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Quote from Joel Barlow,

"[Individual disarmament] palsies the hand and brutalizes the mind; an habitual disuse of physical force totally destroys the moral; and men lose at once the power of protecting themselves, and of discerning the cause of their oppression."


Joel Barlow (more quotes by Joel Barlow or books by/about Joel Barlow)

(1754-1812) American poet, diplomat, politician


Advice To The Privileged Orders In The Several States Of Europe 16-17 (London 1792).


Disarmament, Guns, Protection, Responsibility


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