"Free Men own guns, Slaves do not..."
“There is simply no comparison between a man who is armed and one who is not. It is simply unreasonable to expect that an armed man should obey one who is unarmed, or that an unarmed populace should remain safe and secure when those in power are the only ones who are armed.”
Machiavelli, The Prince, Ch. XIV.
Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest. – Mahatma Gandhi the Man of Peace
The best we can hope for securing freedom for future generations is that the people be properly armed in perpetuity . – Alexander Hamilton
A strong body makes a strong mind. As to the species of exercise I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Let your gun, therefore, be the constant and faithful companion – Thomas Jefferson
To disarm the people is the best, most effectual, and quickest way to enslave them. – George Mason
Those who would give up essential liberties, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty or safety. Benjamen Franklin
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, 8 June 1789
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyrany in government.--- Thomas Jefferson
Jesus Christ the Divine Son of Almighty GOD said to them, "But now if you have a purse, take it, and also a bag; and if you don't have a sword, sell your cloak and buy one."--- Luke, Chapter 22, Verse 36
The right to bear arms is the social catalyst which both declares and affirms that all men are created equal regardless of size, color, creed, or finical standing.---R. D. Anding III