Day by Day Cartoon by Chris Muir

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Some people want churches to be gun-free zones

So things like this can happen with no one being able to defend themselves

Cops: Suspect with shotgun robs church choir

Posted: Jan 19, 2012 1:52 PM CST Updated: Jan 19, 2012 2:40 PM CST
Investigators say a man armed with a shotgun robbed a choir group at a church in Goose Creek Wednesday night.

Authorities responded to the St. James United Methodist Church on 512 St. James Ave. around 8 p.m. in reference to an armed robbery.

One of the victims told police that a man entered the church through an unlocked door and aimed a shotgun towards the choir area. The victims told police that the suspect then told the choir to get on the floor and to "Keep your heads down, I'll blow your head off."

According to investigators, the suspect continued to demand everyone's wallets and purses and told everyone to keep their heads down.
I don't advocate shooting robbers in church as a standard practice, but when someone threatens with a weapon, I think proper application of force is in order.

No information as whether or not the church has a "no weapons" policy. That seems like a pertinent fact for a news report.

1 comment:

  1. I live near Goose Creek (and I grew up in Rock Co, WI too) and down here guns are allowed in churches, but it's at the discretion of the minister or whomever else is in charge, according to the concealed carry laws. I would venture to say that most of the time churches weapons policies aren't advertised, particularly since they appear to be up to the discretion of a single individual.
    We also had an incident of a concealed weapons permit holder shooting an armed robber at a Waffle House upstate, it happened to be in the jurisdiction of the sheriff who made national news for recommending that women get their ccw and buy a judge because his deputies cannot protect them well enough. I love and miss Wisconsin dearly, but I do enjoy living in SC. :D