Thursday, May 26, 2011
Gun Law Expert Urges Support for Mica Soldiers' Defense Amendment
"Members of the U.S. House of Representatives should give full support to an amendment offered by Congressman John Mica (R-FL) to the proposed National Defense Authorization Act," gun law expert John M. Snyder said here today.
The Mica Amendment, Number 38, would require the Secretary of Defense to ensure that the rules of engagement applicable to armed forces assigned to duty in a hostile fire area fully protect the service members' right to bear arms and authorizes the service members to fully defend themselves from hostile actions.
"It is amazing that such a proposal even is necessary, but that is the sorry state of affairs to which our country has sunk under the Obama administration," said Snyder. "Our service men and women need the Mica Amendment. Members of Congress should have no hesitancy in giving their all out support to this amendment and passing it as soon as possible."
John M. Snyder