On December 30, 2019, KARE 11 interviewed Nicole Kettwick on their nightly broadcast regarding the shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. The shooting raised questions regarding the right to carry in places of worship. KARE 11 contacted Nicole to help explain the intersection in the law between the right to carry and the right for private establishments to prohibit firearms in their establishment. In thirteen states, it is illegal to bring guns into a place of worship, but Minnesota is different. Nicole explained that the law in Minnesota allows private establishments, including places of worship, to decide whether to prohibit people from bringing handguns into their establishment. Nicole also noted if a situation like the one in Texas happened in Minnesota, the law would likely be on your side, if your act was reasonable. Read the full article here.
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