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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Congregations adjust to shifting gun policies

Armed Security at Churches Is Becoming a New Normal
Congregations adjust to shifting gun policies and the threat of active shooters.
Maria Baer
Warren Mitchell, a veteran police officer and member of a prominent African American congregation in Dallas, has seen the lines blur between his work and church life over the past several years.
On Sundays, “you just can’t sit comfortably, especially from my seat, because I know I’m responsible for the security of the church,” said Mitchell, who leads a 75-member security team at the Friendship-West Baptist Church.
His congregation—like others across the country—has ...
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