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Guns in church? In NoVa, that’s nothing new

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s published opinion last week that it’s fine to bring a gun to church if you’ve got “good and sufficient reason” opened some eyes. But The Post’s Susan Kinzie visits Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield and finds that there have always been guns among the worshipers, just quietly.

Kinzie also informs that it used to be the law in Virginia: You HAD to bring your gun to church. To be ready for any Sunday attacks from the native Americans back in the roaring 1630s, apparently. So really, we’re just getting back in touch with our heritage.

Kinzie’s well-researched piece is here.

Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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