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Gun rights activist blasts Obama

June 8, 2009 by  

Gun rights activist blasts ObamaA newly promoted senior gun rights activist has said the administration’s actions conflict with traditional American attitudes on life and the right to possess arms.

John M. Snyder who was recently named senior rights activist in Washington by Shotgun News, has pointed to Obama’s poor public record on personal gun rights and criticized his Supreme Court nomination saying Judge Sonia Sotomayor is "on record" stating the Second Amendment rights do not apply to states.

"[T]he Sotomayor nomination is just the latest Obama action to undermine Americans’ gun rights, and he hasn’t yet been president for even five months," says Snyder.

"Earlier, he indicated he was going to push for Senate ratification of what is really an anti-American gun owner treaty," he adds.

Snyder is referring to the Inter-American Convention Against the Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials (CIFTA) which, among other things, bans production of arms which do not comply with the convention’s regulations, and which the U.S. signed in 1997.

He therefore calls on Americans to contact their representatives or senators to complain about Obama’s actions.

In recent months, Attorney General Eric Holder has also omade statements suggesting the government will push for stricter gun control, including banning semi-automatic rifles and enforcing the federal law against firearm purchases by non-resident American citizens.
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  • http://mns dan

    Obama is trying to take away all of our rights as citizens. He is trying to crash the economy with his spending program. He will soon try to push through National Health care. He can care less about this country and it’s citizens. I hope that the people who voted for him will now look at this as an extremely bad mistake putting him in office. He is trying to turn this great country into a socialist country in which he wants to be the King. I hope the people wake up in 2010 and in 2012 and get ride of all the these idiots that voted for his plan. Just wait until he takes all of our 401-k’s and IRA’s and puts it in the governments hands to give to the aliens. We need the start anew by controlling our own interest and not bowing down(Obama) to leaders in other countries.

    • D. Jones

      The article, “What the media won’t tell you! – 9/11/01 – OKC Bombing”

      Date: 2002/09/12 – In all of this can be seen the true character of the powers that are pushing the world into the scheme of globalism.

      “Secure in your wicked ways, you thought no one could see you. Therefore evil and calamity will overtake you, and you will not be able to avert it.” Is 47:10-11

      “Justice is turned away and righteousness stands far off. For truth is fallen in the streets, City’s forum, and uprightness cannot enter the courts of justice.” Is. 59:14

      They have warned us: “Our State, marching along the path of peaceful conquest, has the right to replace the horrors of war by less noticeable and more satisfactory means.

      That is, by the sentences of death that are necessary to maintain the terror which leads to blind submission………… We execute men in such a way that no one but we of the brotherhood will ever suspect it. Not even the victims themselves know of our death sentence and what is happening.

      They all just die when required and it appears as if from a normal kind of illness. Knowing this, even the brotherhood themselves dare not protest.”

      • REPUBLICAN

        9-11 WAS A CATASTROPHE & FOREVER RESHAPED AMERICA’S LEGAL SYSTEM.

        SO CONGRESS COULD PASS MORE LAWS, STRICTER RULES AND ADDED MORE SURVEILLANCE WHICH’S NOW USED ON CITIZENS, GUN CONTROL, COLLECT MORE PRIVATE DATE, ETC…

        WHAT MORE IS THIS ADMINISTRATION GOING TO DO??? THEY SEEM TO WANT TO CHANGE EVERYTHING WE HAVE THAT HAS WORKED SO WELL FOR MANY CENTURIES????

  • Frank Corriere

    I would like to learn more about why we find ourselves in the mess we are in today. Last week I listen to a radio program that said Reagan was the start of this. I thought it was a laughing matter. Then I heard it started with Clinton but that too seems difficult to accept. Now we are killing the economy and saving terrorist. I’m lost and need help to understand what the cause of this is and how to get out of this mess. I thought we had laws but our leaders seem to ignore our laws. There is too much change going on we need to stop and enforce today’s laws not make more to surrender or civil liberty.

    • Kathleen

      Read the book Hope of the Wicked. It will pull a lot of things together for you: the US banking system, the powers and the reach of the UN, the truth about the population control crowd, civilian detainment camps in the USA, who owns the Federal Reserve, which is neither federal nor a reserve; weather manipulation, the scary fact of massive data collection by the federal government on American citizens, and the deliberate attempts to dumb down America…all of it so that America can be toppled and socialized for a New World Order.

      A must read so you can understand the big picture and the history of what is going on.

  • Cole

    IF we are able to survive until the 2010 election without a violent revolution, the option we have at that point is to vote out the liberal congress, then impeach Obama before he can do any more damage. My concern is when the people start getting hungry and the violence begins, he will use this as the excuse to confiscate all guns. It is at that point where the gun owners will have to decide whether to surrender or fight.

    I pray that I am wrong, but watching as discontent escalates due to Obama’s policy, it seems hard to see things remaining peaceful as he pushes his agenda down the throats of the American people and tries to elevate himself to dictator.

  • http://funprofit.com/funfoodz CHARLOTTE KELTNER

    HAVE WE FORGOTTEN OR NOT BEEN INFORMED OF WHAT HAPPENED TO GERMANY WHEN HITLER TOOK AWAY THE RIGHT TO OWN GUNS? THIS IS SO SCAREY!!!! SCARIER IS THE NOMINATION OF SOTOMAYOR AND HER AGENDA, IF WE CAN BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAYS ON TV. HER RECORD TELLS THE STORY, AND OBAMA KNOWS THIS. IT’S TIME THE PEOPLE WAKE UP AND FACE REALITIES. WATCH FOX NEWS AND YOU WILL HEAR THE TRUTH, UNBIASED AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE. WE ARE BEING LIED TO, WATCHING CAMPAIGN PROMISES NOT KEPT, AND SEEING OUR AMERICA BECOMING A DICTATORSHIP. GOD HELP US! THOSE WANTING TO KILL WILL FIND GUNS, EVEN IF THEY HAVE TO ROB AND STEAL TO GET THEM. WAKE UP AMERICA

  • John

    Guns are the bane of US society.

    Freedom is won with rational discourse. Participate in the system, understand how to use the laws to obtain objectives and lose the red neck, parinoid delusions. Life is good, the best it has ever been in the history of mankind, relax, engage in dialogue and build a great nation.

    The right to bear arms the fear of society imploding, the danger of being out in public and needing a weapon to protect yourself, the conspiracy theory garbage are ridiculous.

    • s c

      First, learn how to spell paranoid. Rational discourse can’t exist when pc is a religion. Only those who are behind the learning curve by choice don’t understand what has happened. Congress is a country club for wannabe elites and career criminals. Mary Poppins and Peter Pan have become gods to childish dreamers who have not a clue. This is NOT about mere politics. This national devolution is what happens when ethics and integrity are mere words to be manipulated by elected, semi-human pond scum. You have very little time to educate yourself. America can’t rely on those who love fantasy and hate reality.

      • John

        You sound like a democracy hating moron.

        America is a great nation – seditious idiots who think that there is massive conspiracy that requires them to hide in the woods with a big cash of guns are a joke. The ones that think that they have to take up arms agaist their own nation… traitors.

        The world is a fascinating place loaded with opportunity, the government is not some monstorous demon.

        You should look for professional help.

        • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

          Amen.

          America, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

          NOT The land of the government out take your guns and the home of crazy psycho-paths where you NEED that AK-47 to PROTECT your family.

        • Normal American

          John, first of all its a “cashe” of guns, not a “cash”. Second, are you seriously suggesting that Washington, Jefferson, Adams, et. al. were traitors? When you say that taking up arms against your country makes you a traitor you are either ignorant of history or you wish we still lived under British rule. Either way you are dangerous and clearly not the kind of American I hold in high regard. Look back above at the first sentence of Charlotte’s post if you want to know what would happen if all our guns were confiscated. I’m sure you are one of those who think it can’t happen here. Unfortunately I think that someday we’re likely to find out. And another thing…there’s a reason America has never been invaded…its not just our military of which the enemy is afraid. You are correct on one point however, the world is indeed a fascinating place loaded with opportunity. It’s too bad we have dictators and despots who would love nothing more than to destroy that opportunity. But if your definition of opportunity is the opportunity to shun personal responsibilty and let the government take care of you by confiscating from the productive members of society then your wish is being granted.

          As for you Bigvinu, what part of “land of the free” do you not get?

        • Normal American

          Sorry, even intelligent people can make a typo now and then. It’s a “cache” rather than “cashe”.

        • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

          Normal American,

          I was making a joke there……….

    • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

      John,

      Why am I willing to bet you’ve never fired a gun nor have you lived in an area where firearms are part of the culture?

      • John

        Years ago I carried a gun while prospecting in northern Canada, after I finished that part of my life, I sold it. So you lose that bet.

    • long12u

      Not Worth Reading

  • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

    It is going to be awkward in Virginia come October. The Democrats just nominated a guy who has been endorsed by the NRA in the past, voted for guns in bars, and tried to amend the constitution to reaffirm everyone’s right to hunt and fish. I don’t know how Obama is going to come down here and campaign for Creigh Deeds without that question popping up.

    • Mary

      Hey Bigvinu,

      What is this that you don’t understand? Since you’re a Democrat, you don’t understand the Second Amendment. The meaning and scope of this right has been described as among the most contested of the rights codified in the Bill of Rights. So do you understand now, Bigvinut?

      Anyone including Obama, who goes against the Second Amendment is not an American and they belong to foreign country.

      • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

        And I argued against the second amendment when exactly?

        • Mary

          I didn’t know you have an Alzheimer or you’re in denial, then go read YOUR responses to John June 10th, 2009 at 11:32 pm and others. You said America, the home of the BRAVE, it does not make up a group of cowards like you.

          Somebody like you who are willing to give up their rights,
          who do not defend the US constitution, and
          who refuse to stand up for this country & for others.

          Someone like YOU WHO NEED a little woman like me to DEFEND YOUR and PEOPLE’s RIGHTS and the CONSTITUTION TO PROTECT THIS COUNTRY. Do you understand now Bigvinut?

          You said America, the land of the FREE, so there is no need for guns.
          America will be no longer a free country when people like you, and Democrats in charge.

          No one has to use guns to defend or to protect themselves or their family if we live under Republican presidents such as Reagan. People’ve explained to you:

          “HISTORY HAS SHOWN WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CONFISCATES CITIZEN’S GUNS, IT IS A SIGN OF TYRANNY AND SUPRESSION. THE NEXT STEP IS FULL SCALE OF ……….” , Genocide can happen!

          You’re so out of touch. You don’t know Obama and his admin. just recently passed more laws to limit people’s gun rights and the last step is to confisicate our last self-defense tools. Now do you understand the reasons why, Bigvinut?

        • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

          Can’t say I do. I have never been against people responsibly using fire arms. The problem I have is people that assume they need to whole arsenal and more. Look, I believe that the Second Amendment should be protected, but I also believe that one little word needs to be added in there, “Responsible”.

          I don’t know why you’re attacking me since I actually don’t oppose the Second Amendment, so I’m a bit confused on that one. I for Common-Sense gun laws. Not the government confiscating firearms, but everyday people just using a little restraint in their use of firearms and knowing that they don’t need a military arsenal in their basement.

          I don’t like GOvernment Gun Control. Why? Do they really think Gang Bangers and Thugs are getting guns legally? No! Too often are the targets Inner-City thugs, but the victims are Suburban and Rural people that just use guns to Hunt/ Protect their families.

          I STILL don’t understand why you’re going after me for allegedly “being so out of touch”. All I said was that I don’t see Barack Obama campaigning for Creigh Deeds (who I have enthusiastically supported even before the Primary) without someone asking Barack Obama about Gun Control.

          P.S. I am not a Democrat :)

      • Mary

        Bigvinu,

        Bigvinu,

        I read your statements, you said you are a state Democrat, and you agreed with John, the Democrat loon, so I said you are out of touch. If you are not a Democrat, then forget about my statement.

        You demand that all citizens be responsible. You still ignore, we have an irresponsible president in the office and congress members are irresponsible as well.

        People are allowed to bear arms under their Second Amendment rights. The citizens have this right and have done so several hundred years. Except under Obama their rights are now being questioned filled with lies and exaggerated to fit their propaganda.

        I don’t understand Obama either. People complain Obama did not go after drug cartels, only after American people, and Obama and his admin. are in violation of all amendments while he’s doing this. People said Obama could care less about others just as long as what it is is for him, and that’s all.

        • http://commonsenseforva.blogspot.com Bigvinu

          First, in reference to you ‘Democrat’ comment, I refer to myself as a State-Demcorat as Virginia Democrats have a long history of being fiercely independent of the national party. We’re further to the Right of Gun Rights, Fiscal Responsibility, and the Death Penalty. Last week, we rejected the National party’s “anointed” candidate for governor and voted 50%-26% to put Creigh Deeds, the rural State Senator approved by the NRA and a ‘middle of the road’ history as our nominee for governor. I’ll admit I’m centrist and consider myself a national Independent as the Democrats have drifted too far to the left and I’m no liberal.

          Second, in regards to the rest of your response. Look, we have a lot of common ground here. I don’t believe it’s government’s god given right to strip people of the right. However, the one point I think we disagree is that the Second Amendment (when it was created) was understood to be taken reasonably and responsibly. Most Americans still do that, but there’s a small portion of America (left and right) that believe that they have to take up arms against their own government for the greater good and believe they need access to the whole arsenal and more.

  • REPUBLICAN

    OBAMA DOES NOT WANT TO GO AFTER CRIMINALS OR DRUG CARTELS.

    WHAT IS THE REASON(S) THAT HE WANTS TO GO AFTER LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS.

    HISTORY HAS SHOWN WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CONFISCATES CITIZEN’S GUNS, IT IS A SIGN OF TYRANNY AND SUPRESSION. THE NEXT STEP IS FULL SCALE OF ……….

  • s c

    One thing never changes when you talk about politics. That is, if you look at politics and politicians in general, it’s like looking at a huge septic tank. The smell never goes away. The big chunks always rise to the top. And, to make matters worse, you never have any problems finding people to defend it (can you say libs?). The 2nd
    Amendment will separate the little chunks from the big chunks. To date, I see no reason not to look at Washington as the WORST collection of HUGE chunks in human history. If our environmental friends can remove the smell, and make a safe fertilizer from this mess, I might have a reason to be impressed. As long as I’m expected to swallow this crap, I don’t have to be told who my REAL friends are. End of discussion.

  • John

    Freedom at the barrel of a gun, deciding that democracy is only a convenience, that guns are the real solution – madness.

    The right wing, gun loving, violence promoting, minority are the core of this worlds problems – not just in the USA. Take your might is right attitudes with you to some African despot and enjoy yourselves. America does not need your hate.

    In the greatest democracy that this world has ever seen, extreme hate is unacceptable; the sooner people like you can’t get guns the better.

    God bless America – For those that believe in such things Jesus never needed to carry a weapon

    • Mary

      Hey John, did you read REPUBLICAN’s posting? It’s easy to read and understand, but some are too dumb to understand. Here’s the posting:

      OBAMA DOES NOT WANT TO GO AFTER CRIMINALS OR DRUG CARTELS.

      WHAT IS THE REASON(S) THAT HE WANTS TO GO AFTER LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS.

      HISTORY HAS SHOWN WHEN THE GOVERNMENT CONFISCATES CITIZEN’S GUNS, IT IS A SIGN OF TYRANNY AND SUPRESSION. THE NEXT STEP IS FULL SCALE OF ……….

      • John

        Mary you – Delusional paranoid. Strange world you live in.

        My world – expanding, is getting better every year. I travel; I do business in multiple countries and love competing on the world stage. Life is good; your conspiracy theories are laughable.

        I see a bright global picture, connecting and doing business, meeting interesting and successful people, I love life, you seem to fear it.

        Sedition is an odd patriotism?

      • Mary

        John,

        John, insulting and name-calling is paranoid, childish and immature.

        DELUSIONAL AND PARANOID ARE THOSE WHO ARE MAKING MORE LAWS TO RESTRICT PEOPLE’S SPEECH AND THEIR RIGHTS. You seem to be in a state of delusional paranoia and can’t tell the difference, and it is YOUR world, not mine.
        Your world is so limited because you engage with stupid people. What else can you expect from people who sell porn, drugs or videos. Lip service does not require a lot of thinking you know.
        Conspiracy theories are laughable, listen to Henry Kissinger (Clinton and Obama’s campaign advisor) and Zbignew Brzezinski (Obama and Jimmy Carter National Security Adviser), they both mentioned the NEW, OR ONE WORLD ORDER. Type in these words and start reading or listening to the videos. You are either in denial or your just plane stupid.
        You said “Sedition is an odd patriotism?” Oh, how pathetic and paranoid you people are. Democrats and the media all forgot that you did and did much worse during the 8-year Bush term. So it’s considered patriotic for you, but considered as terrorism/sedition for Republicans.

  • Mary

    JOHN,

    Your world is restricted & delusional. You are too stupid to know the difference, because Obama and his congress just passed more new laws to take people rights away and whoever complains about the bailouts, or more surveillance we are being labeled.

    Republicans were just complaining about what the Dems did was not even close, during Bush’s 8 years. You and the Dems fit the definition of paranoid, not us – Conservatives aka the PATRIOTS.

    John you said you see a bright global picture aka One World Order. John, you said you love life, in love with One World Order?? You’re delusional. But I seem to fear it, you darn right I do.

    • John

      Wow everything gets sucked back into your conspiracy vortex.

      I think that you really need to broaden your perspective; everything is not about your fears. I love life, love travel and competing on a global stage. That does not make me a part of some global conspiracy.

      My world is filled with tremendous moments, great people and the ability to persue my dreams and ambitions. I think that this is the American dream. I hope that you are enjoying your life, if not, I am sorry, you only get one go at it, good luck.

  • cr747

    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have them. Wake up America all foreign countries want our 2nd amendment rights revoked then they can come over here and take over. I think it is awful that our pilots of commercial airlines cannot carry firearms. I would rather be in a place where someone is armed than not, when some idiot can walk in and start killing everyone in sight. I am licensed to carry while on the ground and proud of it, that way I can protect my family from some of these fruitcakes walking around armed ready to kill you for enough cash to get them more drugs. Wake up America and vote the ones who want to do away with our 2nd amendment rights!!!!!!!

    • cr747

      When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have them. Wake up America all foreign countries want our 2nd amendment rights revoked then they can come over here and take over. I think it is awful that our pilots of commercial airlines cannot carry firearms. I would rather be in a place where someone is armed than not, when some idiot can walk in and start killing everyone in sight. I am licensed to carry while on the ground and proud of it, that way I can protect my family from some of these fruitcakes walking around armed ready to kill you for enough cash to get them more drugs. Wake up America and vote the ones who want to do away with our 2nd amendment rights out of their office!!!!!!! SORRY LEFT OUT (out of their office.

  • cr747

    When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have them. Wake up America all foreign countries want our 2nd amendment rights revoked then they can come over here and take over. I think it is awful that our pilots of commercial airlines cannot carry firearms. I would rather be in a place where someone is armed than not, when some idiot can walk in and start killing everyone in sight. I am licensed to carry while on the ground and proud of it, that way I can protect my family from some of these fruitcakes walking around armed ready to kill you for enough cash to get them more drugs. Wake up America and vote the ones who want to do away with our 2nd amendment rights out of their office!!!!!!!

  • cr747

    NOTE: PLEASE DELETE ITEMS 11 and 12 Thank you cr747

  • thewave

    It’s better to be wise than courageous…

    Both liberals and conservatives need to beware of the “New World Order” and the real state of affairs in world economics and politics. Fox News isn’t any more unbiased than CNN, MSNBC, or even Alex Jones’ InfoWars. If you study your world history and politics, then you’ll know what’s really happening…

    Peace and Blessings

  • knewborn

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