Following up on the issue of security in our churches in this age of growing uncertainty, a reader sent the following from KNOE 8 NEWS:
OPSO offers gun training to churches
WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – The Ouachita [I wonder how that is pronounced.] Parish Sheriff’s Office training division offered local pastors and church security teams a class on how to properly shoot a gun.
53 people were present to learn and train for dangerous situations, but each pastor or security team had to have their congregations permission.
“We get request throughout the year from different churches, to come and do security assessment or give their usher team or safety team training. In active shooter response and what they need to do” Captain Ricky Bacle said.
Today each person was certified for concealed carry, but the certification only lasts a year.
They will have to return next year for a refresher.
One year? How curious. Still, repeated training is good idea. No, it’s a great idea. Nay rather, it’s the only idea.