What Thomas Jefferson Said

“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.”
~ Thomas Jefferson

What Richard Henry Lee Said

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them…”
~ Richard Henry Lee

What James Madison Said

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”
~ James Madison

What Gangster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano Said:

"Gun control? It’s the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters. I want you to have nothing. If I’m a bad guy, I’m always gonna have a gun.”
~ Sammy “The Bull” Gravano
(The #2 in the Gambino crime family under John Gotti, from the Peter Maas book “Underboss”)

What Lenin Said

“A system of licensing and registration is the perfect device to deny gun ownership to the bourgeoisie.”
~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

What My Father Said

“The first thing the Communists did (after the Russian Revolution) was to take our guns away, under penalty of death." (As told to me when I was 12 years old by my father, who was living in Sibera at the time before our family was forced to flee for their lives to Odessa.)
~ John Jacob Eberhard