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Churches Look to Tighten Security, Even Arm Congregants, After Texas Shooting

posted on November 7, 2017

Religion News Service’s Emily McFarlan Miller reports that churches across the country are considering security measures after Sunday’s shooting at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, left 26 people dead. McFarlan Miller writes, “In the last five years alone, gunmen have taken lives not only at churches such as New Life, First Baptist and Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., but also a mosque, Jewish center and Sikh temple.” She adds, “On Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton suggested on Fox News that churchgoers carry concealed weapons. He was echoed by Rev. Robert Jeffress of First Baptist Church of Dallas, also on Fox News.”

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