible handgun owners” to wear their firearms inside the church June 27, a Saturday. An ad says there will be a handgun raffle, patriotic music and information on gun safety.
“We’re just going to celebrate the upcoming theme of the birth of our nation,” said pastor Ken Pagano. “And we’re not ashamed to say that there was a strong belief in God and firearms – without that this country wouldn’t be here.”
A concealed carry permit is required for any guns you are transporting, as is the law in Kentucky and in many other states. An out of state permit like this one (https://gunlawsuits.org/gun-laws/new-york/concealed-carry/) is often recognized in Kentucky so if you are coming in from out of state for this unusual event you may be able to participate.
In addition, any gun brought to the church has to follow strict rules and inspections. The guns must be unloaded and private security will check visitors at the door to make sure no loaded or illegal guns are present. According to Pagano… So if you’re an avid gun owner that may regularly look at something such as this Boberg XR9s – Reviews and Information page and alternatives on other firearms, and also a Christian make sure to celebrate the Fourth of July and the Second Amendment inside Bethel church. Additionally, when you carry a weapon in public, there is a risk of your gun getting lost or stolen. In such cases, you might want to know how to store and ammunition, so that you can keep them safe whenever you are traveling to public places.
If you want to take part but don’t have a gun, you can always look at some reviewed ones online. To be extra safe during this event, take something like an airsoft sniper instead that you know will not cause serious harm to you or any others.
I’ve got to wonder a few things. The most obvious is, “Is this really a good idea?” But secondly, if you think this is a good idea, what do you name the sermon for this week? Maybe something like:
“The Gospel Will Blow You Away”
“Galatians: Shooting From the Hip”