“The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to permit the conquered Eastern peoples to have arms. History teaches that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by doing so."
- Adolf Hitler
"The measures adopted to restore public order are: First of all, the
elimination of the so-called subversive elements .... They were elements
of disorder and subversion. On the morrow of each conflict I gave the
categorical order to confiscate the largest possible number of weapons
of every sort and kind. This confiscation, which continues with the
utmost energy, has given satisfactory results."
- Benito Mussolini
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
"All political power comes from the barrel of a gun. The communist party
must command all the guns, that way, no guns can ever be used to
command the party."
- Mao Tse Tung
"Outside of the killings, Washington has one of the lowest crime rates in the country."
- Mayor Marion Barry, Washington, DC
I don't believe gun owners have rights.
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.