Obama Unintentionally Gives Ammo to Gun Owners
“President Obama unintentionally has substantiated a major gun rights argument,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
Washington, DC –-(Ammoland.com)- “On national television Tuesday, Obama indicated the United States has as its major concern the lone wolf terrorist who is so difficult to track,” Snyder noted. “What this means is that armed law-abiding citizens have to depend on themselves and their guns for defense of life, family and property. This is especially true today as we approach the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 Islamist suicide attacks in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
“Obama cited the recent slayings in Norway by a lone wolf terrorist who perpetrated a massacre with a weapon. What Obama failed to mention is that the Norwegian gun laws prevented a law-aiding citizen from being armed and therefore being able to bring down the mass murderer.”
On CNN, Obama told interviewer Wolf Blitzer that, “The biggest concern we have right now is not the launching of a major terrorist operation, although that risk is always there, the risk that we're especially concerned over right now is the lone wolf terrorist, somebody with a single weapon being able to carry out wide-scale massacres of the sort that we saw in Norway recently. You know, when you've got one person who is deranged or driven by a hateful ideology, they can do a lot of damage, and it's a lot harder to trace those lone wolf operators.”
Snyder said, “Obama's been an anti-gun politician from the get-go. His administration's behavior in the Justice Department's scandalous ATF Operation Fast and Furious, now the subject of an ongoing congressional investigation, shows he still is. So does the administration's attempt to do an end run around Americans' Second Amendment rights by its promotion of an anti-gun United Nations Arms Trade Agreement.
“With his CNN statement early this week, Obama upended his own anti-gun ideology by inadvertently showing that Americans need guns. Guns save lives. Americans need them to protect life.”
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