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  • “In that case, keep up the good work!”
    by @SAFEfirearmsown
  • “Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense? Where is the difference between having our arms in possession and under our direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defense be the real object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?”
    by Patrick Henry
  • “A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”
    by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  • “I’ve always enjoyed your blog...”
    by RomeoTangoBravo
  • “Premenstrual Syndrome: Just before their periods women behave the way men do all the time.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “All governmental legislation, laws, regulations, limitations, fees, and fines are backed up by the barrel of a gun. Some of us never forget that. Some of us never learned that, and it seems to me that we are going to have to change that if we are ever going to get anywhere.”
    by Linoge
  • “Gun control laws increase the power of government and the criminal element over the average citizen and serve no other purpose.”
    by Robert E. Lee
  • “Americans need not fear the federal government because they enjoy the advantage of being armed, which you possess over the people of almost every other nation.”
    by James Madison
  • “One man with a gun can control 100 without one.”
    by Vladimir Ilich Lenin
  • “You are an evil yet resourceful individual. Kudos sir.”
    by Miguel
  • “I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I only love that which they defend.”
    by J.R.R. Tolkein
  • “yours was the first site someone posted that I took time to actually read some of the content. Keep it up!”
    by @fmj_steve
  • “The best gun for anyone: One that he, or she, will actually carry, practice with, and be willing and able to effectively use.”
    by Linoge
  • “A woman is not property, and husbands who think otherwise are living in a dreamworld.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.”
    by Sigmund Freud
  • “All men are created unequal.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “A brute kills for pleasure. A fool kills from hate.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “I am sorry, but I don't feel too much regret since looking at her [Meleanie Hain] smug face made me want to grab her gun and pop a cap in her ass as well.... it would be funny as heck if Hain was shot with her own gun. I am hoping that her husband turned her own gun against her......Most concealed carry idiots make me want to grab their guns and pop a cap in their sorry moronic arses.”
    by James Charles Michael Bannerman, writing as 'Laci the Dog'
  • “You are my hero.”
    by FatWhiteMan
  • “Oh! That was bracing. They don't like it when you shoot at them. I worked that out myself.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “Everybody lies about sex.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “An armed society is a polite society.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “Nursing does not diminish the beauty of a woman's breasts; it enhances their charm by making them look lived in and happy.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.”
    by Sam Brown
  • “It is not our responsibility to take wild stabs at guessing what other people’s motivations and desires are – it is other people’s responsibility to not threaten us with force if we do not give them what they want, and to not take what is not rightfully theirs.”
    by Linoge
  • “The way you rag on the anti’s helps make my day and keeps me off my soapbox–somewhat.
    Sometimes I just can’t help it & your info helps make my arguments. Please keep it up.”
    by gordo
  • “Most days @linoge_wotc's timeline is more entertaining than ESPN and Comedy Central combined. I love it.”
    by @FillYerHands
  • “Well, the folks who agree with the professional hoplophobic class may not be a majority, but they certainly have the silent thing down pat.”
    by AuricTech
  • “You can't stop the signal, Mal. Everything goes somewhere, and I go everwhere.”
    by Mister Universe
  • “Wear a gun to someone else's house, you're saying, 'I'll defend this home as if it were my own.' When your guests see you carry a weapon, you're telling them, 'I'll defend you as if you were my own family.' And anyone who objects levels the deadliest insult possible: 'I don't trust you unless you're rendered harmless'!”
    by L. Neil Smith
  • “Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done, and why. Then do it.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “The illegal and immoral actions of others are not the victim's fault.”
    by Jake
  • “The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner.”
    by Report of the Subcommittee On The Constitution of the Committee On The Judiciary, United States Senate, 97th Congress, second session, February, 1982, SuDoc# Y4.J 89/2: Ar 5/5
  • “Stupidity cannot be cured with money, or through education, or by legislation. Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Darling, a true lady takes off her dignity with her clothes and does her whorish best. At other times you can be as modest and dignified as your persona requires.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “When the need arises - and it does - you must be able to shoot your own dog. Don't farm it out that doesn't make it nicer, it makes it worse.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “It's my estimation that every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sumbitch or another.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “Who needs guns then? Well, hunters need guns for the sport. Some peo­ple need guns for their pro­fes­sion– law enforce­ment, secu­rity guards, peo­ple who trans­port cash from busi­nesses to banks, etc., gang mem­bers, drug car­tels, felons, rob­bers and those who, with­out a gun, could not do their jobs.”
    by Joan Peterson, writing as 'Japete'
  • “Nothing worse than a monster who thinks he's right with God.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “A free America... means just this: individual freedom for all, rich or poor, or else this system of government we call democracy is only an expedient to enslave man to the machine and make him like it.”
    by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “It shouldn't happen in this country or anywhere else. but, you know, it's a free society, we're going to be subject to people like this, so I prefer this to the alternative.”
    by John Green
  • “If you don't understand weapons you don't understand fighting. If you don't understand fighting you don't understand war. If you don't understand war you don't understand history. And if you don't understand history you might as well live with your head in a sack.”
    by Jeff Cooper
  • “Though it is a long step between being disarmed and being murdered - one does not usually lead to the other - but it is nevertheless an arresting reality that not one of the principal genocides of the twentieth century, and there have been dozens, has been inflicted on a population that was armed.”
    by Daniel D. Polsby
  • “The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings.”
    by Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  • “Liberals used to be the ones who argued that sending U.S. troops abroad was a small price to pay to stop genocide; now they argue that genocide is a small price to pay to bring U.S. troops home.”
    by Johan Goldberg
  • “Debating @linoge_wotc . #RejectedOlympicEvents”
    by @FillYerHands
  • “The very name of 'The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence' tells you all you need to know to oppose them. They want to prevent 'gun violence'. If they wanted to prevent slander or libel they would rightly be seen as wanting to infringe upon free speech. The same is true of their advocating for more restrictions on firearms. Their goal is, clearly, the infringement of the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms, most people now recognize it, and the above quote shows they don't even try to hide it.”
    by Joe Huffman
  • “Well they tell you: never hit a man with a closed fist. But it is, on occasion, hilarious.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “If the universe has any purpose more important than topping a woman you love and making a baby with her hearty help, I've never heard of it.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Thank you for operating a quality site.”
    by MAJ Mike
  • “There's no question that weapons in the hands of the public have prevented acts of terror or stopped them.”
    by Shlomo Aharonisky
  • “well, having the help keeping in civil or not...congrats on having the professional state of mind to know you needed the help. That shows [you] are [a] real professional in every respect.”
    by Robert Jenkins
  • “The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full posession of them.”
    by Zachariah Johnson
  • “One loves to possess arms, though they hope never to have occasion for them.”
    by Thomas Jefferson
  • “A land where only the police have guns is called a Police State!”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
    by United States Declaration of Independence
  • “Self defense is a primary law of nature, which no subsequent law of society can abolish; the immediate gift of the Creator, obliges everyone … to resist the first approaches of tyranny.”
    by Elbridge Gerry
  • “Make good scouts of yourselves, become good rifle shots so that if it becomes necessary that you defend your families and your country that you can do it.”
    by Lord Baden-Powell
  • “There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.”
    by Ted Nugent
  • “Early rising may not be a vice ... but it is certainly no virtue. The old saw about the early bird just goes to show that the worm should have stayed in bed.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “It simply does not matter how many people, groups, organizations, or agencies support 'gun control' - no number of people approving of the basic abrogation of human rights makes it appropriate or acceptable... or are you saying that if enough people were sanguine with it, we could start enslaving the blacks again?”
    by Linoge
  • “He's a digital bloodhound set loose on hoplophobes. Makes me proud to be an American.”
    by @GordyGourd
  • “I don't support everything, and many things the 'official' gun controllers do accept, like the legitimacy of the 2nd Amendment, I don't.”
    by Mike Bonomo, writing as 'MikeB302000'
  • “The defence of one's self, justly called the primary law of nature, is not, nor can it be abrogated by any regulation of municipal law.”
    by James Wilson
  • “If you want to see a great advocate and defender of the 2nd amendment in action, follow @linoge_wotc. You'll thank me later. #2A”
    by @BulletsAndBBQ
  • “The essential characteristic of Western civilization that distinguishes it from the arrested and petrified civilizations of the East was and is its concern for freedom from the state. The history of the West, from the age of the Greek polis down to the present-day resistance to socialism, is essentially the history of the fight for liberty against the encroachments of the officeholders.”
    by Ludwig von Mises
  • “I feel like a modern-day Diogenes with his lamp, looking for a consistent man amongst the anti-rights nuts… and while the Internet provides one hell of a lot of wattage, I am not making a great deal of progress.”
    by Linoge
  • “Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.”
    by Plato
  • “Whenever women have insisted on absolute equality with men, they have invariably wound up with the dirty end of the stick. What they are and what they can do makes them superior to men, and their proper tactic is to demand special privileges, all the traffic will bear. They should never settle merely for equality. For women, 'equality' is a disaster.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Never appeal to a man's 'better nature'. He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “I have a lot of respect for Linoge and the Walls of The City blog. As far as gun rights blogs go, that has to be one of the most well-written and well-informed blogs out there.”
    by Nyanman http://gunsnob.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/my-favorite-gun-blogs/
  • “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.”
    by Noah Webster
  • “Ten percent of nuthin' is...let me do the math here...nuthin' into nuthin'...carry the nuthin'...”
    by Jayne Cobb
  • “I can sort of understand how many narrow-minded control-lists form their decision-making, yet it is how & when they start to think they can justify making those decisions for others, and justify their blanket opinions about others, that I do not understand.”
    by jmg257
  • “A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”
    by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  • “It isn't that liberals are ignorant. It's just that they know so much that isn't so.”
    by Ronald Reagan
  • “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember it or overthrow it.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “You want facts? Sorry I don't deal in facts.”
    by Mike Bonomo, writing as 'MikeB302000'
  • “The right of a citizen to keep and bear arms has justly been considered the palladium of the liberties of the republic, since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers, and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.”
    by Joseph Story
  • “Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.”
    by John Adams
  • “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.”
    by Noah Webster
  • “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”
    by 1 Timothy 5:8
  • “The main plank in the National Socialist program is to abolish the liberalistic concept of the individual and the Marxist concept of humanity and to substitute for them the folk community, rooted in the soil and bound together by the bond of its common blood.”
    by Adolf Hitler
  • “It's amazing how much 'mature wisdom' resembles being too tired.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “'Patriotism' is a way of saying 'Women and children first.' And that no one can force a man to feel this way. Instead he must embrace it freely.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.”
    by Abraham Lincoln
  • “All good intellects have repeated, since Bacon's time, that there can be no real knowledge but which is based on observed facts.”
    by Auguste Comte
  • “Another #FollowFriday suggestion is @linoge_wotc as both his tweets and weblog are pretty good.”
    by @nm_review
  • “I think the real reason Colin [Goddard] is useful to the Bradys is that he’s young and good looking. The old angry women that make up the bulk of the anti-gunners think he’s eye candy, and the simpering males that follow the old angry women can look at Colin and pretend that they are as handsome and brave.”
    by Sean D Sorrentino
  • “Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action.”
    by George Washington
  • “The right to keep and bear arms must be regarded as a substantive guarantee, not a prohibition that could be ignored so long as the States legislated in an evenhanded manner.”
    by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
  • “The firearms are not the problem; they are simply a tool by which a violent person perpetrates the problem.”
    by Linoge
  • “Using polls as leverage to support further gun control just means you think the South should have been permitted to keep their slaves.”
    by Linoge
  • “Colin Goddard might 'live for 32', but Professor Librescu died for them.”
    by FarmDad
  • “The most glaring example of the cognitive dissonance on the left is the concept that human beings are inherently good, yet at the same time cannot be trusted with any kind of weapon, unless the magic fairy dust of government authority gets sprinkled upon them.”
    by Moshe Ben-David
  • “If you can't do something smart, do something right.”
    by Shepherd Book
  • “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil influence - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good.”
    by George Washington
  • “The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
    by James Earl Jones
  • “Americans used to roar like lions for liberty; now we bleat like sheep for security.”
    by Norman Vincent Peale
  • “Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'”
    by Ronald Reagan
  • “One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that ‘violence begets violence.’ I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure—and in some cases I have—that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.”
    by Jeff Cooper
  • “I will no more stop talking about Open Carry — including beating down the arguments of those who think it is “ass-clownery” to do it for any non-practical reason — than will gun bloggers stop talking about guns.”
    by markofafreeman
  • “Toleration and liberty are the foundations of a great republic.”
    by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right back!”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “A gun is worth a thousand pictures.”
    by Doug Powers
  • “Articles like this are why you are one of our admired bloggers.”
    by Renegade
  • “You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.”
    by Charles A. Beard
  • “Assault is a type of behavior, not a type of hardware.”
    by Alan Korwin
  • “An armed man need not fight.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “Expertise in one field does not carry over into other fields. But experts often think so. The narrower their field of knowledge the more likely they are to think so.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Political tags - such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth - are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.”
    by George Mason
  • “you're still on my hero list regardless.”
    by @MBHeyworth
  • “An elephant. A mouse built to government specifications.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Linoge has done it again. We need to match him up with some of these antis in a debate club showdown. (The first rule of debate club...) I hope if I keep reading his stuff, I will become wiser and more eloquent. For now, I will leave it at... ditto!”
    by Brick
  • “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.”
    by Thomas Jefferson
  • “[The disarming of citizens] has a double effect, it palsies the hand and brutalizes the mind: a habitual disuse of physical forces totally destroys the moral [force]; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression.”
    by Joel Barlow
  • “If guns cause crime, all mine are defective.”
    by Ted Nugent
  • “...The said Constitution be never construed ...to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.”
    by Samuel Adams
  • “The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals.”
    by James Monroe
  • “The danger (where there is any) from armed citizens, is only to the 'government', not to 'society'; and as long as they have nothing to revenge in the government (which they cannot have while it is in their own hands) there are many advantages in their being accustomed to the use of arms, and no possible disadvantage.”
    by Joel Barlow
  • “And that the said 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...”
    by Samuel Adams
  • “'We never make assertions, Miss Taggart,' said Hugh Akston. 'That is the moral crime peculiar to our enemies. We do not tell - we show. We do not claim - we prove.'”
    by Ayn Rand
  • “Of all the strange 'crimes' that human beings have legislated out of nothing, 'blasphemy' is the most amazing - with 'obscenity' and 'indecent exposure' fighting it out for second and third place.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “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.”
    by Thomas Paine
  • “These Sarah Brady types must be educated to understand that because we have an armed citizenry, that a dictatorship has not happened in America. These anti-gun fools are more dangerous to Liberty than street criminals or foreign spies.”
    by Theodore Haas
  • “You're still awesome in my books, by far the one of the best Americans I know, I know 2 now.”
    by Jeffrey Q
  • “Money is a powerful aphrodisiac. But flowers work almost as well.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Cheops' Law: Nothing ever gets built on schedule or within budget.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “It's neither your business, nor the business of this damn paternalistic government, to tell a man not to risk his life doing what he really wants to do.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “A generation which ignores history has no past - and no future.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
    by Thomas Jefferson
  • “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 as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”
    by Suzanna Hupp
  • “Giving money and power to politicians is like giving whiskey and car keys to a teenager.”
    by P. J. O'Rourke
  • “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “He was crowdin' me, and I don't know him. I hit people that crowd me I don't know.”
    by Jayne Cobb
  • “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.”
    by Johnny Depp
  • “I would say that my position is not too far from that of Ayn Rand's: that I would like to see government reduced to no more than internal police and courts, external armed forces - with the other matters handled otherwise. I'm sick of the way government sticks its nose into everything now.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.”
    by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • “The price of freedom is the willingness to do sudden battle, anywhere, any time and with utter recklessness.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “You live and learn. Or you don't live long.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “I know this will come as a shock to some people, but 'disagree with' is not synonymous with 'hate'.”
    by Linoge
  • “Do you even Constitution, bro?”
    by Linoge
  • “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 as part of an unruly crowd that needs to be lorded over, controlled, supervised, and taken care of.”
    by Suzanna Gratia Hupp
  • “I'll give you eloquence and logic, your patience (lack of) is what makes you so interesting to follow.”
    by @BalloonGoesUp
  • “@ChrisZump I like @linoge_wotc . He's a pretty cool guy. He argues against gun control extremists, and isn't afraid of anything”
    by @CJMJailed
  • “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    by Jubal Hershaw
  • “I couldn't care less about truth and falsity or causation and correlation, or all that other double talk the pro-gun crowd like so much.”
    by Mike Bonomo, writing as 'MikeB302000'
  • “It seems to me that the anti-rights cultists aren’t interested in seeing individuals grow and mature; their very words and actions seem designed to foster dependency on the government instead of independence and more importantly interdependence.”
    by Bob S.
  • “Self-defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present day, and in Heller, we held that individual self-defense is 'the central component' of the Second Amendment right.”
    by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito
  • “You know what I like about you, Linoge? You have a serious amount of 'I don't give a f*ck'. You SAY things.”
    by Breda
  • “Laws aren’t just for the little people. If the government cannot be constrained by laws, then the government is invalid. Period. If I violate laws, I run the risk of fines and jail time. Just because you work in a government building doesn’t shield you from that.”
    by Robb Allen
  • “I only wish I had a gun, not a camera.”
    by Sebastian D'Souza
  • “Gee, sure would be nice if we had some grenades right now, don'tcha think?!”
    by Jayne Cobb
  • “That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
    by George Orwell
  • “Americans are purchasing firearms and ammunition in record numbers, not because they believe 2009 will offer unusually good duck hunting, but because they fear the fallout from the coming economic storm and the state's reaction to that fallout.”
    by Michael Gaddy
  • “While I haven't made the jump to open carrying, I completely support those who do so. Concealed carry, open carry. Doesn't matter. Just carry.”
    by Lagerhead
  • “Most Americans supported leaving slaves in chains, too. Popularity polls mean jack to individual rights.”
    by @Linoge_WOTC
  • “Habah l'hargecha hashkem l'hargo.
    (If someone is coming to kill you, rise against him and kill him first.)”
    by Deuteronomy 22:26
  • “Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Americans who value freedom had better be more concerned about the gun control crowd than the criminals. The criminals want your money. The Neo-Totalitarians want your freedom.”
    by Charlie Reese
  • “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.”
    by Bob Schaffer
  • “Be wary of strong drink. It can make you shoot at tax collectors - and miss.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “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.”
    by Charlton Heston
  • “People who object to 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.”
    by L. Neil Smith
  • “A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”
    by Thomas Jefferson
  • “It's bc he's awesome RT @linoge_wotc: Honestly, i have not a blessed clue. RT @CJMJailed: How are you able to avoid twitter prison?”
    by @ChrisZump
  • “Thanks for your help in the fight for our rights. I consider you our fearless leader. Your feed is always a good read.”
    by Ryan (@poli4dummies)
  • “If gun laws in fact worked, the sponsors of this type of legislation should have no difficulty drawing upon long lists of examples of crime rates reduced by such legislation. That they cannot do so after a century and a half of trying - that they must sweep under the rug the southern attempts at gun control in the 1870-1910 period, the northeastern attempts in the 1920-1939 period, the attempts at both Federal and State levels in 1965-1976 - establishes the repeated, complete and inevitable failure of gun laws to control serious crime.”
    by Orrin Hatch
  • “So no more runnin'. I aim to misbehave.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “Hey, I don't mind you having guns. In fact, I hope you gun cretins all shoot yourselves and make the world a better place just like Meleanie [Hain] did. No, that's not hate, just a sincere desire to see a better world, which this will be without your sorry arses preventing proper gun laws from being adopted.”
    by James Charles Michael Bannerman, writing as 'Laci the Dog'
  • “No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.”
    by Thomas Jefferson
  • “They make psychiatrists get psychoanalyzed before they can get certified, but they don't make a surgeon get cut on. That seem right to you?”
    by Jubal Early
  • “A man who has nothing which he is willing to fight for, nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety, is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.”
    by John Stuart Mill
  • “Oh, and Linoge? You kick ass in all sorts of ways. So thanks.”
    by Breda
  • “Some degree of abuse is inseparable from the proper use of every thing; and in no instance is this more true than in that of the press. It has accordingly been decided, by the practice of the states, that it is better to leave a few of its noxious branches to their luxuriant growth, than, by pruning them away, to injure the vigor of those yielding the proper fruits.”
    by James Madison
  • “To a pro-control individual, the Bill of Rights grants rights to citizens, allowing them certain abilities within reason.

    To a pro-freedom individual, the Bill of Rights sets boundaries on the government, limiting how far it can infringe on citizens' already-existing rights.”
    by Linoge
  • “Why do I have the nagging suspicion that Douglas Adams modeled Zaphod Beeblebrox after a kitten?”
    by Linoge
  • “don't worry about that, it's the reason I follow you. Your energy in tirelessly slapping these idiots down is an inspiration.”
    by @UltraBruce
  • “... the freedom to own and carry the weapon of your choice is a natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, civil, and Constitutional right -- subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility.”
    by L. Neil Smith
  • “When you disarm your subjects, however, you offend them by showing that either from cowardliness or lack of faith, you distrust them; and either conclusion will induce them to hate you.”
    by Niccolo Machiavelli
  • “All right, I was exaggerating. If you guys suddenly cooperated with the common sense gun control laws that we propose and we saw a tremendous decrease in gun violence, we would naturally want stricter laws in order to lower even more the remaining gun violence. Eventually, I and most of the others would conclude that no guns at all in civilian hands is the best way to go.”
    by Mike Bonomo, writing as 'MikeB302000'
  • “This ['walls of the city'] is one of my favorite blogs; a breath of fresh air from a lot of the sites I have in my RSS feed. Your posts are honest, concise, unbiased, and intelligent, which is a nice (and rare) mix to see on a gun related blog.”
    by Mike-ENDOTactical
  • “Gun control can render a populace incapable of doing a damned thing about a totalitarian and subjugating government. Gun control can keep average human beings defenseless, and thus easy prey for those who are stronger, faster, or more ruthless. Gun control can create the unfortunate unintended consequence of making the police forces unprepared for armed resistance, and thus more likely to take casualties when encountering it. But when it comes to its publicly stated goals, gun control is doomed to failure from the very outset, whether its supporters are willing to admit it or not.”
    by Linoge
  • “Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached, and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of. Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.”
    by James Madison
  • “No one is bound to obey an unconstitutional law and no courts are bound to enforce it.”
    by 16 Am. Jur. Sec. 177 late 2d, Sec 256
  • “Look, you got a little stabbed the other day. That's bound to make anyone a mite ornery.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “'The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.' The right of the whole people, old and young, men, women and boys, and not militia only, to keep and bear arms of every description, and not such merely as are used by the milita, shall not be infringed, curtailed, or broken in upon, in the smallest degree; and all this for the important end to be attained: the rearing up and qualifying a well-regulated militia, so vitally necessary to the security of a free State. Our opinion is that any law, State or Federal, is repugnant to the Constitution, and void, which contravenes this right.”
    by Nunn vs. State
  • “While your character may come under scrutiny during a trial the key element is this regardless of your level of saint or sinner-hood. If you are attacked you have the right to defend yourself by any means necessary to preserve your life.”
    by Matthew
  • “...Virtually never are murderers the ordinary, law-abiding people against whom gun bans are aimed. Almost without exception, murderers are extreme aberrants with lifelong histories of crime, substance abuse, psychopathology, mental retardation and/or irrational violence against those around them, as well as other hazardous behavior, e.g., automobile and gun accidents.”
    by Don B. Kates
  • “All the Constitution guarantees is the pursuit of happiness. You have to catch up with it by yourself.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “Be scared. Be very, very scared. When all the Liberals get guns, it will be a much more violent world. At that point, Conservatives will start screaming for gun control.

    Don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
    by UBU52
  • “The strength of the Constitution lies entirely in the determination of each citizen to defend it. Only if every single citizen feels duty bound to do his share in this defense are constitutional rights secure.”
    by Albert Einstein
  • “I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.”
    by James Madison
  • “Resistance to sudden violence, for the preservation not only of my person, my limbs, and life, but of my property, is an indisputable right of nature which I have never surrendered to the public by the compact of society, and which perhaps, I could not surrender if I would.”
    by John Adams
  • “A liberal is a man too broad-minded to take his own side in a quarrel.”
    by Robert Frost
  • “You'll find, as you go deeper down this particular rabbit hole, that guns cause friends... not crime.”
    by JRebel
  • “We <3 @linoge_wotc's unrelenting tweets re the #SecondAmendment and #GunRights :) Check them out if you get a chance”
    by @GunLink
  • “We’re all familiar with Linoge, right? If not, you should be. [...] He’s a great guy with a big heart...”
    by Jennifer
  • “An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.”
    by Colonel Jeff Cooper
  • “We've lost the battle on what the Second Amendment means. Seventy-five percent of the public thinks it's an individual right.”
    by Paul Helmke
  • “If men were the automatons that behaviorists claim they are, the behaviorist psychologists could not have invented the amazing nonsense called 'behaviorist psychology'.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves... and include all men capable of bearing arms.”
    by Richard Henry Lee
  • “Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “God grants Liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it.”
    by Daniel Webster
  • “I am not at all sorry to say this, Joan, but we will not be bullied into believing or supporting something which we know to be factually and demonstrably wrong. We will not be shamed into holding to something we can prove to be false. And it simply does not matter how many people say something should be a certain way - if they are wrong, they are wrong, and it is completely irrelevant how many they are.”
    by Linoge
  • “In recent years it has been suggested that the Second Amendment protects the 'collective' right of states to maintain militias, while it does not protect the right of 'the people' to keep and bear arms. If anyone entertained this notion in the period during which the Constitution and the Bill of Rights were debated and ratified, it remains one of the most closely guarded secrets of the eighteenth century, for no known writing surviving from the period between 1787 and 1791 states such a thesis.”
    by Stephen P. Halbrook
  • “Always tell the truth. Then you don't have to remember anything.”
    by Mark Twain Roughin' it
  • “The purpose of my government is never to do good, but to refrain from doing evil. This sounds simple... but is not.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “Look, they got boy whores! Isn't that thoughtful? Wonder if they service girlfolk at all.”
    by Kaywinnit Lee Frye
  • “The great body of our citizens shoot less as times goes on. We should encourage rifle practice among schoolboys, and indeed among all classes, as well as in the military services by every means in our power. Thus, and not otherwise, may we be able to assist in preserving peace in the world... The first step - in the direction of preparation to avert war if possible, and to be fit for war if it should come - is to teach men to shoot!”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “You can be told the whole truth all day long, by if you won't believe it, then no, I don't suppose you ever will know it.”
    by Miles Vorkosigan
  • “Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purposes are beneficient... The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well meaning but without understanding.”
    by Louis Brandeis
  • “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 up there.”
    by Suzanna Gratia Hupp
  • “Get a shot off fast. This upsets him long enough to let you make your second shot perfect.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “I give you the argument of the guys with the 'man pants' on ladies and gentlemen 'We're saying that we'd rather have more gun deaths and lower overall violent crime, than zero gun deaths and higher rates of violent crime if given the choice' And there you have it. Nothing more to say here except 'Wow' and 'unbelievable'.”
    by Joan Peterson, Brady Board Member
  • “My parents taught me that a dollar is not given to you, it is earned or paid back and that dear readers is the problem with my generation. Not all of course, but most. It’s the open hands that bother me. Entitlement is a disease, no, an epidemic and as far as I can tell, there’s not a cure in sight.”
    by J. C. Fiske
  • “Governments (actually people in general but the present context is government) will not abide by the law (or contracts) unless there is some punishment they fear if they fail to comply with the terms. When people in government spent other peoples money (OPM: pronounced “opium”) they have virtually no incentive to spend it wisely.”
    by Joe Huffman
  • “A vote is like a rifle, it's usefulness depends upon the character of the user.”
    by Theodore Roosevelt
  • “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.”
    by Mao Tse Tung
  • “As a card-carrying member of the liberal media, producing this piece was an eye opening experience. I have to admit that I saw guns as inherently evil, violence begets violence, and so on. I have learned, however, that in trained hands, just the presence of a gun can be a real 'man stopper'. I am sorry that women have had to resort to this, but wishing it wasn’t so won’t make it any safer out there.”
    by Jill Fieldstein
  • “A government is a body of people usually notably ungoverned.”
    by Shepherd Book
  • “Thanks for having the patients to school these hoplophobic mf'ers as well. Your mental fortitude is impressive”
    by @GordyGourd
  • “There are no dangerous weapons; there are only dangerous men.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.”
    by Larry Elder
  • “@linoge_wotc is the best follow in my TL, his conversations are always illuminating... #2A”
    by @thekitty10d
  • “The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.”
    by Milton Friedman
  • “On behalf of the entire community, I would like to thank you for all the great work that you and your compadres do to spread the word and keep the faith. We really do appreciate it and thanks again for doing what many of us cannot find the time to do for our fellow gunnies. Keep up the great work sir and don’t let up on those SOB’s from the CSGV. God bless.”
    by Luke from Arizona
  • “Your failed attempts at intelletcualism are laughable and no rifle in the world can make up for your erectile disfunction.”
    by @jessecbrooks
  • “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.”
    by Vladimir Ilich Lenin
  • “In America, we may reasonably hope that the people will never cease to regard the right of keeping and bearing arms as the surest pledge of their liberty.”
    by St. George Tucker
  • “If there is no proof, it is not 'obvious'.

    Alternatively, if it is so very 'obvious', present the proof.”
    by Linoge
  • “Thank you for ... all you do to help us keep our 2nd amendment rights!”
    by HeelsandHandguns.com
  • “The whole of that Bill [of Rights] is a declaration of the right of the people at large or considered as individuals...[I]t establishes some rights of the individual as unalienable and which consequently, no majority has a right to deprive them of.”
    by Albert Gallatin
  • “To prohibit a citizen from wearing or carrying a war arm . . . is an unwarranted restriction upon the constitutional right to keep and bear arms. If cowardly and dishonorable men sometimes shoot unarmed men with army pistols or guns, the evil must be prevented by the penitentiary and gallows, and not by a general deprivation of constitutional privilege.”
    by Wilson v. State
  • “In a mature society, 'civil servant' is semantically equal to 'civil master'.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carryin' a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is, die of old age before it finds you.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “The power to tax involves the power to destroy;...the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create...”
    by John Marshall
  • “When the best argument the anti-rights cultists have is the physical dimensions of pro-rights activists, you know they are losing. Badly.”
    by Linoge
  • “Linoge covers topics better than Rosie O’Donnell on a Twinkie. He studies them in-depth and researches the details behind it. He’s got an exceptional memory and archive of past stories with an uncanny ability to link the stories together.”
    by Tango
  • “You won't get gun control by disarming law-abiding citizens. There's only one way to get real gun control: Disarm the thugs and the criminals, lock them up and if you don't actually throw away the key, at least lose it for a long time... It's a nasty truth, but those who seek to inflict harm are not fazed by gun controllers. I happen to know this from personal experience.”
    by Ronald Reagan
  • “Quemadmoeum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.
    (A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer's hands.)”
    by Lucius Annaeus Seneca "the Younger"
  • “I look out for me and mine. That don't include you 'less I conjure it does. Now you stuck a thorn in the Alliance's paw -- that tickles me a bit. But it also means I gotta step twice as fast to avoid 'em, and that means turnin' down plenty of jobs. Even honest ones. Put this crew together with the promise of work, which the Alliance makes harder every year. Come a day there won't be room for naughty men like us to slip about at all. This job goes south, there well not be another. So here's us, on the raggedy edge.”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “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 knowing how it happened.”
    by Norman Thomas
  • “One man's 'magic' is another man's engineering. 'Supernatural' is a null word.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head.”
    by Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates
  • “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.”
    by Ted Nugent
  • “Peace is an extension of war by political means. Plenty of elbow room is pleasanter and much safer.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “In a disarmed society, the streets are ruled by the physically strongest and morally weakest individuals.”
    by Will Spencer
  • “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
    by Tenche Cox
  • “Your eloquence, logic, and patience are truly something to behold! Thanks for fighting the #GunControl dummies.”
    by @RoadGunner
  • “I'll kill a man in a fair fight. Or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight. Or if he bothers me. Or if there's a woman. Or if I'm gettin' paid. Mostly when I'm gettin' paid.”
    by Jayne Cobb
  • “Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell 'Fire!' in a crowded theater.”
    by Peter Venetoklis
  • “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”
    by Dalai Llama
  • “this is probably the best individual post I've seen on the twitterverse.”
    by @Levi325
  • “False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from men because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crime.”
    by Cesare Beccaria
  • “Fuck Civility. Hyperbole, passion, and metaphor are beautiful parts of rhetoric. Marketplace of ideas can not be toned down for the insane.”
    by Penn Jillette
  • “You can have peace. Or you can have freedom. Don't ever count on having both at once.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Am I missing an eyebrow?”
    by Adam Savage
  • “Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest.”
    by Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Ah, he's not the first psycho to hire us, nor the last. You think that's a commentary on us?”
    by Captain Malcolm Reynolds
  • “If you don't like yourself, you can't like other people.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “If I can stand, then I shall pass
    Pass beyond this night of black”
    by Bedlam Bards
  • “Comrades! We must abolish the cult of the individual decisively, once and for all.”
    by Nikita Khrushchev
  • “Linoge, reading your blog convinced me. People who support gun control are incapable of understanding the Law of Unintended Consequences.”
    by Jetaz
  • “The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20.”
    by Sam Cohen
  • “Again, if you have to lie to support your beliefs, you are wrong. If you must pad your numbers with dead people and ignore people’s requests to be removed from your rolls, you have already lost the game.”
    by Robb Allen
  • “I do believe that, where there is only a choice between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence... I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honour than that she should, in a cowardly manner, become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor.”
    by Mahatma Ghandi
  • “If you like #GunRights and you aren't following @linoge_wotc... Check him out! :-D”
    by @GunLink
  • “The constitutions of most of our States assert, that all power is inherent in the people;that they may exercise it by themselves, in all cases to which they think themselves competent,... or they may act by representatives, freely and equally chosen; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed; that they are entitled to freedom of person, freedom of religion, freedom of property, and freedom of the press.”
    by John Dewey The Living Thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, pp.46 - 47
  • “The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon of democracy. Not for nothing was the revolver called an 'equalizer'. Egalite implies liberte. And always will. Let us hope our weapons are never needed?ut do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny.”
    by Edward Abbey
  • “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.”
    by Richard Henry Lee
  • “Yes, people have a right to life and gun control is a plausible means of preserving innocent life but when put to the test it failed to live up to it's promise. It's time to end the experiments.”
    by Joe Huffman
  • “If I’m morally justified to shoot someone over a million dollars of my property, I am justified to shoot them over ten dollars. If I am not justified to shoot them over ten bucks, I’m not justified to shoot them over a million. That’s the only consistent and non-arbitrary application of that moral principle. Any other interpretation puts a dollar value on your existence, and your right to live your life as your own master.”
    by Marko Kloos
  • “I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly agree with all the world to lay aside the use of arms, and settle matters by negotiation: but unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and thank heaven he has put it in my power.”
    by Thomas Paine
  • “To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.”
    by Alexander Hamilton
  • “And yet -- no weapons, no matter how powerful, can help the West until it overcomes its loss of willpower. In a state of psychological weakness, weapons become a burden for the capitulating side. To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die; there is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time and betrayal.”
    by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
  • “Essentially people are assigning fault to the tool along with the person who used it. Pretty silly to blame a functional hammer for bad carpentry, in my opinion.”
    by Matthew Bergeron
  • “I don't care how 'poorly' secured your firearms are, it's the fault of the thief for stealing it, not you for not securing it better.”
    by Pyrotek85
  • “If you are not prepared to use force to defend civilization, then be prepared to accept barbarism.”
    by Thomas Sowell
  • “Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.”
    by Amballtrip
  • “Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “The private life and free action of every individual must be scrupulously respected.”
    by Robert Heinlein
  • “No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.”
    by Colin Greenwood
  • “Police, at all times, should maintain a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent upon every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.”
    by Sir Robert Peel's Seventh Principle of Modern Policing
  • “Justice Sotomayor, States may have grown accustomed to violating the rights of American citizens, but that does not bootstrap those violations into something that is constitutional.”
    by Alan Gura
  • “I guess our country had a good run, but welcome to the police state. When an apparently law-abiding citizen and veteran can be gunned down in his own home for owning legal property and being unfortunately related to a family of allegedly law-breaking pikers, this 'America' experiment of ours is well and truly over.”
    by Linoge
  • “The US Government isn’t too big to fail. It’s too big to succeed.”
    by Robb Allen
  • “No state has an inherent right to survive through conscript troops and, in the long run, no state ever has. Roman matrons used to say to their sons: 'Come back with your shield, or on it.' Later on, this custom declined. So did Rome.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “Whenever personal arms have fallen out of fashion, society has become something no sane person would consider worth defending. The same thing happens to individual: they start rotting too, becoming helpless, disdaining to lift a finger because it's 'beneath them'. They're no longer fit to live and are simply proving that they know it!”
    by L. Neil Smith
  • “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for dinner. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”
    by Benjamin Franklin
  • “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials.”
    by George Mason
  • “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.”
    by Saint Augustine
  • “Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American... The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state government, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people.”
    by Tenche Coxe
  • “You are a GunBlogger Hero!”
    by DirtCrashr
  • “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. …The right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.”
    by Hubert Humphrey
  • “Being intelligent is not a felony. But most societies evaluate it as at least a misdemeanor.”
    by Lazarus Long
  • “To make inexpensive guns impossible to get is to say that you're putting a money test on getting a gun. It's racism in its worst form.”
    by Roy Innis
  • “Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don't have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.”
    by Yoshimi Ishikawa
  • “There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
    by Ayn Rand
  • “When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, 'This you may not read, this you may not see, this you are forbidden to know,' the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed to control a man whose mind has been hoodwinked; contrariwise, no amount of force can control a free man, a man whose mind is free. No, not the rack, not fission bombs, not anything--you can't conquer a free man; the most you can do is kill him.”
    by Robert Heinlein
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