Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
The gun that scatters too much does not bag the birds. The same principle applies to speech. The speaker that fires his force and emphasis at random into a sentence will not get results. Not every word is of special importance—therefore only certain words demand emphasis.
Teachers should not have to practice barricading a classroom. Teachers should not have to know how to treat a gunshot wound. And teachers should not be told that “Lives would have been saved if you only had a gun.”
No slaves shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass, unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company, with arms from one place to another. (A Bill Concerning Slaves)
An armed society is a polite society. (19th century)
Whenever I hear the word “culture,” I reach for my gun. (“Schlageter”)
To my deep mortification my father once said to me, “You care for nothing but shooting, dogs, and rat-catching, and you will be a disgrace to yourself and all your family.”
There are a lot of bleeding hearts around who just don’t like to see people with helmets and guns. All I can say is go and bleed… It is more important to keep law and order in society than to be worried about weak-kneed people… Society must take every means at its disposal to defend […]
Men, like bullets, go farthest when they are smoothest.