Thoughts of a random kind.
Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms should be the name of a store, not a government agency.
People who are willing to rely on the government
to keep them safe are pretty much standing on
Darwin's mat, pounding on the door, screaming,
"Take me, take me!"
But.....ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
with seven hundred dollars and his thirty ought six."
Lindy Cooper Wisdom
Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win
glorious triumphs-even though checkered by failure
than to take rank with these poor spirits who neither
enjoy much or suffer much. Be wise, they live in
the gray twilight that know not of victory, nor
defeat. Nor true sorrow nor true love.
There is only one quality worse than hardness of heart
and that is softness of head.
"The police of a State should never be stronger or better armed than
the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight is the foundation
of civil freedom.
---Mordan Claude (RAH--"Beyond This Horizon")
Sometimes the things that may or may not be true are the things a man needs to believe in the most. That people are basically good; that honor, courage, and virtue mean everything; that power and money, money and power mean nothing; that good always triumphs over evil; and I want you to remember this, that love... true love never dies. You remember that, boy. You remember that. Doesn't matter if it's true or not. You see, a man should believe in those things, because those are the things worth believing in.
If you love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom--go from us in peace. We ask not your counsel or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen!
"Run and find out''
"Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons.... Pick up a rifle - a really good rifle - and if you know how to use it well, you change instantly from a mouse to a man, from a peon to a caballero, and - most significantly - from a subject to a citizen.
-- Jeff Cooper, "The Art of the Rifle"