MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court decided not to overturn a law that bans firearms in places of worship.
Pastor of the Lundy Chapel Baptist Church in Macon, Anthony Corbett, says guns don't belong inside his church.
"I don't see a need for them in the sanctuary, a place of calm, a place of comfort," says Corbett.
President of Marion Road Gun Club, Kyle Turner says banning firearms in places of worship puts a target on houses of prayer.
"Making churches gun-free zones is just like making schools gun free zones and it sends a clear signal, you may as well put a signing up that says criminals do your worst you will not be stopped," says Turner.
A gun advocate group called GeorgiaCarry.org tried to have the state law overturned. Attorney and member of the group, John Monroe says after two years of fighting, their final appeal to the U.S. Supreme court was shot down Monday.
Turner who abides by the law, still doesn't agree with it. As a veteran and American, he believes it should be up to the church to decide whether or not weapons are allowed inside.
"I think that the state has over stepped it's bounds by inhibiting or infringing upon an inalienable right."
Pastor Corbett says even if the law weren't in place there would be no room for guns among his congregation. His church is considering new ways to make parishoners feel safer like metal detectors and security cameras.