Jackson, Miss– The Mississippi House of Representatives has passed the Mississippi Church Protection Act 86-32.
The bill, written by representative and pastor Andy Gipson is now headed to the Senate for further review.
Rep. Gipson says this bill was written after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.
Not everyone agrees with the bill.
“What if a mosque full of Muslims decide to have weapons inside of their church?” asks Rep. John Hines.
The bill doesn’t allow just anyone to have a gun in the church. The church would make a person a member of the security committee, and then they would have to have an enhanced carry permit–and the training for that permit– in order to carry in church.
In order for the bill to become law, it would have to be passed in both the Senate, House, and then sent to the governor for his signature.