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Sunday, January 10, 2010

 
Gun-Toting Judge Underscores Self-Defense Value of Handgun Ownership, notes Washington Senior Rights Activist

"An Associated Press report Sunday about a judge who carries a handgun into her courtroom shows that people need guns for self-protection," says John M. Snyder, named the senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News.

According to the article

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/34793838/ns/us_news-crime_and_courts/

Suzanne Childers, a judge for the Jefferson County Domestic Relations Court in Birmingham, Alabama, keeps her .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver with her in the courtroom for the protection of herself, her staff and the general public.

"The fact is that law-abiding citizens generally need guns for defense of life and property," said Snyder. "This news story shows how important it is for people to be able to have access to guns to be able to protect themselves and others."

He noted that about 100 million law-abiding Americans own about 200 million rifles, shotguns and handguns. He pointed out that people in the United States use firearms over a million times a year to prevent crimes from taking place or to interrupt crimes that already are in process.

"Guns save lives," said Snyder. "Millions of people each year in the United States use firearms to protect themselves, their loved ones and the public from predatory criminals. Laws which facilitate such ownership serve to recognize the rights, health and safety of the people."

A former National Rifle Association magazine editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation. He serves on the boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America, and the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens.

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