Some news from Alabama:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a revision of the state’s “Stand Your Ground” law to specify that deadly force can be used to defend someone in a church.
The Houses of Representatives approved the bill Thursday on a 40-16 vote. It now moves to the Alabama Senate.
Republican Rep. Lynn Greer of Rogersville cited deadly church shootings in Tennesseeand South Carolina. Greer said church members need the legal protection to “shoot back” if someone comes into a church to harm people.
Last time I went to a high holy days service, there was a police officer out front. There was a security concern because of the rise of “white nationalists.”
Later, at a Sabbat service, there was no cop car. I guess it’s not worth protecting the Synagogue when it’s only a few families and not a high holy day service.
So, with the bill that just recently passed through the Alabama House, if you are really worried about security at the Synagogue, let me carry my gun during regular services.
The state will allow me to protect myself in a house of worship, you should too.