Thomas Jefferson Quotes:
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
“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.” (Quoting Cesare Beccaria)
The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.
When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.
What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance?
Black Blade: Of course according to a few (even here) we are to suppose that our Founding Fathers (including Thomas Jefferson) were wrong to defend freedom and liberty and that they are treasonous criminals? I say that is absurd and incredibly stupid.
When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America , you get a front row seat. - George Carlin