A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer.— Seneca the Younger
Most Powerful 2 Amendment quotations
Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.
What bothers me most about today is that we're getting used 2 it.
ENOUGH. 2nd amendment must go. Violence has 2 stop. Culture MUST change.
As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize,... The people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear arms.
The balance of power is the scale of peace.
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Be yourself, it's the best thing you can do.
When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first.
Such are a well regulated militia, composed of the freeholders, citizen and husbandman, who take up arms to preserve their property, as individuals, and their rights as freemen.
The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic.
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
The ultimate authority, wherever the derivative may be found, resides in the people alone, and that it will not depend merely on the comparative ambition or address of the different governments, whether either, or which of them, will be able to enlarge its sphere of jurisdiction at the expense of the other.
There are two amendments only which I am anxious for: 1.
A bill of rights, which it is so much the interest of all to have that I conceive it must be yielded...2. The restoring of the principle of necessary rotation, particularly to the Senate and Presidency, but most of all to the last.
The powers of the sword are in the hands of the yeomanry of America from sixteen to sixty. The militia of these free commonwealths, entitled and accustomed to their arms, when compared with any possible army, must be tremendous and irresistible. Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress has no power to disarm the militia.
The Second Amendment's language and historical and philosophical background demonstrated that it was designed to guarantee individuals the possession of certain kinds of arms for three purposes: (1) crime prevention or what we would today describe as self-defense; (2) national defense; and (3) preservation of individual liberty.