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    Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    Fort Hood heroes get award from gun rights group | Texas on the Potomac | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
    For the members of the Saint Gabriel Possenti Society, the right to bear arms carries a spiritual significance that goes beyond its legislative implications.

    The society, named for a gun-wielding saint, tries to highlight what it views as righteous use of firearms. That's exactly why society founder John M. Snyder awarded Sergeants Mark Todd and Kimberly Munley honor medallions recently for their heroic actions to apprehend Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan in the midst of the Nov. 5 Fort Hood shootings.

    The awards were presented following a luncheon event, in which the two police sergeants were inducted into the American Police Hall of Fame in Titusville, Florida.

    Snyder said he has always been interested in the use of firearms for self-defense, and when he ran across an article in a religious magazine about the gun-wielding Saint Gabriel Possenti, he saw many parallels to the world we live in today.

    The story of Saint Gabriel "is quite apropos, I think, because here was a holy man who used force legitimately to save the lives and the property of decent people," Snyder said.

    According to the story, as told by Snyder, the Saint was able to disarm and run out of town a group of renegade soldiers, who took to ransacking local villages after the battle of Pansaro in Italy.

    Snyder points to the story of Saint Gabriel as an example of how "the use of firearms can be perpetrated by a very holy person." A message he believes Jesus Christ himself to be a proponent of.

    "I highly object to the extreme pacifism of some church officials, who seem to think, as evidenced by their attitudes, that it is not according to the religious principles to use force," Synder said.

    The Saint Gabriel Possenti Society is currently leading an active campaign to have the Vatican name Saint Gabriel as the official patron saint of handgunners.
    'In Hoc Signo Vinces'

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    Re: Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    . . . the whole point of Christianity is that resorting to violence, even in defense of yourself, is the easy thing to do. People want to be shown respect, and to keep what they feel belongs to them. It may be understandable and justified, but to be passive is better.
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    Re: Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    . . . the whole point of Christianity is that resorting to violence, even in defense of yourself, is the easy thing to do. People want to be shown respect, and to keep what they feel belongs to them. It may be understandable and justified, but to be passive is better.
    Well then you and i obviously come from two different worlds. Not everyone deserves life, in fact some deserve shallow graves. It puts a smile on my face knowing that Hasan sits in a cramped cell, in his paraplegic state staring out a tiny wire meshed window. Left with nothing but his thoughts and what his pathetic life could have been if he would of died. No paradise, no virgins, just the hollow echos and sounds of his cell door opening and closing once every 24 hours.

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    Re: Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    Quote Originally Posted by PonyBoy View Post
    Well then you and i obviously come from two different worlds. Not everyone deserves life, in fact some deserve shallow graves. It puts a smile on my face knowing that Hasan sits in a cramped cell, in his paraplegic state staring out a tiny wire meshed window. Left with nothing but his thoughts and what his pathetic life could have been if he would of died. No paradise, no virgins, just the hollow echos and sounds of his cell door opening and closing once every 24 hours.

    Such feelings are easy to indulge in, as opposed to forgiving, or at least relaxing your anger somewhat. If Christianity were easy to practice, there would be no point.
    If you notice something good in yourself, give credit to God, not to yourself, but be certain the evil you commit is always your own and yours to acknowledge.

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    Re: Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    did you hear that the white house refuses to turn over hasan's emails to senate homeland security?

    lieberman and collins had to subpoena

    Lieberman subpoenas Ft. Hood records - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    what is the administration afraid of?

    what is it trying to cover up?

    Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME

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    I can see a private pro-2nd amendment group giving those two an award for using a firearm to save someone if those two were civilians. But as far as we know Mark Todd and Kimberly Munley could have been 2nd amendment opponents. The fact the had guns was basically a part of their job, not because they might be pro-2nd amendment.
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    Re: Fort Hood Hero Receives Award.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    did you hear that the white house refuses to turn over hasan's emails to senate homeland security?

    lieberman and collins had to subpoena

    Lieberman subpoenas Ft. Hood records - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room

    what is the administration afraid of?

    what is it trying to cover up?

    Fort Hood Report: No Mention of Islam, Hasan Not Named - TIME
    No i didnt hear that. Although it sure doesn't surprise me, either.
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    it turns out hasan emailed al awlaki in yemen for SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE pertaining to the assassination of fellow workers

    simultaneously, it appears awlaki was working with the underwear bomber

    Senators Accuse Obama Administration of Stonewalling Ft. Hood Probe - Declassified Blog - Newsweek.com

    why is this administration so loathe to uncover these things?

    heck, they can't even say the words

    and at the same time, leadership has radically rewritten our foreign policy pertaining to israel

    and in a far less friendly fashion

    News Analysis - Obama Speech Signals a U.S. Shift on Middle East - NYTimes.com

    the president's priorities are perverse

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