It's really interesting how carrying in churches is a newish topic. I've been a member of several churches growing up and know for sure there has always been some armed people in them. I've been an usher at some also and learned it's all about layers of security and not all armed. From parking lot attendants to children workers. Eyes and walkie talkies are best. That way an armed response can be directed accordingly. And this was when the worst thing that was heard of was a pastor being punched.