Originally posted by AfterInfinity
No one on this planet needs weapons. Period.
Here's a few people that might disagree with you:
"Firearms stand next in importance to the constitution itself. They
are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under
independence … from the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day,
events, occurences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace
security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally
indispensable … the very atmosphere of firearms anywhere restrains
evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that's
The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on
the other hand, arms like laws discourage and keep the invader and
the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as
property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same
balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for
all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay
them aside. Horrid mischief would ensue were one half the world
deprived of the use of them; the weak would become a prey to the
"Arms in the hands of the citizens may be used at individual
discretion for the defense of the country, the overthrow of tyranny
or private self-defense."
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms in his own
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone
who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it
but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are
ruined. The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is
able may have a gun."
"The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be
infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and
most natural defense of a free country..."
"Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the
people of other countries, whose rulers are afraid to trust them
"...but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to
form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while
there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights..."
"Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with
arms for our defense? Where is the difference between 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?"
"I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
-George Mason, co-author of the 2nd amendment
"And that the said Constitution be never construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the Press, or the rights of Conscience; or
to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms; …"
"Those who hammer their guns into plowshares will plow for those who do not."
"The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that … it is their right and duty to be at all times
armed; … "
"The best we can help for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let
them take arms."
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms."
And last but not least, I did stumble across someone who agreed with you:
"This year will go down in history. For the first time, a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more
efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future!"
-Adolph Hitler, Chancellor, Germany, 1933