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Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Washington, DC - -( “The Zimmerman not guilty jury verdict respects the right of self-defense and the right to use a firearm in self-defense,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.

On Saturday, July 13, a jury of six women found George Zimmerman not guilty of murder and manslaughter charges in a high-profile slaying last year in Sanford, Florida.

“Hopefully, many states now will enact versions of Florida’s stand your ground law,” Snyder added.

Under the Sunshine State’s statute, a defendant does not have to prove he or she first tried to retreat before resorting to self-defense if and when charged with a crime because of the results of positive acts of self-defense.

“As Americans, we honor our Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms,” noted Snyder. “Let us preserve it and facilitate its operation.

“We need it.”
John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Arlington, VA

About John Snyder:
Named the Gun Dean by Human Events, “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and “dean of gun lobbyists” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, John M. Snyder has spent 45 years as a proponent of the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms as a National Rifle Association editor, public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and founder of

A former Jesuit seminarian, Snyder is founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C., founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc., a director of Council for America, and serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is also the author of the book Gun Saint. Visit:

  • 7 User comments to “Zimmerman Verdict Shows Respect for the Right to Use a Gun in Self-Defense”

    1. johnny on July 15, 2013 at 1:34 PM said:

      All it takes is one punch from a criminal for you to be knocked unconscious, then stomped and robbed. There are videos all over the internet that show this. If Zimmerman didn’t have that gun he would have probably been killed or severely injured. It was the media and president that turned it into a race issue when it had nothing to do with race.

    2. TexStan on July 15, 2013 at 9:06 PM said:

      Thank you Barry H. Zero and Mr. Holder for yet another racial hyperbole diversion. The verdict was rendered.

    3. You can’t always avoid being jumped. Guns Save Life.

    4. ElderAmbassador on July 16, 2013 at 1:49 PM said:

      I just read a piece from Monterey County, CA wherein notice was given that in that jurisdiction Mr. Zimmerman would have been convicted of something. The story line is that Florida has a “gun culture” and that is the only reason he was acquitted.
      The Enlightened people of the PDRK “know” guns are bad so anyone using one has to be guilty of something, even if using it in defense of ones own life.

    5. People have not been paying attention have they? The stand your ground had nothing to do with the trial. It was a simple self-defense case. He was found not guilty because there was not enough proof that he was not attacked. The lawyer said before the trail even started that he was no going to use the stand your ground law.

    6. George Zimmerman’s attorneys won’t use “stand your ground” defense

    7. Jeffrey on July 16, 2013 at 3:26 PM said:

      If rolls were reversed NOTHING WOULD BE DONE!! Obama stired the pot with his ” If I had a son speech” thank god Fl has a stand your ground law!! Skittle boy got what he deserved! Anti gun crusaders r trying to jumpstart the gun debate off this!” Why?? The law was followed!! What about the drugs TM sold??? Or the ILLEGAL GUNS HE SOLD??? Thats ok though right?? Just a young black punk makin a livin huh??
      Obama in his speech even tried to get in a gun violence message! This was not gun violence but a person using a gun FOR SELF DEFENSE!! PERIOD!! Against a punk intent on doing bodily harm to a person!
      if GZ had been knocked unconcious their is no doubt in my mind TM woulda killed him & that was his intent!.
      Today TM friend said their was nothing said about race!! She said that GZ maybe a gay guy gonna RAPE TM!! And TM had a little bro at his daddys home & didnt want da cracah following him home & a$$ raping them both!
      It was on the radio today!! Also Eric Holder is gonna be in FL to fan the flames & try & incite a riot!! ( on the news)

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