The US has seen a school shooting phenomena since exactly the date we enacted "gun free zones". And yet, politicians would rather children die than get rid of their beloved metal signs. twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defense? - Patrick Henry twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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Women use guns 200,000 times a year to defend themselves against sexual abuse. (Source: Kleck and Gertz, "Armed Resistance to Crime") twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. - Mao Zedong (Problems of War and Strategy, 6 November, 1938) twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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About 11% of police shootings kill an innocent person - about 2% of shootings by citizens kill an innocent person. twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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If violent crime is to be curbed, it is only the intended victim who can do it. The felon does not fear the police, and he fears neither judge nor jury. Therefore what he must be taught to fear is his victim. - Jeff Cooper twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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Whereas civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, . . . the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms. - Tench Coxe twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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There comes a time in the life of every human when he or she must decide to risk "his life, his fortune, and his sacred honor" on an outcome dubious. Those who fail the challenge are merely overgrown children, can never be anything else. - Robert Heinlein twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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What is ominous is the ease with which some people go from saying that they don't like something to saying that the government should forbid it. When you go down that road, don't expect freedom to survive very long. - Thomas Sowell twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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Guns are used defensively by good people 1 to 2.4 million times every year. - Dr. Edgar Suter twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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States with restrictions on the carrying of concealed weapons had higher gun-related murder rates than other states. It was also found that assault weapons bans did not significantly affect murder rates at the state level. tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.108 twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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The right to defend one's home and one's person when attacked has been guaranteed through the ages by common law. - Martin Luther King twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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People with concealed carry permits are 5.7 times less likely to be arrested for violent offenses than the general public. twitter.com/2AWisdom/status/12

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