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Pastor shot, killed in front of congregation

Discussion in 'News Articles' started by ShootWhenICan, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. ShootWhenICan

    ShootWhenICan Active Member

    Apr 5, 2012
    This could have been avoided - legally - if Clinton and Co. hadn't banned guns from places of worship.
    Somebody might have had a concealed weapon on them and could have helped avoid the whole thing.

    Pastor shot, killed in front of congregation during Louisiana church service

    By Edmund DeMarche
    Published September 29,

    A gunman walked into a Louisiana nighttime revival service Friday night and opened fire on a pastor while he was preaching in front of about 60 people and then, after the pastor fell, stood over him and fired at least one more round in front of the terrified congregation, authorities told

    Pastor Ronald J. Harris Sr. was inside the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center in Lake Charles at about 8:20 p.m. Authorities said Woodrow Karey, 53, walked into the building with a shotgun and opened fire. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene and Karey fled, authorities said.

    Karey was arrested minutes later after he called the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and told the dispatcher his location and that he would turn himself in, Kim Myers, a sheriff spokeswoman said.

    Police say when they located Karey, he directed them to two guns he had discarded in a wooded area. One being the shotgun, and the other a .22 pistol. Both weapons have been recovered by police.

    Myers says authorities are investigating and have not determined a motive for the shooting.
    Karey is being held on $1 million bond.[​IMG] reported that Karey has been charged with 2nd-degree murder and has no previous criminal history.

    Family members who answered the telephone Saturday at the Harris home in Lake Charles said there would be no comment. There was no answer at a telephone listing for Karey or at Tabernacle of Praise, the Associated Press reported.

  2. Willy

    Willy Well-Known

    Aug 28, 2009
    Ellis County
    I wouldn't blame Clinton. I carry every Sunday here in Tx.
  3. ShootingTheBull

    ShootingTheBull Active Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Okay, first of all, how can you possibly blame Clinton for this? It was George H.W. Bush who created the "Gun Free Zone", but even then, it applied to schools, not churches. And while Clinton did issue an executive order that disarmed soldiers at military facilities, it was because of a 1992 directive issued by George H.W. Bush.

    Second, none of that has anything to do with churches. There is no federal ban on churches, churches are not "gun free zones".

    Third, even if they were, how would a lone gunman killing one person, possibly have been stopped by armed citizens? If every single person in that church had been carrying a weapon, it is likely the exact same crime would still have happened, because nobody would have responded until after the first shot was fired anyway. The only thing armed congregationists would have changed is that the gunman may not have gotten out alive, but it almost certainly wouldn't have changed the initial crime itself.

    Look, I agree with your sentiment that an armed society is a polite society and the only way to stop bad guys with guns is by good guys with guns. No problem with that at all. But the sentiments expressed in your initial statement are almost 100% fact-free, and I have a problem with factual misrepresentations...
  4. just jk

    just jk TGT Addict

    Feb 27, 2011
    dee eff dub
    a church full of guns couldnt guarantee this wouldnt happen

    you can conceal a gun and pull it at the most opportune time and get off a kill shot

    a church full of guns only limits the damage

    to say that carrying in church would prevent this - is a far reach and fantasy
  5. Charlie

    Charlie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Mar 19, 2008
    Kerr County
    Put a sign on the door of the church indicating everyone is carrying! :D Just a thought.
  6. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

    Feb 1, 2010
    Something is fishy. dude shot him, then turns himself in? More to come on this one.
  7. PhulesAu

    PhulesAu TGT Addict

    Jul 26, 2013
    Texas, Mostly
    So, is the family going to sue his Employer? because he had no protection at the work place.
  8. ShootWhenICan

    ShootWhenICan Active Member

    Apr 5, 2012

    Oh that's easy. I blame Clinton for all bad things that happen in the world and in my personal life.
    Also blame him for me needing to rebuild 15 foot section in my fence.
    Damn Clinton.
  9. jordanmills

    jordanmills TGT Addict

    Sep 29, 2009
    Pearland, TX
    As many things as Clinton did wrong, this has nothing to do with him.

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