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
Valuable Gun Rights quotations
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.
Live your life. Take chances. Be crazy. Don't wait. Because right now is the oldest you've ever been and the youngest you'll ever be again.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed;
as they are in almost every kingdom of 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.
A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer.
Stop being afraid of what could go wrong, and start being excited of what could go right.
Those who beat their swords into plowshares usually end up plowing for those who kept their swords.
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.
A man's rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
If things go wrong, don’t go with them.
The right of self-defense never ceases.
It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.
Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love.
The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one.
To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms.
Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyways.
Disarm the people- that is the best and most effective way to enslave them.
Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an Americans.
The Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.
Don't wait. The time will never be just right.
Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws.
..It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem.
I don't care if you want to hunt, I don't care if you think it's your right.
I say, sorry, you are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.
Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way.
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up beign the biggest step of your life. Tip toe if you must, but take the step.
Maybe this is crazy, but I think the right to own a gun is trumped by the right not to be shot by one.
One of the ordinary modes, by which tyrants accomplish their purposes without resistance, is, by disarming the people, and making it an offense to keep arms.
The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun.
Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody is going to know whether you did it or not.
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
If the constitutional right to keep and bear arms is to mean anything, it must, as a general matter, permit a person to possess, carry and sometimes conceal arms to maintain the security of his private residence or privately operated business.
If those states which did not have right-to-carry concealed gun provisions had adopted them in 1992, approximately 1,570 murders; 4,177 rapes; and over 60,000 aggravate assaults would have been avoided yearly.
Do what is right, not what is easy
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined;
to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.
I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company.
We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold.
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.
You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.
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. - Second Amendment to the Constitution An armed society is a polite society.
The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.
Gun control advocates need to realize that passing laws that honest gun owners will not obey is a self-defeating strategy. Gun owners are not about to surrender their rights, and only the most foolish of politicians would risk the stability of the government by trying to use the force of the state to disarm the people.
A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesnt' become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.
Gun control means being able to hit your target.
If I have a 'hot button' issue, this is definitely it. Don't even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves.
.. and include all men capable of bearing arms.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.
I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem, and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem.