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Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth.
The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good.
When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, 'Well, what do you need?'
Every study on crime and or firearms proves time and time again, that 99.99999% of American gun owners do not commit crimes or use our firearms in any dangerous or improper way.
First, the firearms industry has been around and has been respected for generations. They provide a valuable service and a highly desirable product to millions of sportsmen and supporters of those second amendment rights.
I think there's always going to be a problem dealing with firearms, with knives. It's the animal we are that cause the problems.
You know, I've carried a weapon for 10 years, never shot anybody, never robbed anybody. It has saved my life twice, but I know they're not toys. I practice with firearms, I enjoy shooting, it's a hobby of mine and I have a healthy respect for them.
I was very fascinated by the time when firearms went from being fire sticks to being something people could use to hunt and to survive.
Firearms manufacturers usually find themselves playing defense.
I collect firearms, and I've got a Winchester, an Indian rifle. It has tacks for every warrior that was shot, like notches on a pistol, and it's got feathers and beads hanging off it. It's like a work of art.
I belong to quite a lot of learned societies. We collect firearms and discuss them at dinners and clubs and things.
We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands.
Learning to shoot firearms to me is a little like driving stick - it seems like a decent skill to have.
Sarah Wayne Callies
After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children.
I lost interest in firearms because we had a dog that was scared to death of the sound of a rifle shot.
In addition, the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act provides protection for those in the firearms industry from lawsuits arising out of the criminal or unlawful acts of people who misuse their products.
My focus is that firearms are handled safely and that we can continue to enjoy them here in North America.
I think that it's very, very hard for the NRA to continue to defend the position that people who are on the terrorist watch list should be allowed to buy firearms in this country. That's their position. I don't know how they stand by it.
They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
Michael D. Barnes
We should have a system of licensing and registration, we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles are treated so that people have to pass a safety test.
Michael D. Barnes
I've dealt with a lot of guns over my career, so I'm getting better and better with firearms.
Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA - ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State.
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