Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Quote du jour

The right to buy weapons is the right to be free.
- A. E. van Vogt


  1. Actually the right to "buy" a weapon does not guarantee freedom if you can't have it with you when and where you need it. If those in power can dictate what you buy, how long to wait to buy it, how to store it, how to transport it and prevent you from carrying it then it's not a right, it's a privilege. And a damn useless one at that.

  2. I don't believe he was saying that freedom was a "given" if you had the right to buy weapons, merely a contrast with those who have not the right to buy weapons.

    And freedom can be eroded by those who want more and more power for the state. And when the right is completely gone, it's not freedom, is it?


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