Life issues are at the heart of the controversy surrounding U.S. Senate consideration of a presidential nominee to the United States Supreme Court, said John M. Snyder, the well-respected law enforcement adviser and firearms expert. “Let Senators realize the significance of their responsibility,” said Snyder who the Washington Post and New York Times named “the dean of Washington gun lobbyists.”
“Let humanity itself admit, renounce and repent for the mass murder of the most poor, most indigent, most helpless, most innocent human beings through abortion,” Snyder added. “Let mankind accept the mercy of Almighty God for its crimes against humanity and follow the path of truth and spiritual freedom outlined for us by Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.”
“Of the many offenses committed by men and women throughout the world,” Snyder said, “one of the most pervasive and grievous is abortion, the murder of unborn human beings. Our Lord created their immortal souls at conception.”
“Underlying abortion is a denial of the right to life. Hard on the heels conceptually of this denial is a denial of the right to defend life, and the right to the means necessary to defend life. It denies access to the personal firearms necessary to defend life.”
“Clearly,” said Snyder, “abortion and gun prohibition are two sides of the same anti-right to life coin. Whether they realize it or not, professed right-to-lifers who support gun prohibition appear as practical hypocrites. Conversely, so do gun rights proponents who support abortion.
According to Snyder, a man who believes in justice, there is no justice for the unborn children. “The statistics on abortion are staggering, sad and terrible. About 2,500 babies in the womb are murdered every day in our country, according to www.abortioncounters.com. Since the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, there have been 60 million abortions in the United States. In the world since 1980, there have been one and a half billion. These are murders!” he exclaimed.
“While not nearly as overwhelming,” Snyder observed, “statistics on the use of personal firearms to defend life, safety or property are nonetheless revealing. According to scholarly estimates, there are between two and four million instances of defensive gun use in the United States each year. Guns can be and are used to save lives. About 80 – 100 million Americans own about 300 million rifles, shotguns and handguns.”
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 rights activist in Washington” by Shotgun News. The Trace designated him a power broker.
Holding AB and MA degrees in government from the Jesuit-based 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 the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America, and American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.