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25 DIRECT STATEMENTS FOR UNDERSTANDING FIREARMS OWNERSHIP AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT
Email | January 5, 2004 | Modified by self

Posted on 01/05/2004 12:50:55 PM PST by Jeff Head

  1. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.
  2. Personal firearms: The original point and click interface.
  3. An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject.
  4. A gun in the hand is better than a dispatcher on the phone.
  5. Gun control is not about guns; it's about control.
  6. If guns are outlawed, can we use crossbows? ...how about swords, clubs or icepics?
  7. If guns cause crime, then pencils cause misspelled words.
  8. Free men do not ask permission to bear arms.
  9. If you don't know your rights you don't have any.
  10. If government cannot trust its citizens with firearms, government cannot be trusted.
  11. Those who trade liberty for security end up losing both.
  12. What part of "shall not be infringed" do you not understand?
  13. The Second Amendment is in place in case they ignore all of the others.
  14. Approximately 79,999,977 firearms owners killed no one yesterday.
  15. Guns only have two enemies: rust and totalitarians.
  16. Know guns...know peace, know safety.
  17. No guns...no peace, no safety.
  18. You don't shoot to kill; you shoot to stay alive.
  19. Assault is a behavior, not a device.
  20. Criminals love gun control -- it makes their jobs safer.
  21. If guns cause crime, then matches cause arson.
  22. Only a government that is afraid of its citizens tries to disarm them.
  23. You only have the rights you are willing to fight and die for.
  24. The American Revolution would never have happened if gun control were in place.
  25. If the founding fathers of America were alive today, in all likelihood they would have already rebelled against curretn gun control laws.


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I received an email with a message similar to this today and, after contemplating it, significantly modified it and posted it here on FR.

I believe that every now and then we need a refresher thread to help stimulate and sharpern our feelings and knowledge regarding the 2nd amendment, to punctuate to us how critical that amendment is, and to help us always remeber why it is in place.

Jeff Head
Author of the Dragon's Fury Series
How current conditions leads to World War

1 posted on 01/05/2004 12:50:55 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: *bang_list
Click the Gadsden flag for pro-gun resources!
2 posted on 01/05/2004 12:51:59 PM PST by Joe Brower ("If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face, forever." - G. Orwell)
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To: joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; Critter; Lurker; harpseal; ...
FYI...a little New Year's cheer.
3 posted on 01/05/2004 12:52:19 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: All
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4 posted on 01/05/2004 12:52:45 PM PST by Support Free Republic (Hi Mom! Hi Dad!)
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To: Jeff Head
bttt
5 posted on 01/05/2004 12:53:32 PM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Jeff Head
Good reminder.
6 posted on 01/05/2004 12:55:48 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: Jeff Head
Personal favorites are 13 and 21.
7 posted on 01/05/2004 12:57:46 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: Jeff Head
1. The United States Constitution (c) 1791. All Rights reserved.

Yeah, and we all know how much weight that carries today. Even the SCOTUS justices (some of them, at least) have all but admitted to ignoring the parts they don't like.

8 posted on 01/05/2004 12:58:17 PM PST by newgeezer (What part of "shall not be infringed" do they fail to understand?)
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To: Jeff Head; newgeezer
You can have my gun after you get rid of all that cars since they kill 43000 people per year.
9 posted on 01/05/2004 12:58:27 PM PST by biblewonk (I must try to answer all bible questions.)
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To: Jeff Head
Personal firearms: The original point and click interface.

Hmmm...now where have I seen that before?

Oh yeah...on a Defcon Shoot T-shirt! : )


10 posted on 01/05/2004 1:01:06 PM PST by Prime Choice (Americans are a spiritual people. We're happy to help members of al Qaeda meet God.)
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To: Jeff Head
Thanks Jeff. They are all good. I like number 10 the best.

If government cannot trust its citizens with firearms, government cannot be trusted.

11 posted on 01/05/2004 1:03:23 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Fall in --> The FReeper Foxhole. America's History. America's Soul.)
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To: Jeff Head
GUN CONTROL:

A Job Safety Program for Criminals

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12 posted on 01/05/2004 1:04:17 PM PST by editor-surveyor ( . Best policy RE: Environmentalists, - ZERO TOLERANCE !!)
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To: Joe Brower
Also, practice, practice,practice.


13 posted on 01/05/2004 1:11:06 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: biblewonk; Jeff Head
You can have my gun after you get rid of all that cars since they kill 43000 people per year.

And those evil Dr.'s that kill almost 75K per year. I like #4 and #12.

14 posted on 01/05/2004 1:11:39 PM PST by 4CJ ('Let us cross over the river and rest under the shade of the trees.' - T. J. 'Stonewall' Jackson)
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To: Jeff Head
Above was meant for you, too. Thanks for the ping, Jeff.
15 posted on 01/05/2004 1:12:19 PM PST by Lady Jag (Googolplex Star Thinker of the Seventh Galaxy of Light and Ingenuity)
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To: Jeff Head
Personal firearms: The original point and click interface.

LOL

16 posted on 01/05/2004 1:13:12 PM PST by Professional Engineer (Be American, Buy American)
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To: Jeff Head
26. Know Guns, No Criminals. No Guns, Know Criminals.

Yes, it's similar to #s 16 & 17 but it's shorter and fits better on a bumper sticker. :)

Hope you and your's had a nice holiday season, Jeff. All was well in The Confetti household.
17 posted on 01/05/2004 1:15:52 PM PST by MrConfettiMan ("Use an open-faced club. A sand wedge." "Mmmmm ... open faced club sandwich.")
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To: Jeff Head
"The Second Amendment makes ALL the others possible."

This is my favorite.
18 posted on 01/05/2004 1:16:06 PM PST by Chaos
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To: bolobaby
Those are a couiple of really good ones.

16 and 17 together are good too.

I guess I like them all.

19 posted on 01/05/2004 1:18:31 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: newgeezer
Ype, it's a shame...and yet another reason for the 2nd.
20 posted on 01/05/2004 1:19:03 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: newgeezer
Uh...sorry...

Ype = Yep.

21 posted on 01/05/2004 1:19:47 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
"There is no more pathetic example of a man, no more worthless waste of masculinity, than a man who will not protect himself and those weaker than he. Only fools, cowards, criminals and terrorists are afraid of good men with guns."

Search4Truth 01/04/2004

22 posted on 01/05/2004 1:19:53 PM PST by Bob Mc
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To: Jeff Head
A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity."
-- Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanlysis (1952)

There's no question that weapons in the hands of the public have prevented acts of terror or stopped them while they were in progress
Police Inspector-General Shlomo Aharonisky [Israel]

Because less than twenty years ago I was the target of a terrorist group...I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms...I carried a concealed weapon. I made the determination that if somebody was going to try to take me out, I was going to take them with me.
Senator Dianne Feinstein

(W)hen the owner called in the checks, it seemed to me he spoke unnecessarily loudly, repeating and spelling my name over and over on the phone...Scott is not a convicted felon, and he is not prohibited from owning a gun...Scott Brady could walk into a store and buy a - he is not a prohibited purchaser
Sarah Brady

23 posted on 01/05/2004 1:20:04 PM PST by SJackson
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To: biblewonk
Another good one! Make that number 26!
24 posted on 01/05/2004 1:20:12 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
If the founding fathers of America were alive today, in all likelihood they would have already rebelled against current gun control laws

Add taxes, and a lot of government programs and agencies that are around today to that list

25 posted on 01/05/2004 1:21:34 PM PST by SAMWolf (Gotta run, the cat's caught in the printer.)
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To: snippy_about_it
Has to be one of my favorites also...because it is absolutely true, spot on target and serious minded.
26 posted on 01/05/2004 1:22:19 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Very good!
27 posted on 01/05/2004 1:23:26 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (No words were harmed during the production of this tagline.)
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To: Jeff Head
"A gun in the hand is better than a dispatcher on the phone."

How about:

A gun in the hand is better than two in a locked cabinet with trigger guards on.

or

A gun in the hand is better than two in a blast furnace.
28 posted on 01/05/2004 1:23:43 PM PST by looscnnn ("Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils" Gen. John Stark 1809)
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To: Jeff Head; glock rocks
Thanks, Jeff
29 posted on 01/05/2004 1:23:53 PM PST by B4Ranch (Wave your flag, don't waive your rights!)
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To: MrConfettiMan
Outstanding! I like it! Well worded and succinct.

Thank you, we did have a nice holiday. Brother's condition improved somewhat. (Still very serious though). Glad to hear things are well with you and yours my friend.

30 posted on 01/05/2004 1:24:06 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Chaos
I like it, but I'd word it like this..."God and the 2nd Amendment makes all of the others possible".

Without Him and His guidance and immutable moral standard...even the 2nd amendment could not save us.

31 posted on 01/05/2004 1:25:24 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
I had not seen most of these before...thanks Jeff. Terrific.
32 posted on 01/05/2004 1:26:46 PM PST by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: looscnnn
Both of those are great!

We could easily have hundreds of short succint statements like these to drive the point home to our friends, neighbors, relatives and fellow citizens without all of the legaleze and flowery wordsmithing that some folks feel is sometimes necessary.

33 posted on 01/05/2004 1:27:14 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Pharmboy
You are very welcome. Put them in an email and send them out to your entire list, asking them to do the same.

Write them in a letter and send them to your congressional representatives...house and senate and to your state reps too!

34 posted on 01/05/2004 1:34:16 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: sciencediet
Great pic!

Practice makes perfect.

35 posted on 01/05/2004 1:35:16 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: Jeff Head
Ype, it's a shame...and yet another reason for the 2nd.

Agreed. Still, even "assault weapons" are no match for the stuff the jack-booted thugs have at their disposal.

36 posted on 01/05/2004 1:37:17 PM PST by newgeezer (What part of "shall not be infringed" do they fail to understand?)
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To: Jeff Head
...and no one has yet posted my favorite bumper sticker:

Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than all my guns.

37 posted on 01/05/2004 1:38:03 PM PST by Pharmboy (History's greatest agent for freedom: The US Armed Forces)
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To: Bob Mc; newgeezer
And quite a few women.
38 posted on 01/05/2004 1:41:25 PM PST by biblewonk (I must try to answer all bible questions.)
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To: Jeff Head
Added them to my profile page. I wonder if you could use "guns kill" as a defense at a murder trial.

Defendant: "Your honor, I plead not guilty due to I didn't kill the victim. The gun did."

Judge: "Excuse me?"

Defendant: "Well, you know the saying that guns kill."
39 posted on 01/05/2004 1:41:34 PM PST by looscnnn ("Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils" Gen. John Stark 1809)
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To: B4Ranch; Jeff Head; Eaker
thanks for the ping, B4Ranch.

Good list, Jeff.

#5 has been on my profile page for some time now.

40 posted on 01/05/2004 1:42:25 PM PST by glock rocks (Support Free Republic)
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To: SJackson
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanlysis (1952)

Wow. Interesting.

41 posted on 01/05/2004 1:45:33 PM PST by AuntB (REFORM SS DISABILITY: http://www.petitiononline.com/SSDC)
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To: Jeff Head
Andrew Ford (UseNet): "Without either the first or second amendment, we would have no liberty; the first allows us to find out what's happening, the second allows us to do something about it! The second will be taken away first, followed by the first and then the rest of our freedoms."

Bill McIntire, Spokesman for the National Rifle Association, on Norfolk, Va. council's vote to cancel four gun shows, 1992: "Banning gun shows to reduce violent crime will work about as well as banning auto shows to reduce drunken driving."

"Guns cause crime, like flies cause garbage." --Author unknown.

California citizen attempting to purchase a firearm for self-defense during rioting in Los Angeles, week of 30 April 1992: "What do you mean 'wait fifteen days'? This is America!"

Edmund Burke, 1784: "The people never give up their liberty but under some delusion." [Contrast the above with U.S. Senator Joseph Biden's statement: "Banning guns is an idea whose time has come" as reported on 18 November, 1993, by the Associated Press.]

Edward Abbey: "The tank, the B-52, the fighter-bomber, the state controlled police and the 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."

George Washington: "The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference -- they deserve a place of honor with all that's good ..."

H.L. Mencken: "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats."

James Earl Jones: "The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose."

John Adams, A Defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, 471 (1787-88): "Arms in the hands of citizens [may] be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense..." [Contrast the above with Attorney General Janet Reno's statement: "Gun registration is not enough. I've always proposed state licensing... with some federal standards." as reported by the Associated Press and by ABC on 10 December, 1993.]

Leroy Pyle on Assault Rifles: "You didn't hear Elliot Ness whining about Al Capone's machine gun."

Dem Sen. Howard Metzenbaum (sponsor) during the floor debate of the Brady Bill, 1993 "I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns." "No, we're not looking at how to control criminals ... we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns." "I'm not interested in getting a bill that deals with airport security... all I want to do is get at plastic guns."

Tom Anderson: "I wonder why some of the so-called guardians of freedom are so anxious to register guns and so reluctant to register Communists."

"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..." - President Clinton (USA TODAY, 11 March 1993, page 2A)

Don't think of it as `gun control', think of it as `victim disarmament'. If we make enough laws, we can all be criminals.

"It appears that the murder rate inside prisons is ten times higher than that outside prisons. It must be due to all those Kalashnikov rifles that are issued to prisoners upon their incarceration." --Jeff Cooper in Guns & Ammo magazine, August, 1989.

"...and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." --Luke 22:36

42 posted on 01/05/2004 1:48:09 PM PST by Doomonyou
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To: biblewonk
And quite a few women.

? Don't blame them. If women are afraid -- and turn to government for security -- it's the fault of those pathetic men.

43 posted on 01/05/2004 1:48:59 PM PST by newgeezer (What part of "shall not be infringed" do they fail to understand?)
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To: Jeff Head
You could add my tag line to your list...
44 posted on 01/05/2004 1:50:48 PM PST by bruin66 (Guns don't kill people. Bullets do. Guns just make them go really fast.)
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To: Jeff Head
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things.

The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse.

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

~John Stuart Mill - from On Liberty circa 1859


45 posted on 01/05/2004 1:53:05 PM PST by Eaker (Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark. - Lazarus Long)
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To: Jeff Head
The 2nd amendment was provided to make armed revolution LEGAL and possible... not to preseve hunting privledges.. a fact lost on those from Canukistan and Limeystan and Urpistan.. and in some cases outer Amerikastan..

46 posted on 01/05/2004 1:54:56 PM PST by hosepipe
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To: Bob Mc
Only fools, cowards, criminals and terrorists are afraid of good men with guns.

I was going to add politicians to this list, but I think they are adequetly covered by the first three.

47 posted on 01/05/2004 1:56:40 PM PST by Database
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To: Jeff Head
Keep your powder dry and your aim steady.
48 posted on 01/05/2004 1:57:40 PM PST by ZULU
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To: Database
LOL!
49 posted on 01/05/2004 1:58:35 PM PST by Jeff Head
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To: ZULU
And always, always...check six and mind your knot.
50 posted on 01/05/2004 2:00:41 PM PST by Jeff Head
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