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.— Mao Zedong
Exciting Pro Gun Control quotations
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.
An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
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.
A sword by itself does not slay; it is merely the weapon used by the slayer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Arms, like laws, discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order.
No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people.
The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.
That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience.
America is a country founded on guns.
It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong.
For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.
All power is inherent in the people.
Banning guns is an idea whose time has come.
When they come for your guns, give them the ammo first.
The Second Amendment is not about duck hunting, and I know I'm not going to make very many friends saying this, but it's about our right, all of our right to be able to protect ourselves from all of you guys [politicians] up there.
The question isn't whether we 'need' guns.
It's wether the government should have a monopoly on force
The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an "equalizer."
I've always been progressive on social issues: pro-choice, pro-gun control, and pro-gay rights - even when I was a Republican. The big difference is that I once believed the private sector would address America's social problems. But then I saw firsthand that this wasn't going to happen.
Jewish voters care. They want someone who's good on Israel and who's good on Jewish issues. But they also want somebody who's going to be pro-choice and pro-gun control and pro-gay rights. To the vast majority of the Jewish community, just being good on Israel or on Jewish issues is not enough.
Whether it is gun control lobby, health care lobby, or abortion, pro-choice lobby, whatever it is, people are always trying to say that it is about restricting rights and they are never really prepared to talk about what the honest tradeoffs are. One of the things we need to do a better job of is actually painting those tradeoffs.
Yes, Dr. King is pro-gun just as surely as Jesus would be pro-nails.