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.
Author: William S. Burroughs (1914-1997)
Profession: American Writer
When I hold you in my arms and I feel my finger on your trigger I know no one can do me no harm because happiness is a warm gun.
Author: John Lennon (1940-1980)
Profession: British Rock Musician
Cannons and fire-arms are cruel and damnable machines; I believe them to have been the direct suggestion of the Devil. If Adam had seen in a vision the horrible instruments his children were to invent, he would have died of grief.
Author: Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Profession: German Leader of the Protestant Reformation
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow.
Author: Niccolo Machiavelli (1469-1527)
Profession: Italian Author, Statesman
Weapons are an important factor in war, but not the decisive factor; it is people, not things, that are decisive. The contest of strength is not only a contest of military and economic power, but also a contest of human power and morale. Military and economic power is necessarily wielded by people.
Author: Mao Zedong (1893-1976)
Profession: Founder of Chinese Communist State