... immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act ... [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.— Josh Sugarmann
Famous Gun Safety quotations
Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters.
I want you to have nothing. I'm a bad guy; I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You will pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins.
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.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
I call on Congress today to act immediately, to appropriate whatever is necessary to put armed police officers in every school - and to do it now, to make sure that blanket of safety is in place when our children return to school in January.
Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.
This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety .
.. While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.
To end the crisis [of gun violence], we have to regulate -or, in the case of handguns and assault weapons, completely ban -the product. We are far past the [point] where registration, licensing, safety training, background checks, or waiting periods will have much effect on firearms violence.
The most frustrated and most stymied it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety laws. Even in the face of repeated mass killings.
A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt
If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns.
Sometimes just being still is the best thing you can do for yourself.
Yes, people pull the trigger - but guns are the instrument of death.
Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.
There is absolutely no disconnect between common sense gun safety measures and protecting the Second Amendment rights of gun owners.
Karate is the best thing you can do for your child.
[Harvey] Weinstein appointed himself as the arbiter of your family safety.
When was the last time his life was in danger, probably choking on a veal chop. He doesn't need a gun because he has security. He travels in rarified air. His feet never touch the street - feet, mind you, that he can't see because he's a corpulent cretin.
I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization.
We treat gun safety as a public health issue.
Do not tell me that I have not shown courage in standing up to the gun people, in voting to ban assault weapons, voting for instant background checks, voting to end the gun show loophole and now in a position to create a consensus in America on gun safety.
The one weapon every man, soldier, sailor, or airman should be able to use effectively is the rifle. It is always his weapon of personal safety in an emergency, and for many it is the primary weapon of offence and defense. Expertness in its use cannot be over emphasized.
The assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr.
, and Robert F. Kennedy led directly to the passage of a historic law, the Gun Control Act of 1968.
I feel like Ive got feet firmly in different camps.
Between the right of gun ownership and public safety.
Only one chance one bullet in the gun.
This is my life and I only got one, yeah. The safety’s off and I put on her. Oh stick ‘em up, stick ‘em up. Ready to shoot.
The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over.
In many ways it's just beginning.
I'm not a liberal, by the way.I believe I have every right to have guns. I just bought another huge weapon. A lot of people shouldn't own guns. I should. I have a safety record. Guns are a lot of fun out here.
More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood.
America is run by corporations, it is run by banks and Wall Street.
That's why we can't get guns under control. It's because all these lobbyists don't want gun control, they don't want us to have strong environmental safety guards. Young people can become aware of that and they are the most powerful lobby. With a click of a text, you can have millions of people voting for one person.
My definition of a man's man is a man who knows gun safety, and we all did.
I believe strongly that commonsense gun safety measures would assist us.
I am calling for common sense gun safety measures to protect people.
I believe we can have common sense gun safety measures consistent with the Second Amendment, and, in fact, what I have proposed is supported by 90 percent of the American people and more than 75 percent of responsible gun owners.
My goal in signing these [gun control ] bills is to enhance public safety by tightening our existing laws in a responsible and focused manner, while protecting the rights of law-abiding gun owners.
We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts.
I support them. I won't chip away at them. I believe they help protect us and provide for our safety. I'm sure my positions won't make me the hero of the NRA.
If gun control bore any relation to homicide rates, Washington, DC would be the safest place in the country.
The forces of safety are afoot in the land.
I, for one, believe it is a conspiracy - a conspiracy of Safety Nazis shouting "Sieg Health" and seeking to trammel freedom, liberty, and large noisy parties. The Safety Nazis advocate gun control, vigorous exercise, and health foods. The result can only be a disarmed, exhausted, and half-starved population ready to acquiesce to dictatorship of some kind.
I was much more afraid in Montgomery when I had a gun in my house.
When I decided that I couldn’t keep a gun, I came face-to-face with the question of death and I dealt with it. From that point on, I no longer needed a gun nor have I been afraid. Had we become distracted by the question of my safety we would have lost the moral offensive and sunk to the level of our oppressors.
We have discovered with our new information systems that we can make all the appropriate checks and ensure public safety is not dented in any way in a much shorter time frame.