I think a lot of the problem stems from 2 things: the misbegotten notion that making laws will protect you from those who care nothing for the law AND a desire to use govt to control the populace at some point down the road. If you disarm your populations, govt control becomes much easier.
Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton
There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism.---Teddy Roosevelt
I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.---Groucho
And if you all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.---Shaman Urdnot
How would you like to own a little bit of my foot in your ass.---Red Foreman