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
Fascinating Pro Gun quotations
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All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
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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.
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it.
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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.
Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself 'Pro-Life.'
All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.
That rifle hanging on the wall of the working-class flat or labourer's cottage is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.
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.
The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
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.
There's no such thing as a good gun. There's no such thing as a bad gun. A gun in the hands of a bad man is a very dangerous thing. A gun in the hands of a good person is no danger to anyone except the bad guys.
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.
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.
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 someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined;
to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite.
The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.
The fundamental force behind the Second Amendment is to empower the people and give them the greatest measure of authority over the tyranny of runaway government.
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.
We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy! We're going to beat guns into submission!
Laws can't control the lawless.
Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty;
the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms.
Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.
It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun.
Those who trade liberty for security have neither.
Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order.
The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned.
No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people.
The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.
The balance of power is the scale of peace.
That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience.
Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.
The Second Amendment isn't about duck hunting or target shooting.