Titusville, FL –“Gun free zones are for the birds,” gun dean John M. Snyder said here today. “Trump gets this and we ought to support his candidacy”
“Gun rights folks have been blasting gun free zones for years,” Snyder added. “The mass shootings at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon show how bad gun free zones really are. The anti-gun policy prevented any lawful armed citizen from stopping the killing. One teacher with one gun could have cut the carnage.
“However, the gun free zone policy actually enabled the murder of at least nine young people. It prevented any law-abiding armed citizen from carrying his or her firearm in the area so that he or she could not fire on the culprit and stop him. It did not stop the murderer from carrying arms and ammunition into the area and killing his victims”
Snyder said, “Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see that someone willing to commit a crime like murder, in this case multiple murders will not think twice about it because of a law or regulation against guns.
“The law-abiding individual who does obey the policy against guns is left at the mercy of the murderer.”
“Unfortunately, many policy makers don’t have even an ounce of common sense. They don’t have any”
Snyder said that, “Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets this. He deserves the support of citizens who believe firmly in the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms.
“In Tennessee the other day, while referring to the Oregon shootings, the New York billionaire noted the massacre occurred ‘in a gun free zone…if you had a couple of teachers or somebody with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off.'”
Trump recently issued a gun rights position paper, in which he supported the right of a citizen issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm in a state to carry in any state.
“America needs national reciprocity on concealed carry,” Snyder said.
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