A government that does not trust its law-abiding citizens to keep and bear arms is itself unworthy of trust.
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 walk.
There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: Soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order.
… In all countries where personal freedom is valued, however much each individual may rely on legal redress, the right of each to carry arms — and these the best and the sharpest — for his own protection in case of extremity, is a right of nature indelible and irrepressible, and the more it is sought to be repressed the more it will recur.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
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.
Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of their arms.
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.