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David Nerud, of Fargo, addresses the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, Jan. 22., 2013.

Fargo church tells lawmakers about armed guards for its congregation


On any given Sunday, a handful of members of the Bethel Evangelical Free Church in Fargo may be wearing a black shirt and an earpiece -- much like a federal agent.

They may have an array of medical or law enforcement training -- some are retired police officers or military members -- who provide security for upwards of 2,000 churchgoers that attend every week.

A select few may even be strapped with a concealed weapon under their Sunday best.

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