To disarm the people is the best and most effective way to enslave them.
— George Mason
The Australian media, being mostly urban and easily scared, is generally hopeless when reporting on firearms.
This piece is a classic example: Â LOBBY HORRIFIEDÂ
Based on thisÂ photograph alone, the Japanese ought to imprison them indefinitely. That level of smug has got to be toxic.
The story of the whaling wankers:
Arms discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property… Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the use of them.
A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government.
— George Washington