That’s why they call him the Gunfather.
Mexican priest Jesus Alfredo Gallegos Lara packed a Colt .45 pistol beneath his vestments Saturday as he celebrated mass at a church in Chucandiro, Michoacan.
Mexican priest Jesus Alfredo Gallegos Lara carried a pistol in a holster beneath his vestments while holding mass at a church in Chucandiro, Michoacan state, as part of a ritual for which he has become known as ‘Padre Pistolas’ (‘The Gunfather’), Saturday.
“Many people walk around armed and I usually go out during the day and night, and I usually take those ill for healing; sometimes there is no money but the truck and the gun, so I pawned them to the doctors, I said ‘here are the gun and the truck, sell them and give me the spare money,’ that’s one way of saving lives. I want the gun to save lives, not to kill.”
“Here we had up to five people killed at one party. Thank God it’s all over now. The only gunman is me. The police and everyone knows that I carry a gun, the army knows that I carry a gun, but no one dare take it away from me.”