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An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.
Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician.
Fight back! Whenever you are offered violence, fight back! The aggressor does not fear the law, so he must be taught to fear you. Whatever the risk, and at whatever the cost, fight back!
Political correctness is neither political nor is it correct. It amounts to social censorship, and the sooner we spit it out, the better.
It appears that the murder rate inside prisons is ten times higher than that outside prisons. It must be due to all those Kalashnikov rifles that are issued to prisoners upon their incarceration.
Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight.
If you find yourself under lethal attack don't be kind. Be harsh. Be tough. Be ruthless.
That is why our masters in Washington are so anxious to disarm us. They are not afraid of criminals. They are afraid of a populace which cannot be subdued by tyrants.
A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.
The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation.
What are we going to do if citizens are disarmed, and the government doesn't obey its own laws?
Your mind-set is your primary weapon
Offering democracy to an Arab is like bringing a horse to a steakhouse.
Pick up a rifle and you change instantly from a subject to a citizen.
The trouble with democracy is that 50 percent of the voters are below average.
Remember the first rule of gunfighting ... have a gun.
It is true that a victim who fights back may suffer for it, but one who does not almost certainly will suffer for it.
Never assume that simply having a gun makes you a marksman. You are no more armed because you are wearing a pistol than you are a musician because you own a guitar.
We are fully justified in valuing the life and person of an intended victim more highly than the life of a pernicious assailant. The attacker must be stopped. At once and completely.
Anyone who willfully and maliciously attacks another without sufficient cause jeopardize the lives of others.
The best personal defense is an explosive counterattack.
Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands.
It is high time for society to stop worrying about the criminal, and to let the criminal start worrying about society. And by "society" I mean you.
The one who fights back retains his dignity and his self-respect.
Under any sort of attack, keep cool. And if you must shoot, shoot with precision.
Now how do we cultivate an aggressive response? I think the answer is indignation... Your response, if attacked, must not be fear, it must be anger.
The criminal does not expect his prey to fight back. May he never choose you, but, if he does, surprise him.
The specific course you decide upon is, within certain parameters, less important than the vigor with which you execute it.
One of the notable aspects of the democratic process is that one need not know anything about a subject in order to pass laws about it.
On the very instant that we know that our assailant intends us serious physical harm, we must work just as fast as we can.
A free man must not be told how to think, either by the government or by social activists. He may certainly be shown the right way, but he must not accept being forced into it.
Any man who is a man may not, in honor, submit to threats or violence. But many men who are not cowards are simply unprepared for the fact of human savagery.
A fine marksman is with a second rate rifle is far more effective than the reverse.
No sensible person ever opens the door of his house without knowing who is knocking.
Let us remind ourselves again that the Second Amendment of the US Constitution should be referred to as the Statute of Liberty.
Your physical safety is up to you, as it really always has been.
The proper course of action, when under attack, is usually to counterattack.
Democracy has many definitions, but what's in it for me is not an element of any of them.
Anger, as long as it is controlled anger, is no obstacle to efficiency. Self-control is one thing the sociopath does not usually possess. Use yours to his undoing.
The purpose of the pistol is to stop a fight that somebody else has started, almost always at very short range.
If a felon attacks you and lives, he will reasonably conclude that he can do it again. By submitting to him, you not only imperil your own life, but you jeopardize the lives of others.
There ain't many troubles that a man caint fix With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six.
The essential thing is to bear always in mind that trouble can appear at any time. Be aware.Be ready.Be alert.
What you do to prevent further felonious assault, as long as the felon is still capable of action, is justified.
Don't try to be fancy. Shoot for the center of mass. The world is full of decent people. Criminals we can do without.
Anyone who is aware of his environment knows that the peril of physical assault does exist, and that it exists everywhere and at all times.
An armed man, especially if he is armed with a firearm, is dangerous as long as he is conscious. Take no chances. Put him out.
Most governments are designed to protect the government from the people, whereas the United States government was organized to protect the people from the government.
The one who anticipates the action wins. The one who does not, loses.
Bushido is all very well in its way, but it is no match for a 30-06.