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Letter "W" » Weapons
«I want to record my strong conviction that the risks entailed by nuclear weapons are far too great to leave the prospects of their elimination solely within the province with governments.»
«Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate?»
«Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.»
«A man of courage never needs weapons, but he may need bail.»
«I don't have to be careful, I've got a gun»
«I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.»
«An atom blaster is a good weapon, but it can point both ways.»
«Aim high! It is no harder on your gun to shoot the feathers off an eagle than to shoot the fur off a skunk»
«A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer's hands»
«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.»
Author: William S. Burroughs
, The Military
, The Police