all those quotes I've been collecting
reportedly, some famous quotes are erroneously attributed....
"Se as armas queres ver, com tens dito,
Cumprido ese desejo te seria;
Como amigos as veras, porque eu me obrigo
Que nunca as queiras ver como inimigo"
- Camoes, Os Lusiadas c I, v66
"No te mostrare mi espalda sin
No la guardare sin honor."
- engraved on a Spanish Sword in a museum.
Jag har svurit att aldrig starta
ett orätvist krig;
ej heller att sluta ett
något annat sätt
än att förinta mina
- Karl XII
regulations, you can't stop a Punjabi from loving guns."
- from an article on interest in guns in india
Labe - come and get em!
Never criticize a rifleman until
you have walked a mile in is shoes. That way, he'll be barefoot and
you'll be out of range.
In Calgary, near the Bow
River, is a small plaza that must have been built as part of the '88
Winter Olympics. Set in metal letters right into the stone surface of
the plaza is this sentence:
most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take
part, just as the most important thing in life is not the
triumph but the struggle."
(attributed to Baron de Coubertain, founder of the modern olympics)
"A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good
marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality
of a good man."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"No wonder no one
Rapid Fire, it's too damn hard!"
- - Jerry Miculek (speaking of Olympic rapid
"When I carry a gun, I
don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking
to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced,
only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it
enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who
would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who
would do so by force. It removes force from the equation...and that's
why carrying a gun is a civilized act." - Unknown
"A gun is as good or as bad as the man
using it. Remember that." Shane, From SHANE The Movie
shooters are out walking.
First one says, "Windy, isn't it?"
Second one says, "No, its Thursday!"
Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a beer."
"If a man stands just an hour with a
weapon in his hands to fight Jihad, its better than being a preacher in
Mecca for 100 years."
- - unidentified Lebanese man who had
gone to Iraq to join the insurgency and later returned, quoted in LA
"Suppose the Second Amendment said, 'A well-educated electorate being
necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the people
to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone who
would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to read?"
-- Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Never Again means Never
- slogan under a picture
of a girl shooting an Uzi
Shooting is a lifetime sport
- from the Shooting Federation of Canada website
Le tir est un sport pour tout
sports represent the essence of fine motor
control in sports...few other sports require the refined motor skill
and precision of shooting. Likewise, few other sports necessitate the
combined physical and emotional aptitudes that are required for sport
- Dr. Robert DuVall, director of SportsMedicine of
چو کار از ھمہ
حيلتے در گزشت
است بردن بہ شمشير دست
- from some Sikh sacred text.
"Do you not know that those who shoot
in a match all shoot, but one receives the prize? Shoot in such a way
that you may obtain it."
- paraphrasing what some guy named Paul said in a different
sacred text to make it relevant to our sport. I Cor 9:24.
"The .30-06 is
never a mistake." Townsend Whelen
"I am learning lots of Hindustani
here, none of my people speak a word
of English, so I have to talk to them in their own poisonous language."
- - Frederick Dixon in http://www.piersallison.co.uk/biogs/f_a_dixon/diary.htm
6,5x55 - Nordens mest
undervurderte langholdspatron. Knallgo' til 1000, rettelse 1200 meter.
"It is Sunna that
every Muslim has the right to bear arms."
- quote online.
(praise the lord and pass the ammunition)
Aux Armes Citoyens!
Its not the caliber of the rifle
that matters, but the caliber of the shooter.
"No my eyebrows ain't plucked, there's a gun in my truck, oh thank god,
I'm still a guy"
- - some
country music song in 2008
No se caza para matar
Sino, al reves
Se mata para haber cazado
Ortega y Gasset
"...it's not uncommon for
households in the Middle East to have at least an AK-47 around the
- from a news report on
(I'm likin' that place more all the time :) image is tough to
see, but there are 2 underfolder AK's on black cases at the back of the
"...Shaking with indignation
I let my Mannlicher-Schoenauer speak for me and four of the murderous
brutes met their death."
- - Kalman Kittenberger
"A rifle is a tool, like a
splitting maul or a chainsaw. But a rifle is
more. A rifle is a key that unlocks a world of freedom, a storehouse of
memories of mountains, a dream of wild adventure...."
- Ben Long
in an article in Bugle.
Die 7x57 funktioniert auf jeder Art von big game von springbok für
Elche, ohne tötung der Jäger!
"A man who opens a case in a
hunting camp and lifts out a single-shot rifle makes a statement about
himself. It may be quite unconscious, or it may be pure egotistical
one-upmanship, but it does project the image of a superior marksman and
a hunter of above-average skills."
- unknown, seen on a website
"Any hunt is sweeter when a
single shot draws the blood."
- some guy called
Picturerock on http://www.24hourcampfire.com
"There is no past-time the equal
of rifle shooting. Rifle shooting, pure and simply, will satisfy
without the adjuncts of appplauding crowds, "pots" won or honours
received, for the use of the rifle is in itself a sport unsurpassed."
- - W. W. Greener, 1910
rifle is the queen of weapons and its effective use is one of the
greatest satisfactions available to man."
- - Jeff Cooper
Among the many misdeeds of British
rule in India, history will look
upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
- - Mahatma
And why do I regard the British rule as a curse?
It has impoverished the dumb millions by a
system of progressive exploitation and by a ruinously expensive
military and civil administration which the country can never afford.
It has reduced us politically to serfdom. It has
sapped the foundations of our culture. And, by the policy of
cruel disarmament, it has degraded us spiritually. Lacking the inward
strength, we have been reduced, by all but universal disarmament, to a
state bordering on cowardly helplessness.
- Gadhi again reported at http://www.kellimcbride.com/gandhi.htm emphasis mine
the dawn of history men have shown more interest in their weapons than
in any other thing except possibly their women.
- From The 1951 Ultimate in Rifle Precision - Townsen
Owning a gun
or knife and not using it, is akin to not sleeping with your girlfriend
to keep her neat and tidy for the next bloke.
- found on some british forum.
"Big game hunting is an utterly different sport from target shooting -
as different as baseball from cricket. And just as you use entirely
different tools in those two games, so do you require different tools
for the two different types of shooting - different weapons and
different sights - whilst the methods employed are also quite
- - John Taylor, 1948
"A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of
good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential
quality of a good man."
– Theodore Roosevelt
Una Trienta ocho super, para
limpiar el camino
- from a song heard on
God smiles on
people who carry 9x23, and when someone shoots a .38 Super, angels get
- from someone named blr
("United States cartridge, caliber 30, model of 1906") was
and remains king. If the 308 now encroaches upon it that is because of
improvements in rifle design, rather than new cartridges. Let him who
would denigrate the King place himself well beyond the castle walls
lest he be overheard."
- Col. Jeff Cooper
" Real elk guns start with the number 3
or bigger and blow two holes, one in and one out." - found online
"The ideal tool for putting round holes into square heads."
"I hope to see a rifle in the
chimney breast of every cottage in the land"
- Lord Salsbury
Buying one gun a month is not just the law, its your duty
very cliquish, elitist folks who
weren't too welcoming to outsiders. Sort of like rednecks in green hats
- American describing German Jager (hunter) clubs, posted on an
مستم مستم، برنو کوتاہ بہ دستم
Ahmad song about the Brno rifle.
برنو برنو برنو، تفنگ من برنو
other Persian song about the Brno rifle.
میخواھم بروم کوہ ، شکار آھو ،
تفنگ من کو لیلی جان ؟ تفنگ من کو ؟
A 22LR is
not a gun, they should be thought of
as a condiment, in that they serve to increase the pleasure of life.
Likewise they should never be counted in among the number of guns that
you confess to having. They should be handed out as wedding and
graduation presents to those poor souls who did not get one when they
turned 10 or 12 (or even younger if you happen to find a very nice one
for your 5 year old).
"We get too fixated on looking at
the sights, aiming is highly overated"
pistol is more than just security. Like an Orthodox Jewish yarmulke or
a Christian cross, it is a symbol of who I am, what I believe, and the
moral standards by which I live.”
---- Finn Aagard
... It symbolizes the Social
Contract between myself and society and declares that I am no mere
subject but a free and independent citizen of the Republic who holds
inalienable rights while honoring the responsibilities that accompany
those rights. My pistol states that I will defend the common weal, that
I will uphold what is right and decent and that I am willing and able
to protect myself and mine. (The police cannot and are not required to
protect the individual person or family. They are spread too thin for
that. When called they will do their best, but all too often they can
get there only in time to clean up the aftermath. You are responsible
for your own safety.)
My pistol is my family’s shield,
my guarantee that upon my life I will let no evil touch them. When a
malefactor demands, Your dignity and your money, or your life!” my
pistol introduces a very sobering third alternative: No - if you
persist in this criminal endeavor, it is your life that will be at
- - Finn Aagaard
An' when there wasn't aught to do
Pistols do not win wars, but they save the
lives of the men who do
But camp and cattle-guards,
I've fought with 'im the 'ole day through,
At fifteen 'undred yards;
Long afternoons o' lyin' still,
An' 'earin' as you lay,
The bullets swish from 'ill to 'ill
Like scythes among the 'ay.
- Kipling on Boer marksmanship
A scrimmage in a Border Station
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
Rifles are rifles and tits are
tits some are for looking at and some
are there to get the job done, and in the case of a rifle that is to
put blood on the ground.
Make your first hunting rifle a
workhorse go horse, not a show horse. You can get a "pretty" gun later.
- - some forum post possibly by someone using the name
One loves to possess
arms, though they hope never have occasion for them.
- Thomas Jefferson to
George Washington 1796
“a Winchester rifle should
have a place of honor in every black home….”
- Ida B. Wells
"In my country, this is not
- unnamed Saudi
officer attending the Ft Benning School for Boys, speaking on the topic
of rifle marksmenship
Wenn ich kultur höre ... entsichere ich meinen Browning
- from an old German play
"Whenever you find a man
without a hobby, they had just as well put him to bed with a shovel, as
he will never be worth a d----."
- - Quoted in 1929 AR by Elmer Keith who attributed it to
a very good friend.
چون کار از همه حیله در گزشت
حلال است بردن به شمشیر دست
ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ - زفرنامه
shuq da kui mol nei
ਸ਼ੋਕ਼ ਦਾ ਕੁਈ ਮੋਲ ਨੇ
کؤی مل نۓ
- punjabi saying
I am the Saint, the Soldier that
in Peace. I am
the Humble dust of
your feet, But dont think my Spirituality makes me weak. The Heavens
will roar if my Kirpan were to speak...
- this thought has
probably also been expressed in punjabi.
Sardar is someone with a jeep and a gun"
- Aman Kaur Singh
thought of something: I offered to him to exchange his old
gun for a new one. But he refused, saying that the berdanka was dear to
him because of the memory of his father, that he was used to it and
that it shoots very well. He reached over to the tree, took up his gun
and began to stroke on the stock with his hand." --"Dersu
Uzala", V. K. Arsen’ev.
Bunduki sultani ya bara bara
- swahili saying
household stove may be kept cold, but the barrel of the gun is kept
- might be a Pashto saying.
The bullet is for the honorable
adversary, not for butchers
- Major-General Iona Timofeevich Nikitchenko (Russian: Иона Тимофеевич Никитченко)
from the movie "Nurenburg".
"We left our tents at this place, hence forth when Night overtakes us,
we will Bivouac like true soldiers." - Eli W. Hazen, 1st Inf. C.V.
(Diary March 19, 1862)
do not claim to be much of a prophet, but we do say that the building
of a railroad across this country is bound to bring some features of
‘civilized’ life that we could do without. It will now be unlawful to
shoot a horse thief, and ill-bred to plug the man who threatened your
life. Verily, progress has its drawbacks.”
Chamber of Commerce flyer
in Roswell, NM., and attributed to The Roswell
Daily Record in 1901:
Kinetic energy does not matter.
Accuracy almost does not matter. The headstamp on the case certainly
does not matter. Having more shells in the magazine does not matter.
How well you can hit with your rifle is almost all that matters!
- Ross Seyfried
"My work is my life, and my life
is my work. I invented this assault rifle to defend my country. Today,
I am proud that it has become for many synonymous with liberty."
Михаи́л Тимофе́евич Кала́шников
the calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the rifle.
- some guy called 8x57 on http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk/
וגרחל םכשח ךגרחל אב
םא הרמא הרותתו
“If a man comes
to kill you,
A train carrying around five
thousand Hindus including around 800 women was attacked near Kamoke
railway station in the beginning of September 1947. The massacre was
planned was evident from the fact that before the Muslim mob attacked
the train, the Hindus who
had around 97 licensed guns and rifles in their possession were
disarmed on the station by the local police during a search operation. All
the men were butchered to death and elderly women and children were
mercilessly killed while
the younger women were distributed among the attackers as war booty.
rise early and kill him first”
(Talmud, Berakoth 58b).
- - - from an article
regarding The Kamoke Massacre (emphasis added)
"The soldiers are everywhere.....
They holler for the people to..... gather all guns and weapons, to
surrender the weapons to them."
- observation of then 5 year old Loung Ung, April 17, 1975. The
day the Khmer Rouge took over Phnom Penh and turned Cambodia into the
"Killing Fields". First They Killed
"There are only two things more
beautiful than a gun: a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere. Ever had
a good... Swiss watch?"- Cherry Valance, 1948
are protected by the good lord and a gun, and you just might meet them
both if you show up unwelcome son"
- country song in 2010
"Sister's got a boyfriend Daddy doesn't
Now he's sittin' out back, 30-30
in his lap
In the blue bug zapper light"
- country song by Kenny Chesney 2014
A super high ballistic
co-efficient miss tends to be far less effective than published data
- some guy from Moray on http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.uk
fact, when debating the Fourteenth Amendment, Senator Samuel Pomeroy
said, “Every man … should have the right to bear arms for the defense
of himself and family and his homestead. And if the cabin door of the
freedman is broken open and the intruder enters for purposes as vile as
were known to slavery, then should a well-loaded musket be in the hand
of the occupant to send the polluted wretch to another world, where his
wretchedness will forever remain complete.”
one more thing i
want to share (expert members must be already knowing
), that while putting rimmed cartridges in magazine (as of .315) rim of
upper cartridge must lie in front of rim of lower cartridge, to prevent
stuck-king of cartridge.
- some guy named axe on
A strong body
makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I
advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it
gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played
with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body
and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your
constant companion of your walks.
- Thomas Jefferson
I'm goin' home, gonna
load my shotgun
Wait by the door and light a
If he wants a fight well now he's
And he ain't seen me crazy yet
He slap my face and he shook me like
a rag doll
Don't that sound like a real man
I'm going to show him what a little
girls made of
Gunpowder and lead
- country music song by
"An Amateur is a shooter who
practices the sport for the love and honour of sport.
He should neither gain nor profit
from prize money."
- International Shooting
but the 30-06 didn't fight it's way across Europe (twice!),
the Pacific, and Korea.... delivering sweet victory in it's brassy
hands, mighty in it's .30-caliber goodness, perfect in form and
function, a veritable pinnacle of cartridge design and a bastion, a
VESSAL as it were, of all that is good, free, and proper...
... simply to return home and
get... get... necked down to .277, for God's sake!
A great evil has been done. It can
only be undone by casting the .270 into the hellfire from whence it
guy named Jeff O with over 18000 posts on 24hourcampfire.com
i have a great deal of respect for any man
who wears a .45 caliber tie clip
- talk-show host interviewing Sheriff
"The love of hunting is stronger in
Englishmen than in any other nation in the world, our cousins in
American perhaps excepted."
- James Outram from Colonel Pollock 1896
"Fine Carbon Steel is the single
most versatile material known to man. It is immensely strong, yet it
can be polished and engraved; it can be hardened and tempered; it can
be painstakingly shaped to flawless fit by a man with a file, and made
slick as butter on glass. Both the 98 [mauser] and 1911 are made of
steel throughout; combined with designs that lend themselves to
modification, these guns put perfection within reach of a custom
"Just imagine if you knew nothing
of our world, and some over-evolved modern man tried to explain his
consumption of meat and the leather he was wearing while damning
hunters as murderers. It's complete lunacy. It's ignorance so profound
that I can't even begin to understand the thought process."
- Joe Rogan
"I believe in - the Universe. It is worthy of reverence. Nature
is my god. Mountains, valleys, and forests are my
cathedrals. The animals and trees of the wild are my temples. Hunting
is my sacrament."
"Damn, damn, damn the Filipinos!
Cut throat khaki ladrones!
Underneath the starry flag,
Civilize them with a Krag,
And return us to our beloved home."
- from a song sung by soldiers in (or just after) the
insignificant when there is a tiger on the head of your elephant"
- The Maharaja of Cooch Behar
Bolts are for benches,
Autos are for trenches,
Levers are for cowboys,
Pumps are for plowboys.
A sportsman shoots a single!
- hogeye on 24hourcampfire
"why in the world would you
carry a single shot for hunting?" The simple reply: "if you have to ask
the question, you wouldn't understand the answer."
- someone named AZ_Southpaw on http://www.24hourcampfire.com
Come on in
boy sit on down - And tell me about yourself
So you like my daughter do you
now? - Yeah we think she's something else
She's her daddy's girl - Her
She deserves respect - That’s
what she'll get
Ain’t it son?
Hey y'all run along and have some
I'll see you when you get back -
Bet I’ll be up all night
- Country music song by Rodney Atkins
Sometimes only the gun can stand
between good and evil
- Peter van Uhm
The rifle is a
noble weapon... It entices its bearer into primeval
forests, into mountains and deserts untenanted by man. - Horace Kephart
Nah, you ain’t gotta be born out in the sticks
With an F-150 and a 30-06
- country song by Blake Shelton
les .257 sont presque aussi bons que le sexe
NRA high power
(service rifle) is like NASCAR. Smallbore, match rifle class high power
and air rifle are like Formula 1
- some guy named Couch-Commando on ARFCOM
from the poem Weidmannsheil, by the
forester, hunter, and ornithologist Oskar von Riesenthal (1830–1898).
Das ist des
beschützt und hegt sein Wild,
weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört,
Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.
the translation is:
It is the
hunter’s honour that he
preserves his game,
sportsmanlike, honours the
Creator in His
A loose translation which
preserves the rhyme and meter is:
This is the
hunter’s badge of glory,
That he protect
and tend his quarry,
honour, as is due,
And through the
beast to God is true.
Das ist des Jägers Ehrenschild,
Daß er beschützt und hegt sein Wild,
Waidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört,
Den Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt!
Das Kriegsgeschoß der Haß regiert, -
Die Lieb’ zum Wild den Stutzen führt:
Drum denk’ bei Deinem täglich Brot
Ob auch Dein Wild nicht leidet Noth?
Behüt’s vor Mensch und Thier zumal!
Verkürze ihm die Todesqual!
Sei außen rauh, doch innen mild, -
Dann bleibet blank Dein Ehrenschild!
was entranced the first time I looked down a gun-sight with a finger on
a trigger. It seemed to me the most private, the most intense moment of
conversation with oneself, so to speak, with that split-second of right
decision coming and going all the time, almost answering the movements
of one's mind. It wasn't at all what I was expecting. I feel that the
religious excitement that is supposed to come to people who meditate on
the flame of a single candle in an otherwise dark room was no greater
than the pleasure I felt when I looked down a gun-sight and became very
close to my own mind and consciousness. In a second the scale of things
could alter and I could be lost in something like a private universe."
From Half a Life, 2001. - by V.S. Naipaul
"This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is
mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I
must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle,
I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than
my enemy, who is trying to kill me."
The .303 is a most deadly weapon and I am
more than satisfied with it - Selous, 1895
I should consider no battery, for use in India or Africa, complete which did not
include a double .303 - Russell, 1900
The battery should consist of a .450 express, a .303, and a 12-bore
shot gun - Patterson, 1907
A man may
have slain his hundreds of tigers, he may have killed a hecatomb of big
game in Africa and elsewhere, but if he has not followed the mighty
boar, he has not tasted the delights of the most fascinating and
invigorating sport in the world.
- Colonel Pollock 1896
"Only a pimp
in a New Orleans whorehouse or a tin-horn gambler would carry
a pearl-handled pistol."
- G. Patton
"Wretched excess is not enough!"
When I was
crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with
me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
that mighty animal for living a good life and now sustaining a nice
- reportedly Nugent via
"When you are abroad and can own
several rifles without feeling 'suspect' as we feel at home, you will,
sooner or later, begin acquiring rifles as some men do polo ponies and,
the less lucky, golf clubs."
- - H. C. Maydon
(for whom England was "home")
“Hunting is not simple. It is the
generator of our human condition, the crucible of intellect, and the
fire of creativity. It is our mirror of the world, the image maker of
wild creation; it has defined how we see, literally and figuratively.
It is the only absolute rediscovery mechanism available to human
beings; the mind-body fusion of all meditative, spiritual experience is
derived from its pasturage."
- Shane Mahoney
"I confess with no little shame that I enjoyed that hour with Khader,
learning how to use and clean the stechkin automatic pistol, more than
the hundreds of hours I'd spent with him learning his philosophy."
- from the book Shantaram.
it is widely thought that hunting has
“scientific” value in that it
promotes conservation, “historical” value in that it provides a link to
past times when hunting played a critical role in daily life, and
“educational” value in that it furthers the understanding and
appreciation of nature and our country’s past and instills valuable
character traits. And if hunting itself is widely thought to serve
these values, then it takes but a small additional step to conclude
that depictions of hunting make a non-trivial contribution to the
exchange of ideas....Hunting enhances the environment and brings joy to
those who use the outdoors and should therefore be encouraged.
- Justice Alito in U.S. v. Stevens, April 20, 2010; U.S. Supreme
Alone far in the wilds and mountains
Wandering amazed at my own lightness and glee,
In the late afternoon choosing a safe spot to pass the night,
Kindling a fire and broiling the fresh-kill'd game,
Falling asleep on the gather'd leaves with my dog and gun by
- Walt Whitman, Song of Myself.
That the subjects which are
Protestants may have arms for their defence, suitable
to their condition, and as allowed
- English Bill of Rights - 16-Dec-1689
stand next in importance to the Constitution
itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under
independence. From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day,
events, occurrences and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security
and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable.
The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil
interference -- they deserve a place of honor with all that's good."
- attributed to
George Washington but reportedly is fake
some that popped up in a thread
"When you have to shoot, shoot, don't talk"-Tuco
"Someone ever tries to kill you, you try to kill 'em right
- "You can have my gun when I shove it up your cold, dead a__." (Blake
Ashley, Tucson attorney)
'Guns don't kill people. Fathers with daughters kill people." - John E.
"An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by
fleeing from it. "
No law ever written has stopped any robber, rapist or killer, like cold
blue steel in the hands of their last intended victim.
- W. Emerson Wright
"So I'll say it again, though I sound like a fool: Your Will is the
weapon. Your gun is a tool."
The kilt had concealed a blaster strapped to one thigh and a knife to
the other. He was aware of the present gentle customs against personal
weapons. Such customs were nonsense anyhow, foolishment from old women
- there was no such thing as "dangerous weapons," only dangerous people.
- R. Heinlein
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"
"Guns do not make you a killer. I think killing makes you a killer. You
can kill someone with a baseball bat or a car, but no one is trying to
ban you from driving to the ball game."
- Andy Rooney
"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable
to shoot back with your own gun."
–The Dalai Lama
A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Philosopher
"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat
is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there."
It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not
Augustus McCrae, Lonesome Dove
"All battles are fought by scared men who'd rather be some place else."
In Harm's Way
"Out here, due process is a bullet."
The Green Berets
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand
on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from
”The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state-controlled police
and military are the weapons of dictatorship. The rifle is the weapon
of democracy. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns.
Only the police, the secret police, the military. The hired servants of
our rulers. Only the government-and a few outlaws. I intend to be among
”Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it
tougher for sober people to own cars.”
”I am thus far a Quaker, that I would gladly argue with all the world
to lay aside the use of arms and settle matters by negotiation, but
unless the whole will, the matter ends, and I take up my musket and
thank Heaven He has put it in my power.”
”Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you
don’t have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.”
"If you carry a gun, people will call you paranoid. That’s ridiculous.
If I have a gun, what in the hell do I have to be paranoid about?”
"I've shot almost every discipline
in the shooting fraternity and I can assure you, there is none as
exciting as Conventional High Power"
- Dick Jones in a Camp Perry article in Shooting Sports News
Every Man Should have a Rifle
by Henry Lawson, 1907
So I sit and write and ponder, while
the house is deaf and dumb,
Seeing visions "over yonder" of the
war I know must come.
In the corner - not a vision - but a
sign for coming days
Stand a box of ammunition and a
rifle in green baize.
And in this, the living present, let
the word go through the land,
Every tradesman, clerk and peasant
should have these two things at hand.
No - no ranting song is needed, and
no meeting, flag or fuss -
In the future, still unheeded, shall
the spirit come to us!
Without feathers, drum or riot on
the day that is to be,
We shall march down, very quiet, to
our stations by the sea.
While the bitter parties stifle
every voice that warns of war,
Every man should own a rifle and
have cartridges in store!
“There’s a special place in hell for anyone who puts a scope on a lever
- Ashley Emerson, (originator of the Ashley Express Sight) at http://www.gunsandammo.com/reviews/marlin-1894-review/
"Wars start not because of weapons
but from the base instincts of either fear, greed, revenge, national
pride, or, ... religious fervor. "
- from a news editorial 31-Jul-2014
You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile, but the best
way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.
- Charles M. Russell (1864-1926)
moritatem. Deus suos cognoscet."
- Policy at the Siege of Beziers
Citius, Altius, Fortius
- One World, One Dream
(can't win'em all)
– Gold Medalist, AP40,
Silver Medalist WSP, 2000 Olympics, Sydney
Ando gav bi
juklesko, jal o pavori bi destesko
- Romani saying
Far better it is to dare mighty
things, to win glorious triumphs
even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray
twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"هذه قبلة الوداع من الشعب العراقي ايها الكلب"
"وهذه من الارامل
والاشخاص الذين قتلتهم في العراق".
Le Pantalon Rouge c'est la France!
- M. Etienne - ~1912
Hommage de la Nation
Pierre Francon mort pour la France
Le 21 Decembre 1914
Foreigners who have become the
sons of France, not by the blood they inherited, but by the blood they
- said of the French Foreign Legion
"A country that makes a film like
'Star Wars' deserves to rule the world."
— Philip Adams, former chairman of the
Australian Film Commission
"[regarding]... female Marines ...there is one out
here who is pulling more than her weight and is doing things no one
else could do. She is an educated Syrian-born Lance Corporal, an
absolutely delightful and fascinating person. Because of her particular
abilities, she can go with units on a variety of missions and help calm
a situation by speaking to the women and children, which is something
no male Marine can do effectively. She has also done yeoman's work as a
translator for the interrogators. All of that is even more impressive
when you hear what career she walked away from to enlist in the Marine
Corps: she was a practicing physician. I wouldn't have believed it
unless I saw it myself."
- report of a correspondent of
Cooper in Nov 04 - http://users2.ev1.net/%7Emkreynolds/jeff/
Its not Liberty who's supposed to
be blindfolded, that's the other
and neither of them should be bound and gagged.
- quote on a
"Over the years, the United States has sent many of its fine men
women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our borders. The
amount of land we have ever asked for in return is enough to bury those
who did not return."
- Colin Powell (reported by Jeff
"I think it has to do with an
emphasis on education."
- Alagaiya Veeramani
(context removed, this quote can be applied to almost any situation)
"If tomorrow, Germany beats us at our national passtime, at
least we can
have the satisfaction of
beating them at theirs twice this century."
by some British person on the eve of a soccer game a few years back -
on a wall in a museum
wouldn't be speaking the Navajo language - or even the
English language - if it wasn't for the code-talkers."
- some old Navajo code talker on a TV
If you can read this,
If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier
- bumper sticker
وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُواْ أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاء بِمَا كَسَبَا نَكَالاً
مِّنَ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ حَكِيمٌ
me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work,
free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to
follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think, and act for
myself – and I will obey every law or submit to the penalty."
"French Soldiers, we
do not accept your surrender, if you are Vichy, fight us, if you are
Frenchmen join us!"
- - Line from the movie "The Big Red One"
for the forces of evil to
the world is for enough good men to do
Edmund Burke, British
The Wright Brothers didn’t build the first airplane with a
set of Ikea instructions
"...with liberty and justice
for all." (*Must be 18. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions may
apply. Not available in all states.)
legendum est omnis scientiae
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