Famous Gun Quotes Supporting Gun Rights | Shall Not Be Infringed

Today on the 80P Builder blog, we will be breaking down with you some of our favorite famous gun quotes. While these aren’t all of the famous pro-2nd Amendment quotes out there, we’ve narrowed it down to what we consider the top categories and best quotes from our founding fathers, modern day politicians, celebrities and movies. Do you have any other pro-gun or firearms quote you consider to be important and in line with supporting the 2nd Amendment? Leave us a comment below and we will add it to our collection.


Famous Gun Quotes | Founding Fathers Supporting the 2nd Amendment

Check out some of our favorite quotes about guns and freedom from our Founding Fathers. These famous gun quotes are sure to leave you defending your 2nd amendment right to bear arms. 

“No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." - Thomas Jefferson

"What country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." - Thomas Jefferson

“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Benjamin Franklin

"To disarm the people...[i]s the most effectual way to enslave them." - George Mason

“A free people ought not only 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

"When the government takes away citizens' right to bear arms it becomes citizens' duty to take away the government's right to govern." - George Washington

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. A well-regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country." - James Madison

“The right of the citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state shall not be questioned.” - James Madison


Modern Day Politician's Famous Gun Quotes Supporting the 2nd Amendment

We've had a lot of modern day politicians who have supported gun rights. Check out some of these quotes about guns below.

“We must reject the idea that every time a law’s broken, society is guilty rather than the lawbreaker. It is time to restore the American precept that each individual is accountable for his actions.” - Ronald Reagan

"Guns don't make criminals," Reagan said. "Hard-core criminals use guns, and locking them up and throwing away the key is the best gun control law we could ever have.” - Ronald Reagan

“We know what works. Freedom works. We know what’s right. Freedom is right.” - George Bush Sr

"By calling attention to 'a well regulated militia,' 'the security of the nation,' and the right of each citizen 'to keep and bear arms,' our founding fathers recognized the essentially civilian nature of our economy... The Second Amendment still remains an important declaration of our basic civilian-military relationships in which every citizen must be ready to participate in the defense of his country. For that reason I believe the Second Amendment will always be important." - John F. Kennedy

"As one of the most conservative members of Congress and a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, I am constantly under attack for my values and beliefs.'
-Paul Broun


Celebrity Famous Gun Quotes Supporting the 2nd Amendment

Check out some of our favorite pro gun quotes by some celebrities. Not all of Hollywood is liberal!

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

"America is a country founded on guns," stated Pitt in an interview. "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

"We would just go out and line up a bunch of cans and shoot with rifles, handguns and, at times, submachine guns. ... When I was a kid it was a controlled atmosphere, we weren't shooting at humans ... we were shooting at cans and bottles mostly. I will most certainly take my kids out for target practice." - Johnny Depp

"More guns equals less crime. Period." - Tedd Nugent

"If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys." - Bruce Willis

“I carry a weapon. I got a death threat a few years ago and was really scared. But I don’t want bodyguards. I am my own security.” - Miranda Lambert

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

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

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

"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

"I'm a good shot and I love guns. I own several. I'm fully trained and I'm an active member of a gun club. I'm definitely pro-gun!" - Amber Heard

"There are no 'good guns.' There are no 'bad guns.' Any gun in the hands of a bad man is a bad thing. Any gun in the hands of a decent person is no threat to anybody, except bad people." - Charlton Heston

"I want violent crimes curbed as much as anyone, but not at the expense of our Second Amendment rights — which are there to protect us." - Chuck Norris


Famous Gun Quotes | Movies Supporting the 2nd Amendment

There are some great movies that have amazing pro gun quotes. Check them out below.

“Get yourself a Glock, and get rid of that nickel-plated sissy-pistol.” - US Marshals

“Say hello to my little friend" - Scarface

"This is my BOOMSTICK!" - Army of Darkness

“You'll shoot your eye out!” - A Christmas Story

"A gun that’s unloaded and cocked ain’t good for nothing.” - True Grit

"A gun is a tool, Marian; no better or no worse than any other tool: an ax, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." - Shane

"Leave the gun, take the cannoli." - The Godfather

"It's better to have a gun and not need it, than need a gun and not have it." - True Romance

"We need to get bigger guns. BIG FUCKING GUNS!" - Split Second

"This is my rifle, this is my gun. This is for fighting, this is for fun!" - Full Metal Jacket

“I just don’t wanna be killed for lack of shootin’ back.” - Unforgiven


We hope you have enjoyed some of these pro-gun quotes and feel inspired by them. If you have any other favorite quotes about guns that we missed out on, let us know and we will add them to our list or feel free to share it in the comments below! 

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