posted on Apr, 3 2012 @ 06:29 PM
My two cents on this issue....
If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?
"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
"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."
-- Mahatma Gandhi
No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.
-- "Political Disquisitions", a British republican tract of 1774-1775
The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who
have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so.
-- Hitler, April 11 1942
Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.
-- From the Declaration of the Continental Congress, July 1775.
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 crimes.
-- Cesare Beccaria, as quoted by Thomas Jefferson's Commonplace book
edit on 4/3/2012 by RedBeardRay because: (no reason given)