Regarding “Feds release first guidelines for confronting a church shooter” (Religion News Service, June 22): Now that the feel-good legislation that Lauren Markoe refers to as “gun safety” legislation has failed, we have a set of rules released by Vice President Joe Biden. This 38-page guideline says the best thing to do if confronted by an active shooter in church is to run or to hide. We all need to practice this running thing. In running, we want to attain a speed of at least 1,000 feet per second — the speed of most bullets.
As to hiding, while you're hiding, pray that someone in the congregation with a concealed carry permit brought his gun to church. It's a proven fact that the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. For those who want to make their church a safer place to worship, I'd advise attending the comprehensive church security class offered at Windsor Hills Baptist church. You'll never realize how vulnerable you are until you hear the facts about church shootings in the United States.
Richard Kinsey, Oklahoma City