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Sparky

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Guns in the Handbook
« on: August 05, 2019, 08:28:30 pm »
I remember someone mentioning sometime about references to guns in the Church Handbook. I've looked at the Handbook and didn't find what I thought had been mentioned. I've tried to go back through posts, but I'm not finding it that way either. I think I commented on the post, but I don't see how to search my comments. The comment was something about information on guns being a good topic for handbook training. Since I have handbook training at the next Ward Council meeting on Sunday, I remember thinking it would be a good topic to share. Especially since the YM had gun training and target shooting in June, and the YW are doing it this month.

So, . . . if anyone knows anything about the mention of guns in the handbook, I'd appreciate it.
 

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Re: Guns in the Handbook
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 09:04:28 pm »
Only reference I'm aware of to firearms:

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21.2.4 Firearms
Churches are dedicated for the worship of God and as havens from the cares and concerns of the world. The carrying of lethal weapons, concealed or otherwise, within their walls is inappropriate except as required by officers of the law
 
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Re: Guns in the Handbook
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2019, 09:43:51 pm »
In 2016, the church released some security guidelines to leaders in the US and Canada.  One of the bullet points in the section on Keeping Leaders and Members Safe in Church Facilities says:

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Except for sworn law enforcement officers, the Church strongly discourages anyone from carrying weapons into meeting houses or Church events: “The carrying of lethal weapons . . . within [Church] walls is inappropriate except as required by officers of the law” (Handbook 2: Administering the Church [2010], 21.2.4; italics added). Priesthood leaders should understand the laws within their jurisdiction. If there are questions about local laws, the stake president calls the Office of General Counsel as instructed in the handbooks.
What-about-ism is pointless. I like to think most people's responses to such arguments would be, "Yup. That person, who happened to wear the same political jersey I do/did, was totally wrong on that, too."
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Re: Guns in the Handbook
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 08:10:49 pm »
Thank you both. I appreciate your info.
 

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Re: Guns in the Handbook
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 11:30:59 pm »
 
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« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:24:35 am »
Taalcon, thank you for noticing that.
 

 

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