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Firearms Policy Expert Says Oregon Massacre Proves Gun Free Zones Are Nuts – OpEd

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Many members of the United States press are anxiously awaiting the appearance of President Barack Obama at the memorial service — or rally for gun control — being held for the victims of the still mysterious mass shooter at a community college in Oregon. Not a even few hours went by after the murders when President Obama gave a televised address to the American people in which he — his own words — politicized the shocking incident. As usual, Obama and his minions and sycophants blamed the gun used by the mass-murderer instead of the contributing factors.

An expert in guns, gun policy and gun laws, John Snyder, pointed out that the community college targeted by the 26-year-old shooter was known to everyone a facility that prohibited firearms on campus “Gun free zones are for the birds.”Snyder said. “Trump gets this and we ought to support his candidacy.”

“Gun rights folks have been blasting gun free zones for years,” Snyder added. “The mass shootings at the Umpqua Community College in Oregon [proves] how nuts gun free zones really are. The anti-gun policy in Oregon prevented any lawful armed citizen from stopping the killing. One teacher with one gun could have cut the carnage.”

Snyder serves on the advisory boards for two large police organizations: the National Association of Chiefs of Police and the American Federation of Police and Concerned Citizens. In the past, he served as an NRA magazine editor and as an official of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, as well as the Second Amendment Foundation.

Snyder openly puts the blame where he believes it belongs: on the gun free zone policy. “[Such a policy] actually enabled the murderer to kill nine young people. It prevented any law-abiding armed citizen from carrying his or her firearm in the area so that he or she could not fire on the culprit and stop him. {The gun free zone policy] did not stop the murderer from carrying firearms and ammunition into the area and [didn’t stop him from] killing his victims”

Snyder also lashed out at those who he believes allow this mass shootings to happen. He said, “Anyone with an ounce of common sense can see that someone willing to commit a crime like murder, in this case multiple murders will not think twice about it because of a law or regulation against guns. The law-abiding individual who does obey the policy against guns is left at the mercy of the murderer. Unfortunately, many policy makers don’t have even an ounce of common sense. They don’t have any,” said Snyder.

A former law enforcement officer from New York agrees with Snyder’s assessment: “These civilian politicians know nothing about criminology, firearms, tactics or crime prevention. All they know is how they can get political mileage out of such a tragedy and shed crocodile tears like we saw with [presidential candidate] Hillary Clinton. If guns don’t prevent such shootings then why does her have armed security officers surrounding her? Is her husband walking around without Secret Service agents?, asks former police detective Sid Franes, a former official with the black police officers association, The Guardians.

Snyder said added, “Front-running Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gets this. He deserves the support of citizens who believe firmly in the individual Second Amendment civil right to keep and bear arms. In Tennessee the other day, while referring to the Oregon shootings, the New York billionaire noted the massacre occurred ‘in a gun free zone…if you had a couple of teachers or somebody with guns in that room, you would have been a hell of a lot better off.’”

Trump recently issued a gun rights position paper, in which he supported the right of a citizen issued a permit to carry a concealed firearm in one state to carry in any other state. “America needs national reciprocity on concealed carry,” Snyder said.

At a time when thousands of unknown foreigners are entering the United States via porous border unhindered by the Border Patrol and President Obama is inviting thousands of Muslim refugees to settle in this country, “this is not the time to push for stricter gun laws,” said former police officer Iris Aquino. “Unfortunately, we currently have leaders who aren’t concerned with the health and safety of American citizens, but will release thousands criminals from prisons early,” she added.

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri

Jim Kouri, CPP, formerly Fifth Vice-President, is currently a Board Member of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, an editor for ConservativeBase.com, and he's a columnist for Examiner.com. In addition, he's a blogger for the Cheyenne, Wyoming Fox News Radio affiliate KGAB (www.kgab.com). Kouri also serves as political advisor for Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Michael Moriarty.

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    October 8, 2015 at 11:29 pm
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    Kouri is correct, except he does not go far enough. Only a few students were carrying firearms on campus during the massacre. Instead of allowing the carrying of firearms on campus as perfectly legal in Oregon, it must be made a felony for college students not to carry.

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