Since Aug 25, 2003
The screen name says it all.
Causing havoc since birth, loving every minute of it. Hoping to one day grace Congress with my presence by being a member and getting to put people like Teddy in his place (under the table at the bar, don't think I can drink that much), help to put common sense in laws.
25 DIRECT STATEMENTS FOR UNDERSTANDING FIREARMS OWNERSHIP AND THE 2ND AMENDMENT
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.
26. Know Guns, No Criminals. No Guns, Know Criminals.
27. You can have my gun after you get rid of all that cars since they kill 43,000 people per year and those evil Dr.'s that kill almost 75,000 per year.
28. Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than all my guns.
Quotes to Remember
"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people." -- Theodore Roosevelt, 1907
"Disperse you rebels! Damn you, throw down your arms and disperse." -- British Major John Pitcairn, Lexington, Massachusetts, April 19, 1775.
"Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State." - Heinrich Himmler 1937
"When an opponent declares, 'I will not come over to your side,' I calmly say, 'Your child belongs to us already
What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community." -- Adolph Hitler
"Let me control the textbooks and I will control the state." -- Adolph Hitler
"If you tell a lie long enough, it becomes the truth" -- Joseph Goebbels
"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising." -- Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558.
"Banning guns is an idea whose time has come." - U.S. Sen. Joseph Biden, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, in an interview with AP on November 18, 1993.
"Handguns are a public health issue." - then U.S. Surgeon General Jocelyn Elders in USA Today, Nov. 9, 1993
"We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true! ... We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission!" - Rep. Charles Schumer on NBC Nightly News Nov. 30, 1993.
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles ... that we are unable to think about reality." - Bill Clinton, President of the United States, March 11, 1993
"There is no reason for anyone in this country -- anyone except a police officer or a military person -- to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun ... The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." - Michael Gardner, president of NBC News, in USA Today, January 16, 1992.
"When 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
"I'm convinced that we have to have federal legislation to build on. Our ultimate goal -- total control of handguns in the United States -- is going to take time. My estimate is from seven to ten years. The problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns sold in this country. The second problem is to get them all registered. And the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns and all handgun ammunition -- except for the military, policemen, licensed security guards, licensed sporting clubs, and licensed gun collectors -- totally illegal." - Nelson T. `Pete' Shields (Chairman, HCI) ["A Reporter At Large: Handguns", The New Yorker, July 26, 1976]
"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
"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe." - Sen. Dianne Feinstein quoted by AP on Nov. 18, 1993
"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an out right ban, picking up every one of them... "Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in, "I would have done it. I could not do that. The votes weren't here." -- U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), CBS-TV's "60 Minutes," 2/5/95
"I'm personally all for taxing guns to pay for health care coverage." - Hillary Clinton quoted by the Nov. 4, 1993 New York Times
"Many of you are well enough off that ... the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good." -- Sen. Hillary Clinton
"Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We¹ll see who wins." - Sammy "The Bull" Gravano (former Mafia underboss/hit man)
Molon labe (mo-lone lah-veh) Two little words. They mean, Come and get them!
Quemadmoeum gladius neminem occidit, occidentis telum est. ( A sword is never a killer, its a tool in the killers hand.)
"Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder." -- George Washington
"To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace." -- George Washington
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington
"…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." -- George Washington
"Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is force; like fire, a troublesome servant and a fearful master. Never for a moment should it be left to irresponsible action." -- George Washington
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to server in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation" - George Washington
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -- Benjamin Franklin
"A militia, when properly formed, are in fact the people themselves. ...To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." -- Richard Henry Lee, primary author of the Second Amendment as well as the rest of the Bill of Rights, 1788
Gun control laws increase the power of government and the criminal element over the average citizen and serve no other purpose. - Robert E. Lee
"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States. A military force, at the command of Congress, can execute no laws, but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power, and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination, to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive." -- Noah Webster, An Examination of the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution 
In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate look to his character.... Noah Webster
"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 the constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson (Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318 [Foley, Ed., reissued 1967])
"No free men shall be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson
"The price of freedom is eternal vigilance." - Thomas Jefferson
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." -- Thomas Jefferson quotes Cesare Beccaria in Commonplace Book
"The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against the tyranny in government." - Thomas Jefferson
"When the government fears the people there is liberty; when the people fear the government there is tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson
"The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it." - Thomas Jefferson
"The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield. - Thomas Jefferson
"God forbid we should ever be 20 years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, & always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independent 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. What country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure." - Thomas Jefferson to William S. Smith Paris, Nov. 13, 1787 (excerpt from the "Tree of Liberty" letter)
"Congress has not unlimited powers to provide for the general welfare, but only those specifically enumerated." - Thomas Jefferson letter to Pennsylvania Rep. Albert Gallatin
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or you arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void" - Marbury vs Madison, 5 US (2Cranch)137,174,176, 1803
"Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils" Gen. John Stark 1809
"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. A man who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing he cares about more than his personal safety; is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself." - John Stuart Mill
"The highest number to which a standing army can be carried in any country does not exceed one hundredth part of the souls, or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This portion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men....To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million citizens with arms in their hands, officered by men chosen from among themselves, fighting for their common liberties and united and conducted by governments possessing their affections and confidence. It may well be doubted whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops." - James Madison
"Notwithstanding the military establishments in the several kingdoms of Europe, which are carried as far as the public resources will bear, the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." - James Madison
"The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any...." -- James Madison in Federalist No. 48
"A government that does not trust it's law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust." - James Madison
"I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents." - James Madison (1794)
"The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined . . . [to] be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce." - James Madison Federalist Paper No. 45
"If Congress can do whatever in their discretion can be done by money, and will promote the General Welfare, the Government is no longer a limited one, possessing enumerated powers, but an indefinite one, subject to particular exceptions." - James Madison
"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them," -- George Mason
"Little more can reasonably be aimed at, with respect to the people at large, than to have them properly armed and equipped." - Alexander Hamilton
"The great object is that every man be armed. . . . Everyone who is able may have a gun. . . . Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense?" - Patrick Henry
"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." -- Patrick Henry
"To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee
"To the States or any one of them, or any city of the States: RESIST MUCH, OBEY LITTLE, Once unquestioning obedience, once fully enslaved, Once fully enslaved, no nation, state, city of this Earth, ever afterward resumes its liberty." -- Walt Whitman
"I can find no warrant for such an appropriation in the Constitution, and I do not believe that the power and duty of the General Government ought to be extended to the relief of individual suffering which is in no manner properly related to the public service or benefit." - President Grover Cleveland
"I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for public charity,"..."would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded." - President Franklin Pierce (1854) when vetoing a bill to help the mentally ill
"This country belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it." -- Abraham Lincoln
"You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Place your clothes and weapons where you can find them in the dark." -- Lazarus Long
"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them." -- Justice Joseph Story
"An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." -- Winston Churchill
"If you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a small chance of survival. There may even be a worse case; you may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves." - Winston Churchill
'First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist, so I said nothing. Then they came for the Social Democrats, but I was not a Social Democrat, so I did nothing. Then came the trade unionists, but I was not a trade unionist. And then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew, so I did little. Then when they came for me, there was no one left to stand up for me.' - Martin Niemöller
"A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud, General Introduction to Psychoanlysis (1952)
"Gun Control is a Prelude to Totalitarian rule...Before Adolph Hitler came to power, there was a black market in firearms, but the German people had been so conditioned to be law abiding, that they would never consider buying an unregistered gun. The German people really believed that only hoodlums own such guns. What fools we were. It truly frightens me to see how the government, media, and some police groups in America are pushing for the same mindset. In my opinion, the people of America had better start asking and demanding answers to some hard questions about firearms ownership, especially if the government does not trust me to own firearms, why or how can the people be expected to trust the government?...There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people were not "brainwashed" about gun ownership and had been well armed." -- Theodore Haas, Holocaust Survivor
Men of strenuous minds and high ideals come forward.... The attacks they sustain are more cruel than the collision of arms.... Friends desert and despise them.... They stand alone and oftentimes are made bitter by their isolation...." - Woodrow Wilson
"Certainly one of the chief guarantees of freedom under any government, no matter how popular and respected, is the right of the citizens to keep and bear arms. This is not to say that firearms should not be carefully used and that definite safety rules of precaution should not be taught and enforced. But the right of the citizens to bear arms is just one guarantee against arbitrary government and one more safeguard against a tyranny which now appears remote in America, but which historically has proved to be always possible." - Senator Hubert H. Humphrey
"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - Dr. Martin Luther King
"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which might be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." - Tench Coxe
"Anyone who clings to the historically untrue--and thoroughly immoral--doctrine that 'violence never solves anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The Ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more disputes in history than has any other factor, and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedoms." - Robert Heinlein, Author
"The conclusion is thus inescapable that the history, concept, and wording of the second amendment to the Constitution of the United States, as well as its interpretation by every major commentator and court in the first half-century after its ratification, indicates that what is protected is an individual right of a private citizen to own and carry firearms in a peaceful manner." - Senator Orrin Hatch
"There is no constitutional right to be protected by the state (or Federal) against being murdered by criminals or madmen. It is monstrous if the state fails to protect its residents against such predators but it does not violate the due process clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, or, we suppose, any other provision of the Constitution. The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties: it tells the state (gov't) to let people alone; it does not require the federal government or the state to provide services, even so elementary a service as maintaining law and order" - Bowers v. DeVito, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit, 686F.2d 616 
"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]
Tell me something, it's still "We the people", right? -- Megadeth (Peace Sells)
"People cannot discover new lands until they have the courage to lose sight of the shore." - Andre Gide
"WHEN A GOVERNMENT FIRST TAKES YOUR MONEY BY FORCE AND THEN DISARMS YOU, IT DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART" --"Bob"
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards." - Claire Wolfe, "101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution" (1999)
"the federal government may not disarm individual citizens without some unusually strong justification." - Laurence Tribe [Harvard Constitutional Law Professor] (1999)
"The rifle is a weapon. Let there be no mistake about that. It is a tool of power, and thus dependent completely upon the moral stature of its user. It is equally useful in securing meat for the table, destroying group enemies on the battlefield, and resisting tyranny. In fact, it is the only means of resisting tyranny, since a citizenry armed with rifles simply cannot be tyrannized.... The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles." — Col. Jeff Cooper, The Art of the Rifle
"If you don't understand weapons you don't understand fighting. If you don't understand fighting you don't understand war. If you don't understand war you don't understand history. If you don't understand history, you might as well live with your head in a sack." - Col. Jeff Cooper
"Gun control laws are like OSHA for criminals. When criminals have guns and their victims don't, crime becomes a safer occupation. In some countries with strict gun-control laws, burglars enter houses while people are still at home several times as often as that happens in the United States." - Thomas Sowell
"There is no use whatsoever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself." -- Andrew Carnegie
"The second amendment isn't about duck hunting anymore than the first amendment is about playing Scrabble." -- Henry Bowman
"only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation." - The Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, who's pro-gun control, about the Assault Weapons Ban
"A hand from Washington will be stretched out and placed upon every man's business; the eye of the federal inspector will be in every man's counting house....The law will of necessity have inquisical features, it will provide penalties, it will create complicated machinery. Under it men will be hauled into courts distant from their homes. Heavy fines imposed by distant and unfamiliar tribunals will constantly menace the tax payer. An army of federal inspectors, spies, and detectives will descend upon the state." -- Virginian House Speaker Richard E. Byrd, 1910, predicting the consequences of an income tax.
"It's time to admit that the public education system operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve. It more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy." - Albert Shanker (Former American Federation of Teachers President)
"The more laws and order are made prominent, the more thieves and robbers there will be." - Lao Tzu (ancient Chinese philosopher)
THE CREED OF THE UNITED STATES MARINES
THIS IS MY RIFLE. There are many 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.
My rifle, without me 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. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will....
My rifle and myself know that what counts in war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, nor the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit....
My rifle is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will ever guard it against the ravages of weather and damage. I will keep my rifle clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will....
Before God I swear this creed. My rifle and myself are the defenders of my country. We are the masters of our enemy. We are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but Peace!
A GREAT COMEBACK AGAINST LIBERALS--SEMPER FI!
This is one of the best comeback lines of all time. It is a portion of a National Public Radio (NPR) interview between a female broadcaster and US Marine Corps General Reinwald who was about to sponsor a Boy Scout Troop visiting his military installation.
So, General Reinwald, what things are you going to teach these young boys when they visit your base?
We're going to teach them climbing, canoeing, archery, and shooting.
Shooting! That's a bit irresponsible, isn't it?
I don't see why, they'll be properly supervised on the rifle range.
; FEMALE INTERVIEWER:
Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?
I don't see how. We will be teaching them proper rifle discipline before they even touch a firearm.
But you're equipping them to become violent killers.
Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?
The radio went silent and the interview ended. All over America, people were thinking: "Semper Fi, Marine!"
Rules For A Gunfight
Shamelessly Plagiarized from Several Sources
1. Bring a gun (don't bring a knife). Preferably, bring at least two guns. Bring all of your friends who have guns.
2. Anything worth shooting is worth shooting twice. Ammunition is cheap - life is expensive. "Why did you shoot only once? There's no additional paperwork for shooting someone twice!"
3. Only hits count. The only thing worse than missing is taking your time reloading and then missing. "Speed's fine, but accuracy is final."
4. In a gunfight, you will be scared. You will have a tendency to shoot high. Be aware of this and aim low.
5. If you can choose what to bring to a duel, bring a long gun and a friend with a long gun.
6. In ten years nobody will remember the details of caliber, stance, or tactics. They will only remember who lived.
7. Running is always an option. See rule #5.
8. If you are not shooting, you should be communicating, reloading, or running (see rule #6).
9. Use a gun that works EVERY TIME. "All skill is in vain when an Angel pisses in the pan of your musket."
10. Accuracy is relative: most combat shooting standards will be more dependent on "pucker factor" than the inherent accuracy of the gun.
11. Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to beat you to death with it because it is empty.
12. Have a plan.
13. Have a back-up plan, because the first one won't work.
14. Use cover or concealment as much as possible. Surprise is your friend.
15. If your shooting stance is good, you're probably not moving fast enough or using cover correctly.
16. Move away from your attacker. Distance is your friend. (Lateral and diagonal movement are preferred.)
17. Always cheat, always win. The only unfair fight is the one you lose. There's no such thing as "unfair advantage."
18. Flank your adversary when possible. Protect your flank.
19. Don't drop your guard. Don't forget to look behind you. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean that somebody isn't trying to kill you...
20. Watch their hands. Hands kill. (In God we trust. Everyone else, keep your hands where I can see them.)
21. Decide to be aggressive ENOUGH, quickly ENOUGH.
22. The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will be.
23. Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet.
24. Be courteous to everyone, friendly to no one. Always carry at least three weapons on you at all times.
25. Do not attend a gunfight with a handgun, the caliber of which does not start with anything smaller than "4". Nothing handheld is a reliable stopper.
26. You can't miss fast enough to win.
27. Carry the same gun in the same place all the time.
28. Anything you do can get you shot, including nothing. Always try to shoot first.
29. Never turn your back on an armed bad guy, even if he's down.
30. Never assume your opponent is out of ammo.
31. It is better to give than receive (Just like Christmas).
32. Drop the one with the shotgun first.
33. When the cops pull up, think fast and move slow. Say nothing afterwards but the Seven Magic Words: "I'd like to speak with my attorney."