65 Best Firearms Quotes On Success In Life

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Famous Firearms Quotes

  1. “The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.” ~ Jeff Cooper
  2. “And, I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that’s what I did. I was trained in firearms. I’d walk to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me.” ~ Dianne Feinstein
  3. “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be very carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of citizens to bear arms is just one more guarantee against arbitrary government, and one more safeguard against tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey
  4. “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.” ~ Thomas Jefferson

  5. “You know, I’ve carried a weapon for 10 years, never shot anybody, never robbed anybody. It has saved my life twice, but I know they’re not toys. I practice with firearms, I enjoy shooting, it’s a hobby of mine and I have a healthy respect for them.” ~ Luke Scott
  6. “To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” ~ George Mason
  7. “The key fallacy of so called gun control laws is that such laws do not in fact control guns. They simply disarm law abiding citizens, while people bent on violence find firearms readily available.” ~ Thomas Sowell
  8. “Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself.” ~ George Washington

  9. “Before the advent of Hitler or Stalin, who took their power from the German and the Russian people, measures were thrust upon the free legislatures of those countries to deprive the people of the possession and use of firearms, so that they could not resist the encroachments of such diabolical and vitriolic state police organizations as the Gestapo, the Ogpu, and the Cheka.” ~ Edwin Arthur Hall
  10. “[President Clinton] boasts about 186,000 people denied firearms under the Brady Law rules. The Brady Law has been in force for three years. In that time, they have prosecuted seven people and put three of them in prison. You know, the President has entertained more felons than that at fundraising coffees in the White House, for Pete’s sake.” ~ Charlton Heston
  11. “You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence.” ~ Charles A. Beard
  12. “Cause the registration of all firearms on some pretext, with the view of confiscating them and leaving the population defenseless.” ~ Unknown

  13. “I don’t care if they’re licensed legal firearms, people who are not highly trained putting guns in their hands is a recipe for disaster. So I’ll train our officers that there is a concealed carry law, but when somebody turns with a firearm in their hand the officer does not have an obligation to wait to get shot to return fire and we’re going to have tragedies as a result of that. I’m telling you right up front.” ~ Garry McCarthy
  14. “The Democratic National Committee is virtually 100 percent anti-firearms ownership, and the Republican National Committee stands on the side of the freedom.” ~ Wayne LaPierre
  15. “At Waco, was there really an urgency to get those people out of the compound at that particular time? Was the press going to make it look heroic for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms? At Ruby Ridge, there was one guy in a cabin at the top of the mountain. Was it necessary for federal agents to go up there and shoot a 14-year-old in the back and shoot a woman with a child in her arms? What kind of mentality does that?” ~ Clint Eastwood
  16. “When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, ‘Well, what do you need?'” ~ Steven Wright

  17. “The most effective means of fighting crime in the United States is to outlaw the possession of any type of firearm by the civilian populace.” ~ Janet Reno
  18. “I don’t know why liberals want to disarm the law-abiding population, but I do know that not a single argument proffered stands the light of facts. Armed citizens deter far more crimes than the police, and far more lives are saved by the intended victim being armed than are lost in firearm accidents.” ~ Paul Craig Roberts
  19. “Waiting periods are only a step. Registration is only a step. The prohibition of private firearms is the goal.” ~ Unknown
  20. “My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.” ~ Steve Kanaly

  21. “In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products.” ~ Bob Ney
  22. “They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they’re not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it’s not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.” ~ Michael D. Barnes
  23. “The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising.” ~ Toyotomi Hideyoshi
  24. “I’m not happy, frankly. Because I think in a civil society we don’t need firearms.” ~ David Collenette

  25. “I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials.” ~ George Mason
  26. “I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot.” ~ James Spader
  27. “First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights.” ~ Cliff Stearns
  28. “We should have a system of licensing and registration, we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles are treated so that people have to pass a safety test.” ~ Michael D. Barnes

  29. “If I were to select a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today, I would pick BATF [the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms].” ~ John Dingell
  30. “… immediately call on Congress to pass far-reaching industry regulation like the Firearms Safety and Consumer Protection Act … [which] would give the Treasury Department health and safety authority over the gun industry, and any rational regulator with that authority would ban handguns.” ~ Josh Sugarmann
  31. “No matter how one approaches the figures, one is forced to the rather startling conclusion that the use of firearms in crime was very much less when there were no controls of any sort and when anyone, convicted criminal or lunatic, could buy any type of firearm without restriction. Half a century of strict controls on pistols has ended, perversely, with a far greater use of this weapon in crime than ever before.” ~ Colin Greenwood
  32. “There are over 550 million firearms in worldwide circulation. That’s one firearm for every twelve people on the planet. The only question is, how do we arm the other 11?” ~ Nicolas Cage

  33. “You might be a redneck if when you leave your house, you are followed by federal agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, and the only thing you worry about is if you can lose them or not.” ~ Jeff Foxworthy
  34. “Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  35. “Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.” ~ Noah Webster
  36. “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” ~ Benjamin Franklin

  37. “We’re not interested in confiscating their guns, as long as they are legitimate gun owners, as long as they store them appropriately, transport them appropriately and so on…” ~ Anne McLellan
  38. “I belong to quite a lot of learned societies. We collect firearms and discuss them at dinners and clubs and things.” ~ Michael Gambon
  39. “The 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.” ~ Samuel Adams
  40. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ~ Dalai Lama

  41. “Without freedom there will be no firearms among the people; without firearms among the people there will not long be freedom. Certainly there are examples of countries where the people remain relatively free after the people have been disarmed, but there are no examples of a totalitarian state being created or existing where the people have personal arms.” ~ Neal Knox
  42. “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.” ~ Wayne LaPierre
  43. “Power doesn’t corrupt. It’s neutral. Someone always wants to corrupt power. It’s the way a shotgun is not a deadly weapon until someone chooses to use it irrationally.” ~ Steve Ditko
  44. “An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein

  45. “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons.” ~ Douglas MacArthur
  46. “Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.” ~ Mao Zedong
  47. “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.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  48. “Background checks, waiting periods, reports of transfers, and access to mental health records have not stopped the legal sale of firearms to legitimate buyers.” ~ Colleen Hanabusa

  49. “Laws that forbid the carrying of arms disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  50. “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms.” ~ Richard Henry Lee
  51. “The news today about ‘Atomic bombs’ is so horrifying one is stunned. The utter folly of these lunatic physicists to consent to do such work for war-purposes: calmly plotting the destruction of the world! Such explosives in men’s hands, while their moral and intellectual status is declining, is about as useful as giving out firearms to all inmates of a gaol and then saying that you hope ‘this will ensure peace’. But one good thing may arise out of it, I suppose, if the write-ups are not overheated: Japan ought to cave in. Well we’re in God’s hands. But He does not look kindly on Babel-builders.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien
  52. “Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.” ~ Hubert H. Humphrey

  53. “For an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  54. “How do you combat a man with a firearm? You don’t combat him with a golf club, baseball bat or a knife. You combat him with another firearm.” ~ Luke Scott
  55. “Gun control laws don’t work. What is worse, they act perversely. While legitimate users of firearms encounter intense regulation, scrutiny and bureaucratic control, illicit markets easily adapt to whatever difficulties a free society throws in their way. Also, efforts to curtail the supply of firearms inflict collateral damage on freedom and privacy interests that have long been considered central to American public life.” ~ Daniel D. Polsby
  56. “The great object is that every man be armed.” ~ Patrick Henry

  57. “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?” ~ Patrick Henry
  58. “In the larger sense, however, the personal ownership of firearms is only secondarily a matter of defense against the criminal. Note the following from Thomas Jefferson: The strongest reason for the people to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny of government. That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.” ~ Jeff Cooper
  59. “What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  60. “Sorry, I get a little excited when I talk about firearms.” ~ Jeri Ryan

  61. “I think every red-blooded male enjoys brandishing a firearm.” ~ Scott Adkins
  62. “I don’t think you should have firearms where people are drinking.” ~ Wayne LaPierre
  63. “A Lifetime Warranty on a concealed carry firearm isn’t much good, If the firearm fails in an armed encounter, the owner of the firearm might expire, along with the warranty.” ~ John Abbott
  64. “I just want to repeat that there’s nothing that we’ve proposed that would make it harder for you to purchase a firearm.” ~ Barack Obama

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