Quotes About Guns and Gun Control

Gun Quotes

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Guns and Gun Control

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The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed.
~ Thomas Jefferson, letter to to John Cartwright, 5 June 1824



Violence is an evil thing, but when the guns are all in the hands of the men without respect for human rights, then men are really in trouble.
~ Louis L’Amour, The Daybreakers



They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
~ Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759



I ask who are the militia? They consist now of the whole people, except a few public officers.
~ George Mason, Address to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, June 4, 1788



All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party.
~ Mao Tse Tung



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.
~ James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789



My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned.
~ Deborah Prothrow-Stith (Dean of Harvard School of Public Health)



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 might have a gun.
~ Patrick Henry



I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say ‘Sorry.’ it’s 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison.
~ Rosie O’Donnell



The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them.
~ Joseph Story



I bought original, real guns of the type we used in ‘Tomb Raider’ for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to … If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.
~ Angelina Jolie



I have a love interest in every one of my films – a gun.
~ Arnold Schwarzenegger



Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.
~ Stephen King



America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.
~ Brad Pitt



I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.
~ Clint Eastwood



Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
~ Dwight D. Eisenhower



We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns… When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans… we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice.
~ Johnny Depp



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



It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power.
~ Chuck Palahniuk



The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period.
~ Ted Nugent



There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
~ Ted Nugent



A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies.
~ George Washington



I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.
~ Thomas Jefferson



A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.
~ Sigmund Freud



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, Art of the Rifle



Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense.
~ John Adams



An armed society is a polite society.
~ Robert Heinlein



It’s very dramatic when two people come together to work something out. It’s easy to take a gun and annihilate your opposition, but what is really exciting to me is to see people with differing views come together and finally respect each other.
~ Fred Rogers



Remember the first rule of gunfighting … have a gun.
~ Jeff Cooper



There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.
~ Robert A. Heinlein



Among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised.
~ Charlton Heston



No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.
~ James Burgh



But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you … it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.
~ Dalai Lama



Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it’s not an individual right or that it’s too much of a public safety hazard, don’t see the danger in the big picture. They’re courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don’t like.
~ Alan M. Dershowitz



The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms.
~ Samuel Adams



A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders.
~ Larry Elder



We do not need guns and bombs to bring peace, we need love and compassion.
~ Mother Teresa



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.
~ James Madison



The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.
~ G. K. Chesterton



I’ll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I’ll even ‘hari-kari’ if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!
~ Alan Alda



Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense.
~ John Adams



The right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.
~ Martin Luther King



Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed, as they are in almost every country in Europe.
~ Noah Webster



That rifle on the wall of the labourer’s cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.
~ George Orwell



In every country where independence has taken the place of liberty, the first desire of a manly heart is to possess a weapon which at once renders him capable of defence or attack, and, by rendering its owner fearsome, makes him feared.
~ Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo



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.
~ Noah Webster



It’s better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.
~ Christian Slater



It seems to me that television is exactly like a gun. Your enjoyment of it is determined by which end of it you’re on.
~ Alfred Hitchcock



A government resting on the minority is an aristocracy, not a Republic, and could not be safe with a numerical and physical force against it, without a standing army, an enslaved press and a disarmed populace.
~ James Madison



Now they’re tryin’ to take my guns away
And that would be just fine
If you take ‘em away from the criminals first
I’d gladly give you mine
~ Charlie Daniels Band, A Few More Rednecks



You don’t spread democracy with a barrel of a gun.
~ Helen Thomas



I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America so granted, it is part of our heritage and it is written into the laws of how this country is run.
~ Joe Perry, Aerosmith



Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.
~ James Madison



No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
~ Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776



When guns are outlawed, only the Government will have guns. The Government – and a few outlaws. If that happens, you can count me among the outlaws.
~ Edward Abbey