Tag Archives: self-defense

“It was going to come down to just him and me.”

May I recommend that you stop over at the blog Shoved To Them (where do these interesting names come from?) and peruse THIS.
Here is an excerpt:
[My husband] worried about our safety, so he made sure that I had a gun and … Continue reading

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St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows: Patron of Handgunners

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.   His date is most … Continue reading

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Note to parents, etc: back packs and bags with built in alarms

I saw a commercial for a type of back-pack which may be of interest to parents with children in school and even for some of you ladies and gentlemen out there.
The pack, made by iSafe, has a built in loud … Continue reading

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POLLS: The Zimmerman Trial – What WILL and what SHOULD the jury decide?

A couple questions about the Zimmerman Trial.
The legal issue at stake is whether Zimmerman shot Martin in self-defense.
Setting aside the question of whether or not there should have even been a trial, and setting aside the fact that this trial … Continue reading

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An unusual combination of words

I like this story from Fox.
Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop comes to aid of woman being attacked
A Samurai sword-wielding Mormon bishop helped a neighbor woman escape a Tuesday morning attack by a man who had been stalking her.
Kent Hendrix woke up … Continue reading

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WI Sheriff urges people to arm themselves, get training, because of cuts to law enforcement.

There is a phrase which is becoming more popular:  I carry a gun – because a cop is too heavy.
Here is a story from Milwaukee which a friend forwarded.
Keep in mind that Milwaukee is not exactly a bastion of conservatism.
Wisconsin … Continue reading

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Obamic Irony

After the sad election last November, the President joked around with Barbara Walters on ABC about his daughters being surrounded by guns all the time.  I am sure that, as a father, he thinks that’s a mighty fine perk.
His daughters … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Priest’s role, duty when someone “misuses” confession

From a reader:
When does the Seal of Confession actually take affect in that the priest can’t say anything outside of the Confessional? For example, if someone goes into the confessional/reconciliation room with no intention of confessing, but some form of … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Use of force to defend a church from vandalism

From a reader:
Is is okay to fight in churches ? Can one shoot or punch vandals ? Can one defend the priest, or himself, or the Sacrament ?
Many who comment on destruction stories want to put up watches. Would this … Continue reading

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