From The Cloven hoof, Volume VII, No. 3, May/June X A.S., ©1975
Statement of Policy
The Church of Satan has been receiving queries concerning its official position on the current public squabble about gun control. We consider gun control proposals to be a pious ploy for attention by those who either have no real conscience or are ignorant of the realities of the world in which they live. We stand firmly against gun control measures which would hinder responsible persons or deprive them of the right to defend themselves or their property. If you feel yourself swept up by the tide of hysterical anti-gun propaganda, pause and consider: Who stands to gain – and what?
Source: Church of Satan News Feed, March 28th, 2013
Emphasis our own.