I have one contact post for “A Preacher” stating that guns or other weapons should never be allowed in a church.
Well, A. Preacher, as I recall there were 13 people at the Last supper, Jesus, Simon called Peer, Judas the Iscariot, Bartholomew, James the Lesser, Andrew, John, Thomas, James the Greater, Philip, Matthew, and Thaddeus, and Mary the Magdalene.
The purpose was a farewell of sorts, and the record given us contains only one item of significant business conducted in the Upper Room, a direct order by Jesus to his 12 to arm themselves. and, as i the narrative makes clear, two of the disciples were carrying.
he Upper Room qualifies as a church, and those most familiar with our Lord were carrying in His Presence.
If it is acceptable to carry in the Presence, it is acceptable to carry in a small town Baptist church.
If two out of 13 of those in a small town Baptist church, the likely death toll would have been 4, with the killer making the fourth.