do you really need to defend yourself at church? maybe.
|nuns wif guns by the angryczeck|
Bishops in Wisconsin are requesting that parishioners not bring their weapons to church, now that a new firearms law goes into effect.
it used to be illegal NOT to carry a musket to church. some towns in New England still have the laws on the books. to protect themselves from "savages" and unprovoked attacks ( debatable language, even today ) churchgoers in Sandown, NH for instance were required to carry loaded muskets: just in case of an attack by the pesky native americans.
each church in the diocese can decide whether to ban firearms. nice of the Bishops to leave some discretion here.
story by Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/02/us-church-weapons-odd-idUSTRE7A13J420111102
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