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CCW Reciprocity Can Skewer Self-Defense Opponents, says Gun Dean
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Sunday, August 06, 2017


"Enactment of a national CCW reciprocity law could cut the legs out from under opponents of the right to self-defense and send anti-gun proponents packing," John M. Snyder said here today.

The Washington Post and New York Times have named Snyder the "dean of Washington gun lobbyists."

"It's time for Congress to and move forward with this proposal," he declared.  "President Donald Trump already has indicated he favors such legislation," Snyder added.

Snyder said, "Such a law would enable an individual who legally could carry a concealed firearm in a state to carry throughout the country.  It would enable a man or woman legally qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry in other states as well.  It would under-cut the anti-gun laws of states that are recalcitrant in recognizing the right to keep and bear arms, even for self-defense.

"The right to carry situation in some ways would be similar to national automobile driving reciprocity."

"The National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms and other firearms rights organizations support some form of this legislative concept," Snyder noted.  "The Second Amendment community is in strong support of this legislation," he added.

"On Capitol Hill, the framework for some form of national concealed reciprocity already has been set," Snyder said.

In the House of Representatives, Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) is the sponsor of the proposed Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, H.R. 38, with 207 cosponsors.  It rests with the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.

In the Senate, Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) is the sponsor of the proposed Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, with 37 cosponsors.  It was referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

AWR Hawkins, the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News, wrote Saturday that "gun control activists are up in arms over the legislation, because it would immediately do away with strict gun controls in a number of states."

"Actually," said Snyder, "that's a good reason for supporting it and promoting it.  The gun haters have had too much to say for too long.  It's time to turn the tables on them and tell them to get lost."

Snyder has been named "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.  The Trace designated him a power broker.  He holds AB and MA degrees in government from Georgetown University. 




John M. Snyder
Telum Associates, LL.C.
Titusville, MD
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