An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The bullet that doesn't hit anything still makes a noise.

Egyptian Proverb


That there are such devices as firearms, as easy to operate as cigarette lighters and as cheap as toasters, capable at anybody's whim of killing Father or Fats or Abraham Lincoln or John Lennon or Martin Luther King, Jr., or a woman pushing a baby carriage, should be proof enough for anybody that being alive is a crock of shit.
Kurt Vonnegut


And but for these vile guns, He would himself have been a soldier.
William Shakespeare


A gun is not an argument.
Ayn Rand


Swords and guns have no eyes.
Chinese Proverb


All political power comes from the barrel of a gun.
Mao Zedong


Though winds blew great guns, still he'd whistle and sing.
Charles Dibdin


A gun is like breath to a drowning manit has to be drawn in haste.
James M. Cain


Guns made us free and have kept us free, one side says; the other side rejects guns as instruments of domination, lawlessness, and terrorism. The conflict rages on because both sides are right.
Jan E. Dizard


Americans have the right and advantage of being armed--unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
James Madison


I've heard it said that God made all men, but Samuel Colt made all men equal.
Cherie Priest


You can get much farther with a smile, a kind word, and a gun than you can with a smile and a kind word.
Al (Alphonse) Capone  (Scarface)


As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it.

Ronald Reagan


Perhaps the greatest obstacle to acquiring an understanding of the facts surrounding the gun control debate is the firm conviction of many on both sides that most of the critical facts are self-evident.

Gary Kleck


After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military.
William Burroughs


We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy -- for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
Adlai Stevenson


This year will go down in history for the first time a civilized nation has full gun registration. Our streets will be safer, our police more efficient, and the world will follow our lead into the future.
Adolph Hitler


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