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We’ve collected the best Guns Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Jason Whitlock, Roy Cooper, Katie Pavlich, Christian Kane, Evel Knievel. Use them as an inspiration.

1
I didn’t brown-nose my way here. I pulled out guns and shot my way here. So people don’t mind shooting back. If I’d gotten here brown-nosing and playing all the political games, I’d probably be treated differently.
2
Background checks are an important part of keeping guns out of the wrong hands, but they are only as good as the information in the database.
3
In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a false accusation has made its way back into the media: President Trump made it easier for the mentally ill to get guns. This claim is absolutely false.
4
I started rocking and rolling when Guns N’ Roses came out. It wasn’t until Garth Brooks came around that I really got back to country. He made it fun again. To me, in country music, the rigor mortis was setting in and it just wasn’t fun anymore. Garth brought everyone back over to country and made it cool again.
5
I guess I’m like any other concerned father, except that nobody else‘s son guns a cycle over 17 pickups without holding on to the handlebars.
6
I feel like kids naturally love guns, so I was drawn to that.
7
My father was a country music singer and a motion picture actor, Tex Ritter, and I sort of had a normal upbringing, except dad would come down in full regalia with the boots and the guns and the hats, and the horse would eat with us. But other than that, it was pretty normal.
8
We can define the rules of police-citizen engagement, but everyday decisions will always be made by men and women in uniform, on the street, in the community, under extreme pressure, in a dangerous world where guns easily fall into the wrong hands.
9
We cannot allow those with mental illness or record of hate or violence access guns and terrorize this country.
10
The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them ‘more’ illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
11
I hate guns.
12
I remember the moment in which we were taken hostage in Libya, and we were asked to lie face down on the ground, and they started putting our arms behind our backs and started tying us up. And we were each begging for our lives because they were deciding whether to execute us, and they had guns to our heads.
13
Since the time of the Founding Fathers, and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy.
14
Apparently, the heart of opposition to new gun regulations is in the white community. Yet white people face far less daily violence with guns.
15
I’ve had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns.
16
When you‘re encouraging – the government is encouraging guns to be sold illegally to people that shouldn’t have them, the laws aren’t being faithfully executed.
17
Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.
18
Yeah I got all sorts of guns. I got functional guns, I got guns for looks, I got hunting rifles, and everything in between.
19
I don’t believe that in our society that we should have guns.
20
I know if I stay true to myself and stick to my guns, I will never fail myself.
21
One thing I always tell players is that there are three bad things: Nothing good happens after midnight, nothing good happens when you’re around guns unless you’re going hunting, and you don’t want to mess around with women that you don’t know because a lot of times, bad things happen.
22
I personally don’t like guns at all, so pointing a gun at someone or having a gun pointed at me makes me feel very unbecoming. I think they’re a scourge.
Bob Morley
23
While law enforcement officers are working hard in Illinois to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, they face a nearly impossible task because of weak gun laws in surrounding states.
24
I think the most successful are the most paranoid. The first thing people do when they buy a mansion is they build the biggest wall you could possibly build around it. What happens is, now you become a target. If I go into the hood, I’m at a disadvantage. They could carry guns. I can’t. They can hit me in the face. I can’t.
25
The only thing I want to be satisfied in life is to do one reunion tour with Guns N’ Roses. I would like to finish what I started with them.
26
Beto’s copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three. Mine includes the Second Amendment. But there are a whole host of people here in Washington… they would be happy to confiscate America’s guns. And if you don’t believe that, then you probably also still believe in Bigfoot.
27
I don’t think Obama is trying to take our guns, and I don’t think we have to fight the government to keep them.
28
I suppose I’m a healthier role model than, say, Slash of Guns N’ Roses.
29
I have more guns than I need and not as many as I want.
30
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
David Seabury
31
When was the last time you saw a straight black love story without any guns?
32
In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!
Philip Gibbs
33
I want a president who will build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. A president who tackles global warming head-on and stands up for common sense solutions that keep guns away from dangerous people.
34
My belief is that guns are too easy to get in America. My belief is that the NRA has bought much of our congress, to the point that guns are actually the only unregulated consumer product in America. Think about that. It’s stunning.
35
As long as we have have predatory capitalism, we’ll have guns because the gun industry loves to make money out of guns.
36
The vast majority of gun owners don’t kill, but people who do kill, tend to kill with guns, and often with illegal guns.
37
Universal background checks work. You keep the guns out of the hands of dangerous people. That shouldn’t be partisan – that should be something we can all agree to, but it became this huge battle and, you know, really, really a challenge.
38
My accident happened in what should have been one of the safest places to be: in a police station, at the hands of trained police officers. So more guns are not the answer.
James Langevin
39
I support common-sense measures like universal background checks to prevent guns from falling into the hands of criminals and the dangerously mentally ill.
40
I wish all guns had blanks, and that’s all we shot out of guns, because then I’d recommend that everyone has as many guns as they can. Just wandering around with that big loud sound exploding, and the force of it, is a blast.
41
Guns do kill. Unlike cars, that is all they do.
42
Honestly, I don’t think that the policies and issues surrounding guns will be easily figured out in our country, but we need to take a close look, and we need to have a conversation around those issues.
43
I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off.
44
If it wasn’t for KISS, there would be no Guns N’ Roses. Bands like that made Guns N’ Roses. We were five guys with five personalities and five different influences. The stars were aligned for us.
45
Guns are bad, I tell you.
46
That is one thing about playing with Guns N’ Roses and Metallica: everyone wants to interview you.
47
When the gun lobby fights gun-control legislation, its logic is clear: it does not like laws that prevent people from owning or using guns.
48
There are too many guns.
49
Quest stories are about the oldest form of narrative there is, and they’re also the perfect metaphor for life because we’re all on a journey trying to figure out where we’re going and who we are. ‘Solomon Creed‘ is just doing it with more danger and guns involved.
50
For years, Republicans have effectively outsourced their thought leadership to the loudmouths at the end of the bar. But perhaps the most extreme example of that trend has been the issue of guns, where the party has ceded control to a gun lobby that has built its brand on absolutism.
51
People used to shoot their guns while I was MCing.
52
You fire blanks, but the guns eject real brass, hot cartridges. They’re, like, 400 degrees.
53
Both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile had guns on them, which is part of their Second Amendment right. It is a part of a culture that is largely protected by special-interest groups like the N.R.A., but the right to bear arms, it seems, only exists for white people.
54
I’m not uncomfortable around guns – I’ve hunted for most of my life – but bringing them on stories is considered taboo.
55
I said I wanted to strap guns on an El Camino. When I brought it up at a meeting, they said great. I realized there’s no adult in the room.
56
I have a lot of fun with guns, especially the M-16, but my favourite is my little .22. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. I do limit myself to blanks.
57
When it comes to our children, the most precious treasure God ever gives us, we protect them with a little sign that says, ‘No guns allowed.’
58
Bofors was a steelmaker that became a forgings company and then went on to build guns. Companies like Krupp and Thyssen were in steel and forgings before entering defence. There are similar examples in the U.K.; it is a natural progression.
59
I’m liberal on every social aspect, probably. More liberal than people would even believe. But there’s still some of that Texas in me, as far as the gun debate. I wish there were no guns; I’m all for gun restrictions. But I’m also of the mind-set, if nothing changes, I’m getting a gun.
Natalie Maines
60
Dad didn’t wear the guns unless a report card came in that he didn’t particularly dig.
61
It’s not about infringing upon the rights of people to own guns as gun enthusiasts or hunters, but what it is, is it is getting people to understand that we have to put in place common-sense measures. Just basic measures to keep guns out of the hands of individuals that should not have them.
62
As for Guns N’ Roses, I don’t think there’s ever a chance of a reunion.
63
After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn’t do it. I sure as hell wouldn’t want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
64
While I now own more guns than the 82nd Airborne, my first gun is still the most important gun I’ve ever owned.
65
We are a country that believes in free speech and the open debate of ideas. We’re a country that also believes in the Second Amendment and our ability to have guns. But we’ve got to figure out a way to keep America safe.
66
Guns are going to be here until the end of time; the underworld is going to be here until the end of time. It’s just a sad reality that dumb people use them.
67
Guns in America have an atavistic force. Possessing them, or the act of not possessing them, is an identity that seems to pass from father to son.
68
Hitachi Nail Guns were as good as gold in this city for years. I had 300 on pawn, and then when they stopped building houses in Vegas I wound up with 300 Hitachi Nail Guns that I can’t give away.
69
When kids my age were picking up toy cars, I used to buy toy guns.
Gagan Narang
70
If you can’t protect yourself with talk, you won‘t be alive to protect yourself with guns.
Arthur Boyd
71
We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return.
72
People don’t get angry at you for shock value. People get angry at you when you affect something that is at their core, whether it be guns or religion or whatever. Their belief system.
73
Well, again, a gun sale database is just trying to get the Department of Justice to keep track of the guns that they’re purchasing and supplying to drug dealers and murderers. I mean, wow. Come on, let’s get the government under control before we start restricting the rights of – innocent citizens.
74
Since we didn’t use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
Lucy Liu
75
My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!
76
Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
Siegfried Sassoon
77
When I was first pitched the show, I was like, ‘Oh, God, a soapy show called ‘Mistresses.” But it wasn’t that at all. It wasn’t a bunch of women pulling guns on each other and stabbing each other in the back. We really have a core friendship.
Jes Macallan
78
When you see a Jamaica video, it’s always the hood. Everybody in the video’s got guns, and the world looks at it like that’s what Jamaica’s about. And it affects the economics of the music.
79
Look, I got 11,052 songs on my iPod. Cyndi Lauper, Guns N’ Roses, Geto Boys, N.W.A…. push shuffle and anything will come on.
80
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
81
When I was a kid and listening to Zeppelin and Guns N’ Roses, if someone had told me that there would come a time, and I would play some of those songs with those people, I would never have believed it.
82
To the youth who have taken up guns, I urge them to return to their parents and shun violence.
83
I hate guns, I think they’re the worst thing ever invented.
84
Honestly, it’s alright that people are buying more guns. I just care that they are being safe individuals.
85
I think that ‘God & Guns’ turned out a little more ‘country’ than we wanted it to be.
86
Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I’d be safer selling my guns than reserving them for ‘Tombstone II.’
87
Let all of us turn from bullets to ballots, from guns to shovels.
88
For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications.
Alvaro Uribe
89
Looking back, one of the things I love most about my mom was that she never, ever relented. She stuck to her guns right up until the end. She wasn’t abusive, but she was never that thrilled that I was gay.
90
I love firing guns. It’s an amazing feeling – so sexy and powerful.
91
Cop families have guns in their houses.
Amy Carlson
92
I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America, so, granted, it is part of our heritage, and it is written into the laws of how this country is run.
93
I watched, for the 17th and hopefully the last time, The ‘Guns of Navarone’ on New Year‘s Eve. I always watch just in case the explosives don’t go off in the end. You have to watch the end, just to make sure it’s OK.
94
President Obama, under your leadership, we do need guns to keep us safe.
95
Something is wrong here, and it’s more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It’s about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life.
96
We must get rid of all the guns.
Sarah Brady
97
It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions.
98
Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith.
99
I’m saying, let’s learn to reacquire a respect for the power of guns. This culture is so indifferent and disrespectful of guns that we should be terrified.
100
Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns.
101
Some people are drawn to a van Gogh or a Rembrandt. Some are attracted to exotic guns. Coins. Stamps. I am attracted to cars.
102
I don’t think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks.
103
With the way things are going now in the UFC, you have to be ready to fight anytime they call you. During war times, you have to keep your guns always clean.
104
You can’t win a battle against an idea with bombs, with guns, or militarily.
105
The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock?
106
Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a ‘hot button‘ issue, this is definitely it. Don’t even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment.
Michael Badnarik
107
If you’ve grown up with guns, the thought that someone might take them away makes your stomach churn. They make you feel safe. If you didn’t grow up with guns, if you don’t know how to use them, then the thought that someone else has them makes your stomach churn.
108
I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It’s like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I’d like to play strong women who are also very feminine.
109
If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter.
Joseph Goebbels
110
I was literally sued – drug through court for two years by the NRA and the gun lobby – all because, in my city, we refused to repeal an ordinance which said you couldn’t shoot guns in city parks.
111
Obviously a president can’t rule as a king and ban all guns. But I think we need a president who is going to make sure that there is gun control and that people still feel like their freedoms are intact.
112
Knowing who you are and what guns you own was indeed the key to the massive gun theft by government in Australia that saw hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding citizens disarmed.
113
When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats. I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems.
114
Sticking to our guns creatively is the only way we’ll ever survive as a band and be happy.
115
My younger self would be proud that I’d made it and that someone with my accent had got on the radio and telly. It would make her happy that I’d stuck to my guns.
116
I’m an anorak. I’ve always been an obsessive collector of things. Richard Briers collects stamps. I collect cars and guns, which are much more expensive, and much more difficult to store.
117
It’s time that Americans dealt seriously with guns, getting in place strong and appropriate measures – there is no excuse for anything but the strictest controls.
118
There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period.
119
I own guns, and no one’s taking ’em away.
120
I wish that there were more stringent laws to make guns sold anywhere that they’re legal harder to get.
121
I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday and saw some big men of war, one over 100 guns.
John D. Long
122
I think the hearing loss started with ‘Bonanza.’ Sometimes the director would put us in a box canyon and have us fire our guns. The sound would really reverberate in a box canyon. It took me a long time to realize what was coming on me.
123
Who’s paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We’ve been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won’t insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
Michael D. Barnes
124
I remember going through checkpoints as a kid. It felt normal but, looking back, of course it created tension. People standing with guns, sometimes your car getting searched and being asked where you are going. It changes the atmosphere.
125
High taxes on guns and strong restrictions on their availability are the only realistic hope for avoiding many more Sandy Hooks.
126
We get the impression through film and TV that Americans are violent gangsters with guns or upper-middle-class people in romcoms. I really liked the people. They were really warm. They could have been Brits. I mean that in the nicest possible way.
127
Everything that happens in the life of a human being, especially artists, who are supposed to be more sensitive, yes, it can affect you. In Lebanon I saw 10- and 12-year-old kids walking around with guns, and I understood how much human actions affect people.
128
I think what’s great is that, when HBO commit, they go in all guns blazing. They attract the very best set designers, the whole thing.
129
Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
John Leonard
130
Never short of guns and guerrillas, Afghanistan has proven fertile ground for a host of insurgent groups in addition to the Taliban.
Anand Gopal
131
A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns.
Mario Puzo
132
When you get all this stuff on and you put on the guns and the hair, it has an effect on the actor. It tends to lend a certain something to the way you feel as you’re just walking around looking that way.
Keith Carradine
133
I don’t believe in gun bans; that’s a fallacy that people have, that they think if you believe in gun control you want to ban guns. That’s not true.
134
One of the issues that differentiates union members in Texas and the Northeast is guns. That’s a big issue.
135
Democrats love to criticize Republicans on guns, but they are generally mute when it comes to taking on Hollywood or the gaming industry.
136
I came to Washington to stand up for the people who put their trust in me and to ensure the safety of the families and communities in Georgia‘s Sixth, and across our nation, by keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
137
America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable.
138
Plenty of gun opponents have pointed out the obvious: that the Founding Fathers could never have envisioned the kinds of ‘arms’ that exist today – Washington, Jefferson, and the rest had never even seen a bullet. Musket balls for guns that required constant reloading were the ‘arms’ of the day.
139
One day guns were pulled on us by older guys. My friend had gone to sell his moped and they took the moped, my friend‘s phone and some money. But all he got from my pocket was a tub of Vaseline. I remember him saying, ‘Oh, he’s a sweet boy’ and throwing my Vaseline on the floor.
140
We’ve made two products; one is a 155 mm 52-calibre gun with self-propelling and towing capability. This is a field gun – the mainstay of the Indian army like the Bofors guns. Our gun is similar but of a longer range. That was 39 calibre; this is 52. The calibre denotes the length of the barrel and the range.
141
I’ve dealt with a lot of guns over my career, so I’m getting better and better with firearms.
Will Patton
142
Teachers do not need to be armed with guns to protect their classes; they need to be armed with a solid education in order to teach their classes.
143
You have to believe. You have to stick to your guns.
Arthur Cohn
144
You don’t really want to talk about ‘Duke‘ in terms of, how many levels are there, how many guns does it have, how many monsters… It’s got everything it needs in terms of that, but it’s always been about the experience.
145
I’ve always thought that guns are a cowardly tool in the hands of men and women trying to solve problems with each other. And cowardly in the hands of filmmakers. It’s taken so lightly in films.
146
To be sure, hunters and sportsmen back gun rights. Beyond that, there are millions who see guns as a defense against fear – fear of criminals breaking into their homes or assaulting them on city streets.
147
I’ve been so willing to stay strong and stick to my guns for so long when it comes to my beliefs.
148
The xx do not condone guns!
149
Background checks applied universally and nationally would take millions of illegal guns off the streets of our cities.
150
It would be refreshing to have a politician try to defend guns without any reference to the Second Amendment, but on the merits of guns.
151
When I was in high school, I remember, on my Converse sneakers, on one side, I had written ‘Social Distortion,’ and on the other side, I had written ‘Guns N’ Roses.’
152
If I had unlimited funds, wall space and storage, I would collect a lot more things, like ‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Star Wars,’ science fiction stuff, autographs, and prop guns and weapons. I have to draw the line somewhere.
153
You set something in modern-day Texas, which is so identifiable as the Old West, and everyone’s wearing guns, so it looks like it’s going to be, by default, partially considered a western.
154
I stick to my guns – that’s what keeps me going as an artist. Stevie Wonder never changed from what he wanted to do, and each new album that came along was dope.
155
I support gun control. But speaking honestly about the combustible mix of race and guns may be more important to stopping the slaughter in minority communities than any new gun-control laws.
156
Background checks will never stop every criminal from getting their hands on a gun and every single act of gun violence – but the evidence is clear that it’s the single most effective policy to help keep guns out of dangerous hands and save lives.
157
I’ve always fantasized about being on TV. And I was. Then I fantasized about being in the movies. What could be better than captain of a space ship? I get to ride horses, shoot guns, have adventures.
158
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
159
When I first encountered the ‘Sigma Force’ novels – long before I became friends with Jim Rollins – a bookseller told me that these stories were about ‘geeks with guns.’ While not entirely accurate, that’s pretty close to the mark, and that really speaks to me.
160
Before ‘Cagney and Lacey,’ we didn’t follow officers home to find out what they did when they took their badges off and emptied their guns. So the idea that these women also had lives outside of work was really interesting to play.
161
Negroes are in no mood to shoulder guns for democracy abroad while they are denied democracy here at home.
162
I’ve worked in male romance movies quite a bit. In fact, I think many years ago, I did a movie called ‘Men With Guns,’ which was very much in this bromance space. I’ve done a number of them.
163
There’s nothing I’ve done that I feel a lot of regret over because I stuck to my guns, even when it got uncomfortable – and it will get uncomfortable because you’re going up against the wall.
164
I don’t wanna be like somebody that just depicts black characters where drugs and guns are just a majority of what they have to do.
165
When you’re in a songwriting class, and you write a song, and you hand it in to a teacher to grade, I’m still going to say that it’s a really awesome song whether I got an A or a D. I learned to stick to my guns and take the tools as tools and not as rules.
Madi Diaz
166
In Florida, to buy a gun, you do not need a permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it, you do not need to register it. You do not need a permit to carry a concealed rifle or shotgun. You can buy as many guns as you want at one time.
167
Counterterrorism isn’t really about the nunchakus, the guns and gadgets. It’s about psychology.
168
The NRA has become financially dependent on more and more guns being sold – especially the expensive ones. In turn, the NRA has stated that its top legislative priority is to protect gun makers by advocating for legislation that benefits them.
169
It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions. But I am friends with a lot of them, and most have armed guards with them or outside their homes.
170
Nobody wanted to help me get my start, not to mention it’s tough being a female in a man’s world of stand-up comedy. It’s a very competitive world, and it was a challenge to find my own voice, stick to my guns.
171
It’s wrong, and it’s racist, and it’s bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American.
172
It’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that.
173
The only time I think I’ve ever gotten sick of playing Guns and Roses songs really was during – after having played them in Guns and Roses, and then in Snakepit, and then playing ‘It’s So Easy’ and ‘Brownstone’ in Velvet Revolver.
174
Well, the first and only time I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn’t do it again. But I know a lot about guns, so I go to the gun range and stuff like that with friends sometimes.
175
George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks?
176
When we talk about protecting our right to have guns, we are talking about protecting our right to shoot bullets. So what is it that’s so important to shoot at?
177
While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos.
178
Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn’t turn down any of that.
179
We have more guns in our country than citizens. I think we could with maybe 100 million fewer guns. And I think we’d be OK.
180
By bringing about a rational drug policy, we’d be freeing up a lot of resources for real crime. Drug disputes would get played out with courts rather than with guns. So it would make this country a much better place overnight.
181
People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government.
Cal Thomas
182
There’s no reason that there shouldn’t be universal background checks to ensure guns don’t get in the hands of people who should not have those guns.
183
I love it when the left and when the president say, ‘Don’t try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.’ They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self.
184
To fill a world with religion, or religions of the Abrahamic kind, is like littering the streets with loaded guns. Do not be surprised if they are used.
185
I’ve been into guns ever since I was a little kid, and the ones that fascinate me most are the black powder guns that people used back in the 17 and 1800s.
186
How many thousands of lives would be saved if we enforced our immigration laws, our guns laws, and our drug laws? Public safety is not being held hostage by the ‘gun lobby,’ but by the open borders lobby and the anti-law enforcement lobby.
187
I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I’ve stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from ‘Serenity‘.
188
The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?
189
I think you can ban guns if you can just pull the trigger and 60 bullets fire out.
190
I never feel particularly comfortable holding a gun, but when you’re playing somebody who lived in the frontier southwest, guns are a part of their life. Anyone who lives on land has a gun.
191
There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that guns reduce crime.
192
I always accepted the libertarian position of minimum regulation in the sale and use of firearms because I placed guns under the beneficial rubric of minimal restrictions on individuals.
193
I would play with Guns n’ Roses anytime.
194
I grew up in – I personally grew up in a gun culture. I grew up in upstate New York where most families had guns for hunting, target practice, whatever. The vast majority of people I knew never used their guns for any crime.
195
We were working under very harsh conditions on ‘Zero Kelvin.’ We were up there in the Arctic, closer to the North Pole than to a hospital. Sometimes you had to sleep in small Arctic tents with guns to protect yourself from polar bears and stuff.
196
Businesses – we protect our businesses with the guns, our banks, our money. We protect politicians with guns.
197
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
Hermann Goering
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Fourteen-year-old boys are not part of a well-regulated militia. Members of wacky religious cults are not part of a well-regulated militia. Permitting unregulated citizens to have guns is destroying the security of this free state.
199
I never admit to wishing I’d written something by another author, but if my name mysteriously appeared on the title page of ‘The Guns of August,’ I wouldn’t complain.
200
I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.
201
The real shame about the ending of the Guns N’ Roses when I got kicked out wasn’t just that I got kicked out, but Slash and Axl stopped working together.
202
They need to enforce how and who to give guns to. But there are Americans like me who are responsible, and they shouldn’t take that away. If they outlaw guns, they won’t take mine.
203
Guns N’ Roses is a weighty subject, but in the same breath, I don’t take it that seriously.
204
Our laws must be fixed to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. We have to keep speaking out for common-sense reforms. If we do, we can beat the gun lobby and save lives.
205
I was there for the making of Young Winston, but guns kept going off. I went ‘Waaaaah,’ and someone said, ‘Please get the child off the set.’
206
By the time Guns n’ Roses spent 28 months from 1991 to 1993 touring the ‘Use Your Illusionalbums, the tour staff sometimes approached 100 people. We were carrying not only backup girl singers, a horn section, and an extra keyboard player, but also chiropractors, masseuses, a singing coach, and a tattoo artist.
207
Babies are born bow-legged in South Dakota. By the age of 12, they can purchase guns. At 14, they can take their driving test. Fortunately, since the geographical area of South Dakota can accommodate both France and Germany, but has a population of only 750,000, the chances of hitting anything are pretty slim.
208
Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent.
209
I grew up on a ranch with my father, so he educated us really early on about guns. We used to go target shooting all the time.
210
Universal background checks and closing existing loopholes can prevent prohibited purchasers, such as convicted felons, the dangerously mentally ill and domestic abusers from accessing guns.
211
To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet.
212
Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.
213
I’m kind of obsessed with laser guns.
214
I’ve done hundreds of interviews on guns. I’m against people who use guns. I don’t like guns, but I’ve never yelled at anyone.
215
Guns go home with the soldiers, but landmines are designed to kill – mindlessly, out of control, for years.
Jody Williams
216
I presented a bill that will address a glaring loophole that allows gun buyers to bypass a background check by purchasing guns as kits. These kits allow anyone to purchase a totally untraceable firearm. The act simply says these weapons should be regulated like other firearms and require background checks.
217
We prioritize access to guns to such a degree that we are traumatizing an entire generation of children.
218
In the myopic world of the liberals, guns are responsible for evil instead of the perpetrator of evil. But criminals are not bound by our laws. That’s what makes them criminals.
219
The NRA grades senators and representatives based on their votes on gun issues – and even on issues that have little-to-nothing to do with guns.
220
In today’s YouTube world, are officers reluctant to get out of their cars and do the work that controls violent crime? Are officers answering 911 calls but avoiding the informal contact that keeps bad guys from standing around, especially with guns?
221
I was first influenced by a friend in fifth grade when he brought a Walkman to school and was listening to ‘Paradise City’ by Guns ‘N Roses, which he had concealed within his hoodie. He put the headphones over my ears and I was completely blown away by what I heard. I’ll never forget that.
Darren Robinson
222
Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on ‘Kids Incorporated,’ ‘cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that – maybe that’s why I’m fascinated by guns.
223
This Oscar Pistorius business is interesting. There is this cult of carrying lots of guns and being ready to shoot somebody. There were people I knew had guns and carried them openly around Johannesburg. It is frowned on now to carry a gun, but Pistorius and co. got away with it.
224
Whether it’s a car or boat or motorcycle, it’s a dangerous item, so you have to show a level of competence and get a license before you’re allowed to operate something that’s dangerous. Guns are dangerous but you don’t have to get a license to operate guns.
225
This isn’t about grabbing people’s guns; this isn’t about changing the Second Amendment. This simply says that someone who is on the terrorist watch list – a dangerous terrorist – should not be able to purchase a gun.
226
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.
227
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Joseph Stalin
228
The contrast of ISIL’s videos – which proclaim a fully-functioning and prosperous state – with those of RBSS, which captured the dysfunction and violence of everyday life, is shocking. In a sense, it’s a war of ideas, a war of propaganda, a war being waged with cameras and computers, not just guns.
229
I’m sure some people haven‘t necessarily embraced some of the messages over the years. We’ve been talking about the inappropriateness of automatic weapons and guns since the late Eighties. I know we’ve lost some customers over the years, and in some ways, secured others.
230
I just think that rap takes way more slack than the video games and the movies. We don’t make guns. Smith and Wesson makes guns. Like, white people make guns and bullets, and all we’re doing is rhyming and putting words together.
231
In the litany of issues that separate the two Americas – one more conservative and one more liberal, increasingly as opposed and intractable and opaque to each other as the Palestinians and Israelisnone is so fierce, precise, inviolable and confounding to the other side as guns.
232
I went where the boys in the family went. We would shoot basketball. We would shoot guns. We’d play cards. We’d go fishing at the pond.
233
I wanted to be an actor when I saw the movie ‘Die Hard.’ I saw Bruce Willis shooting guns and blowing stuff up, and I thought, ‘I wanna do that.’ It really had nothing to do with acting; I just wanted a job that allowed me to do fun, bigger-than-life stuff.
Zach Gilford
234
Who were the biggest acts in the world in 1987? Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I shamelessly pandered to surfers and skateboarders, and in pictures from then, you’ll see Slash and those guys wearing N.W.A stuff. If they thought it was cool, people in Kansas and Wyoming would buy it. That’s how we broached the subject.
235
But I’m not particularly comfortable around guns.
236
People in the U.S. who feel they need guns or enjoy gun sports of various types, are, in other words, decent, law-abiding, generally honest members of society. Their wish to have guns should be respected.
237
I’ve accepted that we’ve all got crap to deal with and problems that we’re fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we’re on.
238
Don’t forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Frederick the Great
239
Like all kids who want to be in action movies, I want to jump out of a speeding car, shoot guns, slide out the side in slow motion like a John Woo movie.
240
I don’t think it’s ever changed, whether its Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses or anyone today, the reason why you get into music is because you love it, and if you’re good at it, that’s a plus.
241
If you were a Democrat getting ready to run for office in the 2000s, as I was, you were told to stay clear of guns… I really regret that. I regret having listened to that advice.
242
We mainly shot ‘Cartel Land’ with the Canon C300. The camera was dropped, smashed, hit by guns, in dust storms, torrential rain, and it never, ever failed.
243
I thought the musical aspect of ‘Freak Dance’ was a good contrast to how dancers always try to come off as really tough in those movies – they’re trying to literally come off as gangs like as if the Crips and the Bloods are also dancing in addition or instead of fighting with guns and knives and stuff.
244
Nobody is going to try to confiscate guns, although some Web sites know better: President Obama, they are certain, wants to.
245
I didn’t start off as a bass player, and Guns was the first band I really, like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a bass player. This is what I’m gonna do.’ And I really dove into it head first.
246
We are not saying that every idiot out there should own a gun – and there should be better background checks on guns. Not everybody should have the right.
247
The workman in the true sense of the word – the artist in guns – is either extinct, or hidden in an obscure corner. There is no individuality about modern guns. One is exactly like another.
248
If you reduce the guns and the ammo, you’ll reduce the murders.
249
I’m a tomboy. I love shooting guns and running around.
250
I think having a national system that tracks who owns guns is fine. I don’t think we need to be printing it on the Internet.
251
My distinguishing feature is the gap between my teeth. I had to wear a brace because my teeth used to stick out like guns from a fortress.
252
I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns.
253
When Oculus adds hand controllers that will make tools, swords, and guns work better in virtual reality, you’ll be able to reach out and use your virtual sword. It will make things even more interactive.
254
The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult.
255
For any tournament to succeed, you need the big guns to fire.
256
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?
257
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
258
I went to university every day for five years. I thought, ‘I must – must – go to school.’ Look, my hands, these are like guns. When you have guns, you can relax. But in the future, you need something else.
259
I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I’ve never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money.
260
I have to be honest – I don’t love guns.
Vanessa Ferlito
261
It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
262
The big thing in favor of doing an editorial on the front page is that it would be a powerful signal of how concerned we are about guns.
263
Some of my favorite songs are slow songs, like Guns N’ Roses’ ‘November Rain.’
264
I would like to live long enough to see the day when people talk about which guns are the safest.
265
Surprisingly, I’m not a fan of guns or anything like that!
Caitlin Stasey
266
The Constitution has become a convenient tool and talking point for politicians that get paid by the NRA. The same goes for Americans who just love their guns, so suddenly they’re Constitutional scholars who care about what our founding fathers allegedly wanted.
267
In our school you were searched for guns and knifes on the way in and if you didn’t have any, they gave you some.
268
If you worry about financial Armageddon, it is indeed metaphorically the time to stock your bunker with guns, ammunition, canned food and gold bars.
269
There are a lot of bands that have a huge appeal, but I don’t understand why. Guns n’ Roses. U2. But you know, that’s just my thing. Music is pretty personal.
270
I used to be the chief guest in all the prize distribution ceremonies of shooting competitions. I tried my hand on a lot of guns, and my aim improved. I started hitting tiny targets, like a mineral bottle cap.
271
Cop families have guns in their houses. It’s a bigger question for mothers. When is the right time to introduce to your children the things that could hurt them? But not having the knowledge could hurt them.
Amy Carlson
272
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway.
273
Anything that’s different from your own realm of experience as a human being, whether it’s driving a car or a boat, or using guns, anything that separates you from yourself and leads you more towards this character‘s existence is a big help.
274
If worms had machine guns, then birds wouldn’t be scared of them.
275
We’re not saying ‘no guns.’ We are saying we want to regulate semi-automatic weapons and the accessories that make them fully automatic because fully automatic weapons are banned.
276
What a lot the media, and especially Fox News, has messed up with me is they’ve made it seem like I’m trying to take away people’s guns – that I’m against the Second Amendment.
277
‘Men with Guns’ – the producer’s cut did not have the artistic and intellectual merit I hoped for, although I am still very proud of the work.
278
I’ve had guns pointed at me by police officers.
279
Fortunately, as it pertains to guns, my dad and uncle introduced me to guns the way it needs to be done: smart, slow and safe.
280
I do believe that we should keep guns out of the hands of terrorists, would-be terrorists, and a lot of other people.
281
The Bar Association can do so much in teaching people how to resolve conflicts without knives and guns and fists.
282
The barn doors are open, and the horses are running out because we’ve got guns all over the place. It’s basically a cold war for individuals: you’ve got a nuclear bomb, and I’ve got a nuclear bomb, and the only thing stopping us from using them is the fact we both have them.
283
Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings!
284
If you’re passionate about something and stick with it, even if your friends aren’t doing it, it’ll pay off. It can be really rewarding to stick to your guns.
Elizabeth Gillies
285
I support the 2nd Amendment – and our sportsmen and sportswomen throughout Minnesota – and I also believe that we need to pass common sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.
286
Unless they’re a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we’re not against them buying guns at all.
Sarah Brady
287
There’s zero evidence, empirical or anecdotal, that more guns leads to less gun crime.
288
I’m a good shot and I love guns – I own several.
289
People – particularly in the Southeast, Georgia, my district, all across the state – they don’t want the federal government to have the ability, at times whenever the federal government wants to declare an emergency, to start going around and confiscating people’s guns.
290
I’ve been handling guns since I was a kid.
291
I did not start hunting until later in life. When I was a kid growing up in Pennsylvania, my dad worked at a steel mill, and we didn’t have the means to buy guns or take off and go hunting. But I loved being outdoors. I built tree stands and ground blinds in the woods and pretended that I was hunting.
292
I’m not a pundit. I’m not an analyst. I don’t want to participate in the existing debate that’s going on about whether or not you should be able to have as many guns as you want to have or that guns are even the problem.
293
The NRA is interested in protecting the civil rights of Americans, not protecting the ability of terrorists to get guns.
294
It was comical because you’re at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns.
295
Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard put to distinguish them.
296
The best advice I got really had nothing to do with singing; it came from my brother, who always told me to stick to my guns and to believe in myself. I think Duane saw my talents and believed in me long before I ever did, and that meant the world to me.
297
Composers and lyricists are not responsible for storyline and casting. One can imagine actors shouldering this responsibility, since they charge for half the film. But producers never ask actors to share the losses. Instead, they train their guns on composers and lyricists.
Shaan
298
I’m a bit insane when it comes to doing my own stunts and getting down and dirty. It’s fun, you know? It’s things I wouldn’t normally do in my real life, so when I go to work and get to beat people up and shoot guns and get waterboarded, those are things I find completely interesting.
299
In Houston everyone owns guns and uses ’em – sometimes just for the hell of it.
300
Every time guns fall into the wrong hands and are used to intimidate, injure, or murder women, it erodes the rights of responsible gun owners everywhere.
301
The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door.
302
If I could uninvent anything, I would uninvent Hitler’s mum, guns and broccoli.
303
Do we really need to arm our citizens with machine guns or semiautomatic weapons? And don’t we need to make sure that people who do own guns are qualified to own them?
304
I’m coming into places with some people who just want to hear what I did before, with some people who want to hear me with a band, but I am just at the moment sticking to my guns and saying, ‘You know what? I want you just to hear this for a minute. I want it to be in the context of me and a guitar.’
Beth Orton
305
The big fun in ‘Battleship’ is that there are no current battleships in the Navy today. The battleships are about 1,000 feet long and they have huge guns. They were what you saw in WWII. The last battleship that was used was the Missouri, which is what the Japanese surrendered to.
306
One of the arrangements I’m really proud of is ’21 Guns’ because the chorus has this descending bass line with a suspended type of progression that immediately screamed ‘Bach‘ to me.
307
I’m not comfortable around guns.
Daniel Silva
308
If you write any kind of fiction about America, you immediately have to start doing some research about guns, so in some ways, ‘Gun Machine’ is just the culmination of 20 years of reading about guns.
309
Guns are part of the American identity.
310
I personally feel all guns ought to be registered.
311
I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press, but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns, not with assassins with pencils.
Michael Reagan
312
There weren’t many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today.
313
When my kids started preschool, the teachers had to take away all the fake bananas because all the boys would pick them up and pretend that they were guns. Boys find sticks to play swords and anything that looks like a gun to shoot. It’s just inside of them. It’s who they are.
Dean Norris
314
You can see my guns at my apartment. The safe room is a special place… It’s good to have a safe room in your house. It’s storm-proof; we’ve got food, store supplies, all kinds of stuff.
315
With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully.
316
I have been afraid of guns, I have sworn I would never use a gun on another person and so did not need one, and I have wanted to deny the existence of evil.
317
Jimmy Fallon is one of the funniest son of a guns I’ve ever seen.
318
Let everyone leave all the guns – British guns and Irish guns – outside the door.
319
Everyone agrees that there are individuals who are seriously mentally ill and should not have guns.
320
I had so many older brothers who beat up on me, so I’m a tough kid. I love mixed martial arts, weapons training, guns, knives, driving fast cars and motorcycles.
321
Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands?
Ernest Gaines
322
Guns aren’t the problem; sick people are.
Pete Sessions
323
We understand that in an open and democratic and free society, you cannot make yourself impenetrable, especially when there are more guns than there are people in the United States today.
Eleanor Holmes Norton
324
It’s things I wouldn’t normally do in my real life, so when I go to work and get to beat people up and shoot guns and get waterboarded, those are things I find completely interesting.
325
As a general point, the United States has an extreme budget commitment to prisons, guns, warplanes, armored vehicles, detention facilities, courts, jails, drones, and patrols – to law and order, meted out discriminately.
326
I’m not a great hunter. But I have fired guns in the past, when I was growing up. But it was part of growing up where I lived. You go out hunting or target practice. They also taught you to respect guns.
Scott Wilson
327
No one law or set of laws will end horrific acts of violence, but Congress has an obligation to take action and make sure that terrorists and bad guys don’t have easy access to guns in our country.
328
You can only explain America’s gun violence problem through guns, because mental illness doesn’t automatically lead to violence, and it doesn’t lead to violence anywhere else but America.
329
We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children.
330
My dad once showed me ‘The Guns of Navarone’ when I was a kid. I haven’t rewatched it since, but it gave me such a warm feeling.
Ethan Peck
331
When I was young I used to watch MTV, Nirvana, or Guns N’ Roses.
332
G.I. Joe has a heart and an attitude that feels right and familiar to me, so they could have ray guns, and they’d still feel more like real troops than many other franchises.
333
On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don’t want to make a movie with guns everywhere.
Jim McKay
334
For all its shortcomings, European co-operation and integration has created an understanding of shared destiny. We no longer point guns at each other; we fight it out at a conference table. And we will continue to do so when the U.K. is no longer a member state but, I hope, still a friend.
335
They aren’t going to take my guns. I have 44 guns, and they aren’t going to take my guns.
336
When you’re a kid, you imagine acting to be singing and fighting and like the movies. Then you become an actor and get the reality, which is often a lot more mundane. But sometimes it’s really nice to run around with guns saving the world.
337
I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself.
338
Look, I owns guns.
339
My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you’ll get a different answer.
340
The U.S. spent billions of dollars to build a secular, professional national Iraqi army but failed because, despite all the U.S.-supplied guns, tanks and planes, the Iraqi military fell apart when challenged by a band of terrorists.
341
As kids, we have all handled shot guns. From there on, there is no transition. It stays in the toy box. The idea is to get the transition and bridge the gap between the toy box and the shooting range.
Gagan Narang
342
I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn’t seem right. I have my mother’s boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
343
The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers.
Kelly Miller
344
We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
Adlai Stevenson II
345
There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want.
James Q. Wilson
346
Now what do you get in the Army? Bad helmets and Basra. Your guns don’t work and everyone hates you when you come back.
347
The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition.
Ida Tarbell
348
Just getting something in the books that makes sure people with mental illness and terrorists can’t get guns would be a good idea.
349
I think the Americans have it right. The idea of having guns is essentially to protect yourself from a totalitarian government.
350
Every one of my positions cuts – out half the country. I’m pro-choice, I’m pro-gay rights, I’m pro-immigration, I’m against guns, I believe in Darwin.
351
Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.
352
We always think about illegal stuff moving through the border south to north, but people forget that most guns – and we’re not talking small guns, we’re talking heavy weapons – they get to the cartels and create literally small armies out of the cartels.
353
People feel very strongly about the Second Amendment. Their rights. And so if we can find, agree on, for example, that we should have responsible gun ownership just like we have responsible use of automobiles. Nobody wants someone getting behind the wheel that shouldn’t be there. And the same is true with guns.
354
I always looked up to Slash from Guns N’ Roses, and I always pictured myself being a rock star and playing the guitar, just going crazy.
Amber Rose
355
Hey, I’m a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.
356
Oh my God, Guns N’ Roses – it’s like, jeez, that’s what made me move out to Los Angeles. ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ you know – it’s been a huge inspiration for me.
357
When you’ve been raised in care, rap music isn’t just about guns and sexism. They’re talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It’s not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
358
It’s just too late to ban all guns. There are 300 million. We should’ve done that after the Civil War – that’s when we should’ve taken away guns and defined what militias were. But we didn’t do it then, and we can’t now.
359
Ain’t nobody ever seen a picture of me with no gun. I have my guns for safety.
360
I grew up with a single mother, and I wasn’t out shooting too many guns.
361
If there is any state that typifies prototypical ‘Murica’ where the trucks and the guns are big and the social safety net is oh so small, it’s Texas.
362
We should have solved the current insecurity in the Northeast and South by now. Are the states able to shoulder the burden of the police? You cannot just give someone guns and ammunition, train him, and refuse to pay him.
363
I’ve never cared for guns. In fact, when I did ‘Scent of a Woman’ I had to learn how to assemble one.
364
In fact, I’ve been around guns for most of my life.
365
I’ve got two parents, I don’t ride around with guns, and I’ve never put my hands on a woman. But the only team that believed me was the Cardinals.
366
We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns.
Joseph Goebbels
367
Dangerous people with guns are a threat to women.
368
Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don’t understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes.
369
Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe.
370
Cameras aren’t guns. They can’t really hurt you.
371
I keep my guns on one part of the house totally locked up, and I keep the ammunition in another part of the house.
372
We’ve got some people who think Shariah law oughta be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there, the Second Amendment is there, to make sure all of the rest of the amendments are followed.
373
People get so terrified that the government might take their guns away that they stockpile as much as they can afford. They’ve been led to believe that there will be an outright ban of guns, so they drink the NRA propaganda and spend their money on more weapons.
374
That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government.
Lyn Nofziger
375
Guns are the ultimate bulwark against government misbehavior.
376
I don’t like excessive violence. That’s my thing. I don’t like movies heavy with guns, any of that stuff, so I’m not into that stuff, but I love a psychological thriller.
377
Westerns were always my favorite things when I was little. And it always bothered me when cowboys were too clean in movies, or when they wore their guns like they had an outfit on. It always worked better when a guy looked sweaty and smelly; I hadda believe, I hadda believe that.
378
I’d love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts.
379
Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns… about 25 federal agents.
Sherman Austin
380
I’m simply here to say guns should be owned by responsible people, and there should be high tests and a high bar to prove your responsibility.
381
What you can do with relations is greater than what you can do with guns.
382
Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C.
383
It’s a hard thing when you’ve got guns pointed at you, to still stand up for what you believe in. Jimmie Lee and his family did that, and several others.
384
The state of Michigan going to Trump was an amazing thing. Of course the fake news media was shocked; they never considered that white working class residents of Michigan may not like being called evil racists clinging to guns and Bibles.
385
I’m one of those who believe the bumper sticker: If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns. The first people who are going to be in line to turn in their guns are law-abiding citizens. Criminals are going to be left with guns.
386
I don’t want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington. And if people have an opinion, it’s a religious opinion that is heartly felt, obviously they should be allowed to practice that, and no government should interfere with them.
387
Any show that includes guns or machinery or stuff like that, you need to trust who’s around you because blanks are flying.
Jessy Schram
388
What I would love is a crossover between ‘Royal Pains‘ and ‘Burn Notice,’ that we could be involved in some sort of gun play intrigue. I would really love that because we have no guns. We have nowhere near enough explosions and guns on the set.
Paulo Costanzo
389
Everybody with a gun has a checkpoint in Lebanon. And in Lebanon, you’d be crazy not to have a gun. Though, I assure you, all the crazy people have guns, too.
390
People don’t have a constitutional right to leave loaded guns lying around. And if they choose to do so – and a kid gets shot and killed because of it – it’s not an accident. It’s negligent homicide.
391
I hate being safe. There’s a lot of easy rides and boring films out there, but I’ve stuck to my guns. It’s not an easy path.
392
As a young actor, there’s a lot of hubris. You come in with guns blazing, all kinds of ideas as to how you want to play a role, and you endeavour to convince people of your interpretation or your point of view.
393
The music business is a crazy game, especially for somebody like me who is really a purist about the art. Trying to balance the pressures of commercialism, it’s a tightrope. It’s a fine line between sticking to your guns and insanity.
394
If I wanted to develop a scenario to destroy America, I would do what the Republicans are doing. Take the brightest and best young black men off the streets, put them in jail, make them meaner than hell for 8 or 10 years and then turn them lose in a society where there are plenty of guns for them to play with.
395
We have a saying in Guns N’ Roses: ‘When somebody’s gonna get yelled at, they’re gonna get the corn.’
396
‘The Purge‘ is really about America’s crazy relationship to guns and guns gone wild, essentially, and it kind of laid the groundwork for ‘Get Out.’
397
We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
Joseph Stalin
398
I once went down the Amazon and our boat got charged by Columbian policemen with guns and we all had to get on motorbikes and whip across town.
399
There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage, and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.
400
But Hopes are Shy Birds flying at a great distance seldom reached by the best of Guns.
401
I’ve had times where one of my roommates was moving out of the house in college, and because we were the only black people in that neighborhood, the cops got called, and we had guns drawn on us. Came in the house, without knocking, guns drawn on my teammates and roommates. So I have experienced this.
402
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
Harper Lee
403
Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I’m used to having a few guns around to protect me.
404
I think America’s obsession with guns and with violence in media and society is a horrible sickness.
405
In England, we don’t have any guns whatsoever.
406
My grandfather died before I started making films, but I definitely learnt this from him: believe in your own judgment and stick to your guns – 99% of the time, you’ll be glad you did.
407
People think of the military as being about guns and fighting wars, but it’s really about service to country and community.
Austin Stowell
408
Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat.
Hermann Goering
409
This always confuses liberals, that conservatives like the military and don’t like the bureaucracy. That’s because the military has their guns pointed out and the bureaucracy has them pointed in.
410
I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me.
Shane West
411
There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns.
412
Representative Willis has introduced a bill, modeled after a Chicago law, to hold gun stores accountable for flooding our streets with weapons. Thousands of guns recovered by the Chicago Police Department can be traced back to just a handful of stores.
413
It doesn’t matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets.
414
There are a lot of people getting killed by guns in our country for reasons, from my understanding, that are preventable. So many guns that are left loaded, unlocked. So you can educate. That doesn’t seem to be too controversial – education.
415
Money laundering is not a crime. It’s just because certain men with guns don’t like what other people are doing with their own money, so they decide it’s okay to lock those people in a cage.
416
‘Red Dawn‘ was really the most fun I ever had making a movie, because I love Westerns, and I love the idea of being a tomboy, and riding horses and shooting guns.
417
I’ve learned that guns are exceptionally challenging to use effectively, with a power that must be respected. But mostly what I’ve learned is that they’re a lot of fun, and dangerously appealing to an active imagination.
Trieste Kelly Dunn
418
The last time Congress seriously addressed the notion of creating a way to keep track of America’s guns was 1968.
419
America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.
420
I’m prepared to say that law enforcement should be allowed to seize the guns of those who are suspected to be involved in domestic terrorism.
421
Gastronomy has done more to bring together people of the world than any guns ever could.
422
If we’re going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals.
John Dingell
423
Why should guns be treated different than toasters? If your defective product injures somebody, you’re responsible for it.
424
In truth, there is no rational argument for guns in this society. This is no longer a frontier nation in which people hunt their own food. It is a crowded, overwhelmingly urban country in which letting people have access to guns is a continuing disaster.
425
The shooting of the guns, that was kind of funny, because rolling a cigarette and shooting a gun aren’t like normal things for a 13-year old girl!
426
I grew up riding quads, shooting guns and playing sports.
427
When they set off for their first day at their new school, I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.
428
I’m not a hunter, but I’ve been around guns all my life. I’m a great shot.
429
Guns require a finger to pull the trigger.
430
I think that’s given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don’t think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns.
431
I think the NRA, they got it half-right when they say, ‘Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.’ I change it to, ‘Guns don’t kill people, Americans kill people.’
432
It’s a dream part, running around with guns, being an agent.
Lexa Doig
433
The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will loose.
434
There are many controversial topics out there – abortion, nuclear weapons, the 2nd Amendment, guns, whatever, the war in Iraq. You’re going to be on one side, somebody’s going to be on the other side. Invite those people to the table. Sit down and talk.
435
We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the lead.
436
I think guns are terrible.
437
The first time I got locked up, I was in Walmart stealing BB guns.
PnB Rock
438
The music video director really wanted to incorporate the imagery of guns into ‘Nega Dola’ because the lyrics are very aggressive. It kind of portrayed a very strong image. So that’s how we connected weapons and the imagery of a dangerous atmosphere.
BoA
439
Dad was a hunter and had guns in the house all the time.
440
When I say they’re lunatics, that’s what I’m talking about. People that think you should allow guns in day care centers, but they’re protecting themselves by not allowing guns in their workplace, that would be in that category of lunatics.
441
I wrote ‘Young Guns’ on spec because I really believed that the young age of these guys historically, the whole legend of Billy dying at 21, would attract a young staple of stars, and that would be the game-changer.
442
There’s a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that’s usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights.
443
I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when the British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas.
444
The Guns N’ Roses reunion didn’t happen by chance or whatever. It was always looked at as a possibility, but it never seemed right or felt right.
445
There are too many guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns. There is too much gun violence in America.
446
I support the Second Amendment just like everybody else. It’s not about taking guns away. It’s about doing very simple things that will save lives.
447
Yes, I grew up with guns. For my 16th birthday, in fact, I received a .357 instead of a car. But there was nothing playful about them; they were tools. My parents went through a back-to-the-land phase. Most of our vegetables and fruits came from our own garden.
Benjamin Percy
448
More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood.
449
What does it tell you that applications for guns since the shooting are up 41 percent in Colorado, and that our cameras found about 50 people in line at one gun shop yesterday outside Denver?
Brian Williams
450
Try driving the streets of Los Angeles without seeing a billboard depicting a film with a lead actor holding a gun. It’s almost as if guns are harmless props used to bring out the cheekbones and jawline of the screen star.
451
Basically, there’s not enough sex in movies, that’s it. I’m trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
452
This is not the beginning of American civilization where we need guns because it’s the Wild, Wild West… There should not be guns in our society, and we all know that; politicians know that.
453
Bonanza’ was never a violent show, yet it is set in an era when men wore guns and violence was a fact of life.
454
We all share the same goal to keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have them, while fully protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding, responsible Americans.
455
A Bond movie falls into a specific genre, and you have to provide certain elements. You must respect the fact it’s essentially about girls, guns, gadgets, and big action.
Lee Tamahori
456
I have frequently pointed out that the future belongs to nations with grains and not guns.
457
Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.
Heinrich Himmler
458
Hats off to Julian and Johnny, the producers, for sticking to their guns with the five-season story arc of ‘Merlin’. It would have been too easy to give in to demand and stretch the show on beyond their original plan because of its incredible success.
459
Turns out I’m good with guns even though I don’t like them.
460
People who are going to do us harm are never going to register guns. Terrorists, you believe they’re going to register guns? Why, no. Goodness, alive, are you crazy?
461
Elevate those guns a little lower.
462
I’ve worked in a mortuary and seen the consequences of what guns and knives do to people.
463
It was very difficult when I was young because there are problems with violence, gangs, guns, drugs – a criminal life. I had friends that choose a criminal life. Some of them are in prison, and some of them are dead. They chose the bad way.
464
Getting guns off the streets does make communities safer. We can’t stand here and say because we don’t have the perfect solution, we shouldn’t try.