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Famous Quotes and Some Common Sense 

When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer 'Present' or 'Not guilty.'    Theodore Roosevelt

....... The golf course is a willful and deliberate misuse of a pefectly good rifle range!      Jeff  Cooper 

"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, quoting Cesare Beccaria

"...arms... discourage and keep the invaders and plunderers in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. ...Horrid Mischief would ensue were(the law-abiding) deprived the use of them."
Thomas Paine
"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly Armed"
Alexander Hamilton - The Federalist Papers 184-8
"The great object is that every man be armed.  Everybody who is able might have a gun."
Patrick Henry

"... the people have a right to keep and bear arms."
Patrick Henry and George Mason, Elliot Debates at 185
"To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use the,"
Richard Henry Lee

"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves...and include all men capable of bearing arms."
Richard Henry Lee, Additional Letters from the Federal Farmer (1788) at 169
 "The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."
Samuel Adams
"Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at indiviual private self defense..."
John Adams
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people, except for a few public officials."
George Mason, 3 Elliot Debates at 425-426
 "The people are not to be disarmed on their weapons.  They are left in full possession of them."
Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot Debates at 646

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