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Pastor: Nothing Wrong with Carrying Guns 'This Side of Heaven'

A pastor in York, Pennsylvania, is teaching a handgun training class to willing congregants, stressing that there is nothing wrong with carrying a gun "'on this side of heaven."

The pastor, 59-year-old Gary Smith, launched the handgun training class, which he calls Point Blank Defense, about two months ago.

According to the Associated Press, Smith said that "we live in a wrecked world" and carrying a gun is part of life "on this side of heaven." He stressed that carrying a gun is part of life whether you are Christian or not, and made clear that the option to carry belongs to pastors, as well. Smith said, "I don't see anything wrong with a pastor or others carrying."

Smith has already had about 100 students in the class, where he teaches the NRA's basic pistol course. His goals in teaching the class are to prepare people for proper gun use and to prevent people from having avoidable accidents with their handguns.

Smith reacted to the accidental shootings that worry some and traumatize others by saying, "The more I've learned, the more reverent and fearful I've become to make sure something doesn't happen."

Here is a man with a very common sense approach to people being armed - way better than the all too usual paranoid wish to disarm good folks and generate gun-free-zones. Apart from the agreement with carrying a firearm, there is the invaluable aspect regarding safety and training. Safety first should always be the rule of thumb so as to avoid accidents and, training sufficient to not only reinforce that but, educate the individual with familiarity for their gun.
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Bet he is not a Methodist . I don't even have a problem handling snakes and eating them.
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Can't find his church. Am curious as to his denomination as well.

MY Pastor is LCMS - legally carries a 1911 and builds his own AR-15's.
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Hence the origin of the, "Come to Jesus meeting"...
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