quote by Ronald Reagan

I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home.

— Ronald Reagan

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I would prefer to have invented a machine that people could use and that would help farmers with their work - for example a lawnmower.

I created a weapon to defend the borders of my motherland.

It's not my fault that it's being used where it shouldn't be. The politicians are more to blame for this.

But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities.

The fact that people die because of an AK-47 is not because of the designer, but because of politics.

I love Dr. King, but violence might be necessary; Cause when you live on MLK and it gets very scary, You might have to pull your AK, send one to the cemetery.

When I see Bin Laden with his AK-47, I got nervous.

But what can I do, terrorists aren't fools: they too chose the most reliable guns.

I sleep well. It's the politicians who are to blame for failing to come to an agreement and resorting to violence.

It is painful for me to see when criminal elements of all kinds fire from my weapon.

PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad things with it.

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction.

But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction.

No, we're not looking at how to control criminals.

.. we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns.

In Europe, kids learn at least four languages before they're out of high school.

But our education system is so underfunded, they go to school to buy heroin and an AK-47.

President Bush said he didn't want to renew the Assault Weapons Ban because it might 'infringe on hunters' rights'. Who needs an AK-47 machine gun to go hunting? Let me tell you guys something... If it takes you 500 rounds to bring down a deer, I don't want you going to the bathroom in MY house!

I could never be in a cult. For starters, they never accessorize properly. David Koresh had no fashion sense, Jim Jones wore leisure suits, and I don't care how charismatic Osama bin Laden was, an AK-47 and an insulin drip do not take the place of drop earrings or a well-placed brooch.

I go to the favelas in Brazil. It's the same in the South Side of Chicago. It's the same, or just more violent. We're trying to get them to stop selling dope. You see kids with AK-47s, and nine-year-olds with nine millimeters. You know, they don't play. They make us look like nuns.

God damn, it's a brand new payback From the straight gangsta mack in straight gangsta black How many motherfuckers gotta pay Went to the shelf and dusted off the AK Caps gotta get peeled Cause "The Nigga Ya Love to hate" still can "Kill at Will"

Using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table.

My spiritual pain is unbearable. I keep having the same unsolved question: if my rifle claimed people's lives, then can it be that I a Christian and an Orthodox believer, was to blame for their deaths?

The miracle of Grenada is how quickly the Cuban workers beat their plowshares into Soviet AK-47s.

The AK-47 is not a device of aggression .

.. I devised this machine-gun for the security of my country.

In the Age of Kali the meek and helpless will be preyed upon without mercy, and there will be a surplus of AK-47s.

My belief is that PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings.

That's what American democracy has come down to at these town hall meetings: old people and gun nuts, which is a terrible combination. I heard somebody yell 'AK-47!' and a lady yelled, 'Bingo!'

I don't think my music really provokes that kind of energy that makes people want to grab AKs and rally through the streets. I don't think my music is gangsta in that sense.

Without question the AK-47 was a remarkable invention, and not just because it works so well, or because it changed how wars are fought, or because it proved to be one of the most important products of the 20th century.

The problem is everybody is worrying about explosive vests and people with AK-47s. We live in a day and age when someone sitting in Somalia or in Chile or in Perth, Australia, can be sitting there with a laptop and can theoretically take down one of our power grids or part of our infrastructure and do infinitely more damage. Nobody talks about that. It's not a question of who comes into the United States. We're way past that.

If the day did not require an AK then it was good

The biggest weapon of mass destruction in history is the AK-47, not Iranian nuclear weapons.

The other day Aks and I went up to your ranch for a day's fishing.

I cannot remember any day when we have had more fun on a stream. We had along with us three newspaper men and a few secret service people, many of whom had never seen a trout stream, so we did the thing up right by borrowing frying pans, bacon and corn meal from the wife of your rancher - and we cooked an outdoor meal for the crowd. It was really quite a day.

But no longer could I aks God what to do, since the answer, I was sure, would not suit me. I could do what suited me know, as long as I could pay for it. 'As long as I could pay for it.' That phrase soon became the tail that wagged my dog. If I had died then, it should have been my epigraph.

At Car and Driver, we were convinced that the automobile, as we knew and loved it, was as dead as the passenger pigeon. Ralph Nader was at full cry, ringing his tocsin of automobile doom into the brains of the public, convincing them that the lump of chrome and iron in the driveway was as lethal as a dose of Strontium 90 or a blast from a Viet Cong AK-47.

Break my heart? Is that what you just said? I have news for you;

you didn't break my heart. My heart's fine. My heart's in the best shape of its life. You know what you did to me? You took an AK-47 and blew my soul open.

Gotta protect the little dudes. I tried an AK-47, but it wouldn't fit under my seat. I like the Uzi better, anyway. It looks better with the dress. The AK seems too casual to me

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