A martial nobility and stubborn commons, possessed of arms, tenacious of property, and collected into constitutional assemblies form the only balance capable of preserving a free constitution against the enterprise of an aspiring prince.
Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.
A government that does not trust its law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust.
A government is the most dangerous threat to man’s rights: it holds a legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims.
Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.
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.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.