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Quotation by William Burroughs
| William Burroughs
Posted on 12/14/2012 3:36:02 PM PST by virgil283
"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. "
TOPICS: History; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; guns; secondamendment
"You know there's only two things more beautiful than a good gun--a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere"
posted on 12/14/2012 3:36:05 PM PST
Not really into Swiss watches . .
posted on 12/14/2012 3:40:10 PM PST
(Fed up with zealots)
That second quote doesn't look like something that Burroughs would say. I looked it up -- it's from the movie "Red River".
I'm a big Burroughs fan. He was a totally reprehensible character -- but he was a definite character.
posted on 12/14/2012 3:45:52 PM PST
(Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
‘I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. “
. . . not to mention the hoods, thugs, and other various scumbags who want to steal and kill at will. And, let’s face it - the bad guys will never give their guns up. Why should the rest of us?
“That second quote doesn’t look like something that Burroughs would say”......You are right I dropped the authors name when I posted....
posted on 12/14/2012 4:11:55 PM PST
( "He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh ...")
I like the quote, but I’m not sure this is the time to bring up William S. Burroughs. Burroughs unintentionally shot and killed his wife in a “William Tell” game.
posted on 12/14/2012 5:25:00 PM PST
I see that the William S. Burroughs quote is making the Internet rounds, and that's too bad. Burroughs was a massively irresponsible gun owner, a walking argument for repealing the Second Amendment.
For those who are unfamiliar with Burroughs, he was no conservative. If you want to build a quick mental image of Burroughs, think of a bisexual Hunter S. Thompson who REALLY liked drugs.
As for the above quote about "a Swiss watch or a woman from anywhere," if Burroughs said that, it should be viewed alongside some of his other quotes about sexuality, including "Young boys need it special."
posted on 12/14/2012 6:22:11 PM PST
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