Bill proposing guns to protect parishioners postponed in legislature

Published: Apr. 9, 2019 at 5:37 AM EDT
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In the state capitol, Ocala Senator Dennis Baxley has backed a bill allowing churches to hire armed security or allow parishioners to carry concealed weapons. On Monday it was postponed by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.

The proposal picked up steam after the November 2017 shooting in Texas that claimed more than two dozen lives.

Baxley says the measure lets churches decide what best on their property, instead of prohibiting weapons because there is a daycare or school on the grounds.

Discussion on the bill was postponed and it's already been reported out of the Judiciary Committee.