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Some Albany preachers don't want guns in church

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – A lot of Georgia preachers don't like a bill that would allow guns in Georgia churches.

The proposal would allow licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons most anywhere other than courthouses and jails. It would expand the rights of owners to carry weapons to churches, bars, and college campuses.

The pastor of Albany's Bethel A.M.E Church says that will create greater danger. He says churches are sacred places.

"People come for a special reason. And they should be able to come and feel comfortable and relax and feel secure. And not because everybody is packing a gun. That security ought to come from a power much bigger than us," said Rev. Ernest Davis, Jr., Bethel A.M.E. Church.

Supporters of that bill say Georgia's existing gun laws are confusing to gun owners and police.

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