Recently passed Texas law allows for armed volunteer security at churches

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Only hours after First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs was ravaged by one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history on Sunday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said on Fox News that "arming some of the parishioners or the congregation" could help stop similar attacks from occurring in the future. A state law put into effect in September made it legal for churches to have armed volunteer guards — but the law's author says many churches in Texas don't know it's an option. State Rep. Matt Rinaldi, R-Irving, said he was inspired to submit a bill to the Legislature after discovering t...

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