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Gun Dean Defends Trump Candidacy as Second Amendment Proponent
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Titusville, FL
Wednesday, February 17, 2016


"GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump is four-square on gun rights," gun dean John M. Snyder said here today

"The attempt to undermine the Trump candidacy with firearm owners is an outrage," he added.

"One Republican opponent even has charged that Trump as president would nominate to the Supreme Court justices who would eviscerate the Second Amendment," Snyder noted.  "This is shameful and desperate," he said.

"As far as I know," Snyder continued, "Trump is the only presidential candidate with a permit, issued by New York, to carry a concealed firearm.  He believes a citizen with a ccw permit issued by one state ought to be able to carry in other states as well.

"Trump repeatedly has defended the individual Second Amendment civil right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms.  He has criticized severely restrictive gun control laws as partially responsible for a number of high-profile murders, including multiple murders.  His book, "Crippled America," even includes a chapter on the importance of Americans' gun rights."

Snyder said that, "Criticism of Trump on the right to keep and bear arms issue seems to have come about at least partially because his pro-gun rights position represents a reversal of previously-held attitudes.

"However, that is ridiculous.  Our pro-gun rights, pro-individual freedom movement needs converts in order to continue expanding throughout the United States.  Where would the United States be today if our Founding Fathers had continued to seek reconciliation with the English Crown rather than promoting American independence?  Even modern conservative icon Ronald Reagan switched from Democrat to Republican."

Snyder said that, "Instead of voicing suspicion and even condemnation of Donald Trump, lovers of individual gun rights and personal freedom should welcome him and support his campaign to make America great again."

A practicing Catholic, Snyder has been named "the dean of Washington gun lobbyists" by the Washington Post and New York Times, "a champion of the right of self-defense" by the Washington Times, the "gun dean" by Human Events, and "the senior rights activist in Washington" by Shotgun News.

He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University.  He has been an NRA magazine editor and official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and Second Amendment Foundation.  He directs Telum Associates, LL.C, and serves on boards of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, Council for America and American Federation of Police & Concerned Citizens.

Contact: John Snyder, gundean@gmail.com, www.GunRightsPolicies.org


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