Here's 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
ett orätvist krig;
ej heller att sluta ett
något annat sätt
än att förinta mina
- Karl XII
Despite regulations, you can't stop a Punjabi from loving guns."
- from an article on interest in guns in india
"An old gun will
carry the tooth marks of long-dead craftsmen, the scars
of hard hunts completed before you were born, the smooth
patina left by the hand of an earlier generation. When today’s
hunters use such guns, they carry an extra magic that I cannot
define, but must acknowledge."
– Stephen Bodio, Good Guns Again, 1994
Molon 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:
"The 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
"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
shoots Rapid Fire, it's too damn hard!"
- - Jerry Miculek (speaking of
Olympic rapid fire)
"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
rifle 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."
from fullbore list
"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
- - unidentified Lebanese man
who had gone to Iraq to join the insurgency and later
returned, quoted in LA Times, 29-Dec-04
"Suppose the Second Amendment said, 'A well-educated electorate
necessary for self-governance in a free state, the right of the
to keep and read books shall not be infringed.' Is there anyone
would suggest that means only registered voters have a right to
-- Robert A. Levy, Senior Fellow, Cato Institute
Never Again means
- slogan under a
picture of a girl shooting an Uzi
Shooting is a lifetime sport
- from the Shooting Federation of Canada
Le tir est un sport
pour tout àge
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 shooting success."
- Dr. Robert DuVall, director of SportsMedicine
of Atlanta (SMA)
چو کار از
ھمہ حيلتے در گزشت
حلال است بردن بہ شمشير دست
- from some Sikh sacred
"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.
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
- - 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
is Sunna that every Muslim has the right to bear arms."
- quote online.
(praise the lord and pass the ammunition)
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
"Save my truck, save my guns - when they're old enough, give 'em
to my sons..."
- - some country song popular in
No se caza para matar
Sino, al reves
Se mata para haber cazado
Jose Ortega y Gasset
"...it's not uncommon
for households in the Middle East to have at least an AK-47
around the house..."
- from a news
report on Yahoo
(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 photo)
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
- - W. W. Greener, 1910
"The 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 Ghandi
And why do I regard the British rule as a
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
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
- Gadhi again reported at
http://www.kellimcbride.com/gandhi.htm emphasis mine
Since the dawn of history men have shown more interest
in their weapons than in any other thing except possibly their
- From The 1951 Ultimate in Rifle Precision -
Townsen Whelen, editor
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 different."
- - John Taylor,
"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 their wings.
- from someone named
blr on http://forums.1911forum.com
("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
"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
were very cliquish, elitist folks who weren't too welcoming to
outsiders. Sort of like rednecks in green hats and lederhosen"
- American describing German Jager (hunter) clubs, posted
on an internet forum.
مستم مستم، برنو کوتاہ بہ دستم
Ahmad song about the Brno rifle.
برنو برنو برنو، تفنگ من
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"
- Rob Leatham
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.”
... 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
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 hazard.”
- - Finn
An' when there wasn't aught to
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
A canter down some dark defile
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail.
- Rudyard Kipling
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
Make your first hunting rifle a
workhorse go horse, not a show horse. You can get a "pretty" gun
- - 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
- unnamed Saudi
officer attending the Ft Benning School for Boys, speaking on the
topic of rifle
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
حلال است بردن به شمشیر دست
ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ ਜੀ -
shuq da kui mol nei
ਸ਼ੋਕ਼ ਦਾ ਕੁਈ ਮੋਲ ਨੇ
کؤی مل نۓ
- punjabi saying
I am the Saint, the Soldier that
walks 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.
good Sardar is someone with a jeep and a gun"
- Aman Kaur Singh
I 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
- 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)
“We 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
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
Михаи́л Тимофе́евич Кала́шников
calibre of the shooter that counts not the calibre of the
- some guy called 8x57 on
וגרחל םכשח ךגרחל אב םא הרמא
“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 My Father.
"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
houses 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
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 suggests.
- some guy from Moray on
In 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
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 http://www.indiansforguns.com/
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
down along the Falls Road is where I long to be
Lying in the dark with a
A comrade on me left and
another one on me right
A clip of
ammunition for me little Armalite
from an Irish rebel
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."
Shooting Union, 1929.
sorry, 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 came.
some 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
"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 gunmaker."
"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
- 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
- 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
- someone named AZ_Southpaw 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 momma's world
She deserves respect -
That’s what she'll get
Ain’t it son?
Hey y'all run along and
have some fun
I'll see you when you get
back - Bet I’ll be up all night
cleanin' this gun
- 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
des Jägers Ehrenschild,
beschützt und hegt sein Wild,
weidmännisch jagt, wie sich’s gehört,
Schöpfer im Geschöpfe ehrt.
the translation is:
the hunter’s honour that he
and preserves his game,
sportsmanlike, honours the
in His creatures.
A loose translation which
preserves the rhyme and meter is:
the hunter’s badge of glory,
protect and tend his quarry,
with honour, as is due,
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!
"...I 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
The .303 is a most deadly
weapon and I am more than satisfied with it - Selous,
I should consider no battery, for use in India or
Africa, complete which did not include a double .303 - Russell,
The battery should consist of a .450 express, a .303, and a
12-bore shot gun - Patterson, 1907
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
- - G. Patton
"Wretched excess is not
When I was
crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any
firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?"
thank that mighty animal for living a good life and now
sustaining a nice family."
Nugent via Palin
"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,
- - 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
- 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
- Justice Alito in U.S. v. Stevens, April 20, 2010; U.S.
Alone far in the wilds and
mountains I hunt,
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 by law.
- English Bill of Rights - 16-Dec-1689
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
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
"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
"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 around reloading".
"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
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
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
”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 the outlaws.”
”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
"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
- Ashley Emerson, (originator of the Ashley Express Sight) at
"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
- 同一个世界，同一个 梦想
- One World, One Dream
(can't win'em all)
陶璐娜 – Gold
Medalist, AP40, Silver Medalist WSP, 2000
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"
الارامل والايتام والاشخاص الذين قتلتهم في العراق".
منتظر الزيدي -
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
- said of the French Foreign Legion
"...with liberty and justice for all." (*Must be 18. Void where
prohibited. Some restrictions may apply. Not available in all
"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 Jeff Cooper in Nov 04 - http://users2.ev1.net/%7Emkreynolds/jeff/
Its not Liberty who's supposed to
be blindfolded, that's the other chick, 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 and women into great peril to fight for freedom beyond our
borders. The only amount of land we have ever asked for in return is
enough to bury those who did not return."
- Colin Powell (reported by Jeff Cooper)
"I think it has to do with an
emphasis on education."
Veeramani (context removed, this quote can be applied to almost
"If tomorrow, Germany beats us at our national passtime, at least we can
have the satisfaction
of beating them at theirs twice this century."
Spoken by some British person on the eve of a soccer game a few
years back - on a wall in a museum
probably 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 interview
If you can read
this, thank a teacher...
If you are reading this in English, thank a soldier
- bumper sticker
وَالسَّارِقَةُ فَاقْطَعُواْ أَيْدِيَهُمَا جَزَاء بِمَا
كَسَبَا نَكَالاً مِّنَ اللّهِ وَاللّهُ عَزِيزٌ
"Let 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
“All that is necessary for
the forces of evil to prevail in the world is for enough
good men to do nothing..”
Edmund Burke, British
The Wright Brothers didn’t build the first airplane with a set
of Ikea instructions
legendum est omnis
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