The communist Pope wants you to surrender your guns

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  1. Burebista

    Burebista "Democrats are garbage people"

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    Hundreds of millions of unarmed people were murdered like sheep sent to the slaughterhouse by the governments of their own countries in the 20th century alone, and you want us to surrender our guns?

    Go join the House Of Belzebub, your Holiness. I'm sure the fallen one has a reserved spot for you in the deepest flaming tar pit of his underground realm.

    “Then Jesus said unto them:
    But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.”
    --Luke 22:35-38



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    St. Possenti medal awarded to Jeff Cooper,
    March, 2001. The obverse reads:
    "For Christian efforts in the preservation
    of the right of self defense against evil and tyranny.
    February 27, 2001."

    St. Gabriel Possenti

    (Unofficial Patron Saint of Handgunners and Marksmen)


    Saint Gabriel Possenti is officially known as Saint Gabriel of the Sorrowful Mother and is the official Catholic patron of youth, seminarians, clerics, and the Abruzzi region of Italy.

    Gabriel Possenti was born in the famous town of Assisi, Italy on March 1, 1838. His family name was Francis Possenti. He was the eleventh of thirteen children born to Sante Possenti and Agnes Frisciotti Possenti. Sante was both a civil and Church lawyer, and served as an appointed public official in the Papal States, which included large sections of what would eventually become a unified Italy in 1859.

    Young Francis was a normal young boy and teenager. He was interested in hunting and dancing and the theater, and was very popular among the other youth in Spoleto, where the family had moved from Assisi. Francis experienced a calling to the religious and priestly life and entered the Congregation of the Passionists, a religious community devoted to the living and preaching the saving merits of Our Lord's passion and death. He took vows in the Passionist community and was given the religious name, Gabriel of the Sorrowful One (or sorrowful Mother). He was stricken with tuberculosis about a year before he was to be ordained a priest and died on February 27, 1862 in the Passionist monastery at Gran Sasso in the Abruzzi region of Italy.

    Gabriel's life as a religious was marked by a faithfulness to prayer, love of sacrifice, heroic virtue, and a very cheerful disposition despite his illness. Through his intercession, after his death, miraculous cures were obtained. Pope Benedict XV canonized Gabriel in 1920 and declared him a patron of Catholic youth. In 1959, Pope John XXIII named him the patron of the Abruzzi region, where he spent the last two years of his earthly life. His shrine at Gran Sasso is one of the more popular ones in Europe.

    His unofficial adoption as the patron saint of handgunners and marksmen is based upon documented events in which Friar Possenti interceded when a couple of goblins were in the process of robbing some folks on a back road (or by some accounts terrorizing the residents of the town of Isola).

    Friar Possenti approached the brigands and ordered them to leave. When they refused he drew a pair of pistols (some accounts say "revolvers" but given the 1859 date of the event, it was more likely they were flintlock or percussion single shot pistols) from beneath his tunic. They laughed at him, saying something to the effect of "...those are useless-- what would a priest know of hitting anything with a pistol..." and they advanced to attack him and the others.

    Friar Possenti took aim at a lizard across the road, and cut it in half with a well placed shot. Friar Possenti pointed out that he still had another shot in his other pistol, and asked which of the goblins wished to receive it first--whereupon, the they decided that they had more important business elsewhere and departed with a stream of cursing.

    While accounts of the actual incident appear to have grown somewhat embellished over time, the core of the story has been reasonably substantiated by references to the event in a diary and the diocesan journal kept by the friars of his order.

    His feast day is February 27.
     
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  2. Bring_it!

    Bring_it!

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    I’ve been to the Vatican. I’ll “think” about giving up my guns after the Pope tears down the walls and gives up his Swiss Guards.
     
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  3. Ovid

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  4. alnicoG22

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    After he dismantles his own papal guard, he can come back with some credibility.
     
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  5. Collo Rosso

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    My maternal Grandfather and his 6 brothers (from Abruzzi!) were taught to speak, read and write english by an episcopal minister for free. It was required to get into the public schools.
    When he was done with my Grandfather, the youngest, all 7 converted to the episcopal church as a thanks. My Grandfather would tell you the catholic church did NOTHING to help the catholic immigrants... unless you had money.
     
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    Yup...I've been there too. I'll start donating to Catholic Charities when I see the Pope on Pawn Stars trying to hock some of the gold and art he has stashed.
     
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    Hey Pope! Leave our guns alone and instead, reel in your abortion supporting girl Pelosi and the other Catholic democrats. That’ll save a lot more lives!
     
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    clinging to my weaponry
     
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  9. varget

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    he's just another power-mad control freak IMHO.
     
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    Well I want his priests to stop diddling lil boys but we don't always get what we want.

    Can you imagine the turmoil within him - do I support a guy that disapproves of abortion but t wants a Republic or do I support the guy that wants socialism but approves of abortion. Quite the quandary.

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  11. PrescottGlock

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    The Pope: A guy who criticizes those who want a wall and the means to defend themselves while he lives behind this:

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    And guards armed with these:

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    Hopefully the next pope will be better, and hopefully he will be here soon.
     
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    Says the guy behind the wall with the guards who have guns.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I've never cared what the Pope has to say about anything before and I'm not going to start now.
     
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    robhic I'm your huckleberry.... Platinum Member

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    OK, so now we know what he wants. Cool. I ain't giving up so much as a pointy stick until he defunds the Vatican's Swiss (?) guards. In other words: You first, Dude.
     
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  16. MurrayNevada

    MurrayNevada USMC (MOS 0369) (RVN 69-70)

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    You'd think he would want to get a handle on pedophile priests, bishops and cardinals before he started this nonsense about guns. Besides, many believe Benedict is still the pope. I'll wait for Benedict's opinion. Perhaps they could debate.
     
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    Bingo. The same Swiss Guards who saved the Padre’s rear in 1527 from invading German Mercenaries. I doubt he will be the first one to cast the first stone, so to speak, in this fight for disarmament.
     
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    He's no John Paul II
     
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    Commie's gonna commie. This pope is as bolshevik as they come
     
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    My father had a similar experience in the 30’s with the RCC.
     
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