Leave your Weapons Outside

The entrance to Capernaum has upon it the following sign:
 
 
The idea that visitors to this ancient site would be carrying guns that they obediently leave in their cars made me smile. In the Middle East, gun-carrying pilgrims might be a real possibility. I have, however, witnessed people attend church members' meetings armed with weapons, if not designed to kill, then certainly to wound. They may not have been metal or even physical weapons, but they were real enough. The sign is quite correct: at holy places, no weapons should be brought in.