Surprising Gun Rights Quote!


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ThrottleJockey
February 25, 2009, 02:30 AM
"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest." GANDHI("Gandhi, an Autobiography," M.K. Gandhi, 446)

Someone in the 2nd Amendment fan club on facebook posted this yesterday and it really took me by surprise. Anyone know of any other surprise sources of RKBA quotes? Post them here.

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colemanw
February 25, 2009, 02:33 AM
Nice! But strange coming from a pacifist... Maybe he wouldn't have been so peaceful if he had firearms... Hmm, something to think about...

Rockwell1
February 25, 2009, 03:00 AM
Ghandi was a SGM in the British Army at some point

colemanw
February 25, 2009, 03:02 AM
got me on that one-

Travis Bickle
February 25, 2009, 07:36 AM
Someone in the 2nd Amendment fan club on facebook posted this yesterday and it really took me by surprise. Anyone know of any other surprise sources of RKBA quotes? Post them here.

Here's one from arch-liberal Hubert Humphrey:

The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against the tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.

bthest86
February 25, 2009, 07:42 AM
I'd like a little more context. By "nation" was Gandhi referring to private individuals or a collective military sense?

MikePGS
February 25, 2009, 09:36 AM
Another surprising one (to me)
"he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one"

BCCL
February 25, 2009, 09:38 AM
A personal favorite.

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” -The Dalai Lama

bonedust
February 25, 2009, 10:04 AM
Another surprising one (to me)
"he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one"

people keep posting that, but what book and verse is it from?

chris in va
February 25, 2009, 10:26 AM
Luke 22:36. And as usual is taken out of context.

twoclones
February 25, 2009, 10:26 AM
Luke 22:36

http://www.thercg.org/questions/p105.a.html

zoom6zoom
February 25, 2009, 02:38 PM
On pacificism:
"Pacifism is a nice idea but it can get you killed." - George Carlin

Kind of Blued
February 25, 2009, 03:22 PM
George Carlin was a good man. :)

Pacifism is nice, until it fails. At that point, it's nice to have a gun tucked away to save your life.

Maybe the point to consider here is that one can be a pacifist, but still have the ability to think logically.

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