In 1860, St. Gabriel Possenti rescued the villagers of Isola,Italy from a gang of terrorists with a striking, one-shot, lizard-slaying demonstration of handgun marksmanship.
St. Gabriel Possenti died two years later. In 1920, Pope Benedict XV canonized him in Rome.
This volume relates the story of St. Gabriel Possenti and of the author's campaign to make him and his life known to the general public. The author seeks the Saint's official Vatican designation as Patron of Handgunners. The book tells of support for and opposition to the designation.