We noticed yet another news conference by our
Poser in Chief pushing gun control. Suddenly
Newtown is back in the news with added mention
of enough firepower to hijack a Brink’s truck.
Pundits on both sides of the issue are saying
why we should, or should not, punish the legal
gun owners for the deeds of a few criminals.
Obama’s mantra of a kinder, fairer approach to
the issue has been forgotten. We no longer hear
about helping those with mental issues and have
still heard nothing about the murder rate in
And it now appears Pope Francis may even get
involved with the issue. After 20 years of
urging by activists there could be a Patron
Saint of Handgunners.
The story of Saint Gabriel Possenti is an
interesting tale indeed.
The legend goes that in the 19th Century,
St. Gabriel Possenti saved an entire Italian
village with one shot.
Looters and rapist had taken over the town,
the villagers felt helpless, and there seemed
no end to their misery.
The bad guys had sticks, knives, and brute
strength. St. Gabriel Possenti had a loaded
gun. The legend gets fuzzy in places, but
many agree no human died during this shooting.
St. Gabriel aimed at a lizard in the dirt
road and killed it with one shot. This so
terrified the bad guys they left.
Proponents say this signifies the handgun is
a force for good. And just by coincidence, if
you believe in such, this legend was rarely
questioned until the U.S. anti-gun activists
got involved in the 1980s.
Is the story true? Will Gabriel Possenti
become a Patron Saint?
We don’t know. We will have to wait and see
if it comes to pass, and why Obama thinks it’s
wrong if it does.
Comments are always welcome.