Fr. Z's Guns At Latin Mass Tips: Madison-Area Churches Add Armed Guards


Madison-area religious institutions are shoring up their defenses after a convicted domestic abuser in Texas last Sunday became the nation’s latest mass murderer to turn a spiritual sanctuary into a shooting gallery. Several Dane County places of worship reported adding armed guards, seeking training or asking their members for increased vigilance, either in direct response to the killing of 26 church-goers outside San Antonio or as part of ongoing efforts to bolster security against active-shooter threats or other unpredictable dangers. “I believe from now on we will use armed security every single Sunday,” said Gurinderjit Grewal, president of the Middleton Sikh temple, up from the four times a year that the temple currently asks Middleton police to provide a presence during special, longer prayer-service days. “In the future, we don’t know — maybe we will change more things, maybe bulletproof glass at the door,” he added. “You never know when some mad mind will come.” Source