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Your Views: Guns in church are not as scary as when the bad guys have them
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Before folks panic at the thought of concealed-carry permit holders legally carrying their guns in church, they ought to stop and think. If I were a bad guy, a congregation full of victims I was sure had no firearms would be an ideal situation: All neatly gathered in one place, wearing their best watches and jewelry, carrying cash for the collection plate.

So what would you rather be? A sitting duck, or sitting in a pew with someone who has passed a criminal background check and has the means to defend you?

Michelle Crawford
Gainesville

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