“Why shouldn’t the United States of America team up with Russia against ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism?” police adviser and gun policy expert John M. Snyder asked rhetorically on Thursday.
“It seems like a perfectly realistic way of dealing effectively with murderous Muslims,” he said. “These international butchers are waging war against civilized people in America and Russia and throughout the world, especially in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. It’s about time nations united against them and their supporting states to halt this world wide madness!” the man known in the media world as the “gun dean” exclaimed.
Snyder recalls how easily a number of nervous Nellies are horrified by the idea of a USA-Russia alliance in this regard, harkening back to the era of the Cold War USA-USSR rivalry.
Snyder points to former Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo noting the fact that too many forget that the Communist government collapsed decades ago. The former lawmaker said they also forget that, before the Cold War, Americans and Russians and others defeated another international enemy, Nazi Germany, in World War II.
Snyder said, “Nations should allow and even facilitate the acquisition of personal self-defense firearms by citizens for use if necessary against Islamist terrorists. Here in the United States there is a popular movement for national concealed gun carry permits. With it, an individual who is able legally to carry a concealed firearm in any state could carry throughout the United States.”
In recent days, there have been repeated warnings from the FBI, the Homeland Security Department and intelligence agencies about potential domestic terrorist attacks during this Christmas-New Year holiday season. Reports indicate that international government security authorities have foiled seven terror attacks and plots during this season. Others, on the other hand, such as the Berlin Christmas market massacre, have succeeded, according to Snyder.
“Get real,” said Snyder. “Let the U.S. and Russia team up against radical Islamic terrorism. Stop playing footsie with Islamists. Take out ISIS.”
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. The Trace designated him a power broker.
A practicing Catholic, Snyder holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. He served as a NRA magazine editor and as an official with 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 the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America and American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens. He is chairman of the St. Gabriel Possenti Society, Inc. and author of the book Gun Saint.