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Pro-gun Quotes Collection

Discussion in 'Legal' started by borrowedtime69, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. borrowedtime69

    borrowedtime69 Member

    Aug 5, 2005
    Denver CO area
    Increadibly good gun quotes , right to the point

    But do you trust the government with fully-automatic assault rifles? Unknown

    The unarmed man is not just defenseless, he is also contemptible.

    The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.
    James Earl Jones

    After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
    William Burroughs

    You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass. Japanese Admiral Yamamoto, 1941

    "25 States allow anyone to buy a gun, strap it on, and walk down the street with no permit of any kind: some say it's crazy. However, four out of five US murders are committed in the other half of the country: so who's crazy?"
    -- Andrew Ford

    "Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms."
    - Andrew Ford

    "The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of our rulers. Only the government - and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
    -- Edward Abbey, The Right to Arms, Abbey's Road, 1979

    "When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny."
    -- Thomas Jefferson

    "By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia', the 'security' of the nation, and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms', our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy. Although it is extremely unlikely that the fears of governmental tyranny which gave rise to the Second Amendment will ever be a major danger to our nation, the Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships, in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason, I believe the Second Amendment will always be important."
    -- Senator John F. Kennedy, 1960

    "In America, freedom and justice have always come from the ballot box, the jury box, and when that fails, the cartridge box."
    -- Steve Symms, US Senator from Idaho, 1990

    "It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."
    -- Dolores Ibarruri `La Pasionaria'

    An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject: Unknown

    If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism. Thomas Sowe

    If you are unwilling to defend even your own lives, then you are like mice trying to 'negotiate' with owls. You regard their ways as 'wrong', they regard you as dinner. John Farnam

    Being multilingual is an excellent survival skill in today's world; being fluent in another person's native tongue means you can quickly and clearly communicate with them. And violence is the first language of all predators.
    RyanM, (THR)

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to stand by and do nothing. Edmund Burke

    The definition of diplomacy is saying 'Nice doggie, nice doggie', until you can find a stick. Will Rodgers

    You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.
    Charles Austin Beard, historian

    The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
    Thomas Jefferson

    Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
    Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria

    A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
    Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanalysis (1952)

    The Second Amendment is a doomsday provision, one designed for those exceptionally rare circumstances where all other rights have failed -- where the government refuses to stand for reelection and silences those who protest; where courts have lost the courage to oppose, or can find no one to enforce their decrees. However improbable these contingencies may seem today, facing them unprepared is a mistake a free people get to make only once. Justice Alex Kozinski, US 9th Circuit Court, 2003

    People sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf. George Orwell

    The 2nd amendment was never intended to allow private citizens to
    'keep and bear arms.’ If it had, there would have been wording such as
    'the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.’
    Ken Konecki, July 27, 1992 ) (note: for any liberals reading this, its meant to be sarcastic…)

    Terrorists don't seem to be too afraid of stern language. But I do notice, that while the fear of death does not seem to deter these people, the fact of BEING dead does significantly decrease their operational effectiveness.
    Bill Whittle

    I submit to you that if a man hasn’t discovered something he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist, no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220-pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110-pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out. People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically "right." Guns ended that, and a social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work. L. Neil Smith

    It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather, we should thank God that such men lived. Gen. George S. Patton

    No poor dumb ******* ever won a war by dying for his country.
    You win wars by making the other poor dumb ******* die for his."
    Gen. George S. Patton

    The most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I'm from the government and I'm here to help’. Ronald Reagan

    The unarmed man can only flee from evil. And evil is never overcome by fleeing from it. Col. Jeff Cooper

    Democracy is when 2 wolves and a lamb vote for what to put on the dinner table; Liberty is when the lamb is well armed : unknown

    The Second Amendment is in place in case the government ignores the others.

    30,000,000 legal firearm owners killed no one yesterday.

    If someone kills you with your own gun, they better have to beat you to death with it because at that point, it should be empty. Unknown

    Bumpersticker: Ted Kennedy's car killer more people than my gun.

    "One man with a gun can control 100 without one." – Lenin

    America was created and preserved for 200 years by armed free men. : unknown

    Those who beat their guns into plowshares will plow for those who don't.: unknown

    "Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States." — Noah Webster, An Examination of The Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution, Philadelphia, 1787

    "A government resting on a minority is an aristocracy, not a Republic, and could not be safe with a numerical and physical force against it, without a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace." James Madison

    "People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work. Wear a gun to someone else's house, you're saying, 'I'll defend this home as if it were my own.' When your guests see you carry a weapon, you're telling them, 'I'll defend you as if you were my own family.' And anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: 'I don't trust you unless you're rendered harmless'!" - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach

    ."..and he who has no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one." — Jesus Christ, Luke 22:36 NKJV

    "It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong." — Voltaire

    "The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall." — Adolf Hitler, Edict of 18 March 1939

    "Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA — Ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State." — Heinrich Himmler

    "All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." — Mao Zedong, Problems of War and Strategy, Nov 6 1938 (published in Selected Works of Mao Zedong, 1965)

    "I say 'sorry'. It is 1999, we have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun and if you do own a gun, I think you should go to prison." — Rosie O'Donnell, Rosie O'Donnell Show, May 1999 (it was later found that she hired a personal ARMED body guard)

    Ihope you enjoy these, more would be better. i may have more to follow thanks - Eric
  2. SamTuckerMTNMAN

    SamTuckerMTNMAN Member

    Oct 4, 2006
    you got it

    At least you arent one of the ones who thinks, "Well sure, everyone has the right to hunt. But theres no reason to have these mean looking killer machines! Leave that to the government."



  3. JWarren

    JWarren Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    MS and LA
    Self-Defense is Nature's eldest law.

    -- John Dryden, English Poet 1631-1700

  4. Scanr

    Scanr Member

    Nov 25, 2006
  5. JWarren

    JWarren Member

    Jan 5, 2007
    MS and LA
    A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.

    --Lucius Annaeus Seneca, c. 4 B.C.E. - 65 A.D.

    If those in government are heedless of reason, the people must patiently submit to Bondage, or stand upon their own Defence; which if they are enabled to do, they shall never be put upon it, but their Swords may grow rusty in their hands; for that Nation is surest to live in Peace, that is most capable of making War; and a Man that hath a Sword by his side, shall have least occasion to make use of it.

    -- J. Trenchard & W. Moyle, An Argument Showing, That a Standing Army is Inconsistent With a Free Government, and Absolutely Destructive to the Constitution of the English Monarch (London, 1697).

    The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the government, not to the society; as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms and no possible disadvantage.

    -- J. Barlow, Advice to the Privileged Orders in the Several States of Europe: Resulting From the Necessity and Propriety of a General Revolution in the Principle of Government (London, 1792, 1795 and reprint 1956).

    A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walk.

    -- Thomas Jefferson, Foley, ed., Encyclopedia of Thomas Jefferson, p. 318.

    For a people who are free, and who mean to remain so, a well organized and armed militia is their best security.

    -- Thomas Jefferson, Eighth Annual Message, November 8, 1808

    Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as military forces, which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

    -- Tench Coxe in Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution

    Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birth-right of an American ... the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.

    --Tench Coxe, 20 Feb 1788

    To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.

    -- Richard Henry Lee, Letters from the Federal Farmer to the Republic, (1787 - 1788)

    The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.

    -- Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers at 184-188

    And here are a few against us:

    Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.

    -- U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in a Nov. 18, 1993, Associated Press interview.

    Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.

    -- Sen. Dianne Feinstein quoted by AP on Nov. 18, 1993

    We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission!

    -- Rep. Charles Schumer on NBC Nightly News Nov. 30, 1993.

    I'm personally all for taxing guns to pay for health care coverage.

    -- Hillary Clinton quoted by the Nov. 4, 1993 New York Times

    There is no reason for anyone in this country -- anyone except a police officer or a military person -- to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun ... The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.

    -- Michael Gardner, president of NBC News, in USA Today, January 16, 1992.

    We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles ... that we are unable to think about reality.

    -- Bill Clinton, President of the United States, March 11, 1993

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