A Charlotte Pastor has finished her concealed carry class and says she will now bring a gun to church as she preaches.
Pastor Brenda Stevenson of New Outreach Chritian Center says the Charleston Massacre, where nine were killed inside a church, is one of many shootings that made her decide to take her own protection.
"It's just like me saying, 'Devil you will not get our church, any of our members -- and if you do come this way, you better make sure that you're ready to pay the cost,'" Stevenson said.
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael, who teachers a concealed carry class, says more churches and pastors are coming in for training ever since the Charleston shootings.
"Since the Charleston shooting, we've had a lot more churches [take the class," Carmichael said.