- Oct 28, 2006
- Southern Illinois, Illinois, USA
My pastor forwarded some emails to me from some pastors in our denomination about "open carry in church". One fellow from a church out east was asking about it. A pastor in Missouri said that a couple of men in his church open carry in church. I'm not sure if they asked if it was ok to do it or not, since Missouri law requires permission. Being from Illinois, even Southern Illinois this seems a little novel, but we've only had concealed carry licenses issued for a few months now. I know that the Missouri CC Law has been in effect for a while and open carry was OK many places before that. Now guns in church aren't new for my church, I've been transporting, "6 seconds to safety" and now carrying for a while. There are a couple of other "transporters", I'm the only one to have an Illinois FCCL (Firearm Conceal Carry License) that I know of.