Letters: Jesus wouldn’t ‘pack heat’

A prayer vigil for the shooting victims at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., conducted at the nearby Morris Brown African Methodist Episcopal Church. (Creative Commons Photo by Nomader)

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I feel so badly about the shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. 

Some people in my state want churches to hire armed guards and put security cameras everywhere. Others think people should be allowed to carry guns in churches. 

Guns and armed guards don’t belong in churches. If you can’t go to church without being armed, then you should probably stay home. I don’t think Jesus would want his followers to “pack heat” in churches—or anywhere else. 



Chuck Mann

Greensboro, N.C.


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