A pro-gun advocate is kicking up a major storm with a new and quite unusual Christmas card showing Santa with a gun defending baby Jesus from a Muslim terrorist who is wielding a knife.
In a statement posted by Christian News Wire, the creator of the card, John M. Snyder said, “The Christmas card reflects current reality. According to numerous news reports, Islamist terrorists behead innocent victims around the world, even here in the United States. These murderers persecute Christians, especially Catholics, who worship Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity.”
Snyder added that, "Santa Claus for many represents the Christmas spirit, the spirit of giving. On this message, Santa uses force of arms to rescue Baby Jesus from a terrorist, to give the Infant protection and freedom from the terrorist. Governments and other entities worthy of respect appreciate the right and ability of individuals to use firearms to protect the innocent."
Snyder is no stranger to the gun world. In October, following the beheading of a Oklahoma woman, Snyder said, “Given this situation, Americans should be ready to face these fanatics. You cannot expect police authorities to be first responders in every case. People must assume responsibility for their own security and that of their families. Americans must be able to use personal force to repel personal aggressors. THAT MEANS GUNS!”
He added, “People who promote gun control over the civil right to self-defense of law-abiding citizens are doing a tremendous disservice to the people of our country…. “Make no mistake about it, our country is in peril. Americans need their guns for protection from this peril. The peril comes from radical Islamists, such as those from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or the Islamic State (IS). These Islamists behead Americans and others, as has been reported widely in recent weeks. Radical Islamists are here.”
For his non-stop defense of the 2nd Amendment he was named “"dean of Washington gun lobbyists" by the Washington Post and New York Times,” "champion of the right to self-defense" by the Washington Times, "the senior rights activist in Washington" by Shotgun News, and the "gun dean" by Human Events.