John M. Snyder passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at the age of 79. He is survived by his loving wife Ling Snyder.
John was called “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists” by the Washington Post and New York Times. For 50 years he has defended American gun rights as an NRA editor, director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation, and founder/director of www.GunRightsPolicies.org. He was also founder/manager of Telum Associates, LL.C, and the founder/chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc.
John served on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police. He is the author of the book Gun Saint. he received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from the renowned Jesuit institution of higher learning, Georgetown University.
John Snyder contributed often to Conservative Base as a firearms and law enforcement expert and he will be sorely missed as a valuable source for news and commentary.
“I’m so glad he lived to see his favorite candidate elected President of the United States. He worked hard to help get Trump elected. Thank you, John Michael Snyder.” ~ said James “Jim” Kouri
John maintained an active Youtube channel as well and has left us many video lectures that will remain relevant into the future.
“John was a what we all hope to be remembered as, a steadfast rock of support for the Second Amendment. He never wavered in his conviction and defense of our right to keep and bear arms”, said Fredy Riehl, Editor in Chief of AmmoLand Shooting Sports News.
“His sometimes fiery and stinging commentary never pulled any punches. He was never afraid to deliver these remarks as he was absolutely certain that the St. Gabriel Possenti had his back and the backs of everyone one who believed in the God given right of self-defense. He has left big shoes to fill and our hearts are lifted up with knowledge that he is now with his maker.”
John will be sorely missed. but lovingly remembered in our prayers.