Saturday, July 21, 2012

Federal Appeals Court upholds Georgia ban on guns in places of worship.

Federal Appeals Court Judge Gerald Tjoflat
More black-robed thuggery.
John Monroe, the attorney for, said he did not know yet if the group would continue its challenge. But, he said, the decision referenced an argument the group did not make.
"The state can't prohibit anyone form carrying a gun in church," Monroe said. "We never argued that a person should be able to carry against the church's wishes."


SWIFT said...

Wow. The judge looks just like the villain in an early James Bond flick, but I cannot remember which one. Geeez, I hate getting old!

TPaine said...

Not only do I carry in church, but I do so with the head pastor's blessing (literally). I went to him and asked him if he minded, and he told me not only could I do so, but that I was probably at least the 10th or 12th person in the congregation to carry concealed during services. And the lot of us are now the unofficial "Christian posse".

I don't know how many in the congregation know, or would care, but I know that should someone try to assault the church, they will get a reception they will not expect.

Strongbow said...

That numbnuts judge just made Georgia churches targets for an active shooter. Aurora, Colorado ring a bell. The theater was reportedly a Gun Free Zone.

Storngbow actual...over

Anonymous said...

One large church in north FL actually encourages its deacons and ushers to carry in the worship service.

Anonymous said...

Don't ask, don't tell. It is not the business of a pastor, a church, or anyone else as to whether you carry or not. I repeat, just don't tell anyone. If you wind up saving lives because you were able to stop a mass murderer, they will be grateful. I carried for many
years at work, despite my employer's rule against it. Just conceal the gun well and don't tell anyone. If you get in legal trouble because of it, then get a jury trial and make sure your lawyer fully informs the jury of their rights to acquit, no matter what the law or the evidence says. (Remember O.J.?)
- Wisdom from Old Greybeard

Anonymous said...

That judge is a Piece of Shit! He argued with a STRAWMAN. He argued against an argument that GCO never made.

Anonymous said...

What happened to the Libturds fantasy about "a wall of separation between church and state"? (and as a historical aside, a very much misquoted and out-of-context statement. O'Zero's got nothing to complain about). Or is the "wall" more of a one-way street?

What business is it of The State if a church decides to allow guns -- or not? The head of the church makes a policy. If the congregation doesn't like it, they are free to leave. Where does the state come into this?

B Woodman

Anonymous said...

It may be satisfying to rail against federal judges, but this lawsuit failed because it was poorly drafted and poorly argued. The court's opinion repeatedly calls out the plaintiffs for having failed to make the appropriate claims and for presenting inadequate evidence.

Judges who rule “the right way” in the face of shoddy lawyering are no better than judges who ignore the Constitution.