“The St. Gabriel Possenti Society commends a Florida civilian for using his handgun recently to save the life of a deputy sheriff,” Society chairman John M. Snyder noted here.
The patron of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc. (gunsaint.com), St. Gabriel Possenti, used handguns in 1860 to save villagers in Isola del Gran Sasso, Italy from a gang of marauders.
“The action of the Florida handgunner mirrors the action of St. Gabriel Possenti,” Snyder said. “Both actions show that handguns can be and are used to save lives. According to scholarly estimates, there are millions of defensive gun uses in the United States each year.”