Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights ~ Video

Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights
Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights
Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder
Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Titusville, FL – “Officials of the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) should promote the individual right of Catholics and others to keep and bear arms,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.

“Militant terrorists of the Islamic State (IS), known until recently as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), are on the march,” Snyder stated. “They are murdering, even decapitating, Catholics and others throughout the Middle East. They are on a campaign of rape, pillage and destruction.

“American officials warn against IS attacks in our homeland. These warnings come from United States intelligence and congressional sources, including Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.”

Snyder said, “Catholic Church officials and clergy generally must abandon pacifism. It is useless and dangerous to follow such a philosophy in the real world.

“The clergy should see reality for what it is. Let them realize that people need guns for protection.”

“Holy Michael the Archangel,” prays Snyder, a practicing Catholic, “defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander through the world for the ruin of souls.”
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:

  • 11 thoughts on “Vatican Should Promote Catholic Gun Rights ~ Video

    1. @Kevin: I would like to point out that while this is true for most of Central America, Guatemala does allow for the legal ownership of firearms. And while the laws are slightly restrictive, not only is the right to self-defense enshrined within the Constitution itself, but it is the only other valid reason besides hunting and sport to be granted a carry license.
      Also, while we do have gun registration, one may legally register anything short of machine-guns, and there is a special license for machinegun collectors as well. Yes, there’s red-tape involved, but it’s not nearly as bad as other Central American nations.

    2. The Church hierarchy should take responsibility for the fact that their fetishization of pacifism has now caused the senseless murders of probably hundreds of thousands of innocent Christians.
      If these people were given the full picture, that we turn the other cheek until there’s absolutely no other option but self defense, many of these people could have saved themselves and defeated the Islamic murderers without us having to worry about it.

      Let’s all pray for these defenseless Christians since our president is a Satanist who prevents us from helping in other ways!

      1. so wait the turn the other cheek is wrong? you just said that JESUS CHRIST YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR who peacefully died on the cross for your sins was wrong. THE LORD GOD YHWH who became flesh for you was wrong???? so jw if we can ignore turn the other cheek and countless other peaceful bible verses can we ignore the gay marriage one or the rejection of evolution

    3. The Catholic Church has changed its position on various issues many times over the centuries, marriage by priests being just one. The inherent right to self defense should be an easy one, all Catholic supporters have to do is let it be known that they will no longer support a Church whose doctrine preaches that they should simply let themselves and their loved ones be slaughtered rather than have the means to resist.

      1. so the church should ignore christ’s teachings? turn the other cheek , live by the sword die by the sword, love thy neighbor.
        1 Cor. 4. 12. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we intreat.

        Jas. 4. 12. One only is the lawgiver and judge, even he who is able to save and to destroy: but who are you that judge your neighbor?
        Luke 6. 27 f. Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them that curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you.
        Rom. 12. 14 f. Bless them that persecute you; bless, and curse not. . . . Render to no man evil for evil. . If you can, so far as it depends on you, live at peace with all the world… Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” But if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him to drink: for in so doing you shall heap coals of fire upon his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

        2 Tim. 2. 3. Take your part in suffering hardship, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.

        Matt. 5.9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.

        Welcome to Christianity. Jesus Christ taught humility , love ,caring ,acceptance , peace and respect for everyone even your enemies. jesus could have killed the Romans but he died on the cross for you. Stephen preached the gospel in the streets and was stoned to death for it but he prayed forgiveness upon the ones throwing the stones.

    4. Central America is predominantly Catholic. Armed gangs rule most of that region and they terrorize the local populations and their governments cannot protect them. Nor will they allow legal ownership of firearms of the common people to protect themselves. If the Church values the right of a people to protect themselves from unjust aggression it ought to countenance the right of private firearm ownership.

      1. this is a verse you need to read and it pertains to you. “ First take the log out of your own eye.”
        ( Luk 6.42 )
        matthew 26:52 “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. “Put your sword back in its place,” Jesus said to him, “for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.

        He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. isaiah 2.4.
        “Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for the wrath of God; for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’” (Rom 12.19 )

        “Do not return evil for evil.” ( 1 Pet 3.9 , Rom 12.17 , 1 Thes 5.15 ) depends on your version
        “Overcome evil with good.”( Rom 12.21 )
        “Forgive and you will be forgiven.” (Lu 6.37 )
        “Alas for those …who rely on horses, who trust in chariots.” ( Isa 31:1 ) just replace horse with gun or anything you want
        (i dont mind guns heck i have some but dont try to get Christianity to support it)
        Mt 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
        Matt. 5.9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called sons of God.
        Lu 6:27 But I say to you that listen, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. 29 If anyone strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also;
        Mt 5:39 But I say to you, Do not make use of force against an evil man; but to him who gives you a blow on the right side of your face let the left be turned. -Bible in Basic English
        Jas. 3.18. The fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for them that make peace.
        Rom. 10.15. How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace.
        Luke 17.3 f. If your brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he sin against you seven times in the day, and seven times turn again to you saying, I repent; you shall forgive him.
        Eph. 4. 31f. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamor, and railing, be put away from you, with all malice: and be you kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, even as God also in Christ forgave you.

        yeah JESUS would not support

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