If You’re Going to Lock and Load, You Should Talk the Talk
by Greg Perry by Greg Perry
Your response to my article Get Good With Gun Gab was overwhelming to say the least. I received more emails about that article than any other to date. Most of the emails were extra pleasurable because you offered great lines of your own as well as told me about favorites you’ve heard in the past. I asked Lew if he would mind if I followed up once with a sequel article. Given the response of the first one he loved the idea so here you have it. Consider this the sequel.
Keep in mind why these lines are not just for fun. You must be ready to defend your right to carry. I don’t like to call my right to defend myself a second amendment right because doing so implies I didn’t have the right to defend myself before the Bill of Rights. As much as I love the second amendment, referring to that somewhat waters down the entire right for me. If the second amendment had never been penned, we still would have the inalienable right to defend ourselves and our families against those who would do us harm.
Feel free to save these lines and add more as you come across them. Not everybody who sent in a line gave me permission to use their name but I’ll credit the person who sent the line when I can. I’ll credit the originator if I know who said it first. If I attribute a quote wrongly, please send me a correction.
These Lines Are Just Pure Fun
- Gun control means using both hands.
- When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.
- A man without a sword [gun] heaps up gold for the man who has a sword
- Why do I carry a 45? Because they don’t make a 46.
- The NRA compromises only when at all possible. — Johnny Rowland of The Shooting Show
- Gun control is OSHA for criminals.
- Never bring a knife to a gun fight but always bring a gun to a knife fight.
- Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he’s too old to fight he’ll just shoot you.
- When asked if he was expecting trouble because he was wearing his pistol, the old sheriff answered, “Nope. If I was expecting trouble, I’d have brought my rifle.”
- I was built for battle, not ballet. — Gabe Suarez (I think)
- Bumper Sticker: Warning! Driver carries less than $20 in ammunition.
Concealed Carry Related
- I’d rather have a gun and not need one than need a gun and not have one.
- It’s better to be judged by 12, than carried by six. (Referring to carrying where illegal to carry.)
Q: Why did you shoot him 9 times? A: Because 8 wasn’t enough and 10 would have been too many.
They Want Your Guns
- Never say “gun control” but instead, say “victim disarmament.” I’ve seen the visceral effect this has on our enemies in public. It’s as if somebody punched them in the stomach when they realize they’ve lost the moral high ground. — L. Neil Smith
- The victim disarmament industry is filled with people who would rather see a woman raped in an alley and strangled with her own pantyhose than see her with a gun in her hand. — L. Neil Smith
- I look at our public servants as just that — “the help.” And so I consider government gun grabbers just as I would a yard man or maid who had the audacity to demand my gun. — Mark Gilmore
- These people want our guns because they want to run our lives, and they don’t want to worry about getting shot when they try to do so. When you hear that they’ve confiscated my gun, then you’ll know I’m dead. — Walter Williams
- If slaves owned guns, would they be slaves? — Greg Josif
- The sophisticated and subtle tyrant will unarm his people, and store up their weapons, under pretence of keeping them safe. — Sir Walter Raleigh
Why do You Carry A Gun?
- Because a cop is too heavy.
- Because I think it is sociopathic to outsource my self-defense to others. — Bill Buppert
- Because cops do. [You'll get the expected follow-up question:] But isn’t a cop’s job dangerous? A cop’s job is dangerous because living is dangerous. If you haven’t noticed I’m as much alive as the average cop. — Peter W. Wickham, Jr.
- Because I’d rather carry a gun in than be carried out. — James Robert Rodgers
- Because I think my wife would rather bail me out of jail than have to identify my corpse in a morgue. — James Robert Rodgers
Q: Why carry a gun with 14 rounds (Springfield Armory XD45)? A: In case I’m attacked by 14 criminals.
Q: But if you carry a gun, why do you carry a knife? A: In case there’s a fifteenth. Peter W. Wickham, Jr.
Those Bad Guns!
- An “assault” is an action that only an animated creature can engage in; inanimate objects, by definition, can’t. — Peter W. Wickham, Jr.
Q: Do you think that you should be allowed to own a bazooka? A: I made one when I was 16, filmed myself using it, and showed the film in physics class for extra credit. That was when the country was much more free than it is now. (True story) — Charles H. Browne
- An armed society is a polite society. — Robert A. Heinlein
- You can have freedom or you can have peace. — Robert A. Heinlein
- A good shot must necessarily be a good man since the essence of good marksmanship is self-control and self-control is the essential quality of a good man — Colonel Jeff Cooper
- Always fire two warning shots into his chest before you put one between his eyes. (paraphrased) — Louis Awerbuck
- The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. — Alexander Hamilton
- The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able may have a gun. — Patrick Henry
- The beauty of the second amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it. — Thomas Jefferson
- Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence… From the hour the Pilgrims landed to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to ensure peace, security, and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable… The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference — they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good. — George Washington
- The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjected people to carry arms; history shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjected peoples to carry arms have prepared their own fall.” — Sarah Brady (Correction: Hillary Clinton.) (Correction: Adolph Hitler in his Edict of March 18, 1938)
Greg Perry [send him mail] is the pistol-packing author of more than 75 books. He loves to combine his favorite hobby — guns — with his second favorite — online auctions — by teaching others how to buy and sell firearms, knives, and ammo in online auctions legally and easily! eBay may not respect your freedoms but the free market does. You can comfortably buy and sell weapons-related items in a simpler-than-eBay environment by getting his profit-boosting book, Guns Galore! How to Buy and Sell Guns, Knives, and Ammo in Online Auctions Easily Without eBay!