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Obama Bows to Foreigners but Shafts Americans, says Gun Law Expert
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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

 


"Our country is in real trouble…with a president who bows down to foreign leaders but shafts ordinary American working men and women," says gun rights expert John M. Snyder.

"In just 10 months in office, Obama publicly has debased the American presidency and the United States of America before the emperor of Japan and the king of Saudi Arabia," charges Snyder.

"At the same time," Snyder continues, "Obama is promoting an overhaul of the American health care system which could pave the way for undermining the right of Americans to obtain and use guns to defend their lives and the lives of their loved ones, for undermining the very right to life itself."

A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is public affairs director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms. He is the senior rights activist in Washington, according to Shotgun News.

"In this time of crisis caused by attempts to increase government control of the lives of individual citizens, law-abiding Americans demand Washington protect the Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms." .

"Although few people appear to realize it, our gun rights could become the target of anti-gun bureaucrats who would be given unprecedented power over citizens' lives in health care proposals now under consideration on Capitol Hill," Snyder adds. "Indeed, this is a sleeper issue underlying the current health care debate."

Snyder warns that, "Various government health care proposals would take the determination of health insurance coverage out of the hands of patients and the health care industry and place it in the hands of government officials. These government officials then could stipulate that the possession of firearms somehow is detrimental to health. They could deny or limit the coverage to gun-owning people, thus forcing such people to give up their guns or their health care.

"This is not as far-fetched as it may seem at first glance. Obama's National Institutes of Health already is seeking a nexus between guns and health. This is the case even though just a few years ago Congress voted to cut funding for firearms research by the Centers for Disease Control, viewing such research as based on flawed assumptions that all gun use was bad, even though firearms were and are used often to save lives and deter crime."

Snyder added that, "Some Senators and Representatives try to have it both ways. They tell their constituents they support Second Amendment rights, even vote for some pro-gun bills, but then turn around and promote a government controlled health care system which could be used to undermine or eliminate those very rights.

"America's 100 million gun owners are not going to allow politicians to get away with it. It's time to oppose a purported reform of the American health care system which in reality is a vehicle that could be used to subvert the right to keep and bear arms."

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John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LLC
Arlington, VA
202-239-8005
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