Anti-gun violence advocates are up in arms in Louisiana over a bill signed yesterday by Governor Bobby Jindal. Guns in church will become legal on August 15th according to the new bill, which was originally rejected by the state legislature, but got through when it was tacked onto another gun licensing bill. Check out the full story, with photos and video below!
The Louisiana Governor has been making headlines recently with his public opposition to the Obama administration’s management of the oil spill effort. His recent attempts to build islands and sand banks to protect the Louisiana coastline have been met with rejection by planning committees, and his appeals to the government have not resulted in assistance.
Oil spill efforts aside, a whole new problem may be brewing for Governor Bobby Jindal. Guns in church now legalized, most think the politician is walking through a mine-field with his new bill. On one hand, the bill would allow increased security at the often targeted religious institutions. On the other, allowing any weapons can mean a higher risk for everyone attending.
The good news is, the law details higher standards required of those looking to pack some heat during service.
“[Rep. Henry] 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.”
What do you think of the new bill by Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal? Guns in church: a good idea? Or an incident waiting to happen? Let me know your thoughts in the comment section! And don’t miss the photos and video below!
Photos: www.wenn.com/Carrie Devorah