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Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights

Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights

Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Titusville, FL - “Officials of the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) should promote the individual right of Catholics and others to keep and bear arms,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.

“Militant terrorists of the Islamic State (IS), known until recently as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are on the march,” Snyder stated. “They are murdering, even decapitating, Catholics and others throughout the Middle East. They are on a campaign of rape, pillage and destruction.

“American officials warn against IS attacks in our homeland. These warnings come from United States intelligence and congressional sources, including Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.”

Snyder said, “Catholic Church officials and clergy generally must abandon pacifism. It is useless and dangerous to follow such a philosophy in the real world.

“The clergy should see reality for what it is. Let them realize that people need guns for protection.”

“Holy Michael the Archangel,” prays Snyder, a practicing Catholic, “defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.”
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 “Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights ~ Video”

    1. Sword is in the Bible 404 times. Right to arms includes knives and swords. Hmmm Self defense A Biblical thought.

    2. Kevin McGonigal on August 23, 2014 at 7:37 AM said:

      Central America is predominantly Catholic. Armed gangs rule most of that region and they terrorize the local populations and their governments cannot protect them. Nor will they allow legal ownership of firearms of the common people to protect themselves. If the Church values the right of a people to protect themselves from unjust aggression it ought to countenance the right of private firearm ownership.

    3. Vanns40 on August 23, 2014 at 8:05 AM said:

      The Catholic Church has changed its position on various issues many times over the centuries, marriage by priests being just one. The inherent right to self defense should be an easy one, all Catholic supporters have to do is let it be known that they will no longer support a Church whose doctrine preaches that they should simply let themselves and their loved ones be slaughtered rather than have the means to resist.

    4. It seems the Vatican has forgotten about Saint Gabriel. What a shame.

    5. Augustine Thomas on August 23, 2014 at 11:04 AM said:

      The Church hierarchy should take responsibility for the fact that their fetishization of pacifism has now caused the senseless murders of probably hundreds of thousands of innocent Christians.
      If these people were given the full picture, that we turn the other cheek until there’s absolutely no other option but self defense, many of these people could have saved themselves and defeated the Islamic murderers without us having to worry about it.

      Let’s all pray for these defenseless Christians since our president is a Satanist who prevents us from helping in other ways!

    6. ray hampton on August 23, 2014 at 1:15 PM said:

      I am not Catholic BUT catholic got the same rights to depend themselves as other church persons

    7. @Kevin: I would like to point out that while this is true for most of Central America, Guatemala does allow for the legal ownership of firearms. And while the laws are slightly restrictive, not only is the right to self-defense enshrined within the Constitution itself, but it is the only other valid reason besides hunting and sport to be granted a carry license.
      Also, while we do have gun registration, one may legally register anything short of machine-guns, and there is a special license for machinegun collectors as well. Yes, there’s red-tape involved, but it’s not nearly as bad as other Central American nations.

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