Now Is the Time for Police & Gun Owner Unity

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

Titusville, FL –“Interpol’s chief recently drilled a hole in the anti-gun program,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.

“That came when Secretary General Ronald Noble suggested that open societies could be protected from terrorists by citizens defending themselves with guns.”

“For many years,” Snyder noted, “the anti-gun establishment has been putting forth the idea that gun control is necessary for public safety. On October 21, in Cartegena, Columbia, though, Noble indicated that in an open society an armed citizenry can protect people from terrorist attacks.

“The General Assembly of Interpol, the international criminal police organization, held its 82nd annual gathering in Cartegena. Noble’s comments came after the official opening of the session, according to news reports.”

Snyder said, “It’s time for law-abiding gun owners and rational police officials to unite for a safer world.”

Noble’s comments followed a deadly attack in September by al-Shabab, an Islamist group, at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack killed at least 67 civilians.

Noting that terrorism is an evolving problem, Noble said, “Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem. One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”

Enclaves could include any places where people gather, such as malls, theaters, supermarkets, town squares, churches, etc.

“Ask yourself,” said Noble, “if that was Denver, Colorado, if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly? What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.

“For me it’s a profound question. People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?”

“The answer is obvious,” said Snyder.

A board member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America, and the American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens, Snyder has been named the gun dean by Human Events, the dean of Washington gun lobbyists by the Washington Post and New York Times, a champion of the right to self-defense by the Washington Times, and the senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News.
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:

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I was recently approached by a retired LA police officer of many years for possible helping them publicize their situation to get a law changed. His retired fellow ex officers and police organizations (unions) for the retired officers (in California) are upset that California law says they too cannot have pistol magazines over ten rounds (most of them have 15 rounds). They feel that because they once were officers they should be exempted from that law (active officers can have 15-round magazines). But as I kindly told him This would be a tough story to tell because retired police officers… Read more »

G man

There is more men and women in america with guns then there are in over 21 armies.simple as that.


not if its collecting dust at home, if every jew had just a loaded single shot? It would of done no good if no one was willing to or knew how to pull the trigger!

G man

Its all just so plain and simple.just let us keep our rights to bear arms to protect us against the enemies of the state,and we all know who they are without even thinking about.I can’t believe they are still alive, the ones that appose our rights. .there needs to be a coming together of all the people from all walks of life and stand together as one .I hear a whole lot of talk about,but we are systematically being disarmed one at a time .soon there will be none to stand together unless we do it now . this is… Read more »


It’s amazing to me that , especially after the last few years, that the anti-gunners still just don’t get it. If you had to run for your life from a person meaning to do you serious harm, or worse, and found help, who would you feel more secure with? A pencil-neck, pacifist progressive armed with a cell phone or the average American patriot who loves their country armed with a gun? To me this is a no-brainer, but to a libtard, I just don’t know. I really wonder what goes through their heads sometimes.

TSgt B

Good article. Reminds of the Texas Tower shootings in Austin by Charles Whitman. Although the results were horrible and very tragic, ARMED CITIZENS held Whitman at bay for quite a while, allowing very brave law enforcement officers to neutralize (i.e. – KILL) him.


I never thought of gun control, like that. Say america is invaded by 4 or 5 nations. There is not enough men in the army to turn the tide. Where to get more men, armed already. It will be a war to the death. And the way its going, its very possible. I will not fight, for a politician, but I will fight for my country.


look at how few riflemen in Finland held off the red army, not only were they fighting 4 there homes there family but they were trained and ready. well when the time comes just don’t cut it!