Jesus Jumps for Joy – OK to Carry Guns in Church

Going to church in Louisiana must be an horrific, dangerous and violent experience. Fellow churchgoers must hate each other so much, these houses of God must be such dens of iniquity, that Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has been forced to sign into law House Bill 1272.

To the relief of millions of the Church-fearing population, from August 2010 they can take their guns to Sunday Morning Service to protect themselves from each other.

Jindal’s office said Tuesday the governor acted on the bill in the past few days after receiving it June 20.

Including the “gun-in-church” bill, House Bill 1272 by Rep. Henry Burns, R-Haughton, Jindal has signed into law 940 of the 1,067 bills the Legislature sent him, vetoed 12, and used his pen to line-item spending measures in four different budget bills.

Burns’ bill would authorize persons who qualified to carry concealed weapons having passed the training and background checks to bring them to churches, mosques, synagogues or other houses of worship as part of a security force.

The pastor or head of the religious institution must announce verbally or in weekly newsletters or bulletins that there will be individuals armed on the property as members of he security force. Those chosen have to undergo eight hours of tactical training each year.

Burns’ original bill was killed by a Senate committee but he tacked its provisions onto a related bill that started out changing the period to have a concealed weapon permit from four years to five years at a cost of $25 a year.

Burns contended that religious institutions in crime-ridden or “declining neighborhoods” need the added protection to ward off thieves and muggers.

The bill also allows a house of worship to hire off-duty police or security guards to protect congregants.

Opponents of the measure said that churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship should remain free of guns and violence and should focus on worship.

Burns’ bill will go into effect Aug. 15.

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11 Responses to Jesus Jumps for Joy – OK to Carry Guns in Church

  1. Mother Hen

    July 8, 2010 at 7:44 am

    Someone is bound do “go postal” in a church. Especially a Catholic one where the priests have been at the altar boys for a time, and nothing is being done…I’m counting the days.

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  3. Jess

    July 8, 2010 at 9:42 am

    See, what you Philistines don’t get is old Conservative Jesus, when he came to the earth he had a gun, a really REALLY big one. The only reason you did not know this, the fax machines and Internets were not working that day to spread the good news. Oh yeah, He came riding his dinosaur, in the Oklahoma/ Wyoming/Montana plains is what I heard, shooting the wings off of flies from a distance. Supposedly a good shot and kept the flies away, which when you think about it is a good thing. It might have pissed off the dinosaur horse.

  4. Nikolai

    July 8, 2010 at 10:17 am

    When I was in Louisiana a few years ago, you could get a margarita at the drive thru at the local taco joint. Hell, guns and booze make for a great combo!

  5. Randal Graves

    July 8, 2010 at 10:48 am

    CONCEALED weapons? Pansies.

  6. Krell

    July 8, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’m going to have some WWJS bracelets made.

    What Would Jesus Shoot.

    I’m thinking Desert Eagle 44 auto-mag. What do you think??

    • Jess

      July 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

      Paintball gun or a Nerf gun. He was a DFH for his time so probably a pacifist. I’m just thinking this, I could be wrong.

    • Mother Hen

      July 8, 2010 at 11:46 am

      Or it could stand for “Who would Jesus shoot?”

      And make it an ammo belt, not a bracelet…

  7. Bob Keller (The Wizard, fkap)

    July 8, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Fred Thompson (always a favorite here at MadMikesAmerica) just wrote on Twitter moments ago:

    “New Louisiana law allow guns in churches. Liberals outraged – say people shouldn’t force religion on their firearms like that.”

  8. Bob Keller (The Wizard, fkap)

    July 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Can my Smith & wesson be saved? Can it be “Born Again?”

    If my Smith & Wesson dies, will it go to Heaven?

    More importantly, if my Smith & Wesson dies in battle, will it be greeted by 70 virgins when it enters the promised land?

  9. erock68la

    February 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I don’t understand…Are you trying to imply that xtians can sometimes be a little bit hypocritical? Get outta here.