Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.
— Benjamin Franklin

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 gun control quote

Arms are the only true badge of liberty. The possession of arms is the distinction of a free man from a slave.
— Andrew Fletcher

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
— Robert A. Heinlein

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
— U. S. Constitution