“A recent ISIS murder threat shows [Americans] need guns for self-defense,” claims police adviser and gun policy expert, John M. Snyder.
“The ISIS threat for the Muslim month of Ramadan beginning June 5 against non-Muslims shows that Christians and others in the United States and elsewhere need firearms to protect life,” he added.
What Americans witnessed on Sunday, June 12, was an example of a Muslim being persuaded by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to launch a one-man mass murder operation against one of the group’s favorite targets: gays and lesbians.
In an ISIS video posted online on May 21, ISIS chief Abu Mohammad al-Adnani is seen telling jihadists to “get prepared, be ready … to make it a month of calamity everywhere for nonbelievers … especially for the fighters and supporters of the caliphate in Europe and America.”
Adnani reportedly said regarding jihadists “the smallest action in their heartland is better and more.” He said jihadists should initiate lone wolf attacks and doing that would lead to “the great reward of martyrdom.” Sadly, it appears that Omar Mateen decided to obey the ISIS leader and launched an attack on a nightspot frequented by gays, lesbians, transgenders and bi-sexual men and women.
There have other Islamist murderous attacks on innocents perpetrated by American citizens in the United States, including the one last December in San Bernardino, California.
“What all of this means,” said Snyder, “is that peaceful people here in the United States and other countries need guns so that they can protect themselves and others against the barbaric, throat-slashing, maniacal Islamists who are wreaking havoc throughout much of the world. Self-serving politicians, academic know-it-alls, and pie-in-the-sky church officials who undercut the ability of people to get self-defense guns are off the wall. They undermine the right and ability of the people to defend life. They cut into the right to life of the people. It’s time they abandoned their nonsensical attitudes, straightened up and learned to fly right.”
Snyder noted “scholarly research and analysis of Islam indicates that violent, even brutal murderous throat cutting attacks by Muslims on non-Muslims actually are considered acts of piety rather than acts of terrorism by Islamists. This comports with seminal Islamist texts and practice.” Among these studies is an article on Realism and Islam by Rev. James V. Schall, S.J., he pointed out.
Snyder said, “Believers in violence and murder as pious acts are enemies of civilized society and must be treated as such. The presence in our midst of such characters underscores the advisability of constitutional gun carry for self-defense. It shows also that Americans should choose Second Amendment supporter anti-terrorist Trump as president, and defeat Islamist supporting gun prohibitionist Hillary Clinton.”
A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named “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, the “gun dean” by Human Events, and “the senior rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. He’s a former publications editor for the National Rifle Association (NRA), and he’s a member of the advisory boards for the National Association of Chiefs of Police (NACOP) and the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens (AFPCC).