August 21, 2004

Fight the Feinstein-Schumer 1994 Gun Control Bill!

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Need more info? Read the latest Federalist Patriot Digest here.

"The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people
to resist and triumph over them."
--Justice Joseph Story
appointed to the Supreme Court
by James Madison, author of our Constitution.

"The advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any...."
- James Madison,
Federalist No. 48

"To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them," - George Mason.

"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined." - Patrick Henry

In Commonplace Book, Thomas Jefferson quotes Cesare Beccaria from his seminal work, On Crimes and Punishment: "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes. ... 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 an armed man."

Source: The Federalist Patriot

Posted by Kyer at August 21, 2004 01:41 PM