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Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe From Attacks

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Faith Leaders, FBI Collaborating to Keep Religious Institutions Safe From Attacks

Seven minutes, 24 seconds. That’s how long it took a gunman who opened fire at a Baptist church in rural Sutherland Springs, Texas, to kill 26 people. Many in the church on November 5, 2017 took cover under the pews. Tragically, that made them an easier target for the gunman. The gunman later died by suicide after an armed passerby confronted him. From Sutherland Springs to Pittsburgh to Poway, it’s becoming sadly common—worshippers gunned down during their religious services. Law enforcement and religious leaders met last Tuesday (June 18) at FBI Headquarters to discuss these threats and how to protect...

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