Category Archives: Going Ballistic

Police Dept. offers “active shooter” training for clergy

A dear friend sent this nifty story from Philly.com!
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The Gloucester Township Police Department is hosting a free active shooter training event for local clergy next month.
In a bulletin, police say they want to help clergy become … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Firearms at Mass, laity and priests – UPDATED

In the wake of the recent horrible Texas church massacre, I now have several email conversations going on – with laity and clergy – about having a concealed firearm in church.
This is an issue which needs sober assessment by everyone, … Continue reading

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Some amusing bits and pieces

A few things caught my eye this morning.
First, I was amused by an faux pas from the loony anti-gun deranged Left which made wild claims about possible after market customizations of an AR-15 rifle system.  HERE
In a tweet, USAToday said … Continue reading

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Usher stops shooting attack in church

From the Possenti Society.
“The St. Gabriel Possenti Society commends Robert Engle of the Burdette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee for stopping with his handgun a mass murder of congregants during services on Sunday, September 24,” Society chairman John … Continue reading

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NRA v Hell’s Bible

This is great!  Thanks to the folks at the NRA for this great way to start the day.
Let’s make popcorn and watch the snowflakes freak out.
Dana Loesch: We’re Coming For You New York Times

 

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27 Feb – St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of handgunners, marksmen, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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Famous Roman Bernini landmark vandalized

Some complete…. jerk… busted one of the tusks off the delightful Bernini elephant in Rome near the Pantheon, in front of S. M. sopra Minerva.  HERE
In the Rome of Our pontificate, this person would have things broken off of him … Continue reading

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Feingold (D-WI): Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

Both the up-ticket and down-ticket races this election are important. For me, an overriding issue is appointments to the SCOTUS and judiciary. Next, and related to it, is to halt the erosion of our civil rights. One of the rights … Continue reading

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Take firearms training for the sake of your safety and for your loved ones

The AR-15 and its variants are much in the news again these days, as some call for their sales and ownership to be banned and some seek to defend them.
Whichever side of the divide you are on, here is a … Continue reading

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There are times when irony isn’t funny. This is one of them.

There are times when irony isn’t funny.  This is one of them.
I read this at FNC:
Orlando gunman made multiple visits to nightclub he attacked, reports say
Omar Mateen made multiple visits to Orlando’s Pulse nightclub in the weeks before he killed … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing weapons

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As a Catholic and a practitioner of the 2nd Amendment, I was wondering if or there are blessings for firearms.
The priests in my local parish strike me as a bit squeamish when it comes to firearms, so I haven’t approached … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)

Sometimes whimsical retellings of old yarns appear, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
Here’s something amusing from the NRA Family page.
Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)
Here are a couple excerpts:
Once upon a time, there was a young lady who … Continue reading

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Thief with a gun in a Milwaukee parish church

In a church in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, a man attempted to steal a couple purses, said he had a gun, and was taken down by an off-duty police officer.   HERE
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Capt. Adlam said the robbery “would appear to be … Continue reading

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Special weapons training offered to pastors, security teams

Following up on the issue of security in our churches in this age of growing uncertainty, a reader sent the following from KNOE 8 NEWS:
OPSO offers gun training to churches
WEST MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) – The Ouachita [I wonder … Continue reading

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Church security and ‘active shooters’

In light of current events and probable future threats, I put a few reading items on my wishlist relating to security for churches.  Most of it seems to be oriented to and written by evangelicals.  However, some of these people have a … Continue reading

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