BETHESDA, MD – “The administration of President Barack Obama clearly is out of touch with traditional American values and ways of thinking,” gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
“Just last week, Vice President Joe Biden gave evidence of this. He tried to equate the administration’s jobs bill with the ability of citizens to be free of murderous criminals. He tried to equate the bill with the ability of women to be free of rapists,” Snyder added.
“Doesn’t Biden realize people are able to protect themselves from murderers and rapists only when they have the means to do so,” asked Snyder. “Only when they are able to get, carry and use guns for self-protection?”
Snyder noted that later this week the House Judiciary Committee is slated to finish marking up H.R. 822, by Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL), the proposed National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011. This bill has 245 cosponsors.
“This legislation would better enable law-abiding citizens to carry the guns they need to protect themselves from rapists and murderers,” Snyder said. “The bill would empower citizens with state-issued permits to carry concealed firearms to carry their guns throughout the country. This would be in much the same way as people with state-issued driver’s permits may operate their cars throughout the country,” Snyder said.
“Congressman Stearns has been working on this issue for a decade,” Snyder noted. “He certainly deserves Americans’ commendation for this. He also deserves plaudits for his legislative defense of the right to life. His activities show he understands the deep, intrinsic connection between the right to life, the right to defend life, and the right to acquire, carry and use the means necessary to defend life.
“Americans who believe in the right to keep and bear arms as well as supporters of the right to life ought to get behind H.R. 822. Joe Biden and Barack Obama and the current administration generally frown on gun rights and on life rights. Congressional passage of H.R. 822 would be a way to sock it to them, to reassert traditional American values.”