100+ 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

The right of self-defense never ceases. It is among the most sacred, and alike necessary to nations and to individuals. — James Monroe

Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp. — George Takei

I spent 34 months on the battleship Alabama, South Dakota-class. I was a gun captain. First we went to Russia for about 11 months with the British convoys. Then we were up in Norway and Scandinavia. — Bob Feller

I was something of a prankster. One time I put a ski mask on my head and used a fake gun on the school secretary so that I could get some of my friends out of detention. — Luke Perry

All you need for a movie is a gun and a girl. — Jean-Luc Godard

You can have all the gun control laws in the country, but if you don’t enforce them, people are going to find a way to protect themselves. We need to recognize that bad people are doing bad things with these weapons. It’s not the law-abiding citizens, it’s not the person who uses it as a hobby. — Michael Steele

I think everyone should own six guns, even though I don’t own any. — Colin Quinn

Yes, people pull the trigger – but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror. — Eliot Spitzer

The shooting of the guns, that was kind of funny, because rolling a cigarette and shooting a gun aren’t like normal things for a 13-year old girl! — Hailee Steinfeld

I found myself in the middle of a race riot when I was about 14 years old, and I found someone pointing a gun at me and telling me to run or they’d shoot me. — Tracy Chapman

The policemen or soldiers are only a gun in the establishments hand. They make the racist secure in his racism. — Huey Newton

America… just a nation of two hundred million used car salesmen with all the money we need to buy guns and no qualms about killing anybody else in the world who tries to make us uncomfortable. — Hunter S. Thompson

Everybody has a gun in their car in Detroit. — Jim Harrison

I love firing guns. It’s an amazing feeling – so sexy and powerful. — Hayley Atwell

When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody. — Bill Cosby

I think that’s given inspiration to other musicians. I know, particularly through the 90s, a lot of bands would cite Rush as an influence. I don’t think it was so much our music, but more the way we really stuck to our guns. — Alex Lifeson

The two most important things to do for self-defense are not to take a martial arts class or get a gun, but to think like the opposition and know where you’re most at risk. — Barry Eisler

Gun control means being able to hit your target. If I have a ‘hot button’ issue, this is definitely it. Don’t even think about taking my guns. My rights are not negotiable, and I am totally unwilling to compromise when it comes to the Second Amendment. — Michael Badnarik

Money is not our primary aim. Changing the behavior and the practice of the gun industry is. — Marc Morial

The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people. — Huey Newton

I think I’ve had the fantasy of a ray-gun that could erase the world from the time I was a very little kid. — Daniel Clowes

No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well. — Sebastian Junger

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

The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail… the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation. — Jeff Cooper

Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet. — Benjamin Banneker

Military dictatorship is born from the power of the gun, and so it undermines the concept of the rule of law and gives birth to a culture of might, a culture of weapons, violence and intolerance. — Benazir Bhutto

Anyone with a gun can go out and commit an act of terrorism, even without a political affiliation. — Aaron McGruder

My cousin cleaned out a shotgun for me and let me carry it around the house, because he said, ‘Anybody who knows anything about guns is going to know in a second if someone has held a gun before.’ I didn’t want to be that person. I wanted to be practiced. — Jennifer Lawrence

What does it tell you that applications for guns since the shooting are up 41 percent in Colorado, and that our cameras found about 50 people in line at one gun shop yesterday outside Denver? — Brian Williams

If the world were a bar, America would currently be the angry drunk waving around a loaded gun. Yeah, the other people in the bar may be afraid of him, but they sure as hell don’t respect him. — Wil Wheaton

The very purpose of the Second Amendment is to stop the government from disallowing people the means to defend themselves against tyranny. Any proposal to abuse executive power and infringe upon gun rights must be repelled with the stiffest legislative force possible. — Steve Stockman

Understanding the long, sordid history of gun control in America is key to understanding the dangers of disarming. — Niger Innis

A gun is no more dangerous than a cricket bat in the hands of a madman. — Prince Philip

Apparently, I’m very good at firing a gun without blinking, which is unusual. That’s why so many action characters have to wear sunglasses during shoot-out scenes. That’s my party trick. — Kate Beckinsale

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that… it is their right and duty to be at all times armed. — Thomas Jefferson

Guns are evil! And very little good comes from the availability of a bullet designed to kill human beings! — Mackenzie Astin

I think after Sandy Hook, when Obama went out, and he talked a lot about gun control and met with the parents, there was a sense that something was going to happen. But then, I guess, the power of special interests was greater than public sentiment. — Doris Kearns Goodwin

A woman who demands further gun control legislation is like a chicken who roots for Colonel Sanders. — Larry Elder

The great object is that every man be armed. — Patrick Henry

Prior to being mugged I did not feel I had to carry a gun. However, I knew how to shoot a gun very proficiently. As a boy, I used to play cowboys and Indians all the time. — Bernhard Goetz

Non-crazy gun advocates – the ones who aren’t stockpiling in preparation for a zombie invasion – don’t like the idea of expanding background checks because they think it’ll be a lot more paperwork. And it probably would make it more difficult to sell guns at, say, a flea market. — Gail Collins

Although I look really good holding a gun, I can’t shoot. I can’t shoot anything. I’m the worst shot. — Tisha Campbell-Martin

The engine of the tank is a weapon just as the main-gun. — Heinz Guderian

I’m pro-life. I’m pro-gun. I’m pro-family. And I’m pro-business. — Charlie Crist

I finally bought a gun because I said if I’m going to get it, I’m taking somebody with me. — Gary Lockwood

Hey, I’m a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion. — Paul Ryan

Gun control means control. It means control for the government and the government starts controlling the people. — Luke Scott

The problem here is that there will always be some uncertainty about how quickly Saddam can acquire nuclear weapons. But we don’t want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud. — Condoleezza Rice

Leaders in Africa are so corrupt that we are certain if we put dogs in uniforms and put guns on their shoulders, we’d be hard put to distinguish them. — Stokely Carmichael

Finance is a gun. Politics is knowing when to pull the trigger. — Mario Puzo

A manager uses a relief pitcher like a six shooter, he fires until it’s empty then takes the gun and throws it at the villain. — Dan Quisenberry

My biggest hobby is airsoft, which is similar to paintball. Essentially, it’s military simulation, but the guns shoot plastic BBs. My friends and I go out in the woods or the desert and play all day long! — Nathan Kress

On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther – the machine-gun is covering the square. — Erich Maria Remarque

The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that’s good. — George Washington

I’m Ric Flair! The Stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun! — Ric Flair

The Queen of Crafts herself, Martha Stewart, and I have the same birthday. I prefer to think it’s the glue-gun wielding, perfect-tart-producing Martha and not the copper pan-throwing, jail-going Martha. But I suppose if I am going to share a calendar square with some of Martha, I have to share it with all of Martha. — Sloane Crosley

A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. — Mario Puzo

This battle for ‘common-sense’ gun control laws pits emotion and passion against logic and reason. All too often in such a contest, logic loses. So, expect more meaningless, if not harmful, ‘gun control’ legislation. Good news – if you’re a crook. — Larry Elder

Your genetics load the gun. Your lifestyle pulls the trigger. — Mehmet Oz

Gibson has been making the finest electric guitars the world has ever witnessed for over 70 years. They are as American as God, guns and rock and roll. — Ted Nugent

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not. — David Seabury

I’ve dealt with a lot of guns over my career, so I’m getting better and better with firearms. — Will Patton

I’m an anorak. I’ve always been an obsessive collector of things. Richard Briers collects stamps. I collect cars and guns, which are much more expensive, and much more difficult to store. — Michael Gambon

To disarm the people is the best and most effectual Way to enslave them. — George Mason

We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force. — Ayn Rand

After graduation, I wanted to work for ‘Sassy’, which I loved, but it had folded. So I wound up at ‘Seventeen’ for three years on staff and two as a contributor, and I wrote these great stories that nobody ever believes ‘Seventeen’ does. Serious stories for teens about social justice issues – gun control, migrant farm workers. — Gayle Forman

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. — Mao Zedong

I ask, sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few public officials. — George Mason

I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn’t seem right. I have my mother’s boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns. — Bonnie Jo Campbell

The gun issue is a big, unresolved issue in this country right now. I think it’s out of control — Nora Dunn

I support gun safety measures, and I’ll tell you, I grew up in a family of gun owners and hunters, and I went hunting with my dad as a kid, and you know, I have deep respect for the Second Amendment and the culture of our country. — Eric Swalwell

You can’t be afraid to put out a fire if you’re a fireman. You can’t be afraid to be a police officer and carry a gun if you’re afraid to get up and go out there. So you’ve got to put that fear to the side and go out in faith to overcome that. — Duane Chapman

I strongly believe that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to possess and use guns for purposes of both hunting and self-defense. — Cass Sunstein

What was the competition? Well, I remember this Puerto Rican who came out in a short skirt and a gun. — Sarah Vaughan

The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure. — Lyndon B. Johnson

It ain’t gun control we need; it’s sin control. — Si Robertson

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

Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country. — Bob Barr

Like all kids who want to be in action movies, I want to jump out of a speeding car, shoot guns, slide out the side in slow motion like a John Woo movie. — Dallas Roberts

I would play with Guns n’ Roses anytime. — Sebastian Bach

We must get rid of all the guns. — Sarah Brady

Who’s the new Ramones, who’s the new Guns ‘N Roses, who’s the new Motley Crue, who’s the new Black Sabbath? They’re coming, they’re on the street, they’re 16, 17 years old. — Nikki Sixx

I trained with the FBI in Portland and I also had many conversations with female FBI agents in Los Angeles, as well. That was again something that also came in very handy for Basic, because I’d learned already how to handle a gun and how to behave just physically when you’re in a situation, a threat. That was very good to know. — Connie Nielsen

We all recognize that Colorado and our nation have a long and storied tradition of gun ownership for hunting, outdoor recreation and self-defense. However, I am not convinced that combat weapons are necessarily part of that heritage. — Mark Udall

Vietnam helped me to look at the horror and terror in the hearts of people and realize how we can’t aim guns and set booby traps for people we have never spoken a word to. That kind of impersonal violence mystifies me. — Yusef Komunyakaa

Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down. — Edward Abbey

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter’s gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. — Yasser Arafat

People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government. — Cal Thomas

I wasn’t driving down the wrong side of the street, smoking marijuana, waving my gun out the window. — Coolio

Moments of crisis, like the shooting in Newtown, tend to produce brief spikes of popular interest in gun control. My research on media attention suggests these spikes are extremely short-lived, and that they may be decreasing in intensity. — Ethan Zuckerman

The gun is not out of Irish politics. — Ian Paisley

It’s not a gun control problem; it’s a cultural control problem. — Bob Barr

If you’re old enough to be arrested, you’re old enough to carry a gun. — Pat Paulsen

I was once asked to do my Tarzan yell at Bergdorf Goodman, and a guard burst in with a gun! Now I only do it under controlled circumstances. — Carol Burnett

I was a grunt, walking around in the jungle of Vietnam, trying not to find the enemy. Because I am so big, they were going to give me either a heavy radio or a huge machine gun to carry. I carried a radio. — Bob Gunton

I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any threat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within. — Douglas MacArthur

Where you have the most armed citizens in America, you have the lowest violent crime rate. Where you have the worst gun control, you have the highest crime rate. — Ted Nugent

Shooting is very challenging because 10 metre air rifle you have different rules, short gun you have different rules. — Gagan Narang

There’s so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed. — Debi Mazar

I’d get a shell, they weighed about 80 pounds I think, but when I was 19 or 20 that was nothing. I’d take a shell and a bag of powder, I’d put it in the hoist and then I would send it up to the gun. — Barney Ross

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