Jefferson on gun rights
A Citizen

Newport, VA

#1 Jan 19, 2013
"The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it."

Thomas Jefferson
Webster

Alexandria, VA

#2 Jan 19, 2013
From the Monticello website:

"We currently have no evidence that Thomas Jefferson said or wrote, "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it" or any of its listed variations."

http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/beau...
TaJ1776

Newport, VA

#3 Jan 20, 2013
Webster wrote:
From the Monticello website:
"We currently have no evidence that Thomas Jefferson said or wrote, "The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it" or any of its listed variations."
http://www.monticello.org/site/jefferson/beau...
"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
--Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).
Webster

Alexandria, VA

#4 Jan 20, 2013
TaJ1776 wrote:
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"Laws that forbid the carrying of arms ... disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes ... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
--Thomas Jefferson, quoting Cesare Beccaria in On Crimes and Punishment (1764).
Well I guess if we're going to go by a book written 300 years ago then we should abolish torture and the death penalty?

At least you can google better than the first guy.
curious

Newport, VA

#5 Jan 20, 2013
Webster wrote:
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Well I guess if we're going to go by a book written 300 years ago then we should abolish torture and the death penalty?
At least you can google better than the first guy.
are you pro-gun or anti-gun?
Webster

Alexandria, VA

#6 Jan 20, 2013
curious wrote:
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are you pro-gun or anti-gun?
I believe only people with sense should be allowed to have guns.

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