quotes tagged with 'guncontrol'

“Throughout history, disarming the populace has always preceded tyrants’ accession of power. Hitler, Stalin, and Mao all disarmed their citizens prior to installing their murderous regimes. At the beginning of our own nation’s revolution, one of the first moves made by the British government was an attempt to disarm our citizens. When our Founding Fathers ensured that the Second Amendment was made a part of our Constitution, they were not just wasting ink. They were acting to ensure our present security was never forcibly endangered by tyrants, foreign or domestic.”

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/1100-green-berets-set-record-straight-on-guns/
Author: 1100 Green Berets, Source: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/1100-green-berets-set-record-straig...Saved by cmiket in tyranny guncontrol guns disarm 2ndamendment 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we can not be trusted with arms for our own defense? Where is the difference in 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?

Author: Patrick Henry, Source: Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836Saved by cboyack in gun guncontrol selfdefense weapon 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
Author: George Washington, Source: Inaugural AddressSaved by cboyack in defense government guncontrol secondamendment weapon weapon 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
...it is very important nonetheless for a federal court only one step below the highest court in the land to recognize that gun rights adhere to the American people, not to government-sanctioned groups. Rights, by definition, are individual. "Group rights" is an oxymoron.
Author: Ron Paul, Source: http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul374.htmlSaved by cboyack in liberty freedom rights guncontrol 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
The right of the citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to always be possible.
Author: Hubert H. Humphrey, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in gun defense government tyranny history protection guncontrol weapon 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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 their government.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in gun defense tyranny protection guncontrol weapon 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
You know why there's a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.
Author: Rush Limbaugh, Source: http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Rush_Limbaugh#Second_AmendmentSaved by cboyack in government guncontrol secondamendment billofrights firstamendment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The Second Amendment is not about hunting deer or keeping a pistol in your nightstand. It is not about protecting oneself against common criminals. It is about preventing tyranny. The founders knew that unarmed citizens would never be able to overthrow a tyrannical government as they did. They envisioned government as a servant, not a master, of the American people. . . It is practical, rather than alarmist, to understand that unarmed citizens cannot be secure in their freedoms. It’s convenient for gun banners to dismiss this argument by saying, “That could never happen here, this is America.” But history shows that only vigilant people can keep government under control.

Author: Ron Paul, Source: http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=35...Saved by cboyack in defense government tyranny guncontrol selfdefense secondamendment 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
As for this people fostering to themselves that the day has come for them to sell their guns and ammunition to their enemies, and sit down to sleep in peace, they will find themselves deceived and before they know, they will sleep until they are slain. They have got to carry weapons with them, to be ready to send their enemy to hell cross lots, whether they be Lamanites or mobs who may come to take their lives, or destroy their property. We must be prepared that they dare not come to us in a hostile manner without being assured they will meet a vigorous resistance and ten to one they will meet their grave
Author: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses, Brigham Young, Vol 1, P . 171 - 172, July 31, 1853Saved by cboyack in weapons defense guncontrol 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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