Local churches reconsider security measures after Texas mass shooting

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DENVER — The mass shooting at a Texas church has sparked conversations among congregants at local churches.

Landmark Tabernacle Pentecostal in Denver said it had a special meeting Sunday night to up its security plan.

It already has a team of security guards present for services and church activities.

It said it’s difficult because churches are supposed to be welcoming places. But an “open arms” approach can create risks.

“Anytime there is any type of incident in the United States like this, where lives are lost or an attack on places of worship, then we meet to discuss and see if there’s some lessons we can learn from that,” said Byron McDaniel, head of security at Landmark Tabernacle Pentecostal .

Landmark won’t disclose specifics of its security, but the church said it is prepared for the worst while hoping for the best.

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