Washington, DC - -(Ammoland.com)- “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.
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John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
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 www.GunRightsPolicies.org.
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: www.GunRightsPolicies.org