25 Quotes in support of gun rights. Source IJ Review;
25 quotes from celebreties and famous people in support of gun rights!
”Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” – Aristotle, key political philosopher of Western civilization.
”The biggest hypocrites on gun control are those who live in upscale developments with armed security guards — and who want to keep other people from having guns to defend themselves. But what about lower-income people living in high-crime, inner city neighborhoods? Should such people be kept unarmed and helpless, so that limousine liberals can ’make a statement’ by adding to the thousands of gun laws already on the books?” – Thomas Sowell, famous economist and columnist.
”When only cops have guns, it’s called a ’police state’.” – Claire Wolfe, libertarian author, in”101 Things To Do Until The Revolution.”
”So, as we set out this year to defeat the divisive forces that would take freedom away, I want to say those fighting words for everyone within the sound of my voice to hear and to heed… from my cold, dead hands!” – Charlton Heston, Hollywood actor and late spokesman for the NRA.
”Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon — so long as there is no answer to it — gives claws to the weak.” – George Orwell (aka Eric Blair) quoted in ”You and the Atom Bomb”, 1945. By the way, not a right-winger.
”To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” – Ted Nugent, the Motor City Madman.
“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, actor of Captain Jack Sparrow in ”The Pirates of the Caribbean.”
“What I’m talking about is, are we a responsible enough society, in terms of television, in terms of guns, in terms of everything else, to be this free? That should frame the debate. My answer, unfortunately, in this culture, is ‘probably not.’ But I’m going to go down with the civil liberties ship.” – Tom Selleck, actor of Magnum P.I. and NRA Board Member.
”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, the voice of Darth Vader.
“We’re the only country founded on the premise that we have the right to defend ourselves. No King’s Guard to protect us!” – Lou Ferigno, The Incredible Hulk.
“Unfortunately, we always hear bad things about guns. But guns don’t kill people —people kill people” – Karl Malone, NBA Hall of Famer and former professional truck driver.
“As we have seen, the first public expression of disenchantment with nonviolence arose around the question of ‘self-defense.’ In a sense this is a false issue, for 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, Jr., civil rights activist. Quoted from ”Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”
“Where I stand at is on the Second Amendment where the right to bear arms is not just for hunting and fishing and things like that. But it’s the right of the American people to have a means of defense against a tyrannical government. So, sometimes you got to have that back-up plan.” – (Libertarian) rapper Big Boi of Outkast.
”I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” – Clint Eastwood, famous actor of Dirty Harry.
“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi. Quoted from ”Autobiography: The Story of My Experiments with Truth” (1948).
”Somebody goes out and kills somebody with a knife, you going to blame the knife? Somebody goes out and kills somebody by pushing somebody in front of a train, you going to start cutting off the guy’s arms? You going to start blaming people’s arms now? It’s the person who did it who is responsible.’’ – James Harrison, NFL All-Pro Linebacker.
”We’re a heart attack away from losing the right to bear arms.” – Jeff Foxworthy, famous ”redneck” comedian.
“I don’t get into the gun stuff. Some guys have guns who go hunting. Where do we stop (the gun control) at? I’m not a hunter, but we can’t say people can’t have guns.” – Charles Barkley, NBA Hall of Famer and sports commentator. Knucklehead.
”Strict gun laws are about as effective as strict drug laws…It pains me to say this, but the NRA seems to be right: The cities and states that have the toughest gun laws have the most murder and mayhem.” – Mike Royko, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for Chicago Tribune.
“If some thug breaks into my home I can use my roundhouse kick, but I prefer he look down the barrel of my gun.” – Chuck Norris aka Chuck Norris.
“Yeah, it’s legal in the United States. It’s part of our Constitution. You know, the right to bear arms is because that’s the last form of defense against tyranny. Not to hunt. It’s to protect yourself from the police.” – Ice-T, gangsta rapper and actor.
“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.” Bruce Willis, actor of John McClane in ”Die Hard.”
“If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them.” – Angelina Jolie in a 2008 interview with the U.K.’s ”Daily Mail.”
“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.” – Brad Pitt in an interview with the British magazine ”Live.”
”If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it is reasonable to shoot back with your own gun. Not at the head, where a fatal wound might result. But at some other body part, such as a leg.” – Dalai Lama