Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter

Comments (3)
  1. Mollie says:

    How does the Missouri Synod feel about guns in churches? Are we as a synod going to have a united policy on this like the Catholic Church?

    1. LCMS Church Information Center says:

      Thank you for your post. We are deeply grieved and disturbed by all sinful use of violence in the world today. At the same time, we recognize that there is no single or simple social or political solution to this problem, and that Christians equally committed to the authority of God’s Word and equally concerned about violence in the world today may well have very different opinions about social and political factors related to this issue (such as gun control, firearm laws, law enforcement practices, war and peace issues, etc.)

      Our congregations, which operate autonomously under the leadership of the pastor and other leaders chosen by the congregation, with ecclesiastical supervision provided by the congregation’s respective district president, may determine if or how they wish to address such issues.

      For more information, see the various reports of the Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations on “Church and Society,” which are available on our website at

  2. Howard says:

    Oh, yay! The federal government is putting out guidebooks instead of effective gun control legislation. Maybe we should order a few hundred of those guidebooks (and some bound copies of those executive “actions”) so that we can bludgeon a gunman into submission and disarm him.

    And I love that the federal doctrine is called “run, fight or hide” even though “fighting back is a last resort”. They can’t even get the order right in their “concrete direction”. *SMH*