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WASHINGTON, D.C. – “An Islamist’s beheading of an Oklahoma woman September 25 and his being stopped by a man with a gun shows that Americans need personal firearms to defend life from Islamist terrorists,” 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!”
Snyder said, “People who promote gun control over the civil right to self-defense of law-abiding citizens are doing a tremendous disservice to the people of our country. That includes politicians, media personalities, clergymen, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), and billionaires like Mike Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and George Soros.”
Snyder noted that, “As Esther Tanquintic-Misa reported a few days ago in Politics & Policy, ‘the National Terrorism Center earlier estimated more than 100 Americans left the country to join either ISIS or the al-Nusra Front, which claims ties to Al Qaeda. Now, it is believed 40 of those have returned back home, probably just lurking in the background, awaiting instructions when to strike.’
“Make no mistake about it, our country is in peril. Americans need their guns for protection from this peril. The peril comes from radical Islamists, such as those from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State (IS). These Islamists behead Americans and others, as has been reported widely in recent weeks. Radical Islamists are here. They also can come to the United States through Mexico and other places.”
Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on September 10 that IS personnel have discussed infiltrating the United States through its border with Mexico. He said IS adherents across the globe have spoken about that as a possibility on Twitter and social media exchanges.
Snyder said, “Obama for the most part ignores or downplays these domestic threats. Government does not stop them. Homeland Security says it can’t.”
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), House Homeland Security Committee chairman, said the government has only estimates of how many Americans are members of IS. He said there are “potentially thousands and we do not know who they are.”
Snyder said, “As the Oklahoma event indicates, people can stop terror attacks with firearms. That is language radical Islamists can understand. Americans need their guns to defend life and freedom.”
WASHINGTON, DC – “Our country is in peril,” John M. Snyder said here today.
”Americans need their firearms for protection from this peril,” he added.
“The peril comes from radical Islamists, such as those from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or simply the Islamic State (IS),” he added.
“These Islamists behead Americans and others, as has been reported widely in recent weeks,” he continued.
“Radical Islamists are here,” noted Snyder. “They also can come to the United States through Mexico and other places,” he said.
In West Orange, New Jersey on June 25, Brendan Tevlin was murdered in what New York radio station WPLJ host Todd Pettengill said this month “was in fact an act of jihad, perpetrated by a fellow American who sympathized more with those who want to annihilate us than with his own country and his people.”
In the Tevlin case, a perpetrator charged with the murder has confessed to it, “along with three others in Washington State, saying they were carried out as retribution for innocent lives lost in Iraq, Syria and other parts of the Islamic world,” reported NJ.com.
Francis Taylor, under secretary for intelligence and analysis at the Department of Homeland Security, told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on September 10 that IS personnel have discussed infiltrating the United States through its border with Mexico. He said IS adherents across the globe have spoken about that as a possibility on Twitter and social media exchanges, according to Newsmax.
Snyder said, “Obama ignores these threats in his speeches. Government does not stop them. Homeland Security says it can’t.”
Newsmax reported September 10, “Amid growing fears that Americans and Europeans trained by the Islamic State (ISIS) could enter the United States to stage terror attacks comes news that there isn’t much if anything Homeland Security can do to stop it.”
Jennifer Laskey, deputy undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, told the House Committee on Homeland Security September 10 that, “We don’t have a fulsome picture in all cases.”
Rep. Mike McCaul (R-TX), Committee Chairman, said the government has only estimates of how many Americans are members of IS. He said there are “potentially thousands and we do not know who they are.”
According to Newsmax, between 100 and 200 Americans “are believed to have trained with ISIS in Syria.”
Snyder said, “People can stop terror attacks with firearms. That is language radical Islamists can understand. Americans need their guns to defend life and freedom.
“Gun controllers be damned. They are enemies of American life and freedom.”
WASHINGTON, DC – “America should be ashamed of the Obama presidency,” John M. Snyder said here today.
Snyder’s remarks came a few days after Obama said at the White House America should be ashamed it had not enacted more gun control.
Snyder said, “Obama, former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and their supporters try to argue for gun control as necessary for crime control, although studies indicate gun control does not have a positive impact on crime control.
“What they really want to do is undermine the right and ability of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and others from criminal violence.”
Snyder said gun control is just one of the areas in which the Obama government had manifested its absurdity.
“Take the matter of immigration,” he said. “The news is full of reports on the ridiculous nature of the situation regarding illegals.
“The government has requested contract escort services for illegals, for under-age illegals crossing the border.”
He noted this is “according to a recent news report on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
“What this means is that U.S. government agents help illegal immigrants break U.S. laws.”
Snyder said, “This is just one of the latest examples of government absurdity.
“For years Obama, Pelosi and other government officials have been promoting abortion. This is the mass murder of those least able to defend themselves, the living unborn.”
“What this means,” he continued, “Is that government officials actually are facilitating the murder of the innocent.”
“In more recent years,” he noted, “government officials have been promoting same sex marriage.
“Obama, Pelosi and other government officials are promoting as socially normal what is an abomination in the eyes of God.”
Snyder said, “These all are clear examples of absurd government activity becoming normal for government officials. What this means is that government itself will lose its legitimacy, if it has not already.”
TITUSVILLE, FL – “Police officials now are showing support for law-abiding armed citizens,” John M. Snyder noted here today.
“One indication of this is a recent report that Detroit Police Chief James Craig thinks arming more citizens is a way to fight crime,” Snyder said.
According to the Detroit News, Chief Craig said last week at a press conference that, “When we look at the good community members who have concealed weapons permits, the likelihood they’ll shoot is based on a lack of confidence in this police department.”
Chief Craig stated that, “Good Americans with concealed pistol licenses translates into crime reduction,” reported Sandy Fitzgerald of Newsmax.
Snyder indicated the statements by Chief Craig followed by a few months a suggestion by Ron Noble of Interpol that an armed citizenry is a bulwark against terrorism.
Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General of the international crime-fighting police group, spoke about the terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya last September.
“Ask yourself,” said Noble, “If that was Denver CO, if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly,” he said, referring to areas with pro-gun traditions.
“It makes police around the world question their views on gun control,” Noble continued. “It makes citizens question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?”
Snyder said the Craig and Noble statements comport with findings of the National Association of Chiefs of Police in NACOP’s annual opinion surveys of United States command officers. According to the latest report on opinion of chiefs of police and sheriffs, 87% think any vetted citizen should be able to purchase a firearm for sport or self-defense, 63% believe national recognition of state-issued concealed weapons permits would facilitate the crime fighting efforts of the professional law enforcement community, and 73% feel qualified, law-abiding armed citizens can help law enforcement reduce violent criminal activity.
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John M. Snyder
WASHINGTON, D.C. – “Obama is the Liar in Chief,” John M. Snyder said here today.
“The designation Liar in Chief easily can be added to the list of Obama’s titles as president,” Snyder added.
“Practically the whole nation now realizes Obama lied to sell national government health care to the American people,” he said.
“However,” Snyder noted, “that’s just the latest indication of this president’s chronic mendacity.
“There’s also the gun lie. Obama said he’d honor the Second Amendment. Then he pushed a restrictive gun control law. The Senate shot him down. Still, it seems Obama promotes some form of gun control, including thinly veiled gun rights denial, every chance he gets.”
Snyder noted that, “Obama said he would not require abortion. Then he ordered abortion insurance coverage. He did this with health care mandates. This thoroughly upset people who regard defense of the right to life as a matter of conscience.
“On these three issues, health care, gun rights, and right to life, as well as on other issues, Obama has demonstrated that he is a public liar.”
“Obama is a deceitful rotten apple,” said Snyder. “You can’t trust Obama. You can’t trust government.”
WASHINGTON, DC – “Interpol’s chief recently drilled a hole in the anti-gun program,” John M. Snyder said here today.
“That came when Secretary General Ronald Noble suggested that open societies could be protected from terrorists by citizens defending themselves with guns.”
“For many years,” Snyder noted, “the anti-gun establishment has been putting forth the idea that gun control is necessary for public safety. On October 21, in Cartegena, Columbia, though, Noble indicated that in an open society an armed citizenry can protect people from terrorist attacks.
“The General Assembly of Interpol, the international criminal police organization, held its 82nd annual gathering in Cartegena. Noble’s comments came after the official opening of the session, according to news reports.”
Snyder said, “It’s time for law-abiding gun owners and rational police officials to unite for a safer world.”
Noble’s comments followed a deadly attack in September by al-Shabab, an Islamist group, at the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The attack killed at least 67 civilians.
Noting that terrorism is an evolving problem, Noble said, “Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem. One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that. Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.”
Enclaves could include any places where people gather, such as malls, theaters, supermarkets, town squares, churches, etc.
“Ask yourself,” said Noble, “if that was Denver, Colorado, if that was Texas, would those guys have been able to spend hours, days, shooting people randomly? What I’m saying is it makes police around the world question their views on gun control. You have to ask yourself, ‘Is an armed citizenry more necessary now than it was in the past with an evolving threat of terrorism?’ This is something that has to be discussed.
“For me it’s a profound question. People are quick to say ‘gun control, people shouldn’t be armed,’ etc., etc. I think they have to ask themselves: ‘Where would you have wanted to be? In a city where there was gun control and no citizens armed if you’re in a Westgate mall, or in a place like Denver or Texas?”
“The answer is obvious,” said Snyder.
“In a letter released Thursday, October 10, 2013, blasting the Obama administration signing of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, Sen. Jerry Moran of Kansas is absolutely correct,” says John M. Snyder, “but the underlying problem really is United States membership in the United Nations itself.”
Sen. Moran addressed the president in the letter. He is inviting other U.S. Senators to join his as co-signers.
Sen. Moran noted, “The treaty was adopted by a procedure which violates a red line laid down by your own administration. In October 2009, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stated that the U.S. supported the negotiations of the treaty only by ‘the rule of consensus decision-making.’ But in April 2013, after the treaty failed to achieve consensus, it was adopted by majority vote in the U.N. General Assembly. We fear that this capitulation has done great damage to the diplomatic credibility of the United States.”
The Moran letter outlines four more reasons for condemning the Obama administration’s signing of the ATT and urges the president “to notify the treaty depository that the U.S. does not intend to ratify the Arms Trade Treaty, and is therefore not bound by its obligations. As members of the Senate, we pledge to oppose the ratification of this treaty, and we give notice that we do not regard the U.S. as bound to uphold its object and purpose.”
Snyder noted, though, that “since the UN ATT now has been signed, it could be ratified at any time by a future Senate. It’s an ongoing, continuing threat to Americans’ gun rights. To have hope of obviating this threat, we should work to get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US.”
Snyder noted also that, “The National Rifle Association was right on in blasting the Obama administration for signing the UN Arms Trade Treaty, as Secretary of State John Kerry recently did. The real problem, though, the underlying problem, is American membership in the United Nations.
“This has been the opinion of many Americans since the founding of the UN. This act by the Obama administration underscores part of the explanation for this reasoning. It shows why we should dump the United Nations organization.”
Snyder said, “ATT undermines our national sovereignty and individual gun rights. The treaty refers specifically to small arms. This means the 300 million rifles, shotguns and handguns owned by 100 million Americans.
“Gun-grabbing interests for years have been pushing for ways to undermine the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms. They generally have butted their heads against the brick wall of domestic American opposition to various anti-gun legislative schemes. They even have seen Americans strengthen public policy in support of some pro-gun measures, like right to carry concealed firearms and stand your ground laws.”
“With this internationalist anti-gun approach,” continued Snyder, “the gun-grabbers may think they have found a way to undermine American freedom. The ATT calls for arms transfer activity to be regulated domestically in accordance with international UN standards.
“Obama most likely cannot induce the Senate to ratify ATT. More than a sufficient number of Senators to defeat ratification are on record opposing ratification. However, anti-gun forces may think they can promote additional domestic gun controls because of some legal interpretations that activity commensurate with the objective of a treaty may and should be pursued pending ratification.”
Snyder warned that, “An Obama attempt to implement the treaty will draw down upon his administration the active opposition of millions of Americans.”
Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), the Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, stated, “The ATT raises significant legislative and constitutional questions. Any act to implement this treaty, provisionally or otherwise, before the Congress provides its advice and consent would be inconsistent with the United States Constitution, law, and practice.”
Snyder reiterated that, “The real problem is United States membership in the United Nations organization.”
“Anti-gun officials throughout the United States should be punished a la Colorado,” John M. Snyder said here today.
“The recent recall elections in Colorado show that anti-gun officials can be punished,” he added, “and they should be.”
Snyder said, “Officials who support legislation that will curtail or eliminate the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding American citizens to keep and bear arms ought to face severe punishment.
“Such officials in effect work to undermine the right of decent people to get and use firearms to protect their own lives and the lives of others from thugs and criminals.”
In the Colorado elections on September 10, voters dismissed two members of the Colorado State Senate, including the Senate President, because they had voted in the legislature for gun control.
NBC News stated that, “Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron were both defeated, the Denver Post reported, in the recall effort, which served as a referendum on their support in passing legislation requiring universal background checks on private gun sales and restricting large-capacity ammunition magazines.”
Voters replaced Morse with Bernie Herpin and Giron with George Rivera. Herpin and Rivera are gun rights supporters, according to reports.
“The recall election result in Colorado is good news for Second Amendment supporters throughout the United States,” said Snyder. “Let this good news serve as a clarion call for the punishment of gun control advocates throughout the country. Let opponents of the right of self-defense and of the right to use force in self-defense realize that sooner or later they will face retribution from voters.”
Snyder has been named the gun dean by Human Events, 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 and the senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News.