Shooting Back published in America

Discussion in 'Off-topic' started by Malum Prohibitum, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. Malum Prohibitum

    Malum Prohibitum Moderator Staff Member

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    "What would you do if armed terrorists broke into your church and starting attacking your friends with automatic weapons in the middle of a worship service?

    "Would you be prepared to defend yourself and other innocents?

    "Would you be justified in doing so?

    "Is it time for Americans to consider such once-unthinkable possibilities?

    "There is one man in the world who can address these questions with first-hand experience.

    "His name is Charl van Wyck – a South African who was faced with just such a shocking scenario.
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    "Grenades were exploding in flashes of light. Pews shattered under the blasts, sending splinters flying through the air," he recalls of the July 25, 1993, St. James Church Massacre. "An automatic assault rifle was being fired and was fast ripping the pews – and whoever, whatever was in its trajectory – to pieces. We were being attacked!

    But van Wyk was not defenseless that day."


    http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=53130
     
  2. johnpeace

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    This same thing (deranged person with gun shooting at people in church) has happened at least 3-5 times in America in the last 10 years or so.

    What would I do? Well...I guess I don't want to implicate myself for anything <gasp> illegal, but I would respond with force.

    There's no way I'm going to allow even the potential for something that damaging to happen to my family, in my church, amongst my brothers and sisters in Christ.
     

  3. Molon Labe

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    My family and I would be dead because Georgia law prevents me from carrying in my place of worship.
     
  4. johnpeace

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    You know, carrying isn't the only defense you have.

    'I am the weapon, my gun is only a tool'
     
  5. Molon Labe

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    While I have trained in Martial Arts I am no match for automatic weapons fire
    :minigun: [-o<
     
  6. tj2000

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    What to do?

    I guess the real question should be, what price do we put on our lives and that of our family (church freinds included)? Since we read in the bible that we answer to a higher calling and some of the laws of this great land are in conflict with that higher calling. What should YOU do? I would rather loose my right to own or carry or both than to know I could have stopped the massacar of my loved ones and freinds. Who knows it might just be over looked by the LEO's.
    It could happen.
    Take care,
    TJ :shoot:
     
  7. Malum Prohibitum

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    Gun fighting African Christian missionary honored in America

    http://www.expertclick.com/NewsReleaseW ... l&ID=16482
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    Charl van Wyk and John Snyder display Possenti Society Medallion certificate

    Gun fighting African Christian missionary honored in America by society memorializing Catholic saint

    The St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc. presented Charl van Wyk of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa with its Medallion of Honor and accompanying certificate during ceremonies over the weekend in Potomac MD, Society Chairman John M. Snyder announced here today.

    “Charl is a true, heroic proponent in both word and deed of the legitimate right to self-defense. He is a genuine, living exemplar of the principles upon which the international, interdenominational St. Gabriel Possenti Society is based. We are delighted that he is here with us in the United States to accept this presentation in person. Even his brief presence among us offers a strong counter to thoughtless calls for civilian disarmament emanating from the lips of some American churchmen.â€

    (A high res version of the photo is available via email from [email protected].)

    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.

    A member of the Anglican Church of South Africa, Charl is Assistant Director of Frontline Fellowship, which he describes as a trans-denominational missionary organization committed to spreading the message of Jesus Christ throughout Africa.

    The patron of the Society, St. Gabriel Possenti, was a Catholic seminarian who saved villagers of Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy from a terrorizing gang of renegade soldiers in 1860 with a striking, one-shot, lizard-slaying demonstration of handgun marksmanship. He died of natural causes a couple of years after that. Pope Benedict XV canonized him in 1860. The Society seeks his official Vatican designation as Patron of Handgunners. It emphasizes the historical, philosophical and theological bases for the doctrine of legitimate self-defense.

    The Society Medallion of Honor features a silhouette of Possenti on the obverse and, on the reverse, the following inscription: “Guide our aim to strike at the center. Protect us from the enemies of love, justice and liberty.†The certificate verifies its conferral.
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    John M. Snyder ([email protected])
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    Telum Associates, LLC
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    Arlington, VA 22202
     
  8. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Who needs a gun in a church? :roll:
     
  9. Macktee

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    That's why I stopped going to church. Just now worth the risk....

    That, and all the :censored: they preach!
     
  10. EagleEye920

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