Here's a good example of the second amendment averting yet another criminal enterprise. It will take good people with guns to stop the bad people, and one has to wonder would an armed congregation have stopped the deadly SC church shooting?[caption id="attachment_2126" align="aligncenter" width="621"]
Police converged on a church in Baytown, Texas, where a pastor shot an alleged burglar on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. CBS KHOU.[/caption]
Here's a good example of the second amendment
averting yet another criminal enterprise. It will take good people with guns to stop the bad people, and one has to wonder would an armed congregation have stopped the deadly SC church shooting?
On July 28th a man breaks into a church, gets caught stealing electronics and gets shot...the man that shot the criminal is none other than Pastor Benny Holmes. The Pastor is a man of the cloth but he is also a veteran
and well versed in the use of firearms:
The pastor's ex-wife said Holmes, who is a Vietnam veteran, has been sleeping at the church recently.
While this Pastor is not afraid to defend his property he also knows that asking the Lord to forgive those that have lost their way is always the right thing to do. "We're going to be praying for the victim but at the same time we're thankful that it wasn't the pastor," Pat Holmes said. "He loves the Lord. A man of God cares for his sheep and certainly protects the property."
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Pastor Benny Holmes is no stranger to his community or to his local police department as he had previously set up his own sting operation in order to catch a thief that had been stealing UPS packages from not only his home but from his neighbors as well. Once caught the Pastor held the thief at gunpoint until the police arrived.
Local officers knew Benny Holmes because he planned his own sting operation in September to catch a thief who was stealing packages off porches in the area, including his own. He caught Laurie Ferguson, 52, and held her at gunpoint until police arrived to arrest her, and Baytown officers later found at least 30 stolen items stockpiled in the woman's closet.
The suspect (Pictured left): Lee Marvin Blue, 27, was arrested July 28, 2015, after entering a church at around 6 a.m. and being shot by the pastor. (Photo:Texas Department of Public Safety)
There are many that could learn something from this situation and Pastor Holmes...owning a gun does not make you a bad person and believing in the Bible does not make you better than anyone else. These are tools, tools used to defend and to protect as well as to give us the ability to survive for each one is no stronger than the person wielding it. I have a great deal of admiration for the Pastor, he is a hero...a man of God that isn't afraid to use the tools he has been given.