The Question

The question isn’t, ‘Who is going to let me?’; it’s, ‘Who is going to stop me?’.

-Ayn Rand

Molon Labe

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ! (pronounced: Mo-lone lah-veh!  Come and take them!)

-King Leonidas (of Sparta) to King Xerxes’ (of Persia) emissary at the Battle of Thermopylae, circa 480 B.C.

This is on the license plates of one of my motorcycles (the Gadsden Flag themed one).  The wikipedia entry on this quotation is fairly thorough.

On Big Government

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.

-President Gerald Ford

This quotation is commonly, though incorrectly, attributed to Thomas Jefferson.

Anti-Gun Laws disarm the Law Abiding

No matter what the law reads or what the courts say, every adult citizen is entitled to own a gun for his personal protection.  No anti-gun law ever disarmed a criminal; only respectable people are rendered helpless.

-Elmer Keith, in his book Sixguns

John Adams had it right

Thanks to The Ogre for this nice quotation:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

– John Adams

Since there are people in government who believe our Constitution is a “living document” and can be altered at will, what’s that say about their character?

We’d stay home

If I thought I needed [a handgun] tonight, we’d stay home.

– ZeroTA, WeTheArmed.com

ZeroTA stated in the associated thread that this was his response to his wife when she asked him, “Do you really think you need your gun here?”  I agree wholeheartedly, Zero.

The Finger of God

Colt single-action revolvers point like the finger of God.

-Anonymous

I really like the imagery associated with this quotation.  I also agree.  I don’t think I own a firearm that points as naturally or assertively as my old .36 caliber 1851 Colt Navy cap-and-ball revolver.  After all, if they were good enough for Wild Bill, they can’t be that bad, right?