HOLINESS & HANDGUNS--THE PATRON SAINT OF HANDGUNNERS & MARKSMANSHIP
“Guide our aim to strike at the center. Protect us from the enemies of love, justice and liberty.”
Despite liberals wimpy view of Christ and Christianity, we are called to be soldiers for Christ and defend the innocent against evil. St Gabriel Possenti shows us that holiness is not opposed to bravery, manhood, and even handguns. He came to the defense of a young girl who was being attacked and drove a gang of mercenaries out of town at gunpoint.
To honor his deeds the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc. was established and each year a person is chosen who lives according to the principles which St Gabriel Possenti exemplified. This year Charl van Wyk of Cape Town, South Africa was chosen for his bravery in fighting off Marxist-Lenninists who attacked a church:
From News Release Wire: "In July 1993, Charl, relying on his faith and a .38 caliber special revolver, caused a gang of terrorists to flee a church in Cape Town in what became known as the St. James Massacre. The terrorists were part of the Azanian People’s Liberation Army, the military wing of the Pan African Congress, a Marxist-Leninist group.
The terrorists, armed with grenades and AK-47’s, murdered 11 parishioners and wounded an additional 58 individuals. Charl, the only armed member of the congregation, fired five rounds with his handgun. He wounded one of the terrorists and the gang fled. His action apparently prevented the murder or injury of many more people.
The incident led Charl to become an even more ardent defender of the right to self-defense and of the right to keep and bear arms than he already had been. He recounted his experiences in his popular book, Shooting Back – The Right and Duty of Self-Defense, and founded Gun Owners of South Africa."