posted on May, 10 2010 @ 01:02 AM
reply to post by 12voltz
Aussie gun Laws... little effect
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. 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, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and
bear arms. [...] the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one 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.
-- Hubert H. Humphrey, 1960
Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but 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. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police,
the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws."
-- Edward Abbey, "Abbey's Road", 1979