Quotes on the Right to Bear Arms

There has been a lot of talk lately about a permanent total gun ban in the Philippines. I will write an article about the irrationality of this in due time, but till then, here are some quotes that give a glimpse of just how stupid and dangerous such a proposal is. Feel free to disseminate them.

“The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government.” -Thomas Jefferson

“If we outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.” -Unknown

“Guns, in the hands of a countries citizenry, are what makes the difference between a free state and a totalitarian one.” -Brian Lott

“If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, vehicles make you drive drunk, spoons make people fat, and matches cause arson.” – Dianna Rogers

“Everyone has a right to bear arms. If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who have guns are the bad guys.” Even a pacifist, he insists, would get violent if someone were trying to kill him. “You would fight for your life.” -Bruce Willis

‘‘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.”                      — Jefferson’s “Commonplace Book,” 1774-1776, quoting from On Crimes and Punishment, by criminologist Cesare Beccaria, 1764

“When you ban guns only the bad guys get to carry guns.”

“When you ban guns only the bad guys will have guns.” – Common Experssions

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