A Baptist church in the Texas Panhandle plans to host concealed handgun training, saying it’s offering the class as a community service because there is so much interest in the area.
People wanting to get a concealed handgun license in Texas must take the class. The Rev. Brad Foster of Calvary Baptist Church in Dumas told the Amarillo Globe-News (http://bit.ly/11x96rw) for a story in Saturday’s editions that a state-certified instructor will teach the first 10-hour class in the fellowship hall March 2. It covers how to safely handle firearms.
“We’ve always attempted to think outside the box as far as what the needs of the community are, and I think this melds well with that philosophy,” he said.
Our church hosts a wide range of classes and the like, for community renewal and personal development. Do I think you need a concealed weapon? No. No, not really. But, at least the church is making themselves available to teach something related to gun safety and is, in a very real way, validating the law.