Mississippi governor signs law allowing guns in churches
Mississippians will now be able to protect their Bibles with guns.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday signed into law a bill that will allow members of some churches in the state to undergo training to carry guns inside houses of worship for protection, in response to last year’s massacre at a South Carolina church.
The Mississippi state House of Representatives voted April 5 by a count of 85-35 to send the bill to Bryant’s desk for final approval or veto.
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The Church Protection Act, as sent to Bryant’s desk, allows individuals selected by the church’s governing body to carry weapons into the church for protection purposes. It also does not require people to have a permit to carry a holstered weapon.