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People may carry guns into worship services for personal protection, but churches, synagogues, mosques and other houses of worship — not the state — have the right to keep weapons out, according to a legal opinion by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

The opinion, issued Friday in response to an inquiry from Del. Mark Cole, focused on a state law that Cole called ambiguous.

The law makes taking a gun, knife or other deadly weapon into a worship service “without good and sufficient reason” a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $250.

Cuccinelli wrote that personal protection constitutes such a reason.

Source: The Associated Press via The Washington Post.

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