"Whether you like it or not, gun rights are civil† rights.† If you are against gun rights, then you are in the same pack as the Klan and the communists, and are as likely to vote to shut down churches and newspapers as you are to license and register guns." -- Guy Smith
"What would you do if a seven-year-old kid walked into a store where you were working or shopping and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I'd slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with legislation to ban toy guns." -- Tom DeWeese
Q: What are your guilty pleasures?
A: I love lingerie and jewelry. And I don't know if I should say this, but I like firearms. Ty just gave me a lever action Winchester 30-30. It's pretty much a vintage gun -- the gun that won the West. They made a limited series of 500 with Ty, to honor his breakign the record with seven all-around titles. It's beautiful. I have number two.
-- Revealing Jewel: An Intimate Portrait from Family and Friends
"It is time to restore the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and to defend their families against murderous predators." -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), on his bill to repeal the obscene DC gun ban.
"In all history the only bright rays cutting the gloom of oppression have come from men who would rather get hurt than give in." -- Jeff Cooper, from "Pistols and the Law" in "Cooper on Handguns"
"I have to admit that I'm persuaded by that argument on slippery slopes." -- Alan Dershowitz, replying to Eugene Volokh's argument that many gun-control regulations are intended to eventually lead to gun bans. April 11, 2003 debate at Harvard Law School between Dershowitz, Volokh, and Dennis Hennigan (lawyer for the Brady Center...(formerly Handgun Control Inc.))
"It is noteworthy that it was not the Nazis who disarmed the Germans. That was the well-intentioned policy of the Nazis' predecessors, beginning with the liberal democratic Weimar government, which sought to control violent elements of the extreme Right and Left. The Nazis merely accepted the previous policy whereby acquisition and ownership required licensure by the police or military who had discretion to confine it to friends." -- Don Kates
"If someone attacks you with a knife or gun, say "I know you're upset.' We all want to be valued as human beings." -- Jessica Flagg, MMM spokeswomen at the Four Percent of a Million Moms March in DC, 2000.
"As for the gun-grabbers, whatever they chose to call themselves this month (The Brady Center Allied with Radical Feminists, Dyslexic Cross-Dressers, and People Who Never Bathe to Stop Gun Violence But Make Bow-hunting Republicans Legal And Raise the Income Tax to Socially-responsible Levels), they are a cult and therefore immune to reason."
"Every man, woman, and responsible child has a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right (within the limits of the Non-Aggression Principle) to obtain, own, and carry, openly or concealed, any weapon--handgun, shotgun, rifle, machinegun, anything--any time, anywhere, without asking anyone's permission." -- L. Neil Smith
"no guns mean the ultimate crime" --L Neil Smith, "While Norman Leared"
"The people should not be allowed to possess bows or crossbows. When ten rebels bend their crossbows to the full, a hundred officials dare not advance." -- Kung-Sun Hung, Imperial Chancellor (124 BC)
"The best defense is to put up no defense - give them what they want," -- Guns Don't Die: People Do, p. 125., The late Pete Shields, the former President of Handgun Control, Inc. -- Theory disproved 9/11/2001
The Taliban representative was explaining the good the Taliban had done for the country. He started his statement with "We have disarmed the people..." -- CNN special, Inside Afghanistan
Years ago, airlines used to offer "smoking" and "non-smoking" flights. It would be interesting to see what would happen if airlines began offering
"armed" and "unarmed flights." Which planes do you think that would-be hijackers would prefer to take? -- Dave Kopel
"A gun in the hands of a free man frightens and angers the autocrat, not because he fears the power of the gun, but, rather, the spirit of the man who holds it."
"I love the smell of gunpowder in the morning: it smells like... [sniff] freedom.
That, and lower violent crime rates." -- Kim du Toit
"Gun control laws are like OSHA for criminals. When criminals have guns and their victims don't, crime becomes a safer occupation. In some countries with strict gun-control laws, burglars enter houses while people are still at home several times as often as that happens in the United States." -- Random Thoughts for July 2003 by Thomas Sowell
"When one colleague learned I was in the N.R.A., he asked why "we" think that everyone should own an "assault rifle." That discussion ended when I asked him to tell me what an "assault rifle" was. He didn't know. He just knew he hated them because Dan Rather said they were bad. Oh, the intellectual curiosity." -- Mike Adams
"Australia's ban on handguns did not stop a killer from shooting 54 people, 35 of them fatally, in a 1996 rampage in Tasmania: He resorted to rifles. ... Thinking (gun control) measures will prevent episodes of mass murder is like thinking you can reduce drunk driving by banning Budweiser. ... After the 1996 slaughter, the Australian government outlawed semi-automatic and pump-action shotguns. As part of the deal, it bought back 640,000 guns from their private owners. The result? In the first year of the new ban, the murder rate rose 3.2 percent and armed robberies were up 44 percent." -- Stephen Chapman
"To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -- Richard Henry Lee
"One man with a gun can control 100 without one. ... Make mass searches and hold executions for found arms." -- Vladimir I. Lenin
"If the opposition disarms, well and good. If it refuses to disarm, we shall disarm it ourselves." -- Joseph Stalin
"As I have stood in the crosshairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated." -- Charlton Heston
Statistics showing high murder rates justify gun control. But statistics showing increasing murder rates after gun control are "just statistics."
The New England Journal of Medicine is filled with expert advice about guns, just as Guns & Ammo has some excellent treatises on heart surgery.
If you believe in so-called "Gun Control", then you believe that the Second Amendment, ratified in 1787, specifically and exclusively refers to the National Guard, which was created 130 years later, in 1917.
If you believe in so-called "Gun Control", then you believe that the National Guard, federally funded, with bases on federal land, using federally-owned weapons, vehicles, buildings, and uniforms, punishing trespassers under federal law, is a "State" militia.
If you believe in so-called "Gun Control", then you believe that private citizens shouldn't have handguns because they are not "military weapons," but private citizens shouldn't have assault "rifles" because they are military weapons.
If you believe in so-called "Gun Control", then you believe that "Assault Weapons" have no purpose other than to kill large numbers of people. The police need assault weapons. You do not.
Handgun Control, Inc., says they want to "keep guns out of the wrong hands." Guess what? You have the wrong hands.
Ballistic fingerprinting works so well, that of the 19,000 ballistic fingerprints available in the Maryland database, not a single one has helped solve a crime committed with a firearm.
Liberal: "Why don't you [gun-owning] fucktards go and start your own country?"
American Gun owner: "We did. Who the hell let you in?"
"Though defensive violence will always be a 'sad necessity' in the eyes of men of principle, it would be still more unfortunate if wrongdoers should dominate just men." -- St. Augustine
"A college campus is about the one place in Cambridge where you're practically guaranteed that the only people legally armed are the police, and Cambridge may not have enough police of its own to make up for that local deficiency." -- David Karr
"Americans tote guns because they're assertive citizens, not docile subjects of a permanent governing class. They love their military because they think there's something contemptible about Europeans preening and posing as a great power when they can't even stop some nickel'n'dime Balkan genital-severers piling up hundreds of thousands of corpses on their borders." -- Mark Steyn
"Personally, I'd be delighted to live in a country where happily married gay couples had closets full of assault weapons." -- Glenn Reynolds
"Want to know what it's like to be a second-class citizen? Own a gun in an extremely Blue state or area." -- The Smallest Minority
Simply put, gun control cannot survive without an accompanying sea of disinformation.
"The first step towards burglar-proofing your home is cleaning your gun." -- Kurt Montandon
"An unarmed man is incapable of functioning as a free citizen; his property, his body, his very life are at the command of others, since there is no risk inherent in committing depredations upon him." -- Alexandre Dumas
Gun Control and Censorship are the political equivalent of binding and gagging prospective victims before raping or murdering them. Usually favored by the same thugs and for the same sick purposes." -- Oleg Volk
"Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property . . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them." -- Thomas Paine
"Molon labe!" ("Come and get them!") -- King Leonidas of Sparta, when asked to lay down his force's arms.
Gun Control is a tight 5-point shot group.
Reliability in a handgun is extremely important. If you point it at someone and all it does is go CLICK when you pull the trigger you don't have much leeway in talking your way out of the situation. I mean, what are you going to say? "I wasn't serious when I pulled the trigger?" -- Eric Engstrom
"People who object to weapons aren't abolishing violence, they're begging for rule by brute force, where the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically 'right.' Guns ended that, and social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work." - L. Neil Smith, The Probability Broach
"The American citizens have a right to own firearms. It is no more unlimited than any other right that we have. The laws ought to concentrate that we pass on stopping criminals and children and others who shouldn't have guns from getting them. Licensing, registration, in my opinion are bad ideas and violations of that fundamental right." Senator Joe Liberman (D-Conn.)
"We'll see who the real feminist is when I have the tools to stop an asshole that wants to attack me and you stand there screaming for help from a strong man to come help you." -- Bitter Bitch
If you like most of the 1st Amendment, but none of the 2nd, you might be a brain-washed leftist.
"When most women have guns, most rapists will masturbate alone in the dark." -- Massad Ayoob
If you believe in gun control, then you are OK with California having a minimum 2 year sentence for possessing but not using an "assault rifle", and California having a 6 month minimum sentence for raping a female police officer.
If you believe in gun control, you probably think door-to-door searches for drugs are a gross violation of civil rights and a sign of fascism, but door-to-door searches for guns are a reasonable solution to the "gun problem."
If you believe in gun control, you probably think that free speech entitles one to own newspapers, radio transmitters, computers, access to high speed computer networks, and typewriters, but self defense only justifies bare hands.
If you believe in gun control, you probably think that the ready availability of guns today, with only a few government forms, waiting periods, computerized background checks, infringements, ID requirements, and fingerprinting, is responsible for all the school shootings, compared to the lack of school shootings in the 1950's and 1960's, which was caused by the awkward availability of guns at any hardware store, gas station, and by mail order.
If you believe in gun control, you probably think that we must get rid of guns because a deranged lunatic may go on a shooting spree at any time, and anyone who owns a gun out of fear of such a lunatic is paranoid.
"Claiming that a gun isn't covered by the Second Amendment because it isn't useful for recreational purposes is like claiming that the New York Times isn't covered by the First Amendment because it has no comics section." -- C.D. Tavares
We've figured out that "sensible gun laws" means "gun bans" -- Kevin
"Members of the great American gun culture who actively enjoyed their sport and celebrated their firearms heritage were once considered the backbone of America, both for their militarily valuable shooting skills and for their patriotism. Decades of deliberate attacks by politicians and the media have slowly relegated this important group to the status of a subculture that now feels out of place and at war with its own government." -- Dr. Michael S. Brown of Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership
"Far-left deaniacs support so-called "gun control" while being woefully ignorant that the history of "gun control" in the US is the history of racial violence against Black Americans."
I didn't have much respect for Moore's work to start with, although I had initially been impressed with Roger and Me. But Columbine was pretty appalling; it was so transparently intellectually dishonest and manipulative. -- Far Left Wing Extremist Author Jesse Larner
"The philosophy of gun control:
Teenagers are roaring through town at 90 MPH, where the speed limit is 25.
Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20." -- Sam Cohen
My reaction was, "How nice, those friends of the people, the Kennedys. They not only live in a fenced, well-guarded compound, they protect themselves from meeting the common herd when out in town." I have heard that Sen. Kennedy is accompanied by an armed bodyguard whenever he is out on the street. If that is true it is no wonder he sees no need for people to own guns. A person with armed bodyguards has no need to carry a gun. -- Bill Dannenmaier
In a way, the continuing gun control controversy is much like the prohibition problem in Oklahoma in the fifties and sixties. It was the belief of many that prohibitionists and bootleggers were united in their efforts to prevent the legal sale of alcoholic beverages. In gun control, those who can afford private alarm systems and bodyguards are united with criminals in their desire to keep guns out of the hands of honest citizens. -- Bill DannenmaierAlcohol, Tobacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency.
"For the past thirty years it has been illegal to own a handgun in DC, giving criminals and savages carte blanche. As the national crime rate has declined, DC's has gone up. Finally, in 2003, the DC chief of police declared a "crime emergency." That's an awfully ironic position to be in considering the banning of guns was supposed to make everyone safer." -- Tammy Bruce, The New American Revolution
"The right of self-defense is the first law of nature; in most governments it has been the study of rulers to confine this right within the narrowest limits possible. Wherever standing armies are kept up, and when the right of the people to keep and bear arms is, under any color or pretext whatsoever, prohibited, liberty, if not already annihilated, is on the brink of destruction." -- St. George Tucker (1752-1827), American Jurist and legal scholar, in his annotated 1803 edition of Blackstone's 1768 "Commentaries on the Laws of England"
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always posses arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -- Richard Henry Lee (1732-1794), primary author of the Bill of Rights, 1788
"Europeans don't need guns, they just let everyone trample over their border and then they throw invaders a parade and beg them for mercy." -- Recompiler
"Rome remained free for four hundred years and Sparta eight hundred, although their citizens were armed all that time; but many other states that have been disarmed have lost their liberties in less than forty years." -- Nicolo Machiavelli
Gun Owner or Victim: You choose which you want be.
Never shoot to kill. Always shoot to live.
Gun Exchange programs would work great if they gave you a gun when you handed in a criminal!
If you try to get my gun, don't expect to get my trust.
Well, you can call a tail a leg, but it doesn't make it one. Modern "liberals" see the words "gun-free (or nuclear free, in the case of Berkeley) zone" and somehow thinks that this magically makes the place safer. But the sign that mass murderers see is "free-fire zone of unarmed victims." -- Rand Simberg
"My position is that anybody in favor of gun control is a fucking moron." -- Jewish stand up philosopher Jackie Mason
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed as they are in almost every kingdom in 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 pretense, raised in the United States." -- Noah Webster
You know your life's great when the guy at the door yelled, "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms," and you assumed it was someone bringing more supplies.
Trigger locks, safe sex for rapists.
Charles Schumer - Sarah Brady's Congressional meat puppet
Former ATF Director John W. Magaw, who at one time declared that the ATF is not anti-gun, has endorsed Richard Feldmanís latest anti-gun book Ricochet: Confessions of a Gun Lobbyist .
"To say that the lack of gun control is "killing our citizens" is like saying stores are the reason there are shoplifters." -- Jay Lundgren
Iím pretty sure that nobody in the Omaha mall was thinking, "Good thing the crazy guy is the only one here with a gun." -- Glenn ReynoldsThe Pink Pistols. Theyíre here, and they understand that the rights of free men, women, and whatever gender you are medically altered to be, include the right of practical and effective self-defense. If you canít handle that, I suggest you just get over it.
"These people died because Sarah Brady disarmed them and made moral self-defense impossible. Sarah Brady supports the rights of criminals and rapists to attack innocent people undeterred." -- Mad Mike
"Common Sense Gun Control" - leftist code words for disarming law abiding American citizens.
"Why do you carry a gun?" "Well, because a whole cop would be too heavy." -- Seen at Random Acts of Patriotism
"Is there anything wrong with a woman preferring the dignity of an armed citizen? I donít like to be coddled and I donít like to be treated like a minor child. So I waive immunity and claim my right ó I go armed." -- Longcourt Phyllis in Beyond This Horizon by Robert A. Heinlein
"I'm a strong believer in the 2nd Amendment. It's next to the 1st Amendment for a reason." Patrick Norton on TWiT 159
"Guns kill people like spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat."
"Guns don't kill people, liberals misusing guns kill people."
Hot chics pack heat!
If guns kill people then forks make people fat, mugs make people drunk, Nestle makes people diabetic, and Verizon makes people text in SUVs.
Silly libbies. Guns are for Americans.
"You cannot invade mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind each blade of grass" -- Imperial Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto
"After the second amendment goes, the first will soon follow. Because if some social engineering genius determines that real people can't be trusted with dangerous guns, then it's just a matter of time until they decide they can't be trusted with dangerous ideas either." -- Bill Whittle
"One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them." -- Thomas Jefferson to George Washington. 1796
Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.
"I can't wait to be lectured about my gun rights by an Administration for giving guns to Mexican drug cartel members."
"If having a gun in my home puts me at risk, why do lefties care? They hate me anyhow." -- Dan Gainor
446 school age children shot Chicago in 2012 with the strongest gun laws in the country.
It takes a special kind of stupid to think criminals will obey gun laws.
"We need more gun laws because we don't have time to enforce the ones we have." -- Joe "Idiot" Biden
"The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90 MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20." -- Sam Cohen, inventor o the Neutron bomb
"You might be a liberal if you embrace violent far-left radicals while relentlessly mocking law-abiding gun owners."
"The United States is 3rd in murders throughout the world! But if yu take out Chicago, Detroid, Washington, D.C. and New Orleans, the United States is 4th from the bottom in murders. Believe it or not, these four cities also have the toughest gun control laws in the United States."
The Torah is clear on the subject: If a man comes to kill you, rise early and kill him first.
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud - 10th Lecture - General Introduction to Psychoanalysis. (1916-1917)
"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy...The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe teh Second Amedment will always be important." -- President John F. Kennedy
I saw a movie once where only the police and militray had guns.
It was called Schindler's List.
"If the Second Amendment doesn't apply to modern firearms like the AR-15, then the First Amendment doesn't apply to moder media like TV and the Internet."
"How a politician stands on the Second Amendment tells you how he or she views you as an individual...as a trustworthy and productive citizen, or part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of." -- Suzanna Gratia Hupp
"No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is a distinction between a freeman and slave." -- James Burgh
"The Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home." -- US Supreme Court, District of Columbia va. Heller, 2008
"At this point, if Obama came out with new gun control legislation and said, "if you like your gun, you can keep it"...would you honestly believe him?" -- Rush Limbaugh
Save Lives: Ban "Gun Free Zones"
"The Second Amendment is naturally divided into two parts: its prefatory clause and its operative clause. The former does not limit the latter grammatically, but rather announces a purpose. Nowhere else in the Constitution does a 'right' attributed to 'the people' refer to anything other than an individual right. 'Keep arms' was simply a common way of referring to possessing arms, for militiamen and everyone else... Putting all of these textual elements together, we find that they guarantee the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation. This meaning is strongly confirmed by the historical background of the Second Amendment." -- The United States Supreme Court Majority Opinion in D.C. v. Heller
"Participating in a gun buy back because you believe that the criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you believe that the neighbors have too many kids."
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it" -- Lt. Col. Jeff Cooper
"The TSA gets shot at and everyone thinks they need guns. Citizens get shot at and everyone thinks they don't need guns." -- an example of "liberal logic."
Some are from Michael Z. Williamson's excellent rant page on "so-called" gun control.
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