Thomas Jefferson on gun control.

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Thomas Jefferson on gun control.

Postby Kiln » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:48 am

"False is the idea of utility that sacrifices a thousand real advantages for one imaginary or trifling inconvenience; that would take fire from man because it burns, and water because one may drown in it; that has no remedy for evils, except destruction. The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm those only who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. Can it be supposed that those who have the courage to violate the most sacred laws of humanity, will respect the less important arbitrary ones....and which, if strictly obeyed would put a end to personal liberty?....Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; They serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence
than a armed man."
-Thomas Jefferson
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Re: Thomas Jefferson on gun control.

Postby LCPfraTN » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:54 pm

Wonderful quote...thanks for posting.
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Re: Thomas Jefferson on gun control.

Postby 84minieldo » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:51 pm

Indeed
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