96+ Best Gun Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational gun quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Gun Quotes

I feel the need, the need for speed. Maverick

Guns don’t kill people. They make it easier

We didn’t slide into the Cougar’s spot. It was ours, okay? Goose

If guns don’t kill people, why do we give people guns when they go to war? Why not just send the people? Ozzy Osbourne

Hollywood, you look good. I’m going after Viper. Maverick

Only with gun violence do we respond to repeated tragedies by saying that mourning is acceptable but discussing how to prevent more tragedies is not. But that’s unacceptable. As others have observed, talking about how to stop a mass shooting in the aftermath of a string of mass shootings isn’t ‘too soon.’ It’s much too late. Ezra Klein

Yes, I know the finger, Goose. Charlie

The number of Americans killed since 9-11 by terrorism, it’s less than 100. If you look at the number that have been killed by gun violence, it’s in the tens of thousands. Barack Obama

The plaque for the alternates is down in the ladies’ room. Iceman

Only in America can one be pro death penalty, pro war, pro unmanned drone bombs, pro nuclear weapons, pro guns, pro torture, pro land mines and still call yourself pro life. John Fugelsang

You two really are cowboys. Iceman

Why is it that giving guns is so easy, but giving books is so hard? Malala Yousafzai

She’s lost that loving feeling. Maverick

I know you. You can do this. You will do this!

You’re everyone’s problem. That’s because every time you go up in the air, you’re unsafe. I don’t like you because you’re dangerous. Iceman

Why did they lose it? They lost it in a shiny object, the sun

Maverick, it’s not your flying, it’s your attitude. The enemy’s dangerous, but right now you’re worse. Dangerous and foolish. You may not like who’s flying with you, but whose side are you on? Iceman

We see him go into his commanding officer’s office and turn in his wings. He was done. He was out

That’s right! Iceman. I am dangerous. Maverick

We have to be aware of how we’re doing like Cougar was. We will face situations that may throw us for a spin. The situation may even kill our edge

It’s classified. I’d tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Maverick

It’s okay to stop leading. You don’t have to lead forever. Lead until your edge is gone

Sorry, Goose, but it’s time to buzz the tower. Maverick

These two were not the first choices to go to the Top Gun school. They were the 3rd or 4th tier choice

Great balls of fire! Goose

You may think you don’t have what it takes to lead because you weren’t promoted and others were. Don’t buy into this lie

İce water. Maverick

They will notice. You will get picked

You knew it, you broke it. You followed Commander Heatherly below after he lost sight of you and called no joy. Why? Viper

Only one name would be added. That name would be the best.

That’s pretty arrogant, considering the company you’re in. Viper

Cocky, yes. Confident, yes

Great, then I won’t have to worry about you making your living as a singer. Charlie

You may not know everything. You may be scared. This doesn’t mean you can’t lead with confidence

Maverick, you just did an incredibly brave thing. What you should have done was land your plane! You don’t own that plane! The taxpayers do! Son, your ego is writing checks your body can’t cash! Stinger

Cougar left the academy. Iceman commented that Cougar was a good man. His insinuation was that because Cougar dropped out of training, his goodness was gone

You don’t have time to think up there. If you think, you’re dead. Maverick

His dropping out didn’t change his goodness. His freakout didn’t change his goodness

Talk to me, Goose. Maverick

You’re going to face failure. Your failures are going to tell you that you are no longer a good or great leader

I’m going to need a beer to put these flames out. Yo! Great Mav, real slick. Maverick

You can still be a great leader. You still are a great leader

But you were tempted to ask me out for dinner. Maverick

Your team needs to know what is going on. You can share it with them

Goose, you’re such a d**khead. Whose butt did you kiss to get in here anyway? Slider

Be careful about being a volatile leader. It’s a danger to you and to your team

Jesus Christ, and you think I’m reckless? When I fly, I’ll have you know that my crew and my plane come first. Maverick

Charlie became a love interest of Mavericks. She was also a teacher at the Top Gun school

What’s your problem, Kazansky? Maverick

In one of their conversations, she reminds Maverick being a Top Gun pilot is more than fancy flying. It’s caring for those he was flying with and taking care of business

No no no, there’s two Os in ‘Goose,’ boys. Goose

Violence is an evil thing, but when the guns are all in the hands of the men without respect for human rights, then men are really in trouble. Louis L’Amour, The Daybreakers

It’s time for the big one. Goose

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin, Historical Review of Pennsylvania, 1759

Just a walk in the park, Kazansky. Maverick

All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to command the party Mao Tse Tung

This is what I call a target-rich environment. Maverick

My view of guns is simple. I hate guns and I cannot imagine why anyone would want to own one. If I had my way, guns for sport would be registered, and all other guns would be banned. Deborah Prothrow Stith Dean of Harvard School of Public Health

Damn, this kid is good! Viper

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

I can see it’s dangerous for you, but if the government trusts me, maybe you could. Maverick

I don’t care if you want to hunt, I don’t care if you think it’s your right. I say ‘Sorry.’ it’s 1999. We have had enough as a nation. You are not allowed to own a gun, and if you do own a gun I think you should go to prison. Rosie O’Donnell

It takes a lot more than just fancy flying. Charlie

I bought original, real guns of the type we used in ‘Tomb Raider’ for security. Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I’d be able to use it if I had to If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I’ve no problem shooting them. Angelina Jolie

I think I’ll embarrass myself with Goose. Maverick

I have a love interest in every one of my films  a gun. Arnold Schwarzenegger

That was some of the best flying I’ve seen to date  right up to the part where you got killed. Jester

Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you’ll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding. Stephen King

Remember boys, no points for second place. Slider

I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it. Clint Eastwood

Take me to bed or lose me forever. Carole

 We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and at times, submachine guns When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren’t shooting at humans we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice. Johnny Depp

I will fire when I’m f**king good and ready! You got that? Maverick

The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.James Earl Jones

Every time we go up there, it’s like you’re flying with a ghost. Goose

It’s all mirror, mirror on the wall because beauty is power the same way money is power the same way a gun is power. Chuck Palahniuk

His fitness report says it all. Flies by the seat of his pants, totally unpredictable. Jester

The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period. Ted Nugent

Now I’m not gonna sit here and blow sunshine up your a**, Lieutenant. A good pilot is compelled to evaluate what’s happened, so he can apply what he’s learned. Up there, we gotta push it. That’s our job. It’s your option, Lieutenant. All yours. Viper

There are hundreds of millions of gun owners in this country, and not one of them will have an accident today. The only misuse of guns comes in environments where there are drugs, alcohol, bad parents, and undisciplined children. Period. Ted Nugent

I see some real genius in your flying, Maverick, but I can’t say that in there. I was afraid that everyone in the tax trailer would see right through me, and I just don’t want anyone to know that I’ve fallen for you. Charlie

A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies. George Washington

First one dies, you die too. But there will be others. You can count it. You gotta let him go. You gotta let him go. Viper

I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery. Thomas Jefferson

He can’t get back in the saddle, won’t engage. Jester

A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. Sigmund Freud

Maverick, I flew with his old man. Let me ask you something. If you had to go into battle, would you want him with you? Viper

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

Okay, knock it off, gentlemen. Let’s go home, Viper has the lead. Viper

An armed society is a polite society. Robert Heinlein

Mayday, mayday, Mav’s in trouble. He’s in a flat spin, he’s heading out to sea. Iceman

Remember the first rule of gunfighting  have a gun. Jeff Cooper

You’re not going to be happy unless you’re going Mach 2 with your hair on fire. Charlie

There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men. Robert A. Heinlein