Catholic Priest Known as “Padre Pistolas” Tells His Flock to Arm Themselves Against Cartels
Father Alfred Gallegos Lara is better known as “Padre Pistolas” has been a parish priest for the poor villages, towns and farms in rural Michoacan, Mexico. He is well known for wearing a loaded pistol on his hip at all times even while celebrating mass.
A recent video has gone viral of a sermon during a mass where he castigates the government for failing to stop the crime wave by drug cartels and implores parishioners to arm themselves with guns to defend themselves against the cartels that rape their wives and daughters.
When a reporter asked him if he has a license to carry a gun, he answers that he has a license from god and that’s all he needs.
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