King Kept Guns at Home for Self-Defense and Sought Right to Carry
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Sunday, January 15, 2012

"The late Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. kept guns at home in Alabama for self-defense," gun law expert John M. Snyder recalled here on the eve of the national holiday named for the civil rights leader.

"At one time," Snyder continued, "King applied for a permit to carry a concealed handgun, but was denied. He was concerned for his personal safety, just as are a lot of law-abiding American citizens.

"This fact underscores the value of a public policy regarding constitutional carry. With constitutional carry, a law-abiding American citizen could exercise his or her constitutional right to carry a concealed firearm without government authorization."

Snyder is the Gun Dean, according to Human Events, a conservative newspaper.

John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Arlington, VA
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