Subscribe to Outdoor Life
Get 1 Year for Only $10
» Where to Buy
Great quotes. Not sure if they are all outdoor quotes though. Just my opinion.
#28 I feel the same way about deer!
Haha, not a single one I didnt like.
Thomas Jefferson said it best
Hey this is a great post. I’m going to email this to my buddies.
Yes, I've never heard .
I hate that commie mao.......
Teddy Roosevelt's one is the best i think
"That rifle on the wall of the labourer's cottage or working class flat is the symbol of democracy. It is our job to see that it stays there.”
Got to love Orwell...
It's not just great stuff Sir,
No thy history and you shall recognize the enemy from within!
“The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.”
-John Hay, 1872
“At no time is freedom of speech more precious than when a man hits his thumb with a hammer.”
-Marshall Lumsden (a bit of hyperbole, but the message is clear)
“The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.”
-Col. Jeff Cooper, from The Art of the Rifle
"It's (right to bear arms) not in defense of hunting, it's not in defense of target shooting or collecting. The Second Amendment is in defense of freedom from the state."
- Newt Gingrich:
“Armed women deter rapists over 400 times each day.”
“Armed women equals polite men.”
“If every person has the right to defend - even by force - his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly.”
-Frederic Bastiat, The Law, Paris, 1850
“When tyranny hits the fan and the 'Firearms Control Section Gestapo' stops by to confiscate your firearms, do the right thing...give'em the ammunition first.”
-the Tucson (Arizona) Rifle Club newsletter, 1999-Sep
“the people I put in jail have more honor than the top administration in this organization.”
-Bob Hoffman, ATF agent, to Mike Wallace, on 60 Minutes, 1993-Jan
“I took an oath. And the thing that I find totally abhorrent and disgusting is these higher-level people took that same oath and they violate the basic principles and tenets of the Constitution and the laws and simple ethics and morality.”
-Lou Tomasello, ATF agent, to Mike Wallace, on 60 Minutes, 1993-Jan
“a jack-booted group of fascists who are perhaps as large a danger to American society as I could pick today.”
-Rep. John Dingell (D-MI) in 1983, describing the ATF
“Trampled upon the Second Amendment [...] Offended the Fourth Amendment [...] Ignored the Fifth Amendment”
-Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, 1982, findings regarding the ATF
“At first glance, it may seem odd or even perverse to suggest that statutory controls on the private ownership of firearms are irrelevant to the problem of armed crime: yet that is precisely what the evidence shows. Armed crime and violent crime generally are products of ethnic and social factors unrelated to the availability of a particular type of weapon. The number of firearms required to satisfy the crime market is minute, and these are supplied no matter what controls are instituted. Controls have had serious effect on legitimate users of firearms, but there is no case, either in the history of this country (Britain) or in the experience of other countries in which controls can be shown to have restricted the flow of weapons to criminals, or in any way reduce crime.”
-Chief Inspector Colins Greenwood, West Yorkshire Constabulary, Police Review, Britain after six months of study of firearms control systems at Cambridge University
“Since 1934, only one legally owned machine gun has been used in a crime of murder, and a law enforcement officer committed that crime.”
-The History Channel, Modern Marvels, Weapons at War: The Machine Gun
“It is true that despite an increase in gun ownership in Australia over the past 15 years, there has been a decline in the murder and suicide rates.”
-Melanie Granger, for the Hon. Daryl Williams, Attorney General of Australia and Minister for Justice, from a Letter to Ross Wilmoth dated 27/8/97
“As an avid sportsman and as Governor of the State of Louisiana, I have been extremely interested in the recent politically-motivated lawsuits against your industry, especially the ill-advised suit by the mayor of New Orleans. I know I speak for the majority of Louisiana citizens and businessmen when I say that lawsuits such as these are very, very wrong. It is wrong to blame the responsible manufacturer of a legitimate and non-defective product for the criminal use of that product. It is wrong to ignore your industry's success in support of firearms education and accident prevention and to dismiss the role of your industry in providing quality products for hunting, target shooting, self-protection and law enforcement.”
-Louisiana Governor M. J. "Mike" Foster, in a letter to the National Shooting Sports Foundation urging them to hold The 2001 Shot Show in New Orleans
“The broad principle that there is an individual right to bear arms is shared by many Americans, including myself. I'm of the view that you can't take a broad approach to other rights, such as First Amendment rights, and then interpret the Second Amendment so narrowly that it could fit in a thimble.”
-Senator Charles Schumer, D-NY, 2002-May-8 (http://www.senate.gov/~schumer/SchumerWebsite/pressroom/press_releases/P...)
“And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the right of resistance? Let them take arms...The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.”
“Gap Orders `Everybody In Showers'”
-The Onion, 1999-Sep-8
OK SO I GOT CARRIED AWAY! :)
“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” W. C. Fields
I think I would have to agree with him , at least in camp after a good day's hunt!!
Best dam guotes ever. Keep up the good work...
i like the karl marx quote the best. not bad for a communist lol
I like the comments on here & the quotes of course. I hope the libs read #39 close and then read it again closer because it said a gun behind evrey blade of grass. it did not say dont invade because there would be a lawyer behind evrey blade of grass.
Hands down, Teddy Roosevelt is one of the greatest AMERICANS of all times! Freud said it very well, also.
The quotes from historic figures a brilliant and enlightening, even (especially) today. The current figures pale in comparison with their lack of depth.
I love #5 and #39....,all the quotes from the founding fathers.....and Jefstar47, great comment.
Love Freud and Snead's quotes
I like your statement Jefstar 47, +-1 for you. i would like to get reprints of some of the quotes.
mlmorse63 - You should be added to this list.
Dickens says it best, the passion we feel deep in our breasts to hunt. The oneness with nature and God that we feel when we're in a blind or walking the vast cornfields and crp looking for pheasants or quail cannot compare with the boring workday life most of us are forced to endure. It is this passion that gets us through our days, weeks, and seasons, until we can do it all again. And now my 10 yr old son will embark on his first season in the field. How great is this time of year?!! Good luck huntin ya all!
Some great quotes. I'm a big fan of Teddy Roosevelt.
Oh, I wish I could get close to those "fish lips."
Reading the comments from the ForeFathers makes it very appearent they wanted the 2nd Ammendment to protect the individual right to bear arms. More people need to be shown these comments so we can get that whole "intention" argument over with.
Then Chairman Mao's comments absolutely need to be thrown back at the anti's at every chance. Ask them why they support such a communist agenda? Call em out! Let the truth be known to those who are being brainwashed by them and their friends in the media and watch more people question the anti's agenda.
#25 the quote for me
haha...leave it to Freud to come up with something like that
Some excellent quotes
Great Stuff!! Particularly #39. Bring it on. And that Teddy Roosevelt sure knew his stuff..
“Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.”
“I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.” W. C. Fields
Outdoorlife.com is part of the Field & Stream Network, a division of Bonnier Corporation.
Copyright © 2013 Bonnier Corp. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.