The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Liberty News Now
In response to the deadly church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, a Tampa Florida church posted a warning sign for declaring: “We are heavily armed.”
The prominently placed sign reads; “Warning: Please know this is not a gun free zone — we are heavily armed — any attempt will be dealt with deadly force — yes we are a church and we will protect our people”
One of the church’s pastors, Allen Hawes, explains that because the church usually televises its services on public television, the church wants the attending congregates to know that the church is a secure and safe place. He also cited the recent shooting incident at a Texas church and the Las Vegas massacre as the reason why the church is highlighting its strict policy.
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