Gun Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old gun quotes, gun sayings, and gun proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


This gun is liberty; hold for certain that the day when you no more have it, you will be returned to slavery.     

Toussaint Louverture

If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.     

Dalai Lama

Guns are like thermometers, only instead of measuring body temperatures they measure our fear.     

Jean Zimmerman

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

Bill Cosby

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

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 guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.     

Lyndon B. Johnson

It doesn't matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets.     

Don Lemon

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

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

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

In light of all the gun violence in the USA, I'd prefer my democracy unleaded.     

Jayseth Guberman

Guns made us free and have kept us free, one side says; the other side rejects guns as instruments of domination, lawlessness, and terrorism. The conflict rages on because both sides are right.     

Jan E. Dizard

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

Bill Cosby

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

Clint Eastwood

Violence is an evil thing, but when the guns are all in the hands of the men without respect for human rights, then men are really in trouble.     

Louis L'Amour

Guns kill far more quickly and efficiently than knives, or crossbows, or toenail clippers; and, unlike bombs, you don't need to build one in your basement they come ready-made! There's a reason why guns are the overwhelming weapon of choice among mass murderers.     

Quentin R. Bufogle

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

Speaking personally, you can have my gun, but you'll take my book when you pry my cold, dead fingers off of the binding.     

Stephen King

As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who's going to be penalized and have difficulty is the law-abiding citizen, who then cannot have it if he wants protection the protection of a weapon in his home.     

Ronald Reagan

The problem is not the availability of guns, it is the availability of morons.     

Antonio Meloni

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

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

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

Guns are not the problem. The species is the problem.     

Forrest Carr

Gun violence has cost us too many political leaders, and hardly ever the worst ones.     

P. J. O'Rourke

This country has a mental health problem disguised as a gun problem, and a tyranny problem disguised as a security problem.     

Joe Rogan

Gun control is like trying to reduce drunk driving by making it tougher for sober people to own cars.     

Sheriff Jim Wilson

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

Huey Newton

It's better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.     

Christian Slater