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July 24, 2019

Quotes on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Quotes on the Right to Bear Arms CLICK HERE
That the said Constitution shall never be 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...
-- Samuel Adams, in "Phila. Independent Gazetteer", August 20, 1789

"Among the many misdeeds of British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
-- Mohandas Gandhi, An Autobiography, pg 446

Every Communist must grasp the truth, 'Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.'
-- Mao Tse-tung, 1938, inadvertently endorsing the Second Amendment.

.. a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen...
-- Warren v. District of Columbia, 444 A.2d 1 (D.C. App.181)

I don't like the idea that the police department seems bent on keeping a pool of unarmed victims available for the predations of the criminal class.
-- David Mohler, 1989, on being denied a carry permit in NYC

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.
-- James Earl Jones
Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.
-- Miranda vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491

Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword, because the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.
-- Noah Webster
(Those) who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right (are) courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.
-- Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law School

"Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms."

Gun Control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound.
-- L. Neil Smith

Latest Round of New Jersey Gun Laws a Prelude to Gun Ban

This is a troubling scam. By using the phrase "Any person who manufactures, causes to be manufactured, transports, ships, sells or disposes of any weapon," and the phrase "or an attempt or conspiracy to commit a crime," it leaves the door wide open for blanket bans, which results in law-abiding gun owners labeled as criminals and criminals who won't abide by the law free to do as they please. All the state has to do is claim the mere attempt to buy a gun is an indication of conspiracy to commit a crime and individual gun rights are over. It also says it bans "a firearm with a fixed magazine capacity or detachable magazine capable of holding up to 15 rounds." It doesn't say "over" 15 rounds. It says "up to." That means anything can be declared illegal. They also ban "assault" weapons without a clear definition, ban suppressors, and any self-defense spray like mace or pepper spray. It states that gun clubs must be organized as described by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice, which was dissolved in 1996. This thing also bans folding knives that don't have any device that assists the opening, using the term "gravity knives," (say goodbye to that Buck knife you use at work or out hunting) as well as long thin knives by using the terms "dagger and stiletto," (which would include filet knives for you meat fishermen) plus folding knives with any sort of device that aids in their opening, calling all of them switchblades. It goes further to ban billy clubs, slingshots and private ownership of handcuffs. It also does not describe the measures the state would take to enforce the law. It's all taking on a combination of Orwell's 1984 and the movie "Minority Report" where people were jailed before they ever committed a crime.
7 years ago Venezuela banned individual rights to own a gun and set about confiscating them. Look how well that turned out...and now we have politicians at the national level in favor of the Venezuelan government. That's scary.