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United States Arms Rights Enthusiasts Are Cutting Edge of American Freedom Movement, says Gun Law Expert
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Washington , DC
Sunday, September 20, 2009


"American firearm owners form the cutting edge of the modern freedom movement in the United States," gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today.

A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Manager of Telum Associates, LL.C. Shotgun News last year named him the senior rights activist in Washington.

Snyder said the Senate's recent 68-30 vote allowing Amtrak passengers to transport handguns in their checked luggage may indicate that, "politicians are beginning to get the message. The American people are fed up with efforts at government control coming from Washington."

The Senate vote approved an amendment by Sen. Robin Vicker of Mississippi to a transportation appropriations bill. The underlying bill subsequently passed 73-25.

"The Senate action followed by a few days a protest march in Washington, D.C.," Snyder pointed out. "Estimates of crowd numbers voicing their opposition to big government ranged from the tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands up to two million. Many people carried signs proclaiming support for gun owners' rights. 'I'll keep my guns, freedom and money…you keep the change,' read a number of the placards.

"The march followed a series of public protests at congressional town hall meetings over the summer. As evidenced by Rasmussen Reports surveys of voters, people are fed up with a lot of Obama's policies."

"Gun owners never will forget that Obama named Eric Holder attorney general," Snyder continued, "that Holder proposed reinstitution of the failed Clinton era semiautomatic firearms ban, that Obama promotes Senate ratification of CIFTA, a treaty that would undercut Americans' Second Amendment rights, and that Obama nominated to the Supreme Court a justice who said she doesn't know if an individual has a right to self-defense or not.

"With mid-term elections less than 14 months away, Senators and Representatives should be getting the message that people oppose Obama's policies, and reject the proclamations of Obama's supporters in Congress and in the mainstream media."


John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Arlington, VA
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