Christmas Spirit Provides for Arms Possession

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

Bethesda, MD – -( “‘Let he who has no sword sell his coat and buy one,’ advised Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Luke 22:36),” notes gun rights expert John M. Snyder.

“As we celebrate the Incarnation,” Snyder continued, “let us consider some particulars. The Jesus Christ whose birth from the womb of the Virgin Mary we celebrate at Christmas is the same God-Man Who told his apostles to arm themselves, and to sell their clothing in order to be able to arm themselves, Who voluntarily offered His life in sacrifice for mankind, Who rose from the dead, and Who lives eternally in glory.

“It is important especially to keep this in mind now and consider Our Lord’s words in the modern context of technological personal arms developments. Our nation faces demands for partial disarmament of its law-abiding citizens in the form of semiautomatic gun and ammunition control coming from wicked or insipid gun grabbers. These gun haters are politicizing the heinous multiple murders in Connecticut and elsewhere as a wedge platform from which to launch attacks on the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms of tens of millions of law-abiding Americans.”

Snyder says, “It is important to keep a perspective on our civil rights. Whether attacks on these rights come from gun-grabbing monsters of the media, cracker-headed clergy or pathetic politicians, let us resolve to stand firm in support of our traditions against heinous attempts to undermine or even gradually eviscerate them.

“Let us realize that while the Hypocrite-in-Chief, Barack Hussein Obama, may pose as a defender of children against gun owners, he tries to force Catholic and other religious entities to pay for abortion, or murder, of human fetuses.”
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: