quotes tagged with 'secondamendment'

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.

Author: Thomas Jefferson, Source: Cesare Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment, quoted by Thomas Jefferson in Commonplace Book, 1774-1776Saved by sludgepickle in secondamendment laws guns 10 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Peace be still, bury the hatchet and the sword, the sound of war is dreadful in my ear. [But] any man who will not fight for his wife and children is a coward and a bastard.

Author: Joseph Smith, Source: An American Prophet’s Record: The Diaries and Journals of Joseph Smith, p. 298Saved by cboyack in gun defense peace secondamendment 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]
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]

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