God, Guns and Others: Why Restrictions on Carrying Firearms in Church Conflict with a Moral Duty to Defend Others

32 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2014

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James Wheeler

Regent University - School of Law

Date Written: March 11, 2014

Abstract

This article argues from Scripture that individuals have a moral duty to act in defense of their neighbors, and examines how the law, modern and historic, have recognized the existence of that duty. It also examines the nature of the conflict between restrictions on carrying firearms in churches and concludes that state restrictions on this subject must be relaxed to allow individuals to be prepared to act on their duty.

Keywords: Firearms, Christianity, Concealed Carry, Church, Defense of Others, Religion & Law

Suggested Citation

Wheeler, James, God, Guns and Others: Why Restrictions on Carrying Firearms in Church Conflict with a Moral Duty to Defend Others (March 11, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2409483 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2409483

James Wheeler (Contact Author)

Regent University - School of Law ( email )

1000 Regent University Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464
United States

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