Gun Buy-Back Program

Gun politics in America and Australia

Gun Buy Back Program

Participating in a gun buy-back program
because you think criminals have too many guns
is like having yourself castrated because
you think your neighbours have too many kids.

Leave the gun, take the cannoli. - The Godfather

Never shoot more than you can eat. - Unknown

The gun is not out of Irish politics. - Ian Paisley

A gun gives you the body, not the bird. - Henry David Thoreau

No man is rich enough to buy back his past. - Oscar Wilde

Aim high and you won’t shoot your foot off. - Phyllis Diller

If you shoot at mimes, should you use a silencer? - Steven Wright

Rotarians, be patriotic! Learn to shoot yourself. - Unknown

Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. - Oscar Wilde

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope. - George Burns

Temptation is a woman's weapon and man's excuse. - H L Mencken

Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. - Jules de Gaultier

If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer? - Steven Wright

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill. - Thomas Edison

Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me? - Mae West

Prose is a museum, where all the old weapons of poetry are kept. - T.E. Hulme

You can figure out what the villain fears by his choice of weapons. - Connie Brockway

Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not. - Thomas Jefferson

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. - Nelson Mandela

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone. - Al Capone

Let everyone leave all the guns - British guns and Irish guns - outside the door. - Martin McGuinness

A world without nuclear weapons would be less stable and more dangerous for all of us. - Margaret Thatcher

When I take a gun in hand, the safest place for a pheasant is just opposite the muzzle. - Sydney Smith

A gun is not a weapon, it’s a tool, like a hammer or a screwdriver or an alligator. - Homer Simpson

Education is a weapon whose effects depend on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed. - Joseph Stalin

A moose is an animal with horns on the front of its head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. - Groucho Marx

A critic is someone who never actually goes to the battle, yet who afterwards comes out shooting the wounded. - Tyne Daly

You see I'm against hunting, in fact I'm a hunt saboteur. I go out the night before and shoot the fox. - Tim Vine

No weapon has ever settled a moral problem. It can impose a solution but it cannot guarantee it to be a just one. - Ernest Hemingway

Humour is the weapon of unarmed people: it helps people who are oppressed to smile at the situation that pains them. - Simon Wiesenthal

Only think of two things - the gun and the tape. When you hear the one, just run like hell until you break the other. - Sam Mussabini

I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. - Brendan Behan

The Supreme Court's only armor is the cloak of public trust; its sole ammunition, the collective hopes of our society. - Irving R. Kaufman

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose. - Winston Churchill

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns. - John Leonard

I come bearing an olive branch in one hand, and the freedom fighter's gun in the other. Do not let the olive branch fall from my hand. - Yasser Arafat

Paul Revere was warning the British about gun control, and George Washington apparently was crossing the Delaware to bomb an abortion clinic. - Bill Maher

I'd love to see Christ come back to crush the spirit of hate and make men put down their guns. I'd also like just one more hit single. - Tiny Tim

When I came back to Dublin, I was courtmartialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. - Brendan Behan

There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter. - Ernest Hemingway

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