Best Quotes About Gun

By the end, everybody had a label – pig, liberal, radical, revolutionary… If you had everything but a gun, you were a radical but not a revolutionary. -Jerry Rubin

I have not yet begun to fight! -John Paul Jones

Ideas pull the trigger, but instinct loads the gun. -Don Marquis

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. -Benjamin Franklin

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

The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of the gun. -P. G. Wodehouse

There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. -Isaac Bashevis Singer

It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived. -Harper Lee

Anyone who has begun to think, places some portion of the world in jeopardy. -John Dewey

Well begun is half done. -Aristotle

I favor the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and it must be enforced at gunpoint if necessary. -Ronald Reagan

When in doubt, have a man come through the door with a gun in his hand. -Raymond Chandler

Well, I'm about as tall as a shotgun, and just as noisy. -Truman Capote

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going. -Norman Cousins

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

You live by the gun and knife, and die by the gun and knife. -Joe Valachi

All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful. -Liz Smith

Don't carry a gun. It's nice to have them close by, but don't carry them. You might get arrested. -John Gotti

It's a naive domestic Burgundy without any breeding, but I think you'll be amused by its presumption. -James Thurber

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. -John Leonard

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield. -Douglas MacArthur

We owe to the Middle Ages the two worst inventions of humanity – romantic love and gunpowder. -Andre Maurois

Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout 'Bang!' -George Will

There is a peculiar burning odor in the room, like explosives. the kitchen fills with smoke and the hot, sweet, ashy smell of scorched cookies. The war has begun. -Alison Lurie

A well begun is half ended. -A. C. Benson

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. -Buddha

After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it. I sure as hell wouldn't want to live in a society where the only people allowed guns are the police and the military. -William S. Burroughs

The Clinton administration launched an attack on people in Texas because those people were religious nuts with guns. Hell, this country was founded by religious nuts with guns. Who does Bill Clinton think stepped ashore on Plymouth Rock? -P. J. O'Rourke

You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. -Al Capone

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun. -R. Buckminster Fuller

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

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun… and the only way to do that is to change the Constitution. -Michael Gartner

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

They may have turned this up, whether you had the Paula Jones case or not. But again maybe not, but again that's like if a frog had side pockets he'd probably wear a handgun. -Dan Rather

You will know that forgiveness has begun when you recall those who hurt you and feel the power to wish them well. -Lewis B. Smedes

Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. -Joseph Stalin

One man with a gun can control 100 without one. -Vladimir Lenin

The mere thought hadn't even begun to speculate about the merest possibility of crossing my mind. -Douglas Adams

I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked. -Raymond Chandler

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

Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician. -Jeff Cooper

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they 'don't understand' one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to. -Helen Rowland

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

He who would begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin. -Horace

I love New York City; I've got a gun. -Charles Barkley

In our school you were searched for guns and knifes on the way in and if you didn't have any, they gave you some. -Emo Philips

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

We've begun to long for the pitter-patter of little feet – so we bought a dog. Well, it's cheaper, and you get more feet. -Rita Rudner

I'd love to do a character with a wife, a nice little house, a couple of kids, a dog, maybe a bit of singing, and no guns and no killing, but nobody offers me those kind of parts. -Christopher Walken

Our task, your task… is to try to connect the dots before something happens. People say, 'Well, where's the smoking gun?' Well, we don't want to see a smoking gun from a weapon of mass destruction. -Donald Rumsfeld

America must not ignore the threat gathering against us. Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof, the smoking gun that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud. -George W. Bush

It is difficult to know at what moment love begins; it is less difficult to know that it has begun. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Elevate those guns a little lower. -Andrew Jackson

We have it. The smoking gun. The evidence. The potential weapon of mass destruction we have been looking for as our pretext of invading Iraq. There's just one problem – it's in North Korea. -Jon Stewart

Give me a kiss, and to that kiss a score; Then to that twenty, add a hundred more: A thousand to that hundred: so kiss on, To make that thousand up a million. Treble that million, and when that is done, Let's kiss afresh, as when we first begun. -Robert Herrick

If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away. -W. H. Auden

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

War can only be abolished through war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. -Mao Zedong

Our birth is nothing but our death begun, As tapers waste the moment they take fire. -Edward Young

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end. -Francis Quarles

Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun. -Martin Amis

To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete. -Epictetus

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living. -James Baldwin

The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool. -Pearl S. Buck

Power may be at the end of a gun, but sometimes it's also at the end of the shadow or the image of a gun. -Jean Genet

Each morning sees some task begun, each evening sees it close; Something attempted, something done, has earned a night's repose. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Prison continues, on those who are entrusted to it, a work begun elsewhere, which the whole of society pursues on each individual through innumerable mechanisms of discipline. -Michel Foucault

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

The real use of gunpowder is to make all men tall. -Thomas Carlyle

The labor of keeping house is labor in its most naked state, for labor is toil that never finishes, toil that has to be begun again the moment it is completed, toil that is destroyed and consumed by the life process. -Mary McCarthy

We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun. -George Orwell

What gunpowder did for war the printing press has done for the mind. -Wendell Phillips

They're sheep. They like Bush enough to credit him with saving the nation after 9/11. Three thousand people get killed, and everybody thinks they're next on the list. The president comes along, and he's got his six-guns strapped on, and people think he's going to save them. -Ed Asner

Why is it that, as a culture, we are more comfortable seeing two men holding guns than holding hands? -Ernest Gaines

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are at morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday. -Eleanor Roosevelt

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins. -Ayn Rand

My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn! -Josh Hartnett

We've begun to raise daughters more like sons… but few have the courage to raise our sons more like our daughters. -Gloria Steinem

I am in support of the NRA position on gun control. -William J. Clinton

Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun. -Matt Groening

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

If we are attacked we can only defend ourselves with guns not with butter. -Joseph Goebbels

Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat. -Hermann Goering

The New York Times editorial page is like a Ouija board that has only three answers, no matter what the question. The answers are: higher taxes, more restrictions on political speech and stricter gun control. -Ann Coulter

I seem to be getting a lot of things pushed my way that are strong women. It's like people see Hackers and they send me offers to play tough women with guns, the kind who wear no bra and a little tank top. I'd like to play strong women who are also very feminine. -Angelina Jolie

It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. -Barack Obama

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint. -Christopher Hitchens

I hate guns. -John Howard

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

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by the police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state. -Michael Dukakis

I've never been arrested. I've been stopped, searched and had a gun put to my head by the Chicago cops. -Tim Meadows

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

Common sense should tell us that there is no reason for civilians to have access to easily concealable handguns with the capability to shoot through body armor. -Carl Levin

Safe storage and child access prevention laws are critical steps as we seek to reduce the occurrence of accidental shootings and suicides involving guns. -Carl Levin

Banning guns addresses a fundamental right of all Americans to feel safe. -Dianne Feinstein

I'm glad that it didn't take as long to get Shepard off the ground as it's taken this series. I'd begun to think the Congo would be ahead of us in the space race before Whispering Smith ever got on the air. -Audie Murphy

Why do we need another station where everyone has a gun? We already have BET. -Greg Giraldo

If I could uninvent anything, I would uninvent Hitler's mum, guns and broccoli. -Dominic Monaghan

When a man is shooting a handgun, it's just like he is shooting because that's his job, and he has no other choice. It's no good. When a girl is shooting a handgun, it's really something. -Hayao Miyazaki

I could get into bed with James Bond, then take my false leg off and it would really be a gun. -Heather Mills

On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn't observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer. -Bobby Seale

I want to kill the president because I no like the capitalists. I have the gun in my hand, I kill kings and presidents first and next all capitalists. -Giuseppe Zangara

Every time you cut programs, you take away a person who has a vested interest in high taxes and you put him on the tax rolls and make him a taxpayer. A farmer on subsidies is part welfare bum, whereas a free-market farmer is a small businessman with a gun. -Grover Norquist

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

It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn't even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked. -Carolyn McCarthy

Our pre-9/11 gun laws allow our enemies in the War on Terror to arm themselves right here in our own country. -Carolyn McCarthy

Gun bans disarm victims, putting them at the mercy of murderers or terrorists who think nothing of breaking the gun laws. -Michael Badnarik

I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property. -Michael Badnarik

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

Now I am within thirty yards of him. He must fall. The gun pours out its stream of lead. Then it jams. Then it reopens fire. That jam almost saved his life. -Manfred von Richthofen

Jewish fundamentalism is teaching that Jews can fight with guns and with civil war, against being relocated off the West Bank, and disobey the orders of their government. That is the call to jihad, to several kinds of jihad. -Arthur Hertzberg

And all the good you've done will soon be swept away, You've begun to matter more than the things you say. -Tim Rice

Never read a book through merely because you have begun it. -John Witherspoon

The world has become one big grassy knoll, crawling with lone gunmen who think they're the Warren Commission. -Ken MacLeod

I figured out how to catch fugitives without a gun. -John Walsh

He is in a gunfight right now. I'm gonna have to take a message. -Erika Eleniak

When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun. -Craig Bruce

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

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've just begun to dare to think I perhaps am a bit of an artist. -David Lean

I consider myself to have been the bridge between the shotgun and the binoculars in bird watching. Before I came along, the primary way to observe birds was to shoot them and stuff them. -Roger Tory Peterson

I was never jailed. The fact is that I was arrested, but I went into a diversion programme, and by that time I'd already begun working in what was called anger management. It was a painful and awful moment. -David Soul

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

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

When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music. -David Crosby

Grace is but glory begun, and glory is but grace perfected. -Jonathan Edwards

They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won't get played Huh? -Kanye West

A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun. -Don Henley

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off. -Saint Francis de Sales

Nothing is more useless in developing a nation's economy than a gun, and nothing blocks the road to social development more than the financial burden of war. War is the arch enemy of national progress and the modern scourge of civilized men. -Hussein of Jordan

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

If I had been elected president in 1948, history would be vastly different. I believe we would have stemmed the growth of Big Government, which had begun with the New Deal and culminated with the Great Society. -Strom Thurmond

I do not care so much for the death of my gunner, as for other passages of my voyage, for I have good friends in England that will bring me off for that. -William Kidd

My lord, I will tell you what the case was. I was coming up within a league of the Dutchman, and some of my men were making a mutiny about taking her, and my gunner told the people he could put the captain in a way to take the ship, and be safe. -William Kidd

Everyone smiles with that invisible gun to their head. -Chuck Palahniuk

My London constituency in Hackney has one of the highest levels of gun crime in the country. But the problem is no longer confined to inner city areas. Gun crime has spread to communities all over Britain. -Diane Abbott

The Indians gave up the land of their own free will, and for it received brass kettles, blankets, guns, shirts, flints, tobacco, rum and many trinkets in which their simple hearts delighted. -Patrick Gordon

There are naked people in boots on a mountain top firing guns. -Andy Richter

Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don't need guns, as their having guns doesn't serve the State. -Heinrich Himmler

I've never played a character where I've had so much fun on the physical end. I don't want to say I like it too much but it's fun having a gun on you and getting to manhandle men. -Charlotte Ross

I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun. -Bonnie Blair

The real cure for our environmental problems is to understand that our job is to salvage Mother Nature. We are facing a formidable enemy in this field. It is the hunters… and to convince them to leave their guns on the wall is going to be very difficult. -Jacques Yves Cousteau

I don't think you can in any way export culture with guns or tanks. -Bernardo Bertolucci

There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them. -William Tecumseh Sherman

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place, and in the sky, The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard among the guns below. -John McCrae

We don't consider the battle has ended in Afghanistan… The battle has begun and its fires are picking up. These fires will reach the White House, because it is the center of injustice and tyranny. -Mohammed Omar

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

Sometimes if you want to get rid of the gun, you have to pick the gun up. -Huey Newton

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

Something is wrong here, and it's more than easy access to guns or violence on TV. It's about lack of love and attachment to loving people early in life. -Rob Reiner

The gun lobby finds waiting periods inconvenient. You have only to ask my husband how inconvenient he finds his wheelchair from time to time. -Sarah Brady

The House passage of our bill is a victory for this country! Common sense wins out. I'm just so thrilled and excited. The sale of guns must stop. Halfway measures are not enough. -Sarah Brady

Unless they're a fugitive or a felon, or adjudicated mentally ill, we're not against them buying guns at all. -Sarah Brady

I don't believe gun owners have rights. -Sarah Brady

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

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

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

Our government declared that it is conducting some kind of great reforms. In reality, no real reforms were begun and no one at any point has declared a coherent programme. -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

You have to believe. You have to stick to your guns. -Arthur Cohn

Even if I were knocked down by one gunshot it wouldn't affect our democracy and I wasn't knocked down and I have great confidence in our democracy and in Taiwan and in the people of Taiwan. -Chen Shui-bian

In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child. -Christiane Amanpour

Now the restaurants have begun to catch up with the wine-making; there are numerous great restaurants in Napa Valley, and it's wonderful because the people are there for just that: great food and great wine. -Thomas Keller

These people were well dressed in skins, had some guns, but armed generally with bows and arrows and such other instruments of war as are common among the Indians of the Missouri. -William Henry Ashley

Over the centuries, mankind has tried many ways of combating the forces of evil… prayer, fasting, good works and so on. Up until Doom, no one seemed to have thought about the double-barrel shotgun. Eat leaden death, demon. -Terry Pratchett

I'm a huge fan of Cabernet and Bordeaux, and am passionate about Pinot Noir and Burgundies. -Raymond E. Feist

The first and most imperative necessity in war is money, for money means everything else – men, guns, ammunition. -Ida Tarbell

Nevertheless the meaning is not that the blessed bread which is divided, which is offered, and which the apostles received from the hand of Christ was not the body of Christ but becomes the body of Christ when the eating of it is begun. -Martin Chemnitz

The British government says that for Sinn Fein to be involved in talks the guns must be left at the door. -Martin McGuinness

Let everyone leave all the guns – British guns and Irish guns – outside the door. -Martin McGuinness

If the British government is prepared to say that the Unionists will not have a veto over British government policy and that guns, vetoes and injustices will all be left outside the door, then there is no good reason why talks cannot take place in an appropriate atmosphere. -Martin McGuinness

I understand why the Tories will be gunning for Alastair Campbell because they fear his campaigning skills. -Peter Mandelson

But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and the various things you get for joining the NRA. -Michael D. Barnes

If today is your typical day in America, 80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire. In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from gunfire here at home in the United States than in the entire war in Iraq since it started. -Michael D. Barnes

If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Toy guns are subject to safety regulation; water pistols are, but not real guns. -Michael D. Barnes

Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country. California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world, and California has better gun laws than many states, although California's need to be improved. -Michael D. Barnes

Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns. -Michael D. Barnes

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers, but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will never again sell more than one gun to a customer. This is exactly what we're trying to get the gun industry across the country to do. -Michael D. Barnes

There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers – and you can buy guns without background checks. -Michael D. Barnes

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here. -Michael D. Barnes

We're trying to publicize this one and make people realize that the gun industry can clean up its act and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood of guns killing police officers and other innocent people. -Michael D. Barnes

Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company. We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry to say to the gun industry, We won't insure you unless you have policies that will reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily. -Michael D. Barnes

The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over. In many ways it's just beginning. -Michael D. Barnes

The recognition of the art that informs all pure science need not mean the abandonment for it of all present art, rather it will mean the completion of the transformation of art that has already begun. -John Desmond Bernal

I lost my hair mixing a substance called white gunpowder on the kitchen table. -Mark Oliphant

Americans in all places and levels of government have begun to consider the areas where we need to prepare ourselves from future threats, including the latest weapon: bio-terror. -Paul Gillmor

All my life I wanted to be a bank robber. Carry a gun and wear a mask. Now that it's happened I guess I'm just about the best bank robber they ever had. And I sure am happy. -John Dillinger

I'm playing a very strong character, it's the story of the woman Polish Jews out of the Warsaw ghetto. I've just begun my weapons training and the SAS type training that's getting me fit. -Sadie Frost

But the West did not last long enough. Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them. -Christopher Dawson

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

In 1970, I had begun work on the basic pancreatic trypsin inhibitor which has later become the model compound for the development of protein NMR, molecular dynamics, and experimental folding studies in other laboratories. -Robert Huber

After a semester or so, my infatuation with computers burnt out as quickly as it had begun. -Eric Allin Cornell

The 21st Century has begun as an era of uncertainty, with a heightened focus on security and public safety. -Gavin Newsom

To put it better, we believe the radar gun will get you drafted, but you have to pitch to get to the big leagues. Tools will get you drafted, but you have to be able to play to get to the big leagues. -Roy Clark

Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has already begun to hurt the quality and range of education at every level of American life. -Charles Vest

I'd begun reading Crumb shortly before that, and other underground stuff, so that was an influence to some degree. Of course the Marvel and DC comics, they had been my main interests in my teenage years. -Chester Brown

At intervals between the songs, more especially after the trances have begun, the dancers unclasp hands and sit down to smoke or talk for a few minutes. -James Mooney

It was just so elaborate and so luxurious. We had every gadget imaginable. You know, I had the little gun that came out, and I had the little gun in the heel of the shoe. -Robert Conrad

My training in Science of Mind had begun with my mother. She took me to a different church every Sunday, and she encouraged me to question the minister afterward. -Esther Williams

Therefore, when I considered this carefully, the contempt which I had to fear because of the novelty and apparent absurdity of my view, nearly induced me to abandon utterly the work I had begun. -Nicolaus Copernicus

I went over to the Charlestown Navy Yard yesterday and saw some big men of war, one over 100 guns. -John D. Long

All the stuff that I used to treat with contempt – you know, I'm an artist, man, I don't do that family stuff – has begun to seem really important. -Rick Moody

I had never really fired guns before, so this was all very new to me. -Shane West

Since 1998, the Administration has begun to upgrade counterintelligence and security at U.S. weapons labs. -Charles Bass

I don't know whether I'm, like, jumping the gun but it's possible that in the future we may be able to use the information that we can't receive at the moment. -Sean Booth

When I was growing up, it was 'Communists'. Now it's 'Terrorists'. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything. -Cindy Sheehan

I think I developed language skills to deal with threat. It's the girl thing to do-you know, instead of pulling out a gun. -Barbara Kruger

My inner critic who had begun piping up about how hopeless I was and how I didn't know to write. -Mary Garden

In my first year as governor, we solved some of the problems that had begun to undermine the Open Records Act. We gave the act teeth by providing criminal penalties for knowing violations. -Roy Barnes

We've begun to get justice. -Charles Evers

We've begun to put fear into those whites who think they can do anything they want to a black person and get away with it. -Charles Evers

All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well, are increasingly being targeted. In this country, with all the countless guns. -Cesar Romero

I'd stop in the middle of a gun fight and sing a song. -Ken Curtis

Ladies be seated, the party has only begun. -Johnny Olson

It was comical because you're at a firing range, all these people are so seriously shooting their little guns. -Ryan Reynolds

I suspect that many corporations have begun to understand that they have an important role to play in the lives of their communities, and that allocating funds to support local groups helps them discharge that function and also burnish their image. -David Rockefeller

How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me. -Paul Weyrich

Two special agents at the front door pulled me outside. By that time, they had already had the house surrounded with loaded weapons, machine guns, shotguns… about 25 federal agents. -Sherman Austin

Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent. -Roger Moore

I've often wondered, when they've done Of Mice And Men on stage, and I've seen it, how they did that gun thing. I've watched it on stage, but I don't remember it. -Ray Walston

In England, we don't have any guns whatsoever. -Simon Pegg

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

Other composers have taken this particular technique much further than I in the meantime, with the result that the Law of Diminishing Returns has begun to apply. -Brian Ferneyhough

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

One or two of the trips were a bit scary. Soldiers had me at gun point on one trip, locked me in my van all night and escorted me in and out of buildings when I wanted to wash. -Joey Dunlop

It gives us a look into a world that's very much like 'Traffic' was for drugs, this movie is for gun running. Dark at times, but I think Nic Cage is an incredible person to watch and very entertaining. -Jared Leto

As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that's what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic. -Pete Townshend

You know, I've never shot a gun in a movie. -Devon Sawa

Many of my books have begun with the title, because naming a work already in progress makes no sense to me. -Guillermo Cabrera Infante

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and it's important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification. -Greg Ginn

It's like the old rule-if you introduce a gun into the first act of a play, it's going to be used in the third act. So if you do a movie about criminals, you have to accept there's going to be Some action. -Harold Ramis

I have just come from a couple of raids, where we had a very lively time, and some of them had to pull their guns. I found it necessary to punch a few sports myself. -Richard Harding Davis

In Houston everyone owns guns and uses 'em – sometimes just for the hell of it. -Shelley Duvall

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

If writers learn more from their books than do readers, perhaps I may have begun to learn. -Lloyd Alexander

Everyone has said very supportive things coming out of D.C. today. We can't wait when the race has begun. -Katherine Harris

I never plot out my novels in terms of the tone of the book. Hopefully, once a story is begun it reveals itself. -Alice Hoffman

Unfortunately, the food industry has not yet faced this situation and begun taking measures to avoid exploiting our weakness for not knowing when we have had enough. -Marvin Harris

That was the – It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out! -Robert McCloskey

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

On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don't want to make a movie with guns everywhere. -Jim McKay

If the experimental physicist has already done a great deal of work in this field, nevertheless the theoretical physicist has still hardly begun to evaluate the experimental material which may lead him to conclusions about the structure of the atom. -Johannes Stark

We damaged all the big guns we could, and carried away the powder and the lead. -Chief Joseph

We had a great many horses, of which we gave Lewis and Clark what they needed, and they gave us guns and tobacco in return. -Chief Joseph

I have a lot of fun with guns, especially the M-16, but my favourite is my little .22. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. I do limit myself to blanks. -Jeri Ryan

If we're going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals. -John Dingell

If you talk to any of my Democratic colleagues who lost that year, they would tell that gun control was one of the major contributory factors in the loss of their seats. -John Dingell

This is one of the major problems we have. By the way, it was endorsed by leadership on both sides of the aisle and both ends of the Capitol, by the NRA and also by the gun control groups. -John Dingell

But I'm not particularly comfortable around guns. -Ryan Phillippe

Over the past few years, many of us have increasingly begun to question the direction and meaning of our society as it has developed over the past several centuries. -Alex Campbell

If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off. -Lorna Luft

One cannot help being impressed by the protesters. They have begun each day of the protest in Kiev in prayer and all activities are accomplished with a collective sense of respect, kindness, and an intention to conduct a peaceful revolution. -Bob Schaffer

Overall, I think I'm in pretty good shape, but I'm not really someone that is gung-ho or a fitness fanatic. -Cobi Jones

Once serious political dialogue has begun, the international community can assume that we have achieved genuine progress along the road to real democratisation. -Aung San Suu Kyi

We will not change in matters of policy until such time as dialogue has begun. -Aung San Suu Kyi

I saw why people died and how they died. I saw gunshot wounds and liver failure. It was a good learning experience, so I came regularly on weekends and holidays. -Michael Baden

I'd like President Bush to get a gun in his hands. I'll go with him. I can't think of anything better than to die in place 's just beginning their lives. -F. Murray Abraham

I have begun to sympathetically understand Paul, though I don't like him much. -Lionel Blue

My mother enjoyed old age, and because of her I've begun to enjoy parts of it too. So far I've had it good and am crumbling nicely. -Lionel Blue

The Long and the Short and the Tall made a great impression on me because it was a very ugly tale about the reality of soldiering at a time when we were being gung-ho about the whole thing of war. -Timothy West

The only times an Afro-American who was assaulted got away has been when he had a gun and used it in self-defense. -Ida B. Wells

I'm active in PAX, which is a gun awareness organization. We treat gun safety as a public health issue. -Mandy Patinkin

In my second year, after moving to the Medical School, I began the courses of Anatomy and Physiology. I had begun to see that I was interested in cells and their functions. -Sydney Brenner

I try to help people become the best possible editors of their own work, to help them become conscious of the things they do well, of the things they need to look at again, of the wells of material they have not even begun to dip their buckets into. -Tobias Wolff

In Algeria, I had begun to get into literature and philosophy. I dreamed of writing-and already models were instructing the dream, a certain language governed it. -Jacques Derrida

My instinct was that it was Sidney's childhood in the Bahamas that gave him the fearlessness to fight racism. So this documentary was a kind of rounding out of what had begun in that scene in In the Heat of the Night. -Lee Grant

I come from a family that has been here for almost 200 years. My ancestors started a very dangerous gunpowder business in 1802, and my great- grandfather and his father were both killed in gunpowder explosions. -Pete du Pont

As a strong supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights, I believe tougher enforcement of our nation's existing gun laws must be done before any more laws are enacted and put on the books. -Jeff Miller

I always believed it would happen and stuck to my guns. -Kid Rock

Religion has become so many different things. Religion is an economic thing for some people. Religion is a gun. -Ziggy Marley

I would like to think that Ben and myself have begun a partnership that will take us into different areas of music that we can continue to write, enjoy and keep me involved with music other then what I do with RUSH. -Geddy Lee

In our own time it has been seen… that simple children, roughly brought up in the wilderness, have begun to draw by themselves, impelled by their own natural genius, instructed solely by the example of these beautiful paintings and sculptures of Nature. -Giorgio Vasari

You can't go to a negotiating table pointing a gun, but you've got to keep it over your shoulder. -Joe Slovo

The modern form of things had begun to appeal to me, also (as material for satire) politics, and the lives of the great and little, high up in the social scale. -Laurence Housman

If we got into a situation where people start burning our records, then bring it on. That's the whole point. The gloaming has begun. We're in the darkness. This has happened before. Go read some history. -Thom Yorke

We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task. -Theodore Bikel

You all know how powerful and varied are the effects of which steam engines are capable; with them has really begun the great development of industry which has characterised our century before all others. -Hermann von Helmholtz

Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns. -Rick Danko

We are a generation of settlers, and without the steel helmet and gun barrel, we shall not be able to plant a tree or build a house. -Moshe Dayan

Growing up in eastern Kentucky like I did, I'm used to having a few guns around to protect me. -Loretta Lynn

Shootouts are not gunfights of honor, they're gang wars and racial riots. -Jessica Savitch

I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant. -Francis Ford Coppola

The major gossip columnists were more concerned with protecting the industry than with gunning down sinners. -Gloria Swanson

Since the end of the Cold War two main nuclear powers have begun to make big reductions in their nuclear arsenals. Each of them is dismantling about 2,000 nuclear warheads a year. -Joseph Rotblat

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

I'd really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I'm the action guy. -Kevin Bacon

In recent times, European nations, with the use of gunpowder and other technical improvements in warfare, controlled practically the whole world. One, the British Empire, brought under one government a quarter of the earth and its inhabitants. -John Boyd Orr

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

Although by 1851 tales of adventure had begun to seem antiquated, they had rendered a large service to the course of literature: they had removed the stigma, for the most part, from the word novel. -Carl Clinton Van Doren

Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future, have been my camp companions. Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write as few men now living have known it. -Buffalo Bill

Death is a billion-dollar business. They can't even pass a law where it takes seven days to get a gun. Why don't you have to go through the same kind of screening you do to get a driver's license? It's totally insane. -John Cusack

When you get all this stuff on and you put on the guns and the hair, it has an effect on the actor. It tends to lend a certain something to the way you feel as you're just walking around looking that way. -Keith Carradine

My work begun to spread out. And calls to the universities begun to take me out of my garden, you know. -Howard Finster

I remember when I did the pilot, and I though no network is going to want to do this. How could that happen? A half Chinese guy walking the old west that doesn't fire one gun and never gets on a horse? -David Carradine

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

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

Since we didn't use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy. -Lucy Liu

It's a dream part, running around with guns, being an agent. -Lexa Doig

We have all read tragic stories in our local papers about gun accidents as a result of misuse. As lawmakers we can better promote safety and responsibility by encouraging gun owners to purchase gun safes to store firearms and keep them from falling into the wrong hands. -Ron Lewis

The only thing that's going to free Huey is gun powder. -H. Rap Brown

In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry! -Philip Gibbs

There is – you know, there's receipts for rented cars and license plates and guns and hand prints and palm prints and fingerprints. You know, I want to wait until I'm in a court. -Patty Hearst

I was appointed Poet Laureate. It came totally out of the blue because most Poet Laureates had been considerably older than I. It was not something that I even had begun to dream about! -Rita Dove

And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach. -Travis Barker

She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence. -Sri Aurobindo

As the number of available jobs has decreased in border states like Texas, cities halfway across America have begun to see an influx of illegal immigrants in search of employment. -Spencer Bachus

Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives. -Siegfried Sassoon

Washington should revive international efforts begun during the Clinton administration to pressure countries with dangerously loose banking regulations to adopt and enforce stricter rules. -Kit Bond

I started out as a young Ninja and killed all of the Shoguns. I am a Shogun now and I'm holding my spot. There probably won't be another Shogun after this. -Shaquille O'Neal

I am the number one Ninja and I have killed all the Shoguns in front of me. -Shaquille O'Neal

I never threatened him and no Syrian intelligence officer has ever pointed a gun to his head. -Rafik Hariri

It's sometimes better to pretend I don't hear the sound of somebody in the nearby woods with a shotgun. -Dashiell Hammett

The gunner's mate came up and started breaking the locks on the ammunition. Everything was locked up for fear that someone might go in there with a cigarette or something. -Barney Ross

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

The sheriffs are completely outnumbered and outgunned. And we don't have enough border patrol agents. -John Culberson

When entertainment was begun, during the Depression, it was supposed to take people's minds off reality. People could sing, dance, act or do anything. It was the type of entertainment that was available. -Tina Yothers

Germany expected that at the most a day or so would see Belgian resistance broken and the dash on Paris begun. It was not safe to start such a forward rush with Belgium unconquered. -Kelly Miller

The French were generous in giving us assistance in corps and army artillery, with its personnel, and we were confident from the start of our superiority over the enemy in guns of all calibers. -Kelly Miller

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

I always believe that most people could do it. I mean obviously I didn't just sit and stand. I used to love cradling the gun and just posing with the hand cocked ready to fire the gun, and the costume helped a great deal. -Jeremy Bulloch

It is true that the king has made a truce with the duke of Burgundy for fifteen days and that the duke is to turn over the city of Paris at the end of fifteen days. Yet you should not marvel if I do not enter that city so quickly. -Joan of Arc

The work I did in Vertigo meant nothing if no one cared about the movie. Luckily, Vertigo had a revival and people had begun to recognize there was something special and it gained in reputation. But it just as well could have ended up rotting in film cans somewhere. -Kim Novak

Our votes must go together with our guns. After all, any vote we shall have, shall have been the product of the gun. The gun which produces the vote should remain its security officer – its guarantor. The people's votes and the people's guns are always inseparable twins. -Robert Mugabe

By the time I came down from Yale, I was already more radicalized and had begun to read New Masses. -Albert Maltz

Our artillery has really been sensational. For once we have enough of something and at the right time. Officers tell me they actually have more guns than they know what to do with. -Ernie Pyle

To me, the excitement is in ordering a fine shotgun, going through the process that everybody who has bought one has gone through for 100 years. You order it, you make a significant down payment, and then you wait three or four years for the gun to be custom-made for you. -Tom Selleck

We have seen… that, although England is by far the richest nation of Europe, we have already outstripped her in the race after wealth, and we have only begun the development of our vast resources. -Josiah Strong

I don't shoot guns. I don't know how to do that. I grew Upstate New York, so I fought with my fists. -Jimmy Fallon

I had a gun and I had to run and shoot, which is not easy. -Jimmy Fallon

Nelson Mandela is, for me, the single statesman in the world. The single statesman, in that literal sense, who is not solving all his problems with guns. It's truly unbelievable. -Toni Morrison

I have just begun a work in which an important part is given to a large chorus and with it I want to use several of your instruments – augmenting their range as in those I used for my Equatorial – especially in the high range. -Edgard Varese

In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate. -Gary Cherone

In France they spend six months training policemen, then they give them a gun and put them on the streets, and I don't know that that's enough. The film's not against the police – although I think that if someone wants to be a cop there's got to be a problem. -Mathieu Kassovitz

The British were keen for 30 caliber guns, did not believe in daylight bombing. American experts said 30 caliber was not enough; we had to have 50 caliber, also said daylight bombing was right provided the planes attacked in formation, with 50 caliber guns. -Stuart Symington

The confusing thing, I thought, was that most of America already knew that we were overly reliant on oil, especially on foreign oil. But it was news that this administration had begun to at least acknowledge that problem. -Chris Van Hollen

Suddenly, at about ten o'clock, a dull thud sounded somewhere far away from us, and simultaneously we saw a small white round cloud about half a mile ahead of us where the shrapnel had exploded. The battle had begun. -Fritz Kreisler

I can't even say I've begun yet, but I'm trying on the idea that there is a book in my future. -Kathy Mattea

The Italian prose tale had begun to exercise that influence as early as Chaucer's time: but circumstances and atmosphere were as yet unfavourable for its growth. -George Saintsbury

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

I don't have to be careful, I've got a gun. -Matt Groening

I bought a gun and chose drugs instead. -Kurt Cobain

I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press, but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns, not with assassins with pencils. -Michael Reagan

The gun went off accidentally. -Phil Spector

If you can't protect yourself with talk, you won't be alive to protect yourself with guns. -Arthur Boyd

You don't spread democracy through the barrel of a gun. -Helen Thomas

I never liked guns, I hate them, I always blink before they go off. -Roger Moore

I think we ought to raise the age at which juveniles can have a gun. -George W. Bush

A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they're loaded or not. -Franklin P. Jones

The man who has begun to live more seriously within begins to live more simply without. -Phillips Brooks

Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven. -Douglas Horton

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

It was difficult being a conscientious objector in the 1940's, but I felt I had to stick to my guns. -Harold Pinter

If you can keep playing tennis when somebody is shooting a gun down the street, that's concentration. -Serena Williams

We don't let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns? -Joseph Stalin

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can get with just a kind word. -Willie Sutton

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

We protect aspirin bottles in this country better than we protect guns from accidents by children. -Gloria Estefan

The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet. -Anthony J. D'Angelo

Leadership in today's world requires far more than a large stock of gunboats and a hard fist at the conference table. -Hubert H. Humphrey

That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government. -Lyn Nofziger

All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. -Daniel Boone

Man is a military animal, glories in gunpowder, and loves parade. -Philip James Bailey

As an actor, you're pretty much a hired gun. You are reading other people's words off of a page and doing what they want you to do. -Corey Feldman

I can do most anything and not have a problem with it. The only time I have negative attention is when I run naked through the streets brandishing a handgun. -Janeane Garofalo

There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want. -James Q. Wilson

At least 50 times. I've jumped off a building, jumped off a cliff in a car. I've been in bedrooms when women came in with knives and guns. -Dennis Rodman

You are young, gifted, and Black. We must begin to tell our young, There's a world waiting for you, Yours is the quest that's just begun. -James Weldon Johnson

To declaim freedom verses seems like a poem within a poem; freedom requires guns, it requires arms, but no feet. -Franz Grillparzer

Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings. -Frederick the Great

If you make a gun, you are either going to sell it or you are going to use it. And if you're going to sell it, someone else is going to use it. -Arthur Boyd

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

Women have begun to see that if I go through that doorway, I take everybody through it. -Dianne Feinstein

Love gratified is love satisfied, and love satisfied is indifference begun. -Samuel Richardson

Do you know, a horrible thing has happened to me. I have begun to doubt Tennyson. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

There are some circles in America where it seems to be more socially acceptable to carry a hand-gun than a packet of cigarettes. -Katharine Whitehorn

What had begun as a movement to free all black people from racist oppression became a movement with its primary goal the establishment of black male patriarchy. -bell hooks

Politics in a literary work, is like a gun shot in the middle of a concert, something vulgar, and however, something which is impossible to ignore. -Stendhal

We can do without butter, but, despite all our love of peace, not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter, but with guns. -Joseph Goebbels

There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger. -Anna Quindlen

It's not a gun control problem; it's a cultural control problem. -Bob Barr

I grew up in a tough neighborhood and we used to say you can get further with a kind word and a gun than just a kind word. -David Mamet

We hear so much about weapons of mass destruction. But nine out of 10 war victims are killed by guns. It's the AK-47 that's a weapon of mass destruction. -Andrew Niccol

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 loose. -James Earl Jones

Nine out of 10 war victims die from a gun. -Andrew Niccol

When you get to be President, there are all those things, the honors, the twenty-one gun salutes, all those things. You have to remember it isn't for you. It's for the Presidency. -Harry S Truman

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

Can anything be sadder than work left unfinished? Yes, work never begun. -Christina Rossetti

I feel like I have at least begun to make a contribution, but my most significant concern has to do with whether my actual art will be preserved for future generations or be erased. -Judy Chicago

After a week of back and forth, and forth and back over firearms, it's good to see a consensus developing on this common-sense amendment to keep handguns away from children. -Herb Kohl

In the past few years I have begun the process of becoming a new man. -Jack Abramoff

I would feel horrible to think I had put my name on a pistol permit and allowed someone to carry around a gun and they committed another crime. -Mike Rutherford

We're going to see fugitives and felons, eventually, being able to get guns much more easily. -Sarah Brady

The next thing is: we can make IBM even better. We brought IBM back but we're gunning for leadership. -Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source. -Adlai Stevenson II

It's not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations. -Barack Obama

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'm from Texas, and I would love to do an old-fashioned gun-slinging Western. -Jensen Ackles

I'm not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun… Not unless I have to! -Adam Savage

I know that one of the distinguishing things was I looked like I could hold a gun, even though I'd never held one before and I'm physically able to do the martial arts and all that stuff. -Yvonne Strahovski

We kind of agree with Mao that political power comes largely from the barrel of a gun. And we get it that if you want a friend you should get a dog. -Ron Bloom

Where I grew up – I grew up on the north side of Akron, lived in the projects. So those scared and lonely nights – that's every night. You hear a lot of police sirens, you hear a lot of gunfire. Things that you don't want your kids to hear growing up. -LeBron James

Every one of my positions cuts – out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin. -Michael Bloomberg

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

Basically, there's not enough sex in movies, that's it. I'm trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not. -Zoe Saldana

We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back. -Barack Obama

Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values. -Theodore C. Sorensen

The current prohibition laws are forcing drug disputes to be played out with guns in our streets. We need to put a stop to this criminal drug element in our country. -Gary Johnson

I have begun to think of life as a series of ripples widening out from an original center. -Seamus Heaney

Crime is actually less in places where people own guns. Washington, D.C., is a case in point. It has the strictest gun laws, but who has the highest crime rate in the country? Washington, D.C. -Luke Scott

I've carried a gun for 10 years. I've carried them in the locker room, and nobody really knows about it. I know how to handle myself, and I stow it away where nobody really knows about it. -Luke Scott

We have good security. It's hard to get in here. Barring a tactical entry where terrorists come in and hold us hostage, that's about the only thing that could possibly warrant me carrying a gun in the clubhouse. That's highly unlikely, and I admit that. But my personal belief is I don't want to suffer from the poor choices of others. -Luke Scott

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

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

The current Republican Party is not really the Republican Party. It's been hijacked by this group that is not just Islamophobic but, really, xenophobic. They believe in sort of white, middle America, gun-toting – it's scary. They're seriously racist, racist people. -Ron Schiller

If the President says, oh, Washington's got to change, and people are doubting whether my change can really happen, I think instead what the public's begun to see is the change they're seeing is not the change they voted for. -Eric Cantor

The failure of national economic policy is costing us more than jobs; it has begun to weaken that uniquely American spirit of risk-taking, large ambition, and optimism about the future. We must rally them now to bold departures that rebuild our national morale as well as our material prosperity. -Mitch Daniels

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

If I had a gun to my head and I had to choose between theater and film I'd choose theater. -Ralph Fiennes

Acting is sort of an extension of childhood. You get to play all of these roles and have so much fun. Playing an athlete would be so cool. Or where you get to shoot guns, ride horses. I wouldn't turn down any of that. -Jon Hamm

'Anchorman' is my favorite movie of all time and Ron Burgundy is one of my favorite characters of all time. It's my 'Gone With the Wind.' -Eva Mendes

I love it when the left and when the president say, 'Don't try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.' They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self. -Rick Santorum

An ugly woman with an ugly gun is a terrible thing. -Ross MacDonald

I'm not like a 90-mph fastball kind of guy, but I can hit 70 on radar gun. I hit 70 one time on a radar guy at one of those pitch-and-throw kind of things. I have a pretty good arm for somebody who's not a baseball player. -Ben Gibbard

I've got guns now. It's kind of gross. -Emily Blunt

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

I loved my childhood. They had the coolest toys back then. Star Wars, Transformers, laser-tag gun sets. Toy companies have really gone downhill. -Jon Heder

I hope the seeds I have sown will be taken up by those who will follow me because the journey I have begun cannot be undertaken in isolation. -Evelyn Glennie

Television is much more difficult because at every moment the network can force you to change things based on their belief about what would make it popular. You're in a constant debate with a gun at your head, and the gun is cancellation. So it's hard to win the arguments. -Judd Apatow

I think I've begun to take for granted how easily information can swirl around me. -Sean Astin

I wish that there were more stringent laws to make guns sold anywhere that they're legal harder to get. -Rosie O'Donnell

When you've been raised in care, rap music isn't just about guns and sexism. They're talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It's not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that. -Samantha Morton

I'm a girl from Queens. I've never gone, 'What am I doing today? Oh, I'm gonna grab a gun and learn how to use it.' -Zoe Saldana

'Red Dawn' was really the most fun I ever had making a movie, because I love Westerns, and I love the idea of being a tomboy, and riding horses and shooting guns. -Lea Thompson

I've really learned over the years how to control my adrenaline and let it all out when they shoot the gun versus letting the crowd and the lights and the camera get to me. -Tyson Gay

I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I've never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money. -Joel Edgerton

The big fun in 'Battleship' is that there are no current battleships in the Navy today. The battleships are about 1,000 feet long and they have huge guns. They were what you saw in WWII. The last battleship that was used was the Missouri, which is what the Japanese surrendered to. -Peter Berg

I believe BMX has shaped me into who I am today, so if this journey never would have begun, then who knows the person I would be or what I would be doing with my life. -Donny Robinson

When the gun fires you must concentrate for every second on the way to that finish line. You should know exactly how long it will take you to and think about every step of the race you are about to run. -Maurice Greene

On 'Sufferer,' I'm talking about the younger generation that has no other option for success than to find a gun somewhere. I try to appeal to them: 'I know you a sufferer, but it doesn't mean that you can't or shouldn't expect any better.' It's a lot different than from what I usually say, like, 'Get busy, shake that thing.' -Sean Paul

I used to say I would never run unless I was being chased by someone with a gun. Now I'm a little obsessed with it! -Rachael Ray

Well, you know, when you go into a restaurant, one of the scariest things is the wine list, so whenever I'm really feeling intimidated, I'll just pick a wine type, like a Chianti or Brunello or a Burgundy, and I'll pick a year that's missing and ask for that one. -Alton Brown

Sunday evenings often feel like the weekend is over before it's even begun. -Catherine McCormack

Anything that's different from your own realm of experience as a human being, whether it's driving a car or a boat, or using guns, anything that separates you from yourself and leads you more towards this character's existence is a big help. -Colin Farrell

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

I have some cops in my family. I understand the predicament that they're in. Sometimes they go into it just to pay the bills or because they don't have other choices, or sometimes they just want to get the gun. -Wesley Snipes

The dubbing of the music and effects is really incredible today. You're feeling gun shots. I mean, it's not the way people say it is, but the gunshot sounds real. And cars sound real. Among the many things in the evolution (of movies) is to make the sound in the movie incredible. That's what you feel. -Joel Silver

For security you need more soldiers, you need more policemen, you need more vehicles, you need more planes, you need more guns, you need more communications. -Alvaro Uribe

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 we have done with No Child Left Behind is squeeze the creativity out of the classroom because teachers have begun to just teaching to the test. -Claire McCaskill

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

I don't recall having a gun. I really don't. I don't think I ever pulled a gun on anyone in my life. -Darrell Issa

As you may know, previously as Attorney General and now as Governor, I have supported legislation to close the gun show loophole in North Carolina. -Michael F. Easley

I've had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns. -Patricia Cornwell

I was shooting a bikini promotion in Mahe in the Seychelles in 1980 when there was a military coup and I, along with a roomful of other people, ended up being kidnapped and held hostage at gunpoint in a windowless room with no ventilation for 36 hours. -Brigitte Nielsen

When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats. I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems. -Ron Paul

We say keep your change, we'll keep our God, our guns, our constitution. -Sarah Palin

Do countries with strong gun control laws have lower murder rates? Only if you cherry-pick the data. -Thomas Sowell

As for gun control advocates, I have no hope whatever that any facts whatever will make the slightest dent in their thinking – or lack of thinking. -Thomas Sowell

I happily cling to my guns and my God, even if President Obama thinks that that is a simpleminded thing in his elitist heart. -Rick Perry

In the myopic world of the liberals, guns are responsible for evil instead of the perpetrator of evil. But criminals are not bound by our laws. That's what makes them criminals. -Rick Perry

I'm happy riding horses and getting out shooting my gun, things like that. -Randy Travis

I'm a gung-ho guy. -Ray Knight

The media has become more forceful, has begun to recognize its traditional historic role and act on it, and truth is infectious. -Ron Suskind

Now what do you get in the Army? Bad helmets and Basra. Your guns don't work and everyone hates you when you come back. -Rupert Everett

In Canadian comedy, you'll almost never see guns. If you bring a gun into a scene, it's like, 'Whoa! Wow, how are we going to deal with that!' Guns in an American comedy are a given. Violence in America is used in a much more cavalier way. -Scott Thompson

You can see my guns at my apartment. The safe room is a special place… It's good to have a safe room in your house. It's storm-proof; we've got food, store supplies, all kinds of stuff. -Luke Scott

The real issue behind these people who are gun grabbers, the truth is – based on fact – the reason why is, they want control. They want control of the people. That's what socialism is and communism. -Luke Scott

You cannot trust 25 guys in a locker room to have the same respect and training as I do with a weapon. That I do understand. I've carried a gun for 10 years. I've carried them in the locker room, and nobody really knows about it. I know how to handle myself. -Luke Scott

I rely on guns for protection in life. God does not say, 'This is la-la land.' God doesn't say, 'Welcome to Earth. Everything's perfect. There's no crime. There's no murder. There's no death.' The world is imperfect, and you have to be on guard. -Luke Scott

My positions on gun safety have remained consistent over the years, and have been on my website for years. Whether I'm in a tough re-election race, an easy re-election race, or if it isn't an election year, whether there's a high-profile tragedy in the news or otherwise, my position remains unchanged and on my website. -Brad Sherman

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

A woman should have the right to carry a gun. -Vicky Hartzler

I don't think I've ever put it in words before. But daddy took a gun and ended his life and took momma's with him. -Shelby Lynne

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

But most good movies have a gun in them. -David Sedaris

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

When a person has a gun, sometimes their mind clicks that this thing will win arguments and straighten people out. -Bill Cosby

We've got to get the gun out of the hands of people who are supposed to be on neighborhood watch. -Bill Cosby

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

Well, again, a gun sale database is just trying to get the Department of Justice to keep track of the guns that they're purchasing and supplying to drug dealers and murderers. I mean, wow. Come on, let's get the government under control before we start restricting the rights of – innocent citizens. -John Mica

It isn't just that Obama's policies have failed; it's that he has essentially given up and is asking us to accept a lesser America going forward, as if resigned to the fatalistic belief that America has begun an inevitable and unavoidable decline. -David Limbaugh

China's history is marked by thousands of years of world-changing innovations: from the compass and gunpowder to acupuncture and the printing press. No one should be surprised that China has re-emerged as an economic superpower. -Gary Locke

If we don't get gun-control laws in this country, we are full of beans. To have the National Rifle Association rule the United States is pathetic. And I agree with Mayor Michael Bloomberg: It's time to put up or shut up about gun control for both parties. -Harvey Weinstein

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

There's no evidence that I'm aware of that guns protect liberty. -Alan Dershowitz

There's no evidence that I'm aware of that guns reduce crime. -Alan Dershowitz

The vast majority of gun owners don't kill, but people who do kill, tend to kill with guns, and often with illegal guns. -Alan Dershowitz

I still like the run and gun action movies and how truly dangerous it can be to make these films. -Megan Fox

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

Every study on crime and or firearms proves time and time again, that 99.99999% of American gun owners do not commit crimes or use our firearms in any dangerous or improper way. -Ted Nugent

I'm the gun guy, a loud guitar Dirty Harry with a ponytail. -Ted Nugent

Fortunately, as it pertains to guns, my dad and uncle introduced me to guns the way it needs to be done: smart, slow and safe. -Ted Nugent

While I now own more guns than the 82nd Airborne, my first gun is still the most important gun I've ever owned. -Ted Nugent

Without question, the Red Ryder BB gun is the most important gun in the history of American weaponry. -Ted Nugent

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

I've never cared for guns. In fact, when I did 'Scent of a Woman' I had to learn how to assemble one. -Al Pacino

In religious and in secular affairs, the more fervent beliefs attract followers. If you are a moderate in any respect – if you're a moderate on abortion, if you're a moderate on gun control, or if you're a moderate in your religious faith – it doesn't evolve into a crusade where you're either right or wrong, good or bad, with us or against us. -Jimmy Carter

This always confuses liberals, that conservatives like the military and don't like the bureaucracy. That's because the military has their guns pointed out and the bureaucracy has them pointed in. -Grover Norquist

Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith. -Grover Norquist

I love the idea of a movie hero in a thriller who is able to get ahead by just his brilliance, and not with a gun or by being an action hero. -Danny Strong

Ninety-nine point nine percent of the people that are gun owners are very responsible. -Jan Brewer

That someone like Obama could be elected president of the United States – with its unrivaled power and prestige – has begun to restore the country's and the world's faith in America as the land of opportunity. -Dee Dee Myers

I remember when we were making 'They Call It Pro Football,' which was our 'Citizen Kane.' The first line is 'It starts with a whistle and ends with a gun.' -Steve Sabol

I've never done an action show, really. On 'Jericho,' other people got to ride horses and shoot guns, but I never did. -Sprague Grayden

Any film I've made, I've only really begun to understand in the cutting room. That's when the story shows itself to you, like a wreck coming out of the sea. -Roger Michell

I am a southerner who grew up with and around guns. I own some still. My father gave me a .22 rifle when I was 9 and a single barrel .410 shotgun when I was 10. -Jon Meacham

Whenever there is news of a terrible shooting, I wonder why America has so miserably failed to enact even common-sense gun legislation. -Jon Meacham

I've buried six Guardian Angels who have been shot and killed in the line of duty. I was stalked myself, had a gunman go pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, pow, five hollow point bullets, God save me. What do you think this is? This isn't Zimmerman. But unfortunately, he's become the face of Block Watch, Crime Watch. -Curtis Sliwa

I'm not a pundit. I'm not an analyst. I don't want to participate in the existing debate that's going on about whether or not you should be able to have as many guns as you want to have or that guns are even the problem. -Michael Moore

Wars are begun by frightened men. -Tom Clancy

I'm concerned about how accessible guns are. -Stevie Wonder

The rhetoric on the Hill is getting very heated and it's getting quite dangerous. The gun is at the head of the American economy and Congress is holding it and its got a hair trigger. We've got to pay our bills. -Peter Welch

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

America is a country founded on guns. It's in our DNA. It's very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don't feel safe, I don't feel the house is completely safe, if I don't have one hidden somewhere. That's my thinking, right or wrong. -Brad Pitt

When you're encouraging – the government is encouraging guns to be sold illegally to people that shouldn't have them, the laws aren't being faithfully executed. -Chuck Grassley

It's one thing to shoot yourself in the foot. Just don't reload the gun. -Lindsey Graham

It took me a couple of years after I got out of Berkeley before I dared to start writing. That academic mind-set – which was kind of shallow in my case anyway – had begun to fade. -Joan Didion

I've wanted to design golf courses ever since I was a kid. I suppose it comes from the way I've played the game. To find the proper way to play any hole, I've always begun by asking myself what the architect has tried to do with it. -Jack Nicklaus

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

I got my first handgun license when I was 22. -Miranda Lambert

Well, the first and only time I went hunting, I shot a deer, and it mortified me. I just couldn't do it again. But I know a lot about guns, so I go to the gun range and stuff like that with friends sometimes. -Channing Tatum

I mean you can learn how to build a bullet or build a gun or build a bomb on the Internet. -Barbara Bush

Film's hard when you don't have any relationship with the director at all and you just show up. Then you really are just a gun for hire. -Philip Seymour Hoffman

There is an energy that you carry when you're nurturing another life where you're protecting first – and once you know that cub is out of the way of the hunter's gun, you can be a little more daring. -Tori Amos

If somebody wants to kill people, they don't need a gun to do it. -Ice T

Every day, my daddy told me the same thing. 'Once a task is just begun, never leave it till it's done. Be the labour great or small, do it well or not at all.' -Quincy Jones

It was a dreamlike time for me from December 1997 to March of '98. Before that, I was basically unknown. Then, bang! The starting gun fired, and everybody just started running. It was learn-on-the-job. And there were more opportunities for work than I had time to do them. -Ben Affleck

Well, as I said, you know the issue of Greek debt, they've grasped the principle of debt reduction. I think most people would argue that probably more needs to be done on that front, and they've just begun to take the first steps to accepting that there's going to have to be much closer economic integration in Europe. -Vince Cable

I had that upbringing. Of watching 'Bonanza,' watching 'Hee Haw,' which both black and white would watch. I rode horses. I did gun spinning as a kid. I do these things. -Jamie Foxx

This is the sheriff you're talking about, with a gun and badge that enforces the law. Nothing is going to stop me from cracking down on illegal immigration as long as the laws are there. -Joe Arpaio

A housing renaissance has begun. This may be hard to believe after the dizzying, six-year-long crash in home sales, construction and house prices. But housing turned the corner last year, and it will take off in 2013. -Mark Zandi

I live in London and I love living in a gun free environment and long may it continue. -Clive Owen

There's not a big gun culture in England at all still. -Clive Owen

I'm coming into places with some people who just want to hear what I did before, with some people who want to hear me with a band, but I am just at the moment sticking to my guns and saying, 'You know what? I want you just to hear this for a minute. I want it to be in the context of me and a guitar.' -Beth Orton

For me, Batman is the one that can most clearly be taken seriously. He's not from another planet, or filled with radioactive gunk. I mean, Superman is essentially a god, but Batman is more like Hercules: he's a human being, very flawed, and bridges the divide. -Christopher Nolan

I found that I was getting a warm reception for my message of freeing you from the income tax, releasing you from Social Security, ending the insane war on drugs, restoring gun rights, and reducing the federal government to just its constitutional functions. -Harry Browne

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

On 'Van Halen,' I was a young punk, and everything revolved around the fastest kid in town, gunslinger attitude. But I'd say that at the time of 'Fair Warning,' I started concentrating more on songwriting. But I guess in most people's minds I'm just a gunslinger. -Eddie Van Halen

The irony is that it was tougher to rent a car from Cerberus when it owned Alamo than to buy a semi-automatic. To rent a car, one had to provide ID, a drivers' license, and get insurance coverage. To buy a gun? Cash and carry, from the back of a station wagon at a gun show. No concerns about downstream liability or risk. -Eliot Spitzer

Let's create a regime that makes sale of bullets to anybody not licensed to carry a gun illegal, makes resale illegal, micro-stamps bullets so they can be traced. No Second Amendment issues here. This would have a remarkable impact on both violence and the capacity to solve shooting crimes. -Eliot Spitzer

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

I don't know what it is, exactly, but there's a negative drag on film sets after the second week or so, a mutinous vibe because the infinite capacities of the directors and everybody else become quite finite and everybody's under the gun and it becomes work. -Diane Lane

I've always played the guy with the gun and the knife. That's how many actors start out, playing the bad guy. -Benicio Del Toro

I am all for controlling guns. -Rainn Wilson

If I have my way, I want to go start making really interactive television. Stuff where you can sit and watch real actors do a real series and they can get into some kind of gun battle and all of a sudden your television prompts you to pick up your controller and all of a sudden, you're playing a first-person shooter. -Zachary Levi

I'm a character actor and I get lost in these characters, so I think it's only recently that people have begun to connect dots and go, 'Oh, that's the same person that did this, this, this, this and this!' which I take as a compliment. One time somebody called me an illusionist, and that was the nicest thing anyone has ever said. -Carrie Preston

Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on 'Kids Incorporated,' 'cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that – maybe that's why I'm fascinated by guns. -Fergie

For my prom, I wore a white suit with a burgundy shirt, tie and cummerbund, along with white shoes, a white trilby and a cane. I was extra fly that day. -Ne-Yo

I don't believe that in our society that we should have guns. -Ed Koch

It would be refreshing to have a politician try to defend guns without any reference to the Second Amendment, but on the merits of guns. -Jonathan Safran Foer

When we talk about protecting our right to have guns, we are talking about protecting our right to shoot bullets. So what is it that's so important to shoot at? -Jonathan Safran Foer

I'm a good shot and I love guns – I own several. -Amber Heard

I grew up hunting with shotguns and rifles, and we had a gun in every corner of the living room. I'm not a gun advocate, but that's the way I grew up. -Anson Mount

When my kids started preschool, the teachers had to take away all the fake bananas because all the boys would pick them up and pretend that they were guns. Boys find sticks to play swords and anything that looks like a gun to shoot. It's just inside of them. It's who they are. -Dean Norris

One time I semi-wrecked my uncle's truck. He told me to back it up into a ditch, but my foot slipped and I gunned it a little too much. But now I use one foot, and I do not run into stuff – at least I try not to. -RJ Mitte

I have one of the original 'Ghostbusters' guns in my house. -Jason Reitman

I come from a family of fishermen. Fishing is very important to us. We don't hunt. We're not gun folk. -Nick Offerman

The launch of Google+ apps sends a powerful signal – the personalized web has begun. What this means is that the way information is structured and accessed will turn on the individual, or rather their personal profile which is a composite of all the data collected on the basis of what they have searched for and shared. -Simon Mainwaring

A whole bunch of big technological shocks occurred when Asian innovations – paper, gunpowder, the stirrup, the moldboard plow and so on – came to Europe via the Silk Road. -Charles C. Mann

Is it appropriate still for a German to have a gun? I only use that as an example of a country that's still deeply involved and engaged in the conversations about how to come to terms with the past. Certainly for that country, it's not forgotten. -Stephen Daldry

I am a tomboy and I love being with the boys and shooting guns and stuff. -Laurie Holden

I love shooting guns. Not at people or animals, but I love shooting blanks! -Maggie Q

I weirdly feel very natural, in the physicality that comes my way, whether it's guns, cars or whatever. For some reason, it's second nature to me. -Maggie Q

We have a shotgun we inherited from my father-in-law, a paranoid Englishman living in Texas. I have a .22 Marlin rifle, similar to the one Annie Oakley had, and my husband has a .357 Magnum pistol. All those are locked up tight, of course. We have a couple of pellet guns that get more use than the real guns. -Bonnie Jo Campbell

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

Cop families have guns in their houses. -Amy Carlson

I'm not comfortable around guns. -Daniel Silva

Fame, you know, it's like a handgun – in the wrong hands, it's dangerous. -Matthew Morrison

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

The vast majority of terrestrial species are in fact microbes, and scientists have only begun scratching the surface of the microbial realm. It is entirely possible that examples of life as we don't know it have so far been overlooked. -Paul Davies

Peace comes through dealing with people. Peace doesn't come at the end of a bayonet or the end of a gun. -Chuck Hagel

I love Westerns and I remember as a kid climbing up on the couch and make it into a saddle and shoot guns and fall off. I would lay there after my death and my mom would tell me to eat lunch and I'd say, 'I'm still dead, Mom!' I was Method, even then. -Creed Bratton

Millions and millions of people are proud gun owners, and they do it responsibly and by the law. -Joe Manchin

Why would anybody not own a gun? -Joe Manchin

I don't know anybody that doesn't own a gun. -Joe Manchin

Comics have a problem, and that is continuity – the obsession with placing the characters in an existing world, where every event is marked in canon. You're supposed to believe that these weepy star boys of now are the same gung-ho super teens fighting space monsters in the '60s, and they've only aged perhaps five years. -John Hodgman

I'm a registered, vetted gun owner, but that's because I live way out in the country, like way out in the middle of nowhere. -Naomi Judd

I'm a gun owner. -Patrick Leahy

A lot of people in my state of Vermont are gun owners. -Patrick Leahy

The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them 'more' illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation. -David Mamet

'Shotgun's one of the first songs I ever wrote. It's about a couple I met at Waffle House, an all night diner I used to hang at before I could go to bars. -Caitlin Rose

Kissing could have begun as a way of sniffing out who's who. From a whiff to a kiss was just a short trip across the face. -Joshua Foer

The best memorizers in the world – who almost all hail from Europe – can memorize a pack of cards in less than a minute. A few have begun to approach the 30-second mark, considered the 'four-minute mile of memory.' -Joshua Foer

A gun can be dangerous. But a gun can protect you, you can hunt for food with it – you know, the tool itself is a tool. The intention of the party using the tool is a part of the process, right? You know: the knife cuts the steak, stabs the person, saves somebody from danger, cuts somebody out of a car. -Peter Guber

Over the past 50 years we got versions of X-ray specs and space vacations, and even death rays. But the X-ray specs don't fit on your face – they're big things that screen your luggage for guns. Space vacations are real, but they cost $20 million. We have death rays, but you have to be a triple Ph.D. to play with them. -Daniel H. Wilson

Quite a few of the dogs that come back from Afghanistan or Iraq or police dogs that are involved in violent confrontations where there's gunfire can in fact exhibit the symptoms and suffer from PTSD. -Robert Crais

We need sensible gun safety measures. The federal government could do something about this; they could show up. -Michael Nutter

You can't really escape the fact that more reasonable gun regulations and procedures need to be in place, a strengthening and tightening of the national background check system. I don't know why any civilian would ever be able to purchase an assault weapon or the parts that go with it. -Michael Nutter

Westerns are fun. I wish more of them would be made. When you're out there on a set, carrying a gun, riding a horse, you kind of get lost in that make believe world. -Ricky Schroder

I hate guns, I think they're the worst thing ever invented. -Rutger Hauer

It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist. -Gary Bauer

Some on the Left can be very selective about the kinds of violence they oppose. For some of them, gun violence is a crime to be decried – unless it is committed by an 'aggrieved' victim against what they consider a corrupt institution. -Gary Bauer

Every gun sold should require a background check, period. -Gary Ackerman

If you can't take something down in 10 bullets, you probably shouldn't even own a gun. -Carolyn McCarthy

With my history, unfortunately, with my family suffering through gun violence, it's something that I feel passionately about, that even though the odds are certainly always uphill, that doesn't mean that I will stop fighting to try to change that. -Carolyn McCarthy

Johnny Ringo to me was just the best antagonist that I've ever played, because I played him as a guy who has a death wish and had done everything that he wanted in life. As far as he was concerned, a gun fight was about as exciting as it was going to get. -Michael Biehn

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

The 'here' of Watts is pastel houses with window gratings in curly patterns. 'Here' is yard sales with bins full of stuffed animals and used water guns. Here is Crips turf. -Leslie Jamison

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

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

As a comic, I've heard gunshots while I'm trying to get to sleep. I've performed where people wanted to do you harm after the show because of something you said. -Billy Gardell

I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I've stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from 'Serenity'. -Nathan Fillion

I've always fantasized about being on TV. And I was. Then I fantasized about being in the movies. What could be better than captain of a space ship? I get to ride horses, shoot guns, have adventures. -Nathan Fillion

I loved killing zombies in 'Day of the Dead.' I basically welcome anything that involves being dirty or bloody or shooting guns. -AnnaLynne McCord

One thing I am really dying to do, while I'm still young and in shape, is an action movie. I would love to do a Lara Croft type of thing that's really physical and tough. I want to have a gun and do martial arts. I would love to get paid to get into the best shape of my life. -Megalyn Echikunwoke

I think I'm a combination of very simple pleasures and the fact I've read a lot of books. I don't think it's a binary opposition across the board in humans and I think I'm an example that it's not. I'm hosting gay marriage rallies and I have tons of guns at home. There's a lot of middle ground in the world and I'm one of those people. -Dax Shepard

Novels, in my experience, are slow in coming, and once I've begun them I know I have years rather than months of work ahead of me. -Graham Swift

In recent years, America's wealthiest man has begun to tackle energy issues in a major way, investing millions in everything from high-capacity batteries to machines that can scrub carbon dioxide out of the air. With a personal fortune of $50 billion, Gates has the resources to give his favorite solutions a major boost. -Jeff Goodell

Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand. -Bob Barr

Unfortunately, most gun control advocates are not really interested in rational debate, and their political games simply send Alice chasing white rabbits down holes. -Bob Barr

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

I'm a pro-life, pro-gun Louisiana Democrat. -Charlie Melancon

I can remember standing in a W.P.A. line with a gunny sack, and I remember having to buy chocolate milk instead of white because it was one cent cheaper. -Jerry Buss

I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of 'Laguna Beach' because it was pretty bad… head-to-toe bad. -Lauren Conrad

When I was doing 'Generation Kill' in Africa I worked with five really super-trained Navy SEALs who taught us all these moves like how to disarm people: if there's a bar fight and someone's got a chair or there's someone with a gun behind our head, how to disable them and take them down in a swift move. -Kellan Lutz

I had so many older brothers who beat up on me, so I'm a tough kid. I love mixed martial arts, weapons training, guns, knives, driving fast cars and motorcycles. -Kellan Lutz

What people fear most about tragedy is its randomness – a taxi cab jumps the curb and hits a pedestrian, a gun misfires and kills a bystander. Better to have some rational cause and effect between incident and injury. And if cause and effect aren't possible, better that there at least be some reward for all the suffering. -Jeffrey Kluger

It's always about trying to make everything go with the music, like a script. It's not like, 'Let's have a confetti gun!' If I ever have one of those, it will be because it's absolutely the right thing at the moment in the song. I can't just go get a confetti gun. -Victoria Legrand

There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns. -Paul Broun

If passed by the U.N. and ratified by the U.S. Senate, the U.N. Small Arms Treaty would almost certainly force the United States to… create an international gun registry, setting the stage for full-scale gun confiscation. -Paul Broun

To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns. -Queen Rania of Jordan

I've been writing songs all along, and since moving to Nashville in the late-'80s, I'd begun writing something like 15-20 songs a year, instead of the typical three or four in previous years. -Bernie Leadon

Most Americans believe that with freedom comes responsibility – and that one measure of responsible gun ownership is a background check. There must be an app for that. -Christine Pelosi

Murders with guns are the No. 1 cause of death for African-American men between the ages of 15 and 34. But talking about race in the context of guns would also mean taking on a subject that can't be addressed by passing a law: the family-breakdown issues that lead too many minority children to find social status and power in guns. -Juan Williams

Apparently, the heart of opposition to new gun regulations is in the white community. Yet white people face far less daily violence with guns. -Juan Williams

I support gun control. But speaking honestly about the combustible mix of race and guns may be more important to stopping the slaughter in minority communities than any new gun-control laws. -Juan Williams

As President Obama is inaugurated for a second time, the biggest political surprise is that gun control is now key to his political legacy. -Juan Williams

In my life, there have been people that I was convinced would be around forever, and yet, somehow they managed to drift away after a couple of years. Likewise there have been people who have begun as casual acquaintances but become more important with each passing year. -Alana Stewart

It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions. -Alana Stewart

I sleep with my gun on my bedside table. I live alone; it is my protection and makes me feel safer. -Alana Stewart

'Free Agents' was an awesome experience. I never play the glam girl in anything, so that was a new experience. I would walk into one of my trailers and it would be like Spanx, a spray-tan gun, and chicken cutlets. I would have hair extensions. It was hilarious. Every day felt like I was turning into an awesome drag queen. -Kathryn Hahn

I'm 43 now. I've reached the point where I really can't care what anyone thinks. Of course, I do. I'm an actress. I'm totally insecure, but I'm trying to stick to my guns about what is important to me, and it doesn't matter what anyone thinks I should or shouldn't do. -Paget Brewster

Before my father would open up a karate school in a particular neighborhood, he'd clean up the block – kick all the drug dealers and gang bangers off the block. My father was very clear: 'I've got guns too, and I'll kill you just as much as a rival gang would.' And he meant it. He was a man of many facets and complexities. -Lupe Fiasco

The spectacle of insensitivity that is the gun lobby and its outspoken, out-of-their-mind apparatchiks, is the apotheosis of what the Republican Party has allowed itself to become. -Steven Weber

I'm a lucky boy! I could be holding a gun in Afghanistan. There's boys out there doing what they've got to do, and there's people digging holes, and there's people driving buses. And there's nothing wrong with that. -Ray Winstone

I'd take a bullet for just about anyone! If someone pulled out a gun, I'd step in front of you even though I've never met you. -Steve Wilkos

A force field is basically an invisible shield. You push a button and all of a sudden a bubble forms around you which is impenetrable. It can stop bullets, it can stop ray gun blasts and we realized force fields are actually a little bit difficult to create. -Michio Kaku

The Supreme Being I would sign up for would not prove his omnipotence by saving one life while ending dozens, or hundreds, or thousands. Nor would he summon an angel to heaven by ending a first grader's life at the hands of a gunman or sadist. -Jeff Greenfield

Mozart and Neil Diamond may have begun with the same idea, but that a work of art is more than an idea is confirmed by the difference between the 'Soave sia il vento' and 'Kentucky Woman.' We have different words for 'art' and 'idea' because they are two different things. -Mark Helprin

Not born to be rich, by 1981 I had nonetheless begun to use a PC that required for its operation the absorption of several hundred pages of protocols and the placement of very large floppy disks in the freezer to fix frequent crashes. -Mark Helprin

I am classified as a disabled veteran. The reason I'm disabled is because I have wounds and injuries that I got while on active duty… from parachute jumping to combat to gunshot wounds, all that stuff. -Richard Carmona

Writing was my first occupation, begun at age 23. -Johanna Lindsey

To be able to make up stories has been a great gift to me from my ancestors and from the storytellers who were so numerous at Laguna Pueblo when I was growing up. I learned to read as soon as I could because I wanted stories without having to depend on adults to tell or read stories to me. -Leslie Marmon Silko

In every industrialized nation, the movement to reform health care has begun with stories about cruelty. -Atul Gawande

I believe that we haven't begun to understand the many forces that bind the physical world, any more than we understand our own minds and what they're capable of. -Tamora Pierce

I want to read about a character doing something fairly quiet where I can picture who the character is, and what their attitude towards the world is – which I'm a lot more interested in than what they do under the pressure of a gunfight. -Samuel R. Delany

I grew up in Texas in a family that fished and hunted, so I've shot guns as a kid. -Stark Sands

There are competing studies on how much crime drops or doesn't drop when there are strict rules on gun possession and sale. I don't think there's any question that New York City's very tough laws have reduced violence. -Gail Collins

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

I've begun to look at the world through apocalypse eyes. Our society, which seems so sturdily built out of concrete and custom, is just a temporary resting place, a hotel our civilization checked into a couple hundred years ago and must one day check out of. -Neil Strauss

The farthest place on earth is the hour that is just over. Make the best use of the hour that has just begun! -Dada Vaswani

With spectacular events taking up so much of the available anxiety quotient, we need to be constantly reminded of the more workaday threats to our mortality – threats that, while they may also be functions of human error, have become so ubiquitous that we've begun to apprehend them as natural phenomena. -Will Self

Being from Australia, I've never even touched a gun. It's so not a part of our culture. -Emily Browning

Cameras aren't guns. They can't really hurt you. -Matthew McConaughey

I've always had a way with a gun. As a kid, I loved to fire them at the shooting range in amusement parks. I'd always return home with a handful of prizes. -Olga Kurylenko

In the end, a gun is an instrument to make someone surrender to your will or die, and music is exactly the opposite – it's seductive and invitational. -Pedro Reyes

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

I'd love to do an action movie. Something with lots of stunts. Anything fast and dangerous and involving guns. -Hayley Atwell

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

Making improvements to our background check system and cracking down on illegal gun trafficking are common-sense ways to prevent violence without punishing law abiding gun owners. We owe it to the American people to take real action to reduce gun violence in our communities. -Martin Heinrich

My dad once told me, he was like, 'The only time you should lie is when someone's holding a gun to your head and says 'Okay, lie or I'm going to shoot you.' And that really stuck with me. -Jaden Smith

As journalists, because you don't carry a gun, you sort of become this observer. -Tim Hetherington

You must get an education. You must go to school, and you must learn to protect yourself. And you must learn to protect yourself with the pen, and not the gun. -Josephine Baker

Around the time I began starving, in the early eighties, the visual image had begun to supplant text as culture's primary mode of communication, a radical change because images work so differently than words: They're immediate, they hit you at levels way beneath intellect, they come fast and furious. -Caroline Knapp

The Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame will provide a center where the lives and the artistry of the greatest jazz musicians will be celebrated, and where people will come to learn about jazz, something to which my brother devoted his life's work. -Ahmet Ertegun

Great artists are like loaded guns. They are dangerous in anybody's hands. -Peter M. Brant

My daughter, Grace, was not killed by a gun. She died suddenly at age 5 from a virulent form of strep. As I stood stunned in a church at her memorial, one of the hardest things I heard someone say was, 'I'm going to go home and hug my child a little tighter.' 'Well, good for you,' I thought. 'I'm going to go home and scream.' -Ann Hood

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

It is an old custom amongst Jewish children, to become war-like on the 'L'ag Beomer.' They arm themselves from head to foot with wooden swords, pop-guns and bows and arrows. They take food with them, and go off to wage war. -Sholom Aleichem

If you're old enough to be arrested, you're old enough to carry a gun. -Pat Paulsen

If you have a block of ballistics gelatin and a high-speed camera, pretty soon somebody gets a gun! -Nathan Myhrvold

People haven't even begun to tap into the potential of what the mind is possible of doing. We only use a certain percentage of our brains. -David Blaine

I have Glocks, .45s, Berettas, Remingtons. I like the marksmanship and the discipline that it takes to be a gun owner. I like the machinery. Being able to take it out and clean it is even more fascinating than having the gun. -Bernie Mac

When you reach that competing point, when you reach that time when the gun is about to go off, everyone's level is pretty much the same. The one thing that's going to separate you from everybody else is how you deal with those pressures, how you stay relaxed. -Apolo Ohno

I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don't carry guns, we carry cookies. -Gabriel Iglesias

I think it's important that kids see another kid – Coraline – who doesn't have guns, she doesn't have super-powers, she's not a super-genius. To see a pretty normal kid – I mean, she's probably a little more curious, a little more stubborn, but she's a real kid – go up against something that's truly dark and evil and powerful. And she does win. -Henry Selick

Looking back, one of the things I love most about my mom was that she never, ever relented. She stuck to her guns right up until the end. She wasn't abusive, but she was never that thrilled that I was gay. -Rufus Wainwright

I have always hoped that it might be possible to conclude my ministry as I had begun it, as a parish priest, and this I believe to be the call of God. -David Hope, Baron Hope of Thornes

When I was in my early forties, I slept with a loaded gun under my bed. I'd become severely depressed in my thirties, and for almost a decade I spiraled down into paranoia, rage, self-loathing, and thoughts of suicide. -Byron Katie

Democrats love to criticize Republicans on guns, but they are generally mute when it comes to taking on Hollywood or the gaming industry. -Mark McKinnon

The Newtown massacre created a tipping point on the gun debate in America. -Mark McKinnon

I don't have any authority to talk about the domestic policies of America. But as an outsider, I am mystified by the fact that you are encouraged to buy a gun, but if you use it for the purpose that it is expressly designed for, you get the death penalty. That aspect of America is kind of mystifying. -Nick Cave

Broadly speaking, the Southern and Western desert and mountain states will vote for the candidate who endorses an aggressive military, a role for religion in public life, laissez-faire economic policies, private ownership of guns and relaxed conditions for using them, less regulation and taxation, and a valorization of the traditional family. -Steven Pinker

Northeastern and most coastal states will vote for the candidate who is more closely aligned with international cooperation and engagement, secularism and science, gun control, individual freedom in culture and sexuality, and a greater role for the government in protecting the environment and ensuring economic equality. -Steven Pinker

America had, for one thing, lived in anarchy for – until much more recently than Europe. We had the Wild West, where the cliche of the cowboy movies was the nearest sheriff is 90 miles away, and so you had to pack a gun and defend yourself. -Steven Pinker

I don't sit under the tattoo gun unless I'm sold on it completely and it will define me as a person. -Yelawolf

Every season has its lipstick trend, and just because your perfect color is a pinky beige, that doesn't mean you can't wear deep burgundy. -Bobbi Brown

By the mid 1970s, the great downtown bookstores had begun to disappear as their customers migrated from city to suburb where population density was too thin to support major backlist retailers. -Jason Epstein

It's rare in Hollywood to get the chance to work on something that you actually care about. The tragedy of the place is all these talented people trying to get excited about stuff they themselves would only view at gunpoint. -Stephen Gaghan

I have always been fascinated with guns. I grew up in America, so, granted, it is part of our heritage, and it is written into the laws of how this country is run. -Joe Perry

It seems ridiculous that you can be in one state with your driver's license and buy a firearm, and then in the next state it is totally illegal. There are real problems to that, but as soon as you bring up the subject and say 'gun control,' it sets a red flag. -Joe Perry

I've been into guns ever since I was a little kid, and the ones that fascinate me most are the black powder guns that people used back in the 17 and 1800s. -Joe Perry

For me, I skate as masculine as I can. I'm not a big strong guy. I'm not interested in fighting or throwing punches or balling my hands in fists all day. I'm not interested in guns, I'm not interested in football or stereotypically masculine things, so I'm going to skate in a fashion that is manly for Johnny Weir. -Johnny Weir

If you worry about financial Armageddon, it is indeed metaphorically the time to stock your bunker with guns, ammunition, canned food and gold bars. -Nouriel Roubini

I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained! -Claire Danes

Counterterrorism isn't really about the nunchakus, the guns and gadgets. It's about psychology. -Claire Danes

I grew up on a ranch with my father, so he educated us really early on about guns. We used to go target shooting all the time. -Eva Longoria

I'm a tomboy. I love shooting guns and running around. -Eva Longoria

At 18, I guarded the parking lot at the Catholic Church bingos. Now, my dad made sure I could take care of myself. I carried a Smith and Wesson .357 Magnum – that gun weighed more than I did! -Susana Martinez

If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I'm firing a gun and helicopters are coming down. -Emmanuel Jal

Only a coward will use a gun to protect and get respect for themselves. -Emmanuel Jal

Knife crime and gun crime is poverty-driven, and poverty leads to insecurity. -Emmanuel Jal

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

I remember my daughter Deni coming along, and she was so pure and caring of everybody and everything. And somehow, this little being managed to get around all the obstacles – the gun turrets, the walls, the moats, the sentries – that were wrapped around my heart. My heart at that time needed her. -Woody Harrelson

If there are a couple of adjectives people use to describe me, anger is usually in there. I've never taken that as criticism. It's the way I naturally communicate. But I'm not faux-angry, like Lewis Black, or angry like a gun-toting crazy person. I'm just angry in a mild way – it's not like I'm going to do anything about it. -David Cross

I'm a bit insane when it comes to doing my own stunts and getting down and dirty. It's fun, you know? It's things I wouldn't normally do in my real life, so when I go to work and get to beat people up and shoot guns and get waterboarded, those are things I find completely interesting. -Katee Sackhoff

I'm a Yogi and a tea drinker, and having a gun is the last thing that one would expect of me as a human being. -Brenda Strong

Conservatives tend to see the world more in terms of good-versus-evil and, for some of them, the nightmare is a disarmed citizenry that can be preyed upon by criminals. They know that having a gun in the house would increase the risk of an accident for a member of their family, but they're willing to take that risk. -Jonathan Haidt

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

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

For a gun-toting nation, Americans are surprisingly passive. -John Lydon

Surprisingly, I'm not a fan of guns or anything like that! -Caitlin Stasey

My belief is that guns are too easy to get in America. My belief is that the NRA has bought much of our congress, to the point that guns are actually the only unregulated consumer product in America. Think about that. It's stunning. -Elayne Boosler

The whole gun debate needs to be infused with a discussion about manhood. It's frustrating to hear debates about gun rights vs. gun control, and yet very few people say what's hidden in plain sight: It's really a contest of meanings about manhood. -Jackson Katz

The major political battles about guns in our society concern handguns and assault weapons, not long arms like hunting rifles. -Jackson Katz

If I had unlimited funds, wall space and storage, I would collect a lot more things, like 'Planet of the Apes,' 'Star Wars,' science fiction stuff, autographs, and prop guns and weapons. I have to draw the line somewhere. -Kirk Hammett

I'm a big fan of the Adidas three-stripe old-school zip-up tracksuit tops. I've got several for everyday wear, including an olive-green one, a burgundy one and a cream one with leather arms. -Jonas Armstrong

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

It's a lot of fun to be able to run around with guns and scream and yell and do the kind of FBI-cop kind of stuff, which is different than what I've been doing, which is kind of playing the boy-girl thing. Its always fun to kiss the pretty girl, but sometimes, amazingly, you can get bored with that, too. -David Sutcliffe

I am used to doing dramatic work, but its fun to grab a gun, and go running around, getting beat-up. Its fun to do the action stuff, because it is really physical. There is nothing like getting into a character by getting beaten up physically. -Devon Bostick

I'm not a great hunter. But I have fired guns in the past, when I was growing up. But it was part of growing up where I lived. You go out hunting or target practice. They also taught you to respect guns. -Scott Wilson

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

If you're passionate about something and stick with it, even if your friends aren't doing it, it'll pay off. It can be really rewarding to stick to your guns. -Elizabeth Gillies

I haven't pursued it as a senator because I know it's like spitting in the wind. But I still believe it's the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that. -Wendy Davis

Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the 'smoking gun' tape of June 23, 1972, that revealing the Watergate cover up. -Helen Thomas

You don't spread democracy with a barrel of a gun. -Helen Thomas

The script of 'Shogun' was so tight that you could not take a word out of a sentence, you could not take a sentence out of a scene, and you certainly couldn't take out a scene without putting ripples right through the back or the front of the overall story. -John Rhys-Davies

I wanted to be an actor when I saw the movie 'Die Hard.' I saw Bruce Willis shooting guns and blowing stuff up, and I thought, 'I wanna do that.' It really had nothing to do with acting; I just wanted a job that allowed me to do fun, bigger-than-life stuff. -Zach Gilford

I was shot from the funny gun. -Peter DeLuise

My parents couldn't give me a whole lot of financial support, but they gave me good genes. My dad is a handsome son-of-a-gun, and my mom is beautiful. And I've definitely been the lucky recipient. So, thank you, Mom and Dad. -Ashton Kutcher

I do not even hate the Talib who shot me. Even if there was a gun in my hand and he stands in front of me, I would not shoot him. -Malala Yousafzai

Growing up, I wasn't allowed dolls, and my brothers weren't allowed guns. I inherited my brothers' clothes. I was never dressed in pink, and they were never dressed in blue; there were none of those rules that people still bizarrely subscribe to. -Natascha McElhone

My gun trainer on the first 'G.I. Joe' gave me about a week of commando training, so I got to shoot every single machine gun and hand gun there was. -Ray Park

I just have that sort of face and when I got to Hollywood in the late '70s they took one look at me and said, 'Get him a gun. You definitely should be carrying a gun,' and so a lot of it is just the way I look. I look like I'm angry and dangerous, and in fact, I'm loveable and kind. -M. C. Gainey

The same thing which is now called Christian religion existed among the ancients. They have begun to call 'Christian' the true religion which existed before. -Saint Augustine

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

I've already begun to put pilot programs in place that give CUNY grads opportunities to get good tech jobs. We should expand on that so that New Yorkers are getting those jobs, because those jobs are probably one of the biggest 21st Century pathways into the middle class. -Christine Quinn

Thank God, I have sort of a pan-European accent rather than Russian, which doesn't sound very pleasantly to Americans. For them, we speak with a rather rude pitch, and that might be our actors' problem there. Now I've begun working with language coaches in Los Angeles to get rid of the accent completely. -Yuliya Snigir

The hardest achievement in acting – in my opinion, anyway – is nailing a role that absolutely nobody else could have played. Pacino owned Michael Corleone… but DeNiro could have owned it as well. Who else, though, but Val Kilmer could have nailed Jim Morrison? Does anyone besides Will Ferrell pull off Ron Burgundy? -Bill Simmons

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've done a lot of television, and there's no rehearsal process – you have to come to the set with your guns blazing and with a point of view. -Bree Turner

When I get an idea for a book, something appeals to me, it's usually a character. I'll see a picture of a female marshal in front of the courthouse in Miami and she's got a shotgun on her hip and it goes up on an angle. And she's good-looking. And I say, 'I've got to use her.' -Elmore Leonard

If I wanted to develop a scenario to destroy America, I would do what the Republicans are doing. Take the brightest and best young black men off the streets, put them in jail, make them meaner than hell for 8 or 10 years and then turn them lose in a society where there are plenty of guns for them to play with. -Andrew Young

Egypt's problem is that you've got an economy that works for about 40 million people, only you have 90 million people. The answer to the Egyptian problem is not guns, but jobs. We've got to find a private-sector, nongovernmental, aggressive way of creating jobs. That's not America's role totally. -Andrew Young

The pervasiveness of guns in our society is destroying America. -Alan Dershowitz

We have to fulfill what the real meaning of the Second Amendment is: reasonable access to guns for self-protection and for hunting. And there's no room in America for these semiautomatic, automatic and other kinds of weapons that are simply designed to cause mass havoc. -Alan Dershowitz

It's wrong, and it's racist, and it's bigoted to say that guns are quintessentially American. -Alan Dershowitz

I like to stay within the context of the character's background. If he's a cop, I have to make sure the audience is convinced that this person, a cop, can do only so much without a gun. -Donnie Yen

I landed the role of Bravo 5, the only female fighter pilot in 'Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.' I did my bit and fired my guns, but I haven't a notion of which side I was on or who I was firing the guns at. -Celia Imrie

I was talking on the phone in my trailer, and I looked in the mirror and I saw the badge clipped to my belt, a gun with a holster, and the suit and the tie with the jacket off, and it was just deja vu. I remember that image so clearly from growing up. My dad would come home for lunch, take off his jacket, have the gun and the badge. -Michael Trucco

I've always been curious about why one man jumps out of a foxhole with a grenade and charges a machine gun nest, and his buddy next to him sits there cowering. And my feeling is that the difference is tiny between the two. -Stephen Lang

There has to be the popcorn genre element, or I don't engage the same way. I like action and vehicle design and guns and computer graphics as much as I like allegory. It's a constant balancing game. I want audiences to be on this rollercoaster that fits the Hollywood mould, but I also want them to absorb my observations. -Neill Blomkamp

I grew up as an artist. Science fiction allows for design and creatures and guns and all the stuff that I like as well. So I think most of the films I make, I'm sure, will be in that category. But I can also see myself making a film like 'Black Hawk Down,' and I could also totally do horror. -Neill Blomkamp

Personally, I'm not into reality shows – I can't even name a reality show that I was a really big fan of, altogether as a whole, not just from MTV. Like, if ABC has another reality show, I'm like, 'Oh God, another reality show.' But people love them. 'The Hills', 'Laguna Beach'… those do extremely well. It's just a personal preference. -Damien Fahey

I like the beaches in Orange County the best. I think Orange County has great beaches. Everything from Dana Point to Newport to Laguna; all over the place. -Mark Hoppus

I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality. -Barbra Streisand

I do like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. But I like – if somebody is going to come into my house and I have not put out the welcome mat, I want to stop them. -Maya Angelou

Israel should not feel satisfaction at my son's death, for he died on the battlefield, facing the conquerors as he wished, with a gun in his hand. -Hassan Nasrallah

We should be licensing everybody with a gun. I have to have a license for my dog. I have to have a license for my car. If you're going to do my hair later you have to have a license… We don't require a license to own a firearm? -Michael Moore

If you reduce the guns and the ammo, you'll reduce the murders. -Michael Moore

I made 'Bowling for Columbine' in the hope the school shootings would stop and that we would address the issue of how easy it is to get a gun in the United States, and tragically, those school shootings continue. -Michael Moore

The left, liberals, believe that if we just have more gun control laws, all the problems are going to go away. Well, I don't think so. I don't think so. I think – yes, it will, it will be reduced. There's no question about that. -Michael Moore

How do you deliver democracy to a country? You don't do it down the barrel of a gun. That's not how you deliver it. -Michael Moore

The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what's the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor? -Michael Moore

I'm a warrior at heart; I'm an ex-Navy Seal. I'm too old to wage war anymore, and so now I wage it mentally. And so I find politics very stimulating; it's war without guns. -Jesse Ventura

Mexico has strict gun control. You cannot own a gun in Mexico. -Jesse Ventura

The vast majority of people who have guns never hurt anybody. -Penn Jillette

If you don't pay your taxes and you don't answer the warrant and you don't go to court, eventually someone will pull a gun. Eventually someone with a gun will show up. I want everything the government does to be done, I just want it to be done voluntarily. -Penn Jillette

It's amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness. -Penn Jillette

I think science has begun to demonstrate that aging is a disease. If it is, it can be cured. -Tom Robbins

When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, 'Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.' But, you know, most people don't speak out because they are frightened. -Yoko Ono

Jimmy Fallon is one of the funniest son of a guns I've ever seen. -Christian Kane

What I would love is a crossover between 'Royal Pains' and 'Burn Notice,' that we could be involved in some sort of gun play intrigue. I would really love that because we have no guns. We have nowhere near enough explosions and guns on the set. -Paulo Costanzo

Part of what I love about games is that, even if you're best friends with somebody, it gives you these sort of moments where you get to interact on a completely different level. You all agree to these abstract rules, but there's nobody holding a gun to your head. -Rich Sommer

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

As kids, we have all handled shot guns. From there on, there is no transition. It stays in the toy box. The idea is to get the transition and bridge the gap between the toy box and the shooting range. -Gagan Narang

When kids my age were picking up toy cars, I used to buy toy guns. -Gagan Narang

Homicide through gun violence is the leading cause of death among young African American males in the United States. If people look a certain way, they have a higher tendency of dying, of having their lives taken away. -Ryan Coogler

If you look at issues like immigration, gay marriage, gun regulation – these are all things that probably wouldn't be a source of much discussion at all in D.C., if they weren't sources of self-perpetuation. -Mark Leibovich

I was only a gun captain on the battleship Alabama for 34 months. People have called me a hero for that, but I'll tell you this – heroes don't come home. Survivors come home. -Bob Feller

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

It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control. -Si Robertson

Whoever has not begun the practice of prayer, I beg for the love of the Lord not to go without so great a good. There is nothing here to fear but only something to desire. -Saint Teresa of Avila

A beginner must look on himself as one setting out to make a garden for his Lord's pleasure, on most unfruitful soil which abounds in weeds. His Majesty roots up the weeds and will put in good plants instead. Let us reckon that this is already done when the soul decides to practice prayer and has begun to do so. -Saint Teresa of Avila

I think guns are terrible. -Missy Peregrym

Theatre is relatively easy if you're British – you're living in the theatre capital of the world, London – there are so many places you can work, still. If I had begun to think of myself as a film actor, I think I would have got distracted. -Ian Mckellen

In the business world, I did fairly well, but wasn't happy. A bout of sciatica put me flat on my back. All I could do was read, listen to my mother's stories about the Sandovals, and daydream: a return to self. My writing career had begun. -Sandra Cisneros

I grew up in Ohio, where civil-rights accomplishments had already begun to accelerate before Martin Luther King appeared. In hindsight, we know that many people, black and white, were instrumental in changing the Jim Crow status quo on all levels. -Rita Dove

I'm addicted to 'Lonely Planet' guides. Naturally, I'll buy one whenever I take a trip somewhere, but it goes beyond that: I've begun buying them for cities and countries I just hope to visit one day. -Lauren Weisberger

I started the label Tzadik to support an entire community of musicians, not just Jewish musicians. But the radical Jewish culture movement was begun in a lot of ways because I wanted to take the idea that Jewish music equals 'klezmer' and expand it to, 'Well, Jewish music could be a lot more than that.' -John Zorn

The Savior warns that if we start along the path and go far enough and then fail and deny Him, it would have been better if we had never begun. -Henry B. Eyring

There's nothing I've done that I feel a lot of regret over because I stuck to my guns, even when it got uncomfortable – and it will get uncomfortable because you're going up against the wall. -Shirley Manson

Any designer believes his gun is the best, and when its test performance is a bit less impressive compared to others, he feels bitterness and envy. -Mikhail Kalashnikov

We woke up one day, and all the sudden Starbucks was in the middle of this political crossfire between the people who want to bring a gun into Starbucks and the people who want to prevent it. It is a very difficult, fragile situation. -Howard Schultz

If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys. Even a pacifist would get violent if someone were trying to kill him or her. You would fight for your life, whatever your beliefs. -Bruce Willis

I love guns. I love shooting guns. -Sarah Shahi

I have to be honest – I don't love guns. -Vanessa Ferlito

I always accepted the libertarian position of minimum regulation in the sale and use of firearms because I placed guns under the beneficial rubric of minimal restrictions on individuals. -Michael Shermer

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

I had worked in this New York theatre company for my first eight or nine years out of college, acting and directing there, and I'd begun to write a little bit. -Clark Gregg

Shooting guns is not something I would do in my spare time. I really don't understand why Americans can purchase guns so easily and why they use them for sporting purposes. -Lena Headey

Americans have a warrior's mentality, most of them. That's how this society was built. The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. -Isabel Allende

A gun is a necessity. Who knows if you're walking down a street and you spot a moose? -Pat Paulsen

The worst thing that can happen to you in travel is having a gun pointed at you by a very young person. That's happened to me maybe four times in my life. I didn't like it. -Paul Theroux

A gun show is about like-minded people who feel as if everything has been taken away from them – jobs, money, pride. -Paul Theroux

The fact that you own a gun and shoot to defend your life is a very American way of thinking. -Isabel Allende

I guess I'm like any other concerned father, except that nobody else's son guns a cycle over 17 pickups without holding on to the handlebars. -Evel Knievel

If it's lawful to have a rifle club to kill pheasants, it should be just as lawful to have one to kill wolves or dogs that are being sicked on little black babies. In fact, it's constitutional. Article Number Two of the constitution guarantees the right of every citizen to own a rifle or a shot gun. -Malcolm X

If, if a white man puts his arm around me voluntarily, that's brotherhood. But if you – if you hold a gun on him and make him embrace me and pretend to be friendly or brotherly toward me, then that's not brotherhood, that's hypocrisy. -Malcolm X

'Paper Planes' was an accident. It wasn't a song we made for the masses. It took two years to get popular, and there were many fights about censoring the gunshot sounds. -M.I.A.

No matter how you're feeling, a little dog gunna love you. -Waka Flocka Flame

I'm still young; I've had a couple things under my belt. I don't even think I've begun where I'm gonna be eventually. I really feel very much in the beginning of my journey. I feel very new. -Lauren London

The prenup needs to be drawn up months before the wedding, not days – it's not something you slap together and sign in the car on the way to the ceremony. A shotgun prenup might not hold up in court. -Suze Orman

The older I get, the more I'm starting to believe in myself. I'm beginning to think of roles that I could do that I would not have allowed myself to think of before, saying: 'That's not for me, that's for the big guns.' -Michelle Gomez

Seven is the magic figure, because that's a symbolic figure of my favorite deity, Ogun. -Wole Soyinka

When I was a kid in Nebraska, a cantankerous farmer, known for plinking with his '22 at passing cars in which he perceived enemies, ingeniously rigged up a shotgun in his house, trained on the inside of his front door so as to widely distribute any intruder. -Dick Cavett

I know what it feels like to be a gun lover. -Dick Cavett

There is something about a Luger that separates it from all other handguns, and Luger devotees and Luger society members speak of it in romantic terms that must sound plain nuts to those who consider themselves level-headed. -Dick Cavett

There are online forms you can fill out to send to your lawmakers, demanding that nothing – nothing at all or in any way – be done about any guns whatever, anywhere. -Dick Cavett

Nobody is going to try to confiscate guns, although some Web sites know better: President Obama, they are certain, wants to. -Dick Cavett

I've managed to convince my wife that somewhere in the Bible it says, 'Man cannot have too many shotguns and fishing poles.' -Norman Schwarzkopf

If you don't have the smoking gun, then it's pointless to hector interviewees. Because you just shut people up instead of opening them up. -David Frost

Dick Martin, if you put a gun to his forehead, he couldn't tell you a joke. -Bob Newhart

I still remember the entire Boy Scout motto. I don't remember the serial number of my gun in the army. I don't remember the number of my locker in school. But I remember that Boy Scout code. -Tommy Lasorda

I would like one day to play an FBI cop, just so I can hold the gun and shoot. -Shanola Hampton

As a very young man growing up in Texas, usually I got a shotgun or cowboy boots for Christmas. -Robert Wilson

Just because someone is holding a gun doesn't make an image controversial. It all depends on where you put the gun, who is holding it. -Carine Roitfeld

George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks? -Adam McKay

To me, the magic of photography, per se, is that you can capture an instant of a second that couldn't exist before and couldn't exist after. It's almost like a cowboy that draws his gun. You draw a second before or after, you miss and you're dead – not them. To me, photography's always like that. -Mario Testino

I think that, by comparison with $2,000 bottles of grand cru Burgundies, first-rate barolos, which sell for under $100, are undervalued ten-fold. -Joe Bastianich

With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully. -Phil Anselmo

Democrats are people who raise your taxes and spend your money on weird stuff. They steal your guns, and they spit on your faith. And because the Democratic Party was taken over by the aggressive secular guys, they became hostile not just to conservative Catholics and evangelical Christians, but Orthodox Jews and Muslims and Mormons. -Grover Norquist

A Bond movie falls into a specific genre, and you have to provide certain elements. You must respect the fact it's essentially about girls, guns, gadgets, and big action. -Lee Tamahori

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

It is easy to bare your body, but it is difficult to bare your soul. What works for me is that I am not a city-raised boy with city-raised sensibilities. I can play the vulnerable tough man, the guy with a gun in his hand, tears in his eyes, fire in his heart, innocence in him, and in his arms a woman he loves. -Randeep Hooda

The western is the simplest form of drama – a gun, death. -Howard Hawks

Try driving the streets of Los Angeles without seeing a billboard depicting a film with a lead actor holding a gun. It's almost as if guns are harmless props used to bring out the cheekbones and jawline of the screen star. -Henry Rollins

You can pass all the gun legislation you want. None of it will make me feel any more or less safe than I do right at this moment. -Henry Rollins

I am neither pro- nor anti-gun. I am gun-conscious. -Henry Rollins

More guns equaling more safety is a slippery slope, and what makes it so is human blood. -Henry Rollins

One of the most insane environments I have ever spent time in is a gun range. There we are, all in a line, armed to the teeth, firing away. -Henry Rollins

I consider any gun that can chamber a round and send a projectile down its barrel at a high rate of speed into my body – causing me injury or death – to be an assault weapon. -Henry Rollins

It may seem strange, but the most grateful I've ever felt was when I was held up at gunpoint. After I handed over my wallet and the mugger ran off into the woods, I thought, 'Thank you for not shooting me.' I was overwhelmingly glad to be alive and unharmed. -Juliana Hatfield

It's shocking to me that it's easier to buy a gun at Wal-Mart than it is to buy my record. -Marilyn Manson

If a kid is old enough to drive a car or buy a gun, isn't he old enough to be held personally responsible for what he does with his car or gun? Or if he's a teenager, should someone else be blamed because he isn't as enlightened as an eighteen-year-old? -Marilyn Manson

Everybody with a gun has a checkpoint in Lebanon. And in Lebanon, you'd be crazy not to have a gun. Though, I assure you, all the crazy people have guns, too. -P. J. O'Rourke

Freedom is not empowerment. Empowerment is what the Serbs have in Bosnia. Anybody can grab a gun and be empowered. -P. J. O'Rourke

Kabul is a walled city, which sounds romantic except the walls are pre-cast reinforced concrete blast barriers, 10 feet tall and 15 feet long and moved into place with cranes. The walls are topped with sandbags, and the sandbags are topped with guard posts from which gun barrels protrude. -P. J. O'Rourke

To be candid, some people have given positive thinking a bad name. I can't stand to hear some gung-ho individual say that with positive thinking you can just do 'anything.' If you think about that one for a moment, you recognize the absurdity of it. -Zig Ziglar

All my time not devoted to my master's service was spent either in prayer, or in making experiments in casting different things in moulds made of earth, in attempting to make paper, gunpowder, and many other experiments, that, although I could not perfect, yet convinced me of its practicability if I had the means. -Nat Turner

Pressed by the Obama administration and consumers, Kraft, Nestle, Pepsi, Campbell and General Mills, among others, have begun to trim the loads of salt, sugar and fat in many products. -Michael Moss

A surprising number of American skyjackers were not yet old enough to drink or sometimes even drive. These adolescents were generally inept at planning their crimes, and few of their capers met with any success; most seemed to end within moments of starting, usually after a fatherly pilot convinced the nervous teen to hand over his gun. -Brendan I. Koerner

For members of a traditional society where many traditions have been discredited, an interest in modernity can result in a restless sophistication. Mehmet Ertegun seems not to have been a restless man. -George W. S. Trow

Mehmet Ertegun died in 1944. President Roosevelt sent his body back to Turkey on the U.S.S. Missouri. Mehmet Ertegun and President Roosevelt had had a cordial relationship, and, indeed, Mehmet Ertegun may have helped insure that Turkey did not ally itself with Germany, as it had in the First World War. -George W. S. Trow

If you bend a branch until it's horizontal, the sap will slow to a stopping point: a comma or colon, made of leaves grown into one another and over one another and hardened. Out of this pause comes a flower, which unfolds itself in spirals, as if the leaf form, unable to keep to its line, had begun to pivot. -Alice Oswald

Sometimes, at parties, people demand I tell a joke. It's like pointing a gun at my feet and telling me to dance. -Celia Rivenbark

All dictators, the rich and famous, to the lowest security guard who holds a gun, easily forget that power is transitory. -F. Sionil Jose

The main message of 'Smarter Than You Think' is an attempt to look at the productively new and interesting ways that we have begun to learn about the world, to think about what we found, and to mull it over and argue about it with other people as we use technology. -Clive Thompson

Personally, I would love to see every gun on the planet disappear. -Jean Hanff Korelitz

Machismo requires Latin blood. I'd say I never experienced machismo up close until I worked in a French office; the typical Wall Street gunner has the soul of a coffee filter in comparison. -Rosecrans Baldwin

About guns, about hunting, it's safe to say I know nothing. The last gun I fired was a musket at Boy Scout camp. -Rosecrans Baldwin

The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway. -Miguel Syjuco

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

Our experience in Hawaii has shown that we can place common sense limits on gun sales, demonstrate our respect for gun owners, and, most importantly, help ensure the safety of our residents. -Colleen Hanabusa

I am certain that there are extremists on both sides of the gun control debate in Hawaii, as in the rest of the nation. However, it has been our willingness and ability to develop mutually respectful and effective gun control laws that have kept our community safe. -Colleen Hanabusa

My accident happened in what should have been one of the safest places to be: in a police station, at the hands of trained police officers. So more guns are not the answer. -James Langevin

I'd like to see a comprehensive gun control bill brought to the floor, but if we have to do it in several votes, that's fine, too. But give us the vote. Let us make our case to our colleagues on the floor and have a vote. -James Langevin

More guns are not the answer to keeping our kids and our communities safer. -James Langevin

We must urge a national dialogue on better methods of curbing preventable gun violence, and address the need for mental health awareness and access to psychiatric services in this country. -Charles B. Rangel

Supporting mental wellness is crucial to any goal of decreasing gun violence in America. -Charles B. Rangel

No American should live in fear of going to work or sending their kids to school. Let's end the fear. Let's enforce existing gun laws. -Charles B. Rangel

There is such a thing as commonsense middle-ground gun reform, and most gun owners support it. -Mike Quigley

During my time in Washington, I have become increasingly frustrated by the power held by the gun lobby. -Mike Quigley

The people of Chicago have made it very clear that they favor sensible restrictions on gun ownership. -Mike Quigley

We have to go to war against the people who enable the gun violence, the people who stop us from keeping guns out of the hands of mentally unstable people, of felons, and that means the NRA leadership. -Jerrold Nadler

I was a lady gunda in school. Everyone was scared of me, and I was really short and round. -Bipasha Basu

I have always believed that if you need to take your clothes off to get your man, you've begun to lose the battle. If you pull it off right, you can do it in a very classy way… Being sexy is about suggestion; it's about the tease. It's not about being obvious and forcing yourself out in the open. That takes all the fun out of being a woman. -Bipasha Basu

All over the world, people are looking at India and saying 'wow', and that's because we have begun to say 'wow' ourselves. -Vidya Balan

During my breakdown, many things, tiny things I had not even registered before, had begun to torment me with guilt. I used to steal Splenda from Starbucks. I would go into a Starbucks whenever I needed the sweetener and would take a fistful of packets, even when I didn't buy a coffee. -Akhil Sharma

According to the State of Florida, the person with the gun has the right to defend him or herself. -Bill Cosby

To fill a world with religion, or religions of the Abrahamic kind, is like littering the streets with loaded guns. Do not be surprised if they are used. -Richard Dawkins

I have begun several projects which were never completed, not necessarily because they failed, but because I got interested in other things. -Richard Dawkins

French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody's afraid of French fries. -Robert Kiyosaki

For years, my early work with Roger Penrose seemed to be a disaster for science. It showed that the universe must have begun with a singularity, if Einstein's general theory of relativity is correct. That appeared to indicate that science could not predict how the universe would begin. -Stephen Hawking

I love the ocean; growing up around Laguna Beach, I spent my summers surfing, diving, and snorkeling. -Greg MacGillivray

My dad had a small suitcase stuffed with photos, mementoes from wherever he'd traveled as a Royal Navy gunner. Not that he gunned very much, as it turned out. I'd haul it out and go through it time and time again. -Honeysuckle Weeks

Though the euphoria surrounding Barack Obama's election last week as President-elect has not yet begun to subside, it is already time to recognise that the most important challenge facing the next U.S. president is to restore America's standing in the eyes of the world. -Shashi Tharoor

I don't want to start producing dressing gowns and cuff links with the Purdey name stamped on them. Making Purdey the leading gunmaker is our priority. Once we have succeeded in doing that, then we might look at some accessories, but it is a long haul. -Johann Rupert

I may not have the gun that Jesse James had when he was gunned down, but if there's a piece identified with him and the same place, then I get interested; it's always excited me. -Red McCombs

I've heard 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' read, and I tell you Mrs. Stowe's pen hasn't begun to paint what slavery is as I have seen it at the far South. I've seen de real thing, and I don't want to see it on no stage or in no theater. -Harriet Tubman

The workman in the true sense of the word – the artist in guns – is either extinct, or hidden in an obscure corner. There is no individuality about modern guns. One is exactly like another. -Richard Jefferies

When you were a teenager in Colorado, the way to be a punk rocker was to rip on Reagan and Bush and what they were doing and talk about how everyone in Colorado's a redneck with a gun and all this stuff. -Trey Parker

If I were governor, and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that. -Wendy Davis

The war for the Internet has begun. Hollywood is in control of politics. The government is killing innovation. -Kim Dotcom

Cross the wrong state border with your gun, or wake up one morning to new legislation or a new presidential executive order, and suddenly you're the bad guy, not the good guy. No wonder some gun owners seem so touchy; they feel, at some level, like criminals in waiting. -Walter Kirn

Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I'd be safer selling my guns than reserving them for 'Tombstone II.' -Walter Kirn

Getting guns off the streets does make communities safer. We can't stand here and say because we don't have the perfect solution, we shouldn't try. -Linda Sanchez

By the time I had got to college, I had begun to read and had decided that most of what Christians believed could not be credible. So I became a philosophy major at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. -Stanley Hauerwas

If you've grown up with guns, the thought that someone might take them away makes your stomach churn. They make you feel safe. If you didn't grow up with guns, if you don't know how to use them, then the thought that someone else has them makes your stomach churn. -Philipp Meyer

The Maldives, a string of islands off the coast of India whose highest point above sea level is eight feet, may be the first nation to drown. In Alaska, entire towns have begun to shift in the loosening permafrost. -Michael Specter

Throughout the United States, at the dawn of the Progressive era, dozens of laws and regulations were established to empower police officers, public-health officials, and even the armed forces to vaccinate at will, and, if necessary, at gunpoint. -Michael Specter

I like to have guns around. I don't like to carry them. -Maya Angelou

In my lifetime, we have lost a President, a Civil Rights leader and a Presidential candidate – all to gun violence. -Marianne Williamson

People talk about the '60s, but they were merely a mass production of what the '50s had begun. -Peter O'Toole

Hindered by asthma since I was six weeks old, I had begun experimenting with my diet and discovered a disquieting correlation. When I stopped eating the normal American diet of sugar, fats, alcohol, chemicals, and additives, I felt better. I could breathe freely. When I tried to sneak in a hamburger and a Coke, my body rebelled. -Paul Hawken

There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage, and it's the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it's just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal. -Louie Gohmert

We've got some people who think Shariah law oughta be the law of the land, forget the Constitution. But the guns are there, the Second Amendment is there, to make sure all of the rest of the amendments are followed. -Louie Gohmert

I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up. -William H. McRaven

Most critics of gender division are women, and they're worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting. -Russell Smith

Guys think that the military associations of camo are going to make them look tough, as if they might just break out a shotgun and take down a passing duck at any given moment. I'm not so sure. -Russell Smith

If you write any kind of fiction about America, you immediately have to start doing some research about guns, so in some ways, 'Gun Machine' is just the culmination of 20 years of reading about guns. -Warren Ellis

It doesn't matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets. -Don Lemon

Once the notion of depression had begun to dominate the diagnostic armamentarium, it became but a matter of time before patients with relatively mild disorders of mood or anxiety would be entered into it. -Sherwin B. Nuland

The Tea Party is clearing gunk out of the fuel lines of this country. It started with throwing out Democrats, but the Republicans are going to be next. We're doing what needs to be done for the sake of the country. -Brad Thor

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

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

I think having a national system that tracks who owns guns is fine. I don't think we need to be printing it on the Internet. -Eric Swalwell

Surely there are common-sense reforms that we should, and must, take in order to keep our children and our communities safe. I take these recommendations very seriously, and will listen to the voices of my constituents to ensure I do everything I can to help prevent gun violence. -Paul Tonko

I think that we should take the tragedy that happened in Newtown and have a full comprehensive dialogue about all issues, whether it has to do with mental health, whether it has to do with the social decline of our young people and some of the things that they are exposed to, whether it has to do with the firearms and guns. -Ann Wagner

I think of all the guys that strap a gun on their backs and head to Afghanistan and Iraq to keep us free and safe and maintain what America has stood for. -Foster Friess

The entire federal budget for landslide research is $3.5 million a year – far less than the property value lost on a single day when 17 mansions slid down a hill in 2005 in Laguna Beach, Calif. -Bill Dedman

After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. 'Let's install metal detectors and give guns to teachers' Let's crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let's buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.' -Bill Dedman

Yes, I have a website that puts out conservative news. Yes, I am part owner of a gun company. Yes, I'm a Republican who was cast into the limelight for having the temerity to confront Barack Obama on the question of redistributing wealth… But I'm a working man, and I'm working. -Joe Wurzelbacher

In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were exterminated. -Joe Wurzelbacher

In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others unable to defend themselves were exterminated. -Joe Wurzelbacher

I don't run anybody else's race. When the gun goes off, I must evaluate with my own body and see. Then, as the race develops, I run accordingly. So you can say that I do not have a set tactic for any race. -Catherine Ndereba

I think the most successful are the most paranoid. The first thing people do when they buy a mansion is they build the biggest wall you could possibly build around it. What happens is, now you become a target. If I go into the hood, I'm at a disadvantage. They could carry guns. I can't. They can hit me in the face. I can't. -Ice T

There may be people in my audience who may not agree with me on some particular issue – you know, say, as a gun owner, they may not agree with me, or, you know, someone may not agree with me on a gay marriage topic. Any of those things. But those shouldn't be the reasons you listen to my music. -Brad Paisley

I love being an enigma. Every time I'm tempted to respond to someone who tries to put me in a box, politically – you know, someone who gets on the Internet and says, you're pro-gun, or you're anti-gun – I stop and say to myself, 'This is great; this is what I wanted. I wanted to be the guy you can't figure out.' -Brad Paisley

I'm liberal on every social aspect, probably. More liberal than people would even believe. But there's still some of that Texas in me, as far as the gun debate. I wish there were no guns; I'm all for gun restrictions. But I'm also of the mind-set, if nothing changes, I'm getting a gun. -Natalie Maines

If I didn't do something perfectly, I had to do it again… I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head. -Alexis Stewart

We can't do a modern Batman continually beating up thugs in zoot suits with tommy guns in violin cases. The game has to move on. It has to feel relevant. -Gary Frank

I feel like I've got feet firmly in different camps. Between the right of gun ownership and public safety. -Tim Walz

Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from owning a gun. Seems like kind of a good idea, no? -Timothy Noah

When President Obama first unveiled his gun control proposals recommending a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and better background checks, there seemed to be momentum behind the effort. But then the proposals ran into a wall. -Robert Dallek

To be sure, hunters and sportsmen back gun rights. Beyond that, there are millions who see guns as a defense against fear – fear of criminals breaking into their homes or assaulting them on city streets. -Robert Dallek

For those of us who cry out for gun control, our fears cannot be eliminated as long as the country remains an armed camp in which the most troubled among us can find ways to appropriate one of the easily available weapons in all our communities. -Robert Dallek

Some Kennedy aides have always insisted that Johnson misread J.F.K.'s plans for Vietnam. They say that Kennedy had begun to rethink the U.S. presence in Indochina and was reluctant to increase it. -Robert Dallek

To frustrated Americans who have begun boycotting BP: Welcome to the club. It's great not to be the only member any more! -Stephen Kinzer

The first time I set out to find George F. Kennan, in 1982, I had just turned 21, begun my final semester at Princeton University and noticed with astonishment that the senior thesis deadline had crept to within four months. -Barton Gellman

We haven't even begun to see just how many transactions are going to take place online. -Natalie Massenet

Any show that includes guns or machinery or stuff like that, you need to trust who's around you because blanks are flying. -Jessy Schram

Who I was back then, when I started on 'One Tree Hill,' is so different from who I am now. Coming off Laguna, being 19 years old, and thrown into this odd, ridiculous spotlight, wasn't for me. There have always been haters, and people don't want to give you a chance or the benefit of the doubt, but this show gave me an opportunity. -Stephen Colletti

Working on 'Laguna' was great because just being in production and shooting stuff and having to go back and relive some things, and there were some lines here and there that the producers would want us to say, and just kind of, you're forced to recreate moments, and just working on the show was so much fun. -Stephen Colletti

I was fooled a bit during 'Laguna Beach.' I was 17, 18 years old, and I thought they just wanted to shoot a documentary, and that it probably wouldn't end up anywhere, anyway. Little did we know about the power of editing. I had no idea that it was going to be the soap drama that it was, but I picked up on that pretty quickly. -Stephen Colletti

I really loved working on 'Laguna Beach,' and I'd do it all over again. I'm one of the luckiest kids in the world, but I thought it was going to be a documentary about kids in high school, and they exaggerated all this drama. When it came out, it was this weird thing. People feel that they know you. -Stephen Colletti

Having a gun in your hand is very empowering. -Daniela Ruah

I can completely take a second World War gun apart and put it back together again thanks to 'Band Of Brothers.' That's always useful. I've got lots and lots of random skills I'll probably never need again. -Andrew-Lee Potts

When I was in the gunner's bubble of a B25 bomber, taking off from an aircraft carrier 100 miles off the coast of San Diego, I remember saying to myself how amazing it was to get the chance to do that. -Eric Christian Olsen

I'm really bad at tests of any kind, so I'm bad at auditions. I consider myself educated most of the time, but when I'm under the gun, I just fail. -Brady Corbet

I'm looking to do an action film where I can run with my shirt off and a gun in my hand; and do like a 'Taken' role and get up on one knee and kill the bad guy. -Bobb'e J. Thompson

I've been learning how to shoot a gun and properly handcuff people so that on the day I need to pull someone down to the ground, it looks and feels natural for me. -Spencer Grammer

The characters I've played, especially Bret Maverick and Jim Rockford, almost never use a gun, and they always try to use their wits instead of their fists. -James Garner

I've begun to think like a Jew, to feel like a Jew. -Sylvia Plath

Composers and lyricists are not responsible for storyline and casting. One can imagine actors shouldering this responsibility, since they charge for half the film. But producers never ask actors to share the losses. Instead, they train their guns on composers and lyricists. -Shaan

I knew that I was smart enough to learn. I knew that I could learn, if I could just go to school and not hear gunshots. -Ger Duany

I'm saying, let's learn to reacquire a respect for the power of guns. This culture is so indifferent and disrespectful of guns that we should be terrified. -Christopher McQuarrie

You've gotta understand: in July of '44, the Allies were still contained on the peninsula in western France and the destruction of Europe had not really begun. War had not really touched the European continent at that point. -Christopher McQuarrie

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

For me, it's great to see 'Gateways' finally make it to the console. Think of it as 'Portal' meets 'Castlevania' as you try to put together your gateway gun before your lab becomes overrun with nasty enemies. -Rob Manuel

I'm a bit of a Luddite, really: I don't use email much, as I started drowning in it. So I said 'screw this' and dumped my laptop, though I've begun to re-engage with it. -Charles Hazlewood

I've learned that guns are exceptionally challenging to use effectively, with a power that must be respected. But mostly what I've learned is that they're a lot of fun, and dangerously appealing to an active imagination. -Trieste Kelly Dunn

While actors play with guns for make-believe, the guns themselves are by no means make-believe; they're real. Even when the actor is using blanks, there are all kinds of safety protocols to follow when shooting one at someone. Pulling the trigger is the easy part. -Trieste Kelly Dunn

I believe the gun has no power at all. -Malala Yousafzai

Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge. -Nancy Gibbs

For years, Lebanese have known that Palestinian camps like Nahr al-Barid and Ain al-Helwe – hopeless slums crowded with generations of disenfranchised Palestinian refugees who can't go home because of Israel, and can't work because of Lebanese laws – are awash with gunmen, criminals and, since the war in Iraq, al-Qaida inspired jihadists. -Richard Engel

There weren't many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today. -Richard Engel

The U.S. spent billions of dollars to build a secular, professional national Iraqi army but failed because, despite all the U.S.-supplied guns, tanks and planes, the Iraqi military fell apart when challenged by a band of terrorists. -Richard Engel

A James Bond movie is a stuntman's dream. I was in a helicopter firing a machine gun at Piers Brosnan escaping on a motorbike. -Steve Truglia

The Yankees, the first mechanicians in the world, are engineers – just as the Italians are musicians and the Germans metaphysicians – by right of birth. Nothing is more natural, therefore, than to perceive them applying their audacious ingenuity to the science of gunnery. -Jules Verne

My natural gravitation is toward the gray and the black and the white and the burgundy. Sort of muted, cool colors. -Jessica Pare

Extraordinarily, I was up in the cemetery in Derry City, and I had a red cape on with a fur hood as a little girl, when a gun battle broke out between the IRA and the British Army, and I got caught in the crossfire. -Roma Downey

I've gotten into two fights since I've begun studying the martial arts, and each time, I was worried I'd kill the guy. One of my teachers always told me I had good power but bad control. -Jim Butcher

I had begun to write novels because of a fierce, self-serving impulse in my own heart. I had not considered the potential in a book for felt communion, the bright largesse of intimately participating in the lives of other people. -Sue Monk Kidd

Every Friday, my dad would rent three videos. Me and my brother would ask for something with guns or fighting, but my dad would say, 'Come on, think about it.' He'd choose more involving films like 'Pulp Fiction,' and at the end of the night, we'd agree that they were great. -Christian Cooke

Look, I owns guns. -Rob Lowe

What Andrew Cuomo said is, truly, a scandal. It's a scandal if he actually thinks it – that those who hold conservative views on abortion, gun rights and marriage are extreme, anathema and have no place in the state. -Peggy Noonan

I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns. -George Galloway

I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when the British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas. -George Galloway

When I originally came from 'Cheetah Girls,' I was making music that was real to me but not believable. I think there was a disconnect there. I am a grown woman, and I've been through a lot. The most important thing about my music is that we don't jump the gun and throw anything out there. -Adrienne Bailon

My temperament is not the adventuresome sort that enjoys starting new projects every six months. I love ensemble, nine-to-five stability. There's a family dynamic in making a television show that you don't get on a movie, where you're a hired gun for a few months. -Ted Danson

I first saw the ocean as a kid. We would drive from Arizona in the summer and arrive as the sun was starting to come down over the hill near Laguna in southern California. We would always sing a song, and it was a big joyous family moment when we came over the hill. -Ted Danson

Before 'Cagney and Lacey,' we didn't follow officers home to find out what they did when they took their badges off and emptied their guns. So the idea that these women also had lives outside of work was really interesting to play. -Tyne Daly

I like white wine when it's young and vigorous. I don't think you should cellar white wine at all, unless it's white Burgundy, and definitely not nonvintage Champagne. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

Although the French appellation system has its roots in the 1923 system created in Chateauneuf-du-Pape by Baron Le Roy, proprietor of the renowned Chateau Fortia, Chateauneuf-du-Pape never developed a reputation for quality or achieved the prestige enjoyed by such regions as Burgundy and Bordeaux. -Robert M. Parker, Jr.

I see myself being a father, hopefully a husband, but I'm very gun-shy. The older I get, the further the goalpost. -Esai Morales

This is not the beginning of American civilization where we need guns because it's the Wild, Wild West… There should not be guns in our society, and we all know that; politicians know that. -Rick Pitino

To shoot a gun proficiently, including speed shooting, is much less of a skill than typing. -Bernhard Goetz

Two million felons have tried to buy a gun and, because of the background check, have been denied. -Joe Biden

My distinguishing feature is the gap between my teeth. I had to wear a brace because my teeth used to stick out like guns from a fortress. -Jane Birkin

The inability to pass reasonable gun safety laws after the Newtown massacre is something that weighs heavily on my mind. -Eric Holder

While I understand the passions and the anger that arise over the death of Michael Brown, giving into that anger by looting or carrying guns, and even attacking the police, only serves to raise tensions and stir chaos. -Barack Obama

The NRA grades senators and representatives based on their votes on gun issues – and even on issues that have little-to-nothing to do with guns. -Claire McCaskill

Respecting the Second Amendment does not mean abandoning common sense. The right to own guns in this country must remain, while we also must strengthen our laws to prevent mass shootings. -Claire McCaskill

A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America. -William Lacy Clay, Jr.

For black Americans, we know that gun control… sprouts from racist soil – be it after the or during the infamous Dred Scott case where black man's humanity was not recognized. -Niger Innis

Long before gun control was touted as 'common sense' measures, the concept was promoted as a means to keep ethnic populations in an unequal position while assuaging the fears of whites. -Niger Innis

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

One of the crises that we have to deal with is a crisis of law enforcement officials that are not physically capable enough to handle without taking out the gun. -Niger Innis

The best advice I got really had nothing to do with singing; it came from my brother, who always told me to stick to my guns and to believe in myself. I think Duane saw my talents and believed in me long before I ever did, and that meant the world to me. -Gregg Allman

When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music… Now, record companies are run by lawyers and accountants. -David Crosby

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