Potter county sergeant aims to help local churches in gun safety

Published: Jun. 25, 2015 at 9:54 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 25, 2015 at 11:11 PM CDT
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Amarillo, TX -  Sergeant Robert Huddleston has always wanted to provide some kind of security for local churches. Last weeks shooting in Charleston drove that passion a little deeper.

"The church is the one place where people want to feel safe. That's where their faith in god and humanity and family is most precious. This is an important topic," said Huddleston.

He is working on having gun safety seminars for all local churches to attend. He says each seminar will discuss not only how to use to use a gun, but the importance of pastors being watchful of suspicious behavior, and how to form a response plan if a shooting were to take place at their church.

Opinions on this topic have widely varied. So far, a few local pastors have jumped on board.

"Sadly, we have to realize that just because we're a faith based organization or a church, bad things still happen and a lot of times those are areas that are targeted. So, we have to be able to prepare and equip our people on how to deal with that if it does happen in their church or in their faith based organization," said Pastor of No Boundaries International.

Along with No Boundaries International, First Christian Church, Hillside, Harvest Christian and Trinity Fellowship have shown interest in the seminar.

The seminar will be October 9th and 10th at First Christian Church. Although the seminar is months away, Huddleston wants to spread the word to get more churches involved.

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