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FILE - In this July 21, 2019 file photo, trainees Chris Graves, left, and Bryan Hetherington, right, participate in a security training session at Fellowship of the Parks campus in Haslet, Texas. An industry has sprung up following mass shootings at houses of worship around the country to train civilians to protect their churches with the techniques and equipment of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Does God want Christians to be a ‘good guy with a gun’?

Sep. 16, 2020 9:42 AM EDT

(RNS) — Does Jesus want you to own a gun? It’s a question Richard Berry said he wrestled with for years, unsure of how to match his Christian faith with his appreciation for firearms and self-defense. A native of Olathe, Kansas, he told Religion News Service he began grappling with the issue of God...

Todd Scott poses behind a bar in Porterdale, Ga.. on June 1, 2016.  Americans' views are starkly different, underscoring the ever-widening divide over gun rights. Last week's arrest of a 17-year-old accused of killing two people during protests in Kenosha, Wisconsin, with a semiautomatic rifle he openly carried is just the latest flashpoint.

Americans divided over armed civilians who flock to protests

Aug. 31, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The scenes have become commonplace in 2020: People gathered at state Capitols with semiautomatic long guns strapped across their chests. A couple near St. Louis emerging from their mansion brandishing firearms as Black Lives Matter demonstrators marched by the house. Men roaming the...

FILE - James Hong appears at the Huading Film Awards in Los Angeles on June 1, 2014. The 91-year-old actor, with more than 600 acting and voice-over credits to his name, will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, thanks to actor Daniel Dae Kim, who launched a campaign to raise the money needed to create and install a star. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Actor James Hong back in spotlight with Hollywood star push

Aug. 20, 2020 9:18 AM EDT

James Hong is learning to do his first Zoom video chat at the spry age of 91. The actor, who has witnessed his industry continuously evolve with technology, is finding it “mind-boggling.” “What is this Zoom thing anyway?” Hong said from his Los Angeles home, where he's been hunkering...