On The Firing Lines

Huge List of The Best Gun Quotes

February 19th, 2010 · 11 Comments · Quotes

“An armed society is a polite society” – Robert A. Heinlein

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” -Sigmund Freud

“Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.” -Unknown

America was founded by men who understood that the threat of domestic tyranny is as great as any threat from abroad. If we want to be worthy of their legacy, we must resist the rush toward ever-increasing state control of our society. Otherwise, our own government will become a greater threat to our freedoms than any foreign terrorist. – Ron Paul

When the people fear their government there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. – Thomas Jefferson

Gun control defined: The theory that people who are willing to ignore laws against rape, torture, kidnapping, theft, and murder will obey a law which prohibits them from owning a firearm. – Unknown

“I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. Thus when my eldest son asked me what he should have done, had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908, whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defended me, I told him that it was his duty to defend me even by using violence.” – Mahatma Ghandi

“Gun control has not worked in D.C. The only people who have guns are criminals. We have the strictest gun laws in the nation and one of the highest murder rates. It’s quicker to pull your Smith and Wesson than to dial 911 if you’re being robbed.” – Lieutenant Lowell Duckett, President of the Black Police Caucus, Special Assistant to the Washington, D.C. Police Chief

He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. – Luke 22:36

We should not blame a gun itself for any crime or any acts of violence, any more than we can blame a pen for misspelling a word. – Senator Bennett (UT)

It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government. – Thomas Paine.

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. – Barry Goldwater

“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples’ liberty’s teeth.” – George Washington

“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” – Dalai Lama (Seattle Times, 05-15-2001)

“Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mahatma Mohandas K. Gandhi

“Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.” – George Orwell

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves” – Edward R. Murrow

“Quemadmodum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.” – Lucius Annaeus
“A sword never kills anybody; it’s a tool in the killer’s hand.”

“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.” – Norman Thomas, American socialist

“The tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” – Thomas Jefferson

“A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition” – Rudyard Kipling

“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.” – George Orwell

While the bitter parties stifle every voice that warns of war,
Every man should own a rifle and have cartridges in store! – Henry Lawson

“The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich quick theory of life.” – Theodore Roosevelt

“You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

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. – Cesare, Marquis of Beccaria, “On Crimes and Punishment”

“25 States allow anyone to buy a gun, strap it on, and walk down the street with no permit of any kind: some say it’s crazy. However, four out of five US murders are committed in the other half of the country: so who’s crazy?” – Andrew Ford

“Do not separate text from historical background. If you do, you will have perverted and subverted the Constitution, which can only end in a distorted, bastardized form of illegitimate government.” – James Madison

“The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.” – Thomas Jefferson

“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.” – Chairman Mao

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” – Thomas Jefferson

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” – Ben Franklin, 1759

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” – Ronald Reagan

“The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates.” – Tacitus

“A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn’t own.” – Unknown

“When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union

“The constitution of the United States asserts that all power is inherent in the people, that they may exercise it by themselves, that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed!” – Thomas Jefferson

“The Constitution shall never be construed… to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.” – Samuel Adams

“The Constitution preserves the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation where the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” – James Madison

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” – Samuel Adams

“I like gun control. If there’s a gun around I want to be in control of it.” -Clint Eastwood

“I would rather be judged by 12 then carried by 6″

“Alright you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This… is my boomstick! The twelve-gauge double-barreled Remington. S-Mart’s top of the line. You can find this in the sporting goods department. That’s right, this sweet baby was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Retails for about a hundred and nine, ninety five. It’s got a walnut stock, cobalt blue steel, and a hair trigger. That’s right. Shop smart. Shop S-Mart. You got that? ” Ash

“It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it” Christian Slater

“Those who live by the sword are usually shot by those of us who don’t”

“Peace thru Superior Firepower”.

“Gun Control is Hitting your Target”.

“I’m a LEAD farmer motherf#cka!” – Tropic Thunder

“as the great poet Ice Cube said, if the day does not require an AK; it is good.” -Generation Kill

“I know what you’re thinking. ‘Did he fire six shots or only five?’ Well, to tell you the truth, in all this excitement I kind of lost track myself. But being as this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world, and would blow your head clean off, you’ve got to ask yourself a question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?”- Harry Callahan

“Guns don’t kill people…. I do” UHF

“One of the things every dictator and authoritarian government does sooner or later is try to take away the guns form the hands of the citizens. Not because of concern for their safety, but to leave them without weapons to defend themselves form tyranny.” — Ferfal

“People who object to [privately-owned] weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when 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

“There are those in America today who have come to depend absolutely on government for their security. And when government fails they seek to rectify that failure in the form of granting government more power. So, as government has failed to control crime and violence with the means given it by the Constitution, they seek to give it more power at the expense of the Constitution. But in doing so, in their willingness to give up their arms in the name of safety, they are really giving up their protection from what has always been the chief source of despotism — government.” – Ronald Reagan

If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. – Thomas Jefferson

“We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns… When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans… we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.”
- Johnny Depp

” … the right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.” – Martin Luther King

“In England, if you commit a crime, the police don’t have a gun and you don’t have a gun. If you commit a crime, the police will say ‘Stop, or I’ll say stop again.’”
- Robin Williams

“To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” – Ted Nugent

Big thanks to k1dude for gathering most of these and Calguns <3

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    It has become increasingly obvious that the Justice Department, meaning Attorney General Eric Holder, and the White House, meaning President Barack Obama, were aware – in part or in full – about the plan. As others have mentioned, a second intention of this plan was to perpetuate the myth that American guns are flowing into Mexico, thus creating the violence on the border between the two countries.  The idea being that Operation Fast and Furious could be used as a vehicle to institute greater gun control; which is to push forward the Progressive ideal of eliminating 2nd Amendment rights.

  • Joseph

    Did he fire six shots or only five? Well in all this excitment I kind of lost track myself, but you need to ask yourself one question, do I fell lucky? Well do you punk!?

  • Randy

    Gun control : is using both hands !

  • Jiwfiojjw

    “You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.” – Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto

    He never said that, just Google it…

  • Matt

    “When you subsidize poverty and failure, you get more of both.” – James Dale Davidson, National Taxpayers Union
    What does this have to do with guns?

  • Aj

    The fact is; there is no written documentation to support what several people claim he said during the signing of the cease fire at the end of WW-II. The other fact is; highly respectable US military officers where standing right there when Yamamoto was asked why he didn’t invade the United States’ mainland, and that is when he said those words. Just because it isn’t “documented” or wasn’t written doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • Tomcsnake

    I have a s&w md.10 revolver everything has been upgraded jewel inside. Hammer shaved and trigger Jewel cut frt ramp sights adjust to 75 yds what is the going price on this pistol.all in very good shape.

  • PatHenry52

    “Extremism in the defense of liberty is NO vice.” Barry Goldwater 1964 RNC Conv.

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