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A southwest Jefferson County church opened its doors to guns as the pastor makes a point about the Second Amendment to the Constitution.

At the New Bethel Church, Reverend Ken Pagano said the church is celebrating the independence and freedom provided by the constitution by raising awareness about being a safe and responsible gun owner.

Pagano said he felt he had a duty to teach that to his community and congregation. He decided to do so by allowing everyone to carry guns into the church.

“As a church, we’re here for the community and also want to address community minded issues,” Pagano said.

On Saturday, he open the sanctuary of the church to an “Open Carry Celebration.”

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— Arizona: Arizona moves to allow concealed guns in bars; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/28/AR2009062800825.html//

— Michigan: Gun rights supporters pair weekend family picnic with weaponry; http://michiganmessenger.com/21870/gun-rights-supporters-pair-weekend-picnic-with-weaponry//

— Michigan: Camp opposes tighter gun regulation; http://ourmidland.com/articles/2009/06/26/local_news/doc4a45829424c28615413419.txt//

— MIchigan: Gun ban fears spark bullet shortage; http://www.heraldpalladium.com/articles/2009/06/26/features/603689.txt//

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— Massachusetts: Open Season: Where there’s smoke, there’s a firearm bill; http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090628/SPORTS/906280369//

— North Carolina: Republican Women’s Club talks gun rights; http://www2.statesville.com/content/2009/jun/27/republican-womens-club-talks-gun-rights/

— New Jersey: Brady Campaign Praises New Jersey Gun Trafficking Law; http://www.opposingviews.com/articles/opinion-brady-campaign-praises-new-jersey-gun-trafficking-law-r-1246033245//

— Wisconsin: Proposed law to protect defense of home; http://wislawjournal.com/article.cfm/2009/06/29/Proposed-law-to-protect-defense-of-home//

— Washington: CCRKBA warns about Seattle mayor’s gun agenda; http://www.personalliberty.com/news/ccrkba-warns-about-seattle-mayors-gun-agenda-19239461/

— Colorado: Second Amendment includes parks, too; http://durangoherald.com/sections/Opinion/letters_to_the_editor/2009/06/24/Second_Amendment_includes_parks_too/

— Oregon: Bride Of Brady Bill Passes Oregon Subcommittee; http://www.ammoland.com/2009/06/23/bride-of-brady-bill-passes-oregon-subcommittee/

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