Quotes of the Week

All of today's Quotes are from Jeff Cooper:

"One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street ... these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time."

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting ... have a gun."

"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory."

"The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation."

"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."


Old NFO said...

All are correct, and ALL are currently under fire in a number of states... sigh

John said...

The "first rule of gunfighting" actually comes from a piece written by Mark Moritz, one of Cooper's students. Cooper happily quoted it. The whole thing (not very long) is worth reading.