Sunday, April 30, 2006

Patron Saint for Handgunners?

There's a movement to get a patron saint for hangunners. The man they are rooting for is St Gabriel Possenti.
According to the St Gabriel Possenti Society, the saint left his monastery, stole two pistols from Garibaldi's troops and was able to chase them out of town, a pistol in each hand. Its like something from a Western.
I think its a great idea. Lots of people don't like it because they feel it doesn't respect human life.
For one thing, a lot of people use handguns for sport only. The other thing is that even when used in a lethal situation, if it is done for self-defense or defense of others (like policemen do), then it still respects human life.

1 comment:

O! said...



I agree!

I'll have to remember to pray to St Gabriel Possenti when I'm at boot camp.