Chattanooga: Civilians & Military Need Guns, Says Gun Law Expert

By John Snyder

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Gun Rights Policies with John Snyder

Washington, DC -( “The flagrant murder of Marines last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee shows that civilian and military Americans need firearms,” says gun rights expert John M. Snyder.

“The Islamic State (ISIS) inspired the attack, according to Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives,” Snyder added.

“Islamists,” he continued, “according to Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., writing recently in Crisis magazine, ‘are not mindless products of poverty, ideology, ignorance, psychological mania, or any other excuse to avoid calling them what they claim to be, namely, loyal and devoted believers in the Qur’an, the real followers of Mohammed.'”

Snyder said, “You don’t know when, where or how Islamists will strike. You must be able to stop them anytime, any place. That’s just common sense. Americans need firearms in order to protect themselves, their families and their communities.”

“Panicked calls for gun control are off the wall, no matter who makes them. It’s time to deep-six demands for more and more gun control. It’s time to dump the politicians, academics, media personnel and clergymen who make them.”

Snyder has been named “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times, “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News.

He is a former NRA magazine editor, and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens.

John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Titusville, FL

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

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One thought that I haven’t seen expressed in the military firearm ban concerns the fact that keeping firearms out of the hands of the military prevents them from defending American citizens from a hostile U.S. government takeover. Most of our military servicemen and women would side with freedom-loving citizens instead of government and government knows this. The military receives guns only when the government says they receive guns. Therefore, the military is forced to support only what the government commands it to support, and hence, the ban on the military possessing weapons.

John Gregory

We’ve allowed, through Progressivism, our nation to stand on the verge of becoming the freaking Soviet States of America. Time to pull us back from the cliff…