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Posted: 6/30/2003 5:11:04 PM EDT
[i]"Democracy can't exist if anybody but the Govt. has guns"[/i] ... Something cheesy mailed to the first correct answer
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:36:13 PM EDT
Al Capone?
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:40:38 PM EDT
CEASER? no, wait, he didn't have guns....ok,,,,my bad! jesus christ. no, wait, i didn't mean he said it, i meant, "jesus christ!"
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:42:29 PM EDT
... a clue ... It was said today by someone quite famous
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:50:08 PM EDT
Imbroglio?
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:07:45 PM EDT
... Here you go [size=3][b]Secretary of State Colin Powell[/b][/size=3] [url]http://www.pbs.org/newshour/newshour_index.html[/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:15:45 PM EDT
That's disturbing.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:16:30 PM EDT
[BS] He was quoting a palestinian leader who said that. Listen again.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:16:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2003 6:18:17 PM EDT by RikWriter]
Ummm...no. Listen again. He was quoting the Palestinian prime minister. He was saying this was a positive sign because it meant that Abbas, the Prime Minister, was going to try to dismantle and disarm Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:21:16 PM EDT
To bad he was quoting the Palestinian prime minister. And not speaking of his own beliefs.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:28:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2003 6:31:59 PM EDT by GaryM]
My first guess would have been Machiavelli (sp?) who had some very interesting views on how to govern but I believe he might have been at a time when guns weren't very popular. So instead I will guess Thomas Jefferson. So, do I win something cheesy? :) editted to add; Ya know, I should really read more closely. Colin Powell eh? that is a bit disturbing indeed... But then again Clarence Thomas has hinted that he fully supports the 2nd as an individual right. Maybe support guns is a genetic thing, attached to the uncle thomas gene...
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:33:43 PM EDT
Powell defends the right to bear arms. As a military man, he would naturally own weapons. But he also supports registration of weapons and reasonable investigation of would-be registrants. [url]http://www.issues2000.org/Celeb/Colin_Powell_Gun_Control.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:36:00 PM EDT
"Because I express these beliefs, some people have rushed to hang a Republican label around my neck. I am not, however, knee-jerk, anti-government. I was born a New Deal, Depression-era kid. Franklin Roosevelt was a hero in my boyhood home. Government helped my parents by providing cheap public subway systems so that they could get to work, and public schools for their children, and protection under the law to make sure their labor was not exploited. . . . Social Security allowed my par22ents to live a dignified retirement. Medicare gave them access to quality care during long, painful terminal illnesses." Yes, Virginia, it is possible to be a fiscal conservative and still be pro-gun control, pro-choice, for separation of church and state and positive about affirmative action.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 7:17:50 PM EDT
Along a similiar line... Who said this? "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty's teeth." Answer below... It is spelled backwards in case you couldn't figure that out on your own ;) notgnihsaW egroeG
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 7:26:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GaryM: Along a similiar line... Who said this? "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty's teeth." Answer below...
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I think that's a hoax quote. No original citation shows Washington ever saying that.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 7:37:35 PM EDT
Here's an easy one: "I asked a friend... to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun."
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:32:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: Here's an easy one: "I asked a friend... to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun."
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... [b]desertmoon[/b]?
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 8:42:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2003 8:54:38 PM EDT by ARgue]
Originally Posted By Winston_Wolf: [i]"Democracy can't exist if anybody but the Govt. has guns"[/i]
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I'm still not clear about [i]who[/i] said it, but if I'm reading the statement correctly, the person seems to be saying that NO ONE except the Government can have guns for Democracy to exist. Or am I just mis-reading the quote? [Edited to ask: Do ya'll agree with this statement?]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 11:22:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: Here's an easy one: "I asked a friend... to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun."
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I believe that was Eleanor Roosevelt
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 7:54:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By prk:
Originally Posted By The_Macallan: Here's an easy one: "I asked a friend... to give me some practice in target shooting so that if the need arose I would know how to use the gun."
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I believe that was Eleanor Roosevelt
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Right you are!
Link Posted: 7/1/2003 2:50:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Originally Posted By GaryM: Along a similiar line... Who said this? "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the people's liberty's teeth." Answer below...
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I think that's a hoax quote. No original citation shows Washington ever saying that.
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I couldn't tell you for sure but this is where I got it from. http://www.quotationreference.com/quotefinder.php?strt=1&subj=George+Washington&byax=1&lr= Any idea if it is real or not?
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