Yuma's 2nd Amendment Defense Center

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Second Amendment (2A)
Supporting Statements

“The right of the citizen to keep and bear arms must not be infringed if liberty in America is to survive.”

- Ronald Reagan – 40th President of the United States of America -

 A free people ought to be armed.”

– George Washington, First President of the United States of America -

 "We the People are the rightful masters of Both Congress and the Courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the Men who would pervert the Constitution"

- Abraham Lincoln - Sixteenth President of the United States of America -

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. 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, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334, Third President of the US of A

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined…The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun.”

Patrick Henry

“Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion in private self defense.”

- John Adams

“To disarm the people is the most effectual way to enslave them.”

- George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380

“Americans have the right and advantage of being armed, unlike the people of other countries, whose leaders are afraid to trust them with arms.”

- James Madison, Federalist Paper #46

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.”

- William Pitt, Nov. 18, 1783

“The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops.”

- Noah Webster, 1787

“That rifle on the wall of the laborer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”

- George Orwell

“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.”

- The Dalai Lama, May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times

“Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the Act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.”

- Mohandas K. Gandhi

“To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.”

- Richard Henry Lee

 The Constitution shall never be construed to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms”

- Samuel Adams

"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

"Gun Control?, Its the best thing you can do for crooks and gangsters! I want you to have nothing! If I'm a Bag guy, I'm always gonna have a gun!"

- Gangster Sammy "The Bull" Gravano

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