“Gun-grabbing, anti-right to life Democrat leaders Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, both Californians, have established themselves just a few weeks before Halloween as the Wicked Witches of the West,” gun dean John M. Snyder noted in a statement released on Friday.
“Sen. Feinstein said yesterday that no law would have stopped the alleged mass murderer in Las Vegas but that she still supports more gun control anyway,” Snyder continued. “Rep. Pelosi admitted last Thursday that moves against bump stocks reportedly used by the killer would be a step on a ‘slippery slope’ leading to more restrictive gun control.
“Both Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Pelosi in effect have admitted they don’t care about the truth but will say anything they think will advance their anti-gun cause. It’s not surprising. They’re both pro-abortion and are all in for legislation that facilitates the murder of innocent, unborn children. They do not care about the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of life or for the right to life itself.”
Sen. Feinstein, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, was interviewed on CBS Face the Nation while her comrade Rep. Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, spoke at a Thursday press conference.
Snyder said, “Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Pelosi are bad news and so are other politicians of their ilk. Instead of the nonsense they’re promoting, what’s really needed is enactment of national reciprocity for state-authorized concealed gun carry.
“Fortunately, congressional measures to advance national reciprocity are in the works and President Donald Trump indicates he would sign such legislation into law. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) has introduced H.R. 38, the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with 212 co-sponsors. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has introduced the proposed Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 with 38 co-sponsors. It’s past time for both the House of Representatives and the Senate to get on the stick and move forward.”
The fifth-highest ranking House Democrat said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi should “pass the torch to a new generation of leaders,” highlighting frustration only previously voiced by some rank-and-file members.
Representative Linda Sanchez, the vice chairwoman of the House Democratic Caucus, said Pelosi of California, as well as Minority Whip Steny Hoyer of Maryland and Assistant Minority Leader James Clyburn of South Carolina, should step aside to create more opportunities for younger members.
A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “a champion of the right of self-defense” by the Washington Times, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and the “senior activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. The Trace designated him a power broker.
He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation. He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of NACOP, Council for America, and American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.