Powerful Gun Quotes to Inspire Your Inner Warrior

Gun Quotes
Gun Quotes


Quotes about weapons or the usage of firearms are referred to as “gun quotes.”

Guns have been used for a variety of purposes throughout human history, including hunting, self-defense, and warfare.

As a result, there are many different statements about weapons, some of which show admiration for them while others indicate disapproval of their use.

Famous Gun Quotes

  • “I have a love interest in every one of my films – a gun.” – Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • “I have a very strict gun control policy: if there’s a gun around, I want to be in control of it.” – Clint Eastwood
  • “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
  • “The Second Amendment of our Bill of Rights is my Concealed Weapons Permit, period.” – Ted Nugent
  • “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
  • “To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic.” – Ted Nugent
  • “A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” – Sigmund Freud
  • “An armed society is a polite society.” – Robert Heinlein
  • “There are no dangerous weapons. There are only dangerous men.” – Robert A. Heinlein
  • “Among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised.” – Charlton Heston

Miscellaneous Gun Quotes

  • “A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” – Frederick Douglass
  • “No Kingdom can be secured otherwise than by arming the people. The possession of arms is the distinction between a freeman and a slave.” – James Burgh
  • “Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters.” – Daniel Webster
  • “The philosophy of gun control: Teenagers are roaring through town at 90MPH, where the speed limit is 25. Your solution is to lower the speed limit to 20.” – Sam Cohen (inventor of the neutron bomb)
  • “The tragic history of civilian disarmament cries a warning against any systematic attempts to render innocent citizens ill-equipped to defend themselves from tyrant terrorists, despots or oppressive majorities,” – Daniel Schmutter

The Founding Fathers’ Gun Quotes

  • “A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined…” – George Washington, First Annual Address, to both House of Congress, January 8, 1790
  • “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.” – Thomas Jefferson, Virginia Constitution, Draft 1, 1776
  • “I prefer dangerous freedom over peaceful slavery.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Madison, January 30, 1787
  • “What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms.” – Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, son-in-law of John Adams, December 20, 1787
  • “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.” – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

Gun Quotes From Regular People

  • “When the law disallows both the means and moral authority to defend one’s self and property, crime and violence fill the void between common sense and the hoped for utopia.”- JD Filkins
  • “Keeping and bearing arms is not only a fundamental right; it is a fundamental duty upon which all liberty and sovereignty is based.” – Donald L. Cline
  • “A shoot-out is better than a massacre!” – David M. Bennett
  • “It is a lesson of history that it is ethically, morally, and philosophically impossible to have too many personal weapons, whether they be edged, impact or projectile.” – David W. Loeffler
  • “Nothing puts the dignity in personal dignity (or the freedom in personal freedom) like the self in self-rule.” – John Longenecker
  • “Those gun control activists advocating exchanging a liberty for safety should recall that the safest place on earth is solitary confinement at Leavenworth.” – Rand T. Lennox
  • “The gun control extremist has at least two things in common with the Islamic extremist. He has a willingness to die for his fundamental beliefs. And he has the sanctimony to demand that others go with him.” – Dr. Mike Adams

If you’re a fan of thought-provoking and powerful quotes about guns, then you’ve come to the right place. In my articles on “Gun Quotes,” I have compiled some of the most memorable, inspiring, and controversial quotes from notable figures throughout history.


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