"If I could've gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them -- Mr. and Mrs. America turn 'em all in -- I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here."
"If two crazy hoodlums can walk into a 'gun-free' zone, and police are incapable of defending the children, why would anyone want to make it harder for law-abiding adults to defend themselves and others?"
"I was wrong, I'm going to get a permit and so is my wife. I've changed my mind. You need a way to protect yourself and your family. If more people were packing guns, it might serve as a deterrent."
Yet gullible people assume that because they obey gun controls, criminals will also obey gun control laws and therefore such laws protect the innocent. Their minds refuse to accept that their thinking might be wrong - despite the overwhelming and compelling evidence that ...
“Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.”
- Adolf Hitler, Nazi (from NAtional soZIalistische deutsche arbeiter partei, the National Socialist German Workers Party) Dictator, started World War II, slaughtered millions in the Holocaust.
"With officers laid off and furloughed, simply calling 911 and waiting is no longer your best option. You can beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you can fight back; but are you prepared?
"Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."
– Sheriff David Clarke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Asked in 1850 what advice would Douglass give to escaped blacks who feared being enslaved, he replied:
"A good revolver, a steady hand, and a determination to shoot down any man attempting to kidnap" them.
– Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Former slave, African-American social reformer, diplomat, leader of the abolitionist movement, known for his dazzling oratory and incisive antislavery writings. Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and your right to defend yourself and your family with a firearm.
"In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted."
- Michael Musto, Italian American journalist, former columnist for The Village Voice and theater critic for the Columbia Spectator