quotes tagged with 'guncontrol'
Author: 1100 Green Berets, Source: http://www.wnd.com/2013/01/1100-green-berets-set-record-straig...
“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.”
Author: Patrick Henry, Source: Debates in the Several State Conventions 45, 2d ed. Philadelphia, 1836
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?
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 Address
...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.html
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: Unknown
Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Unknown
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.
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_Amendment
Author: Ron Paul, Source: http://www.wilsoncountynews.com/default.asp?sourceid=&smenu=35...
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.
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 graveAuthor: Brigham Young, Source: Journal of Discourses, Brigham Young, Vol 1, P . 171 - 172, July 31, 1853