Democrat North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed legislation this week that would allow more parishioners in the state to carry guns during service.
The legislation, which was passed by the State House and Senate was put on his desk, only to be vetoed on Friday. It would allow people to carry firearms during religious services at locations where private and charter schools meet.
“For the safety of students and teachers, North Carolina should keep guns off school grounds,” Cooper wrote in his veto message.
The bill’s chief’s sponsor, Republican state Sen. Danny Britt responded to the veto by pointing to the rise of attacks on churches across the nation.
“I didn’t think after the violent attacks in churches across the nation that it would be controversial to allow our citizens to protect themselves in church on Sundays, but the governor’s blind opposition to the Second Amendment seems to outweigh common-sense legislation,” Sen. Britt said.
In recent years, it has proven that good guys with guns stop violent madmen, particularly in churches.
During a 2019 church service in Texas, one parishioner proved that by putting the stop to an attempted mass shooting at his church, which was caught on the church’s live-stream.
It’s clear that the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.