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Posted: 11/7/2001 10:31:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 10:46:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/7/2001 10:45:17 PM EDT by cc48510]
[url]http://www.standandfight.com/quotes/index.cfm[/url] [b][red]"Gun registration is not enough."[/red][/b] [b]Janet Reno, Attorney-General Associated Press, December 10th, 1993[/b] [b][red]"I don't care about crime, I just want to get the guns."[/red][/b] [b]Howard Metzenbaum, United States Senator (D-Ohio) 1994[/b] [b][red]"Ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State."[/red][/b] [b]Heinrich Himmler, Head of the Gestapo 1935[/b] [b][red]"All military type firearms are to be handed in immediately...The SS, SA and Stahlhelm give every responsible opportunity of campaigning with them. Therefore anyone who does not belong to one of the above-named organizations and who unjustifiably nevertheless keeps his weapon...must be regarded as an enemy of the national government."[/red][/b] [b]SA Oberfuhrer of Bad Tolz March, 1933[/b] [b][red]"Our ultimate goal--total control of handguns in the United States--is going to take time ... The first problem is to slow down the increasing number of handguns being produced and sold in this country. The second problem is to get handguns registered, and the final problem is to make the possession of all handguns, and all handgun ammunition totally illegal."[/red][/b] [b]Nelson T Shields, Founding Chair of HCI Lucius Annaeus Seneca Founding Chair of HCI[/b]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 10:47:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/7/2001 10:47:36 PM EDT by cc48510]
[b][red]"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, bows, spears, firearms or other types of arms. The possession of these elements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues, and tends to permit uprising."[/red] Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Shogun of Japan. Shogun of Japan, August 29, 1558 [red]"Banning guns is an idea whose time has come."[/red] Joseph Biden, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, November 18, 1993 [red]"Handguns are a public health issue."[/red] Jocelyn Elders, U.S. Surgeon General In USA Today, November 9, 1993 [red]"Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe."[/red] Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator Quoted by Associated Press, November 18, 1993 [red]"We're here to tell the NRA their nightmare is true! ... We're going to hammer guns on the anvil of relentless legislative strategy. We're going to beat guns into submission!"[/red] Charles Schumer, United States Congressman On NBC Nightly News, November 30, 1993 [red]"I'm personally all for taxing guns to pay for health care coverage."[/red] Hillary Rodham Clinton Quoted by the New York Times, November 4, 1993 [red]"If I could have gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them, Mr. and Mrs. America turn them all in, I would have done it."[/red] Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator [red]"No one needs an automatic weapon except cowards and criminals and weirdoes who have to own one to feel like a man."[/red] John Bryant, United States Congressman Arguing for banning semi-automatic rifles, 1991 [red]"The mere possession of a gun is, in itself, an urge to kill, not only by design, but by accident, by madness, by fright, by bravado."[/red] Chicago Daily News 1967 [red]"No private citizen has any reason or need at any time to possess a gun. This applies to both honest citizens and criminals. We realize the Constitution guarantees the right to keep and bear arms but this should be changed."[/red] Detroit Daily Press 1968 [red]"I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state."[/red] Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachussetts 1986[/b]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 10:48:28 PM EDT
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[b][red]"Data on [assault weapon] risks are not needed because they have no redeeming social value."[/red] Jerome Kassirer M.D., In New England Journal of Medicine, 1992 [red]"No, we're not looking at how to control criminals...we're talking about banning the AK-47 and semi-automatic guns."[/red] Howard Metzenbaum, United States Senator (D-Ohio) 1989 [red]"The only way to discourage the gun culture is to remove the guns from the hands and shoulders of people who are not in the law enforcement business."[/red] New York Times 1975 [red]"We believe that if any gun dealer, manufacturer, or gun owners wants to test the law in court, they should be given every opportunity. Arrest them. Put the burden on them to prove the law is too vague."[/red] Louis Tolley, Handgun Control Inc. On HCI's position concerning the Roberti-Roos assault weapons ban, 1991 [red]"Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago....[The government should] deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment."[/red] George Will 1991 [red]"Assault weapons... are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully-automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons -- anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun -- can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons."[/red] Josh Sugarmann, Comm. Director, Coalition Against Gun Violence Assault Weapons: Analysis, New Research and Legislation, March 1989 [red]"With a 10,000% tax we could tax them [guns] out of existence."[/red] Daniel Patrick Moynihan, United States Senator Quoted from the Washington Post, November 4, 1993 [red]"We must be able to arrest people before they commit crimes. By registering guns and knowing who has them we can do that. ...If they have guns they are pretty likely to commit a crime."[/red] Mary Ann Carlson, Vermont State Senator [red]"For target shooting, that's okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that's why we have police departments."[/red] James Brady, Husband of HCI Director Sarah Brady PARADE Magazine, June 26, 1994[/b]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 10:49:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/7/2001 10:51:02 PM EDT by cc48510]
[b][red]"I think you have to do it a step at a time and I think that is what the NRA is most concerned about. Is that it will happen one very small step at a time so that by the time, um, people have woken up, quote, to what's happened, it's gone farther than what they feel the consensus of American citizens would be. But it does have to go one step at a time and the banning of semi-assault military weapons that are military weapons, not household weapons, is the first step."[/red] Barbara Fass, Mayor of Stockton California [red]"You know I don't believe in people owning guns, only the police and military. And I'm going to do everything I can to disarm this state."[/red] Michael Dukakis, Governor of Massachussetts Conversation with Mike Yacino, MA Gun Owner's Action League, and Roy Innis, CORE., June 16, 1986 [red]"Passing a law like the assault weapons ban is a symbolic - purely symbolic - move in that direction. Its only real justification is not to reduce crime but to desensitize the public to the regulation of weapons in preparation for their ultimate confiscation."[/red] Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post Columnist April 6, 1996 [red]"In fact, only police, soldiers -- and, maybe, licensed target ranges -- should have handguns. No one else needs one."[/red] Michael Gartner, President of NBC News Quoted from the Wall Street Journal, January 10, 1991 [red]"You need the will to disarm the civilian population. If we can do it in Somalia, we can do it here."[/red] Mary McGrory Arizona Daily Star, page 16., March 11, 1993 [red]"If I could've gotten 51 votes in the Senate of the United States for an outright ban, picking up every one of them...'Mr. and Mrs. America, turn 'em all in,' I would have done it."[/red] Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator [red]"As much as I oppose the average person's having a gun, I recognize that some people have a legitimate need to own one. A wealthy corporate executive who fears his family might get kidnapped is one such person. A Hollywood celebrity who has to protect himself from kooks is another. If Sharon Tate had had access to a gun during the Manson killings, some innocent lives might have been saved."[/red] Joseph D. McNamara , San Jose, CA ex-Police Chief, and HCI spokesman Safe and Sane, p. 71-72., 1984 [red]"I don't care if you think it's your right. I say: Sorry, it's 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison."[/red] Rosie O'Donnell, Talk Show Host and Kmart Spokesperson Spoken during her talk show.[/b]
Link Posted: 11/7/2001 11:58:29 PM EDT
"We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans to legitimately own handguns and rifles...that we are unable to think about reality." --President Bill Clinton, USA Today, March 11. 1993
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 5:06:36 AM EDT
[b]"If someone is so fearful that they're going to start using their weapons to protect their rights, it makes me very nervous that these people have weapons at all!" --Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) "Today's liberals wish to disarm us so they can run their evil and oppressive agenda on us. The fight against crime is just a convenient excuse to further their agenda. I don't know about you, but if you hear that Williams' guns have been taken, you'll know Williams is dead." --Walter Williams, Professor of Economics, George Mason University "Forget what our forefathers said." --Dominick Potifrone, ATF Special Agent (Retired) "On the Inside: The BATF", Discovery Channel, 2000 "Gun control? It's the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I'm a bad guy, I'm always gonna have a gun. Safety locks? You pull the trigger with a lock on, and I'll pull the trigger. We'll see who wins." --Sammy "the Bull" Gravano "Whoever controls the weapons makes the rules." --David Botsford “For those who possess and can wield arms are in a position to decide whether the constitution is to continue or not." --Aristotle "The American people must be willing to give up a degree of personal privacy in exchange for safety and security." --FBI Director Louis Freeh, 1993 "If the personal freedoms guaranteed by the Constitution inhibit the government's ability to govern the people, we should look to limit those guarantees." --President Bill Clinton "The best way to deal with a person with a gun is to say, 'I know you're upset.' Compassion is the answer. They are human beings and want the same things I do. Try to be compassionate with them and relate to them." --Jessica Flag, Million Mom March participant "People sometimes need to sacrifice individual rights for public safety." --President Bill Clinton, lobbying for warrantless police search & seizures in public housing, 1994 “I solemnly affirm to exercise in all loyalty, discretion and conscience the functions entrusted to me as a member of the international service of the United Nations, to discharge those functions and regulate my conduct with the interest of the United Nations only in view and not to seek or accept instructions in respect to the performance of my duties from any other government or other authority external to the organization.” --Oath sworn by officers serving with United Nations forces “To Hell with the Constitution.” -- Mike Roos, California Assemblyman, On the constitutionality of the Roberti-Roos assault weapons ban of 1989 ”When they kick at your front door, How you gonna come? With your hands on your head, Or on the trigger of your gun?” --The Clash, “The Guns of Brixton”[/b]
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 10:24:11 AM EDT
After reading this post I feel the need to either vomit or take a shower. Intelligence is fleeting, but ignorance springs eternal.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 2:16:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2001 2:43:41 PM EDT by Sodie]
"lets do it for the children" This little phrase has done more to restrict civil liberties than any terrorist. It totally sucks to be a kid these days. They can't even leave the house without wearing a helmet, knee and elbow pads, ballistic vest and a full body condom. Child sized Lo-Jack implants are next, just watch. And to add another "sucks to be a kid" fact; There are many rifles that a kid could easily handle such as the AR-15. But because of these corksucking "lets do it for the children" laws, it is now a crime to let a child shoot an Assault rifle even if supervised or with parental consent. .338 winmag bolt actions are perfectly OK, but not recommended unless you have good medical insurance.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 2:43:49 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 11/8/2001 6:25:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/8/2001 6:19:54 PM EDT by KBaker]
Originally posted by DarkHelmet: "Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed." -Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control Inc, to Sen. Howard Metzanbaum, The National Educator, Volume 25 #8, January 1994, Page 3 (source)
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Actually, that "quotation" has been proven bogus. There are enough accurate ones that we don't need to be spreading erroneous ones around.
Originally Posted By cc48510: [red]"Whatever right the Second Amendment protects is not as important as it was 200 years ago....[The government should] deconstitutionalize the subject by repealing the embarrasing Amendment."[/red] George Will 1991
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Yeah, but cut George some slack. He read and commented on Jeff Snyder's [i]A Nation of Cowards[/i] in 1993 and recently wrote a very pro-gun rights piece. He's come around almost completely to our side. Score one for us.
Link Posted: 11/8/2001 7:23:17 PM EDT
"Like flat earth fanatics, Second Amendment fanatics just don't get it. Facts are facts. The earth is not flat. And Constitutional law is Constitutional law. The Second Amendment is not absolute. It does not guarantee the mythical individual right to bear arms we will hear argued for today. The gun lobby and its friends in Congress can line up professors of history and law from here to NRA headquarters and back. They can all swear what they think the Second Amendment means, and how many angels can dance on a pinhead. But the settled law is flatly against them." — U.S. Representative Charles Schumer (D-NY), co-sponsor of the Brady Act, in a statement before the U.S. House of Representatives, Subcommittee on Crime, April 5, 1995. "The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the elimination of the so-called subversive elements. [...] They were elements of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the utmost energy, has given satisfactory results." — Prime Minister Benito Mussolini before the Italian Senate, June 8, 1923 "All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party." — Mao Zedong, Problems of War and Strategy, Nov 6 1938 (published in Selected Works of Mao Zedong, 1965) "The Militia Laws should be repealed and none suffered to be re-enacted, & the Arms of all the People should be taken away, & every piece of Ordnance removed into the King's Stores, nor should any Foundry or manufactory of Arms, Gunpowder, or Warlike Stores, be ever suffered in America, nor should any Gunpowder, Lead, Arms or Ordnance be imported into it without License; they will have but little need of such things for the future, as the King's Troops, Ships & Forts will be sufficient to protect them from any danger" — William Knox, Under Secretary of State in the British Colonial Office, What is Fit to be Done with America? 1777. "Investigate the NRA with renewed vigor. Print names of those who take NRA funds.  Support all causes the NRA opposes. The Times-Herald is right. The work a day guy doesn't envision total confiscation, but many with the real power to sway public opinion and effect change in America do." — T. Winship, Editor - Boston Globe, in Editor and Publisher Magazine, April 24, 1993, pg. 24 "There is no reason for anyone in this country, for anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use, a handgun. The only way to control handgun use in this country is to prohibit the guns. And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution." — Michael Gartner, former NBC News President, USA Today, January 16, 1992 "Gun violence won't be cured by one set of laws. It will require years of partial measures that will gradually tighten the requirements for gun ownership, and incrementally change expectations about the firepower that should be available to ordinary citizens." — New York Times, December 21, 1993
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