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on December 29, 2015 in World News

Dallas-Area Megachurch Embraces Open Carry

by AWR Hawkins With open carry of handguns in Texas set to become law on January 1, First Baptist Church of Arlington has decided to allow congregants with concealed licenses to carry openly in church buildings if they so choose. Arlington sits about 29 miles west of Dallas on I-30. According to Fox News, First Baptist Church of Arlington “typically sees some 2,500 worshipers each Sunday.” And Senior Pastor Dennis Wiles said the church decided to allow open carry “after discussing the matter with its legal team” and congregants–“including police officers who already carry concealed guns.” Wiles said, “We decided it was best… View Article

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