Gun control supporters are up in arms over Louisiana's new law allowing churchgoers to pack heat along with their Bibles.
Gov. Bobby Jindal gave his blessing this week to churches, synagogues and mosques to allow concealed handguns on their premises, overturning a state ban....
Supporters of the measure say it can be a deterrent against criminal activity in church and will give an option to ministers and pastors to incorporate concealed handguns into their security plans.
Opponents argue it's inappropriate to have concealed handguns in church.
"The question Louisiana residents need to be asking themselves is: Is someone who takes a single eight-hour class fit to defend themselves should a crisis situation arise in the church?," said Ladd Everitt, a spokesman for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. "We would say no."
The Supreme Court gave individuals back the right to bear arms last week, and this is another extension of that right in Louisiana.