This article is not complete without background and context. Comments reflect readers' puzzlement. Information linked to VA offers some insight, suggesting that the restriction of weapons in churches was common law in colonial times and still in effect.
"The bill would repeal a law that reportedly dates back to colonial times, which makes it a misdemeanor to carry "a gun, pistol, bowie knife, dagger, or other dangerous weapon, without good and sufficient reason, to a place of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held at such place."
Pass the bill
Don't go to a church that doesn't allow you to carry.
I'm surprised it took so long.
Been carrying in church since my teens. It's never been illegal.
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