Titusville, FL –“An Islamist's beheading of an Oklahoma woman last Thursday and his being stopped by a man with a gun shows that Americans need personal firearms to defend life from Islamist terrorists,” gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.
According to news reports, the suspect beheaded Colleen Hufford at a Moore, Oklahoma company, Vaughan Foods. The suspect then attacked another company employee but the company owner, Mark Vaughan, stopped the suspect by shooting and wounding him.
The suspect is a recent convert to Islam.
Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis said Vaughn, a reserve deputy sheriff, was “a hero in this situation.” Vaughan was carrying his own concealed firearm and acting as a private citizen at the time. The incident comes on the heels of Islamist beheadings of American journalists and others in the Middle East.
Snyder said that, “Rep. Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, has warned citizens repeatedly of the threat from extremist Islamist elements on the domestic scene. He even stated recently that, ‘We always have to be alert to them.'
“Given this situation, Americans should be ready to face these fanatics. You cannot expect police authorities to be first responders in every case. People must assume responsibility for their own security and that of their families. Americans must be able to use personal force to repel personal aggressors. THAT MEANS GUNS!”
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