"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 disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them.” -- George Mason, father of the Bill of Rights
The right of self-preservation does not come from Our Constitution as it is a natural right given by God. Our second amendment only REMINDS US of this fact.
Self-preservation IS a "self-evident" truth!
All rights come from God only!
A permit declares that a person needs permission!
NO permits or restrictions as you need NO permission to fulfill the 1st Law of Nature - the Duty of Self-Preservation - a God-given gift!
“ … the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The idea to ask permission of OUR government to carry ANY gun as WE please is complete insanity! They are OUR subjects!
"Oh, Sir, we should have fine times indeed, if to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people. Your arms wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all?" -- Patrick Henry
“The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.” -- George Washington
“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 bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States.” -- Noah Webster, “An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution (1787) in Pamplets on the Constitution of the United States (P.Ford, 1888)
“The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms.” -- Samuel Adams, debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87.
“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.” -- Patrick Henry
“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
“[T]he unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or the state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People.” -- Tench Coxe, Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.
“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.” -- James Madison
“Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state.” -- Thomas Jefferson
“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” -- Thomas Jefferson
“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.” -- John Adams
“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” -- Thomas Jefferson
“Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.” -- George Washington
"From my cold, dead hands!" -- Charlton Heston
“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there's a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” -- Clint Eastwood
“If you think gun control is going to change the terrorists’ point of view, I think you’re like, out of your mind. I think anybody [who says that] is. I think it’s absolutely insane.” -- Kurt Russell
"It's not easy when you see people around you being shot and you don't have a weapon yourself, You feel helpless." -- Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala
"It's not complicated folks, and there are no exceptions noted in the 2nd Amendment. There's no "if you have a permit", for example. There's no "if it's a gun we like", there's no "if you pass a background check" and there's no "if you're a cop."" -- Karl Denninger
“If the cabin door of the freedman is broken open and the intruder enter…then should a well-loaded musket be in the hand of the occupant to send the polluted wretch to another world.” -- Samuel Pomeroy, 1868