John Snyder Interviews Dick Heller

John Snyder Interviews Dick Heller

Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder
Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

USA –-( John Snyder interiews Dick Heller on the significance of the Supreme Court decision in the District of Columbia v Heller case.

The decision affirmed the individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and declared unconstitutional a DC law prohibiting private handgun possession.

Gun rights expert John M. Snyder interviewed Dick Heller following the convention of Students for Concealed Carry (SCCC) Monday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Heller was the victor in the 2008 DC v. Heller landmark pro-gun Supreme Court ruling.

Snyder is the Gun Dean, according to Human Events.

In the Heller case, the Supreme Court declared that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is an individual right, and not a collective right, as had been claimed by gun grabbers.

The Court declared unconstitutional a District of Columbia law that prohibited DC residents in effect from possessing handguns.

The chief attorney for the plaintiff was Alan Gura.

Heller and Snyder discussed the significance of the decision and its implications.

Heller said he was gratified by the gun rights enthusiasm displayed during the SCCC gathering, which was sponsored by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Snyder said, “The gun grabbers are on the wrong side of history.”

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:

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The Heller decision merely confirmed something that anyone with the most minimal understanding of the Constitution already knew. However it was necessary to take the case before the court. The problem is the court has misinterpreted the Bill of Right as it applies to the States. The first amendment concerning the freedom of religion only applied to congress but the remaining articles of amendment applied to the States as well, this is in the book by William Rawle “View of the Constitution” The NRA has changed our culture when they supported the 1968 Gun Control Act. They opened the door… Read more »