Titusville, FL –“Reflections on the Gosnell abortion case lead us to consider the rank hypocrisy of politically correct elitists who profess that a woman has a right to kill her own child but a man does not have a right to protect his own family with a firearm,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said today.
“The Gosnell case shows that America must protect the most helpless among us, and the most innocent,” Snyder added.
A jury in Pennsylvania Monday convicted Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell of murder.
“The underlying assumption of restrictive gun control supporters is that people don’t really have a right to defend themselves with force and therefore cannot really claim an inherent right to obtain and use firearms,” said Snyder. “Politically correct elitists think the only right people have in this regard is what is granted by the state.
“These same elitists, though, think that a woman can kill her own child because of reproductive rights.”
Snyder said that, “In reality, abortion and gun control are two sides of the same coin, the culture of death coin. The ugly truth is that abortion and gun control target the innocent. It’s time for the United States to drive perpetrators of abortion and gun control from our shores. In the culture war in which we are engaged, we must confront aggressively these enemies of life, freedom and truth.”
“Gun control proponents say they want to make life safer than it is,” Snyder noted, “but their proposals will not bring about a reduction in murder and other violent crime.
“Significant studies do not show that gun control is an effective crime control measure. Studies by scholars like John Lott and Gary Kleck show that guns are used to thwart crime more often than they are used to commit crime. They show also that public policies facilitating firearms acquisition and carrying by law-aiding citizens corresponds with reductions in rates of murder and other violent crime.”
“What gun control really does is undermine the ability of people who obey the law to get the guns they want to fight for their own lives and the lives of their families and other loved ones against violent private and public criminals,” Snyder asserted. “A hundred million Americans – more than vote for the winning presidential candidate – own 300 million rifles, shotguns and handguns, and citizens purchase well over 10 million new guns a year.”
“In a similar way,” Snyder wrote, “abortion promoters argue that killing unborn babies somehow will make life more agreeable for the public at large. They argue that millions of abortions respect the rights of women but ignore the right to life of fetuses, of unborn infants. There is no ‘right’ to commit murder.
“Abortionists may think and argue they’re protecting a right but in reality promote the murder of the most defenseless human beings.”
Snyder said, “Abortion and gun control promoters both maintain they’re protecting people but in reality are doing them in, by rendering them defenseless in the face of murderers through gun control and legalizing the murder of the defenseless through abortion.”
“The highest profile promoter of both abortion and gun control in the United States today is President Barack Obama.” Snyder maintains. “In the White House itself, he flips the culture of death coin, gun control on one side and abortion on the other. He surrounds himself with children as he argues for gun control even though his proposals cannot protect children from crazed murderers. Then he castigates publicly right-to-lifers for working to eliminate the murder of unborn children.”
“Unfortunately,” said Snyder, “a number of clergymen, including high-ranking church officials, who ought to know better, apparently are ready to follow this Pied Piper over the gun control cliff. It appears the devil has them by the throat and the fools don’t even know it. May the Lord protect us from wretched public and ecclesiastical officials.
“What we need is a new coin, the culture of life coin, with the right to life on one side, and the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of life on the other.”
Snyder has been named the “senior gun lobbyist in Washington” by The Washington Post and The New York Times, a “champion of the right to self-defense” by The Washington Times, and the “gun dean” by Human Events.GunRightsPolicies.org
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