Quotes of the Week

No kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave. He, who has nothing, and who himself belongs to another, must be defended by him, whose property he is, and needs no arms. But he, who thinks he is his own master, and has what he can call his own, ought to have arms to defend himself, and what he possesses; else he lives precariously, and at discretion.
-- James Burgh

This is my rifle. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. My rifle, without me, is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true.

--Major General William H. Rupertus 


ASM826 said...

Stanley Kubrick was quoting "The Rifleman's Creed." It was written by a general in the Marine Corps during WWII.

JB Miller said...

Major General William H. Rupertus.

I will update! Thanks!

Old NFO said...

ASM beat me to it, and now it's correct.