expertsThis is a small collection of possible Facebook status updates that you can use if you want to talk about gun control. Several of them will be short enough for Twitter as well. This is a hot topic in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. I know that I have been looking for more good quotes so I thought I would share some. Enjoy!

“When only cops have guns, it’s called a ‘police state’.” – Claire Wolfe

“The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed.”- Alexander Hamilton

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“Men trained in arms from their infancy, and animated by the love of liberty, will afford neither a cheap or easy conquest.” – From the Declaration of the Continental Congress

“Taking my gun away because I might shoot someone is like cutting my tongue out because I might yell `Fire!’ in a crowded theater.” – Peter Venetoklis

“To disarm the people… was the best and most effectual way to enslave them.” – George Mason

“That the said Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press or the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United states who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms…” – Samuel Adams

“Every Communist must grasp the truth, ‘Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.'” – Mao Tse-tung

“The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.” – A.E. Van Vogt

“… a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any particular individual citizen…” – Warren v. District of Columbia

“Americans have the will to resist because you have weapons. If you don’t have a gun, freedom of speech has no power.” – Yoshimi Ishikawa

“You know why there’s a Second Amendment? In case the government fails to follow the first one.” – Rush Limbaugh

“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 lose.” – James Earl Jones

“Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them.” – Miranda vs. Arizona

“[President Clinton] boasts about 186,000 people denied firearms under the Brady Law rules. The Brady Law has been in force for three years. In that time, they have prosecuted seven people and put three of them in prison. You know, the President has entertained more felons than that at fundraising coffees in the White House, for Pete’s sake.” – Charlton Heston

“Both oligarch and tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms.” -Aristotle

“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch.
Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.” -Benjamin Franklin

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.” -Thomas Jefferson

“I have a love interest in every one of my films – a gun.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger

“I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” – Clint Eastwood

“The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period.” – Ted Nugent

“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” – Sigmund Freud

“But if someone has a gun and is trying to kill you … it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” – Dalai Lama

“A free people ought to be armed.” -George Washington

“I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” -Thomas Jefferson

” … the right to defend one’s home and one’s person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law.” – Martin Luther King