"Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun."
Mao Tse-Tung
Premier of China (1893 - 1976)
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Yet another 5 stars for accuracy, thumbs down for the reality thereof. The quote also demonstrates the power/war mongers' need to violate the individual by removing as much as possible privately owned regulation.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    This quote works both ways: a well armed society can easily keep a government in check; whereas a well armed government can easily control, manipulate, coerce, and enslave those who cannot defend themselves. This is without question or argument, history has already proven this time, and time, and time, and time, and time again. It is the sad course of government: to create and build more government. Only through the revolution of the PEOPLE has government ever been made smaller-- it takes "the barrel of a gun" to ever make it through a revolution, whether they wielded a pitchfork, sword, knife, shield, or other implements of destruction.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    "A well regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." Each citizen has the right to own and carry any "arms" they choose...knife, staff, sword, spear, handgun, rifle, etc. Citizens have the right because, as the Second Amendment (the original carry permit) justifies, we need people who know how to use arms to keep ourselves and our country safe and free. It is an INFRINGEMENT by government to ban silencers, calibers, assault weapons, switchblades, large capacity magazines, etc., simply because a criminal or terrorist may use one of the tools illegally. I carry because if a criminal or terrorist commits a crime I may be able to defend myself and stop the crime.
     -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
    5 stars for accuracy. Keep that in mind as the US invades other countries, takes away their guns, and then does the same at home...
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    I want some political power, so I'm keeping my guns......................."If someone is so fearful that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all!" ---Representative Henry A. Waxman, (D-CA)
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    I would bet that Rep Henry A. Waxman is the very type of man who came AFTER the American Revolutionary War, who didn't suffer through the pains of what it takes to make a FREE country, and who had to pay a special state tax to the Militia during the foundations of our country because he abdicated his RIGHT of self protection by means of owning a rifle or weapon. Ironic that our schools today teach falsehoods about what a Militia REALLY entailed and what it REALLY was! I also would be very assured to assume that Rep Henry A. Waxman wouldn't know the first thing about what it takes to start, maintain, or finish a war for independence. It's incredible that people seem to assume that the American Empire is going to last forever, and that we'll be able to indefinitely piggyback on the coattails of our forefathers; that we'll always be protected in our rights, and that we'll somehow magically be the one nation that never falls apart or becomes tyrannical-- Ironic that historically the most tyrannical nations are those who enjoyed the most amount of freedom prior to the time the government disarmed the populace in the name of "peace", and then overthrew the freedom of the people to become a totalitarian government--- but, why should we confuse men like Rep. Henry A. Waxman with the facts? Talk about fear? I often wonder what the Jews felt when the Gestapo came knocking down their door after they had been totally disarmed. The argument for the bearing of arms is not to protect myself against the beginning trends of our totalitarian government right now-- it's to protect me for when we finally get there. It is pure ignorance to assume that the United States will never reach the place of every nation that has proceeded it; there has never been a nation that has kept itself from it, we're not different. Indeed, I strongly wonder what those who fought, bled, and died in the battle for our independence, and who carried their own weapons into war in order to ensure our freedom, would think of Rep. Henry A. Waxman's words... Does Rep. Henry A. Waxman possibly believe that the Continental Army provided all the "Minutemen" the "arms" to fight? Such ignorance makes ME nervous that we have Representatives like that at all!!
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
    I once knew a Jewish man who had escaped from east Berlin in the late '60's and emigrated to Canada. When Canada started banning guns, he didn't hand his over like some docile sheep. His gun may be buried in a coffee can in the back yard, but he still has it. He knows first hand of what government (any government) is capable. I wish we all did. It would make us all very nervous.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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