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There are more people killed with baseball bats and hammers than are killed with guns.
There is no clear place to draw the line once you eliminate the traditional marriage, and it’s the same once you start putting limits on what guns can be used, then it’s just really easy to have laws that make them all illegal.
Growing up, I wasn’t allowed dolls, and my brothers weren’t allowed guns. I inherited my brothers’ clothes. I was never dressed in pink, and they were never dressed in blue; there were none of those rules that people still bizarrely subscribe to.
We say keep your change, we’ll keep our God, our guns, our constitution.
What does it tell you that applications for guns since the shooting are up 41 percent in Colorado, and that our cameras found about 50 people in line at one gun shop yesterday outside Denver?
No one law or set of laws will end horrific acts of violence, but Congress has an obligation to take action and make sure that terrorists and bad guys don’t have easy access to guns in our country.
It’s things I wouldn’t normally do in my real life, so when I go to work and get to beat people up and shoot guns and get waterboarded, those are things I find completely interesting.
Criminals don’t care about guns laws.
I remember the moment in which we were taken hostage in Libya, and we were asked to lie face down on the ground, and they started putting our arms behind our backs and started tying us up. And we were each begging for our lives because they were deciding whether to execute us, and they had guns to our heads.
Getting guns off the streets does make communities safer. We can’t stand here and say because we don’t have the perfect solution, we shouldn’t try.
I’m always happy to listen, always happy to consider what the community wants. But there are also times when you make a decision, you stick by your guns because you know it’s in the best interests of the community.
I read stories aloud at every stage. I listen to my writer friends when they kindly offer criticism. I listen to my husband when he tells me something doesn’t seem right. I have my mother’s boyfriend, Loring Janes, read to make sure I get everything right with the machines and guns.
It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Teachers do not need to be armed with guns to protect their classes; they need to be armed with a solid education in order to teach their classes.
I just think that rap takes way more slack than the video games and the movies. We don’t make guns. Smith and Wesson makes guns. Like, white people make guns and bullets, and all we’re doing is rhyming and putting words together.
I have always stuck to my guns about what I want from the work and what interests me. I’ve never been seduced down the evil path. The path of taking the money.
There weren’t many weapons in Egypt in the 1990s. Police controls on guns were very strict back then. That is no longer the case in Egypt today.
The Philippines, it has a politics of patronage. Family and favors, in addition to the old cliche of guns, goons and gold, really do still hold a lot of sway.
When they set off for their first day at their new school, I will never forget that winter morning as I watched our girls, just 7 and 10 years old, pile into those black SUVs with all those big men with guns.
I have to be honest – I don’t love guns.
I would ban guns in the States. It’s just such an epidemic that’s been happening for so long.
Basically, there’s not enough sex in movies, that’s it. I’m trying to say it, people. I miss sex in movies because sex is natural, guns are not.
Hey, I’m a Catholic deer hunter, I am happy to be clinging to my guns and my religion.
President Obama, under your leadership, we do need guns to keep us safe.
I was a big Guns N’ Roses fan when I was seven. My friend who lived across the street had long dark curly hair and I had long blonde hair, so I’d dress up as Axl and she’d be Slash, and we’d rock out in front of the mirror singing ‘Patience.’
We understand that in an open and democratic and free society, you cannot make yourself impenetrable, especially when there are more guns than there are people in the United States today.
How many thousands of lives would be saved if we enforced our immigration laws, our guns laws, and our drug laws? Public safety is not being held hostage by the ‘gun lobby,’ but by the open borders lobby and the anti-law enforcement lobby.
It’s time that Americans dealt seriously with guns, getting in place strong and appropriate measures – there is no excuse for anything but the strictest controls.
Since we didn’t use guns, we wanted to make sure we could earn the ability to win the audience over by making it believable. A lot of what you do when you work out in that mode is use your mental energy.
There are many controversial topics out there – abortion, nuclear weapons, the 2nd Amendment, guns, whatever, the war in Iraq. You’re going to be on one side, somebody’s going to be on the other side. Invite those people to the table. Sit down and talk.
Composers and lyricists are not responsible for storyline and casting. One can imagine actors shouldering this responsibility, since they charge for half the film. But producers never ask actors to share the losses. Instead, they train their guns on composers and lyricists.
Guns are part of the American identity.
The last time Congress seriously addressed the notion of creating a way to keep track of America’s guns was 1968.
I think having a national system that tracks who owns guns is fine. I don’t think we need to be printing it on the Internet.
I thought the Secret Service would protect me from the press, but they were at my house to protect me from assassins with guns, not with assassins with pencils.
I think you can ban guns if you can just pull the trigger and 60 bullets fire out.
The guns and the bombs, the rockets and the warships, are all symbols of human failure.
There are a lot of bands that have a huge appeal, but I don’t understand why. Guns n’ Roses. U2. But you know, that’s just my thing. Music is pretty personal.
You don’t really want to talk about ‘Duke’ in terms of, how many levels are there, how many guns does it have, how many monsters… It’s got everything it needs in terms of that, but it’s always been about the experience.
Guns N’ Roses is a weighty subject, but in the same breath, I don’t take it that seriously.
We always think about illegal stuff moving through the border south to north, but people forget that most guns – and we’re not talking small guns, we’re talking heavy weapons – they get to the cartels and create literally small armies out of the cartels.
We know that the crime committed by people with guns by criminals, they get the guns by flouting the law to begin with. They don’t go to gun shows.
I have eight guns. I do have a concealed weapons permit.
I’ve worked in male romance movies quite a bit. In fact, I think many years ago, I did a movie called ‘Men With Guns,’ which was very much in this bromance space. I’ve done a number of them.
If we’re going to spend a lot of money to deal with the problem of 200 million guns in the country owned by 65 million gun owners, we ought to have a system which will work and catch criminals.
We cannot be any stronger in our foreign policy for all the bombs and guns we may heap up in our arsenals than we are in the spirit which rules inside the country. Foreign policy, like a river, cannot rise above its source.
The real shame about the ending of the Guns N’ Roses when I got kicked out wasn’t just that I got kicked out, but Slash and Axl stopped working together.
Our artillery has really been sensational. For once we have enough of something and at the right time. Officers tell me they actually have more guns than they know what to do with.
Of course I do not regret the Bond days, I regret that sadly heroes in general are depicted with guns in their hands, and to tell the truth I have always hated guns and what they represent.
Since the time of the Founding Fathers, and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy.
The electro scene is all over the clubs now: groups like Duck Sauce, Empire of the Sun, even MGMT. But I get inspiration from everywhere. I’ll go to the gym and put on old albums – Guns N’ Roses or old Jay-Z.
I happily cling to my guns and my God, even if President Obama thinks that that is a simpleminded thing in his elitist heart.
Babies are born bow-legged in South Dakota. By the age of 12, they can purchase guns. At 14, they can take their driving test. Fortunately, since the geographical area of South Dakota can accommodate both France and Germany, but has a population of only 750,000, the chances of hitting anything are pretty slim.
There’s a strong body of evidence that shows that the more diligent we are in ensuring that guns are in the appropriate hands, the safer our communities will be.
I don’t want my marriage or my guns registered in Washington. And if people have an opinion, it’s a religious opinion that is heartly felt, obviously they should be allowed to practice that, and no government should interfere with them.
But I’m not particularly comfortable around guns.
Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.
As successful as ‘Borderlands’ is and as much fun as everyone is having going after all the loot and finding and using all the weapons in the game, I often think that we really missed the mark by only doing 87 bazillion guns.
The music video director really wanted to incorporate the imagery of guns into ‘Nega Dola’ because the lyrics are very aggressive. It kind of portrayed a very strong image. So that’s how we connected weapons and the imagery of a dangerous atmosphere.
I want President Obama to want to take your guns away. I don’t trust you with your guns. I don’t trust you to fire them safely. I don’t trust you to store them safely. I don’t trust your kids not to find them. I don’t trust you not to get them stolen.
A Bond movie falls into a specific genre, and you have to provide certain elements. You must respect the fact it’s essentially about girls, guns, gadgets, and big action.
When I was in high school, I remember, on my Converse sneakers, on one side, I had written ‘Social Distortion,’ and on the other side, I had written ‘Guns N’ Roses.’
The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them ‘more’ illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
As for Guns N’ Roses, I don’t think there’s ever a chance of a reunion.
We left the guns hidden in the car and tried walking into the polling place again, and the mob blocked us again. We didn’t pursue it.
My younger self would be proud that I’d made it and that someone with my accent had got on the radio and telly. It would make her happy that I’d stuck to my guns.
My dad once showed me ‘The Guns of Navarone’ when I was a kid. I haven’t rewatched it since, but it gave me such a warm feeling.
If you take guns away from legal gun owners, then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys. Even a pacifist would get violent if someone were trying to kill him or her. You would fight for your life, whatever your beliefs.
I think the most successful are the most paranoid. The first thing people do when they buy a mansion is they build the biggest wall you could possibly build around it. What happens is, now you become a target. If I go into the hood, I’m at a disadvantage. They could carry guns. I can’t. They can hit me in the face. I can’t.
Obviously a president can’t rule as a king and ban all guns. But I think we need a president who is going to make sure that there is gun control and that people still feel like their freedoms are intact.
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.
If you were a Democrat getting ready to run for office in the 2000s, as I was, you were told to stay clear of guns… I really regret that. I regret having listened to that advice.
Every one of my positions cuts – out half the country. I’m pro-choice, I’m pro-gay rights, I’m pro-immigration, I’m against guns, I believe in Darwin.
I turned down a lot of parts, and I ate a lot of canned tuna for dinner because I was just like, ‘No, I don’t want to do that; no, that’s awful.’ But sticking to my guns paid off, and I can look back now and be proud that I refused to take any stereotypical Asian parts.
Our surest protection against assault from abroad has been not all our guards, gates and guns, or even our two oceans, but our essential goodness as a people. Our richest asset has been not our material wealth but our values.
I grew up riding quads, shooting guns and playing sports.
I’ve got guns now. It’s kind of gross.
Statistics on the dangers guns pose to the health of their owners and those who live with them suggest that I’d be safer selling my guns than reserving them for ‘Tombstone II.’
You can’t win a battle against an idea with bombs, with guns, or militarily.
It defies common sense that stores are fined for selling toy guns to children, but someone who isn’t even allowed to board an airplane in this country can purchase as many real guns he wants with no questions asked.
In Florida, to buy a gun, you do not need a permit, you do not need a gun license, and once you buy it, you do not need to register it. You do not need a permit to carry a concealed rifle or shotgun. You can buy as many guns as you want at one time.
I never admit to wishing I’d written something by another author, but if my name mysteriously appeared on the title page of ‘The Guns of August,’ I wouldn’t complain.
We have a lot of friends who are hunters. And you know what? Come hunting season, man, they head to the woods, you know. And again, this country was built on God and guns, folks. I mean, it really was.
Hitachi Nail Guns were as good as gold in this city for years. I had 300 on pawn, and then when they stopped building houses in Vegas I wound up with 300 Hitachi Nail Guns that I can’t give away.
The NRA is interested in protecting the civil rights of Americans, not protecting the ability of terrorists to get guns.
I love Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath and Guns N’ Roses and AC/DC.
I’ve had times where one of my roommates was moving out of the house in college, and because we were the only black people in that neighborhood, the cops got called, and we had guns drawn on us. Came in the house, without knocking, guns drawn on my teammates and roommates. So I have experienced this.
Background checks are an important part of keeping guns out of the wrong hands, but they are only as good as the information in the database.
I watched, for the 17th and hopefully the last time, The ‘Guns of Navarone’ on New Year’s Eve. I always watch just in case the explosives don’t go off in the end. You have to watch the end, just to make sure it’s OK.
I’ve done hundreds of interviews on guns. I’m against people who use guns. I don’t like guns, but I’ve never yelled at anyone.
We take responsibility for being firearm owners. We take responsibility for whose hands those guns get into.
I was there for the making of Young Winston, but guns kept going off. I went ‘Waaaaah,’ and someone said, ‘Please get the child off the set.’
One of the arrangements I’m really proud of is ’21 Guns’ because the chorus has this descending bass line with a suspended type of progression that immediately screamed ‘Bach’ to me.
One the most efficient ways to combat gun violence is to prevent criminals from obtaining guns in the first place.
Weapons are the source of death. In every American movie, there are machine guns, whatever.
Everybody with a gun has a checkpoint in Lebanon. And in Lebanon, you’d be crazy not to have a gun. Though, I assure you, all the crazy people have guns, too.
I personally feel all guns ought to be registered.
All kinds of celebrities, political ones as well, are increasingly being targeted. In this country, with all the countless guns.
If you want to believe that the government’s coming for our guns or that being gay is a choice and a sin or that ObamaCare signals the end of civilization or that cutting taxes for rich people is the path to a better America, that’s your choice. I’m never going to believe in any of that.
If I wanted to develop a scenario to destroy America, I would do what the Republicans are doing. Take the brightest and best young black men off the streets, put them in jail, make them meaner than hell for 8 or 10 years and then turn them lose in a society where there are plenty of guns for them to play with.
We need to educate our young people about the dangers of gun violence and that there are real consequences for solving disputes with guns.
I think the hearing loss started with ‘Bonanza.’ Sometimes the director would put us in a box canyon and have us fire our guns. The sound would really reverberate in a box canyon. It took me a long time to realize what was coming on me.
I’ve always fantasized about being on TV. And I was. Then I fantasized about being in the movies. What could be better than captain of a space ship? I get to ride horses, shoot guns, have adventures.
I had so many older brothers who beat up on me, so I’m a tough kid. I love mixed martial arts, weapons training, guns, knives, driving fast cars and motorcycles.
We prioritize access to guns to such a degree that we are traumatizing an entire generation of children.
Honestly, it’s alright that people are buying more guns. I just care that they are being safe individuals.
Guns are going to be here until the end of time; the underworld is going to be here until the end of time. It’s just a sad reality that dumb people use them.
We’re not saying ‘no guns.’ We are saying we want to regulate semi-automatic weapons and the accessories that make them fully automatic because fully automatic weapons are banned.
High taxes on guns and strong restrictions on their availability are the only realistic hope for avoiding many more Sandy Hooks.
Guns do kill. Unlike cars, that is all they do.
That guns do more than protect us from criminals; more importantly, they protect us from the ongoing threat of government.
For any tournament to succeed, you need the big guns to fire.
The state of Michigan going to Trump was an amazing thing. Of course the fake news media was shocked; they never considered that white working class residents of Michigan may not like being called evil racists clinging to guns and Bibles.
My belief is that guns are too easy to get in America. My belief is that the NRA has bought much of our congress, to the point that guns are actually the only unregulated consumer product in America. Think about that. It’s stunning.
A lot of people really enjoy guns. A lot of people really like having guns.
It doesn’t matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets.
I think what’s great is that, when HBO commit, they go in all guns blazing. They attract the very best set designers, the whole thing.
They say you can rap about anything except for Jesus, that means guns, sex, lies, video tapes, but if I talk about God my record won’t get played Huh?
Civilization is a youth with a molotov cocktail in his hand. Culture is the Soviet tank or L.A. cop that guns him down.
In our school you were searched for guns and knifes on the way in and if you didn’t have any, they gave you some.
You set something in modern-day Texas, which is so identifiable as the Old West, and everyone’s wearing guns, so it looks like it’s going to be, by default, partially considered a western.
I grew up with a single mother, and I wasn’t out shooting too many guns.
I have one of the original ‘Ghostbusters’ guns in my house.
I have several guns. I have several dirt bikes and ATVs, good old country-boy things.
When we talk about protecting our right to have guns, we are talking about protecting our right to shoot bullets. So what is it that’s so important to shoot at?
There is – you know, there’s receipts for rented cars and license plates and guns and hand prints and palm prints and fingerprints. You know, I want to wait until I’m in a court.
‘Appetite for Destruction’ was the only thing written with lyrics and melody fitting the guitar parts at the same time. After that, I got a barrage of guitar songs that I was supposed to put words to, and I don’t know if that was the best thing for Guns.
G.I. Joe has a heart and an attitude that feels right and familiar to me, so they could have ray guns, and they’d still feel more like real troops than many other franchises.
As kids, we have all handled shot guns. From there on, there is no transition. It stays in the toy box. The idea is to get the transition and bridge the gap between the toy box and the shooting range.
For me, I skate as masculine as I can. I’m not a big strong guy. I’m not interested in fighting or throwing punches or balling my hands in fists all day. I’m not interested in guns, I’m not interested in football or stereotypically masculine things, so I’m going to skate in a fashion that is manly for Johnny Weir.
The vast majority of people who have guns never hurt anybody.
The older I get, the more I’m starting to believe in myself. I’m beginning to think of roles that I could do that I would not have allowed myself to think of before, saying: ‘That’s not for me, that’s for the big guns.’
Cameras aren’t guns. They can’t really hurt you.
My friends and I make short films. We pretended to rob the Dairy Queen where our friend worked, but someone thought we were real thieves and called the cops! Soon, the cops burst in with guns drawn!
I don’t shoot guns. I don’t know how to do that. I grew Upstate New York, so I fought with my fists.
Apparently, the heart of opposition to new gun regulations is in the white community. Yet white people face far less daily violence with guns.
When I was young I used to watch MTV, Nirvana, or Guns N’ Roses.
When I speak out against the guns or against the big corporations, some of my friends say, ‘Oh Yoko, be careful. These people have all the power.’ But, you know, most people don’t speak out because they are frightened.
How it is that within 60 days of a general election issue, groups can no longer tell voters that a Member of Congress votes pro-abortion, against guns, against the environment or whatever else is beyond me.
We were working under very harsh conditions on ‘Zero Kelvin.’ We were up there in the Arctic, closer to the North Pole than to a hospital. Sometimes you had to sleep in small Arctic tents with guns to protect yourself from polar bears and stuff.
I wish all guns had blanks, and that’s all we shot out of guns, because then I’d recommend that everyone has as many guns as they can. Just wandering around with that big loud sound exploding, and the force of it, is a blast.
The shooting of the guns, that was kind of funny, because rolling a cigarette and shooting a gun aren’t like normal things for a 13-year old girl!
There’s no evidence that I’m aware of that guns reduce crime.
Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
Looking back, one of the things I love most about my mom was that she never, ever relented. She stuck to her guns right up until the end. She wasn’t abusive, but she was never that thrilled that I was gay.
Elevate those guns a little lower.
Don’t forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
I support the 2nd Amendment – and our sportsmen and sportswomen throughout Minnesota – and I also believe that we need to pass common sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people.
As a young actor, there’s a lot of hubris. You come in with guns blazing, all kinds of ideas as to how you want to play a role, and you endeavour to convince people of your interpretation or your point of view.
I’m concerned about how accessible guns are.
I am all for controlling guns.
Guns are the ultimate bulwark against government misbehavior.
The problem is not that there are too many guns. It’s that there are people that will go out and break the law, whether it’s a gun or some other weapon or a bomb.
My favourite all-time work of fiction: Lord of the Rings. My favourite all-time nonfiction book: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Ask me again next week, you’ll get a different answer.
In truth, there is no rational argument for guns in this society. This is no longer a frontier nation in which people hunt their own food. It is a crowded, overwhelmingly urban country in which letting people have access to guns is a continuing disaster.
We don’t work for the government. We don’t carry guns. We don’t chase aliens. We are a man and a woman. The similarities end there… If ‘X-Files’ and ‘Touched by an Angel’ crashed on ‘Highway to Heaven,’ you’d have ‘Mysterious Ways.’
My biggest hobby is airsoft, which is similar to paintball. Essentially, it’s military simulation, but the guns shoot plastic BBs. My friends and I go out in the woods or the desert and play all day long!
As a fan of music, there’s nothing I hate more than hearing an artist write a new album off the back of a successful record. Usually they’ve rushed it, or they’ve gone into the studio with all the big guns to replicate what they’d just created.
Guns are part of the Constitution, and no one is willing to have that tough conversation with Congress and the Senate and the president to say maybe that’s got to change. People talk about it – but I mean actual change.
Sticking to our guns creatively is the only way we’ll ever survive as a band and be happy.
I always looked up to Slash from Guns N’ Roses, and I always pictured myself being a rock star and playing the guitar, just going crazy.
On one hand, as a filmmaker, I don’t want to make a movie with guns everywhere.
I don’t want to see a weakening of guns laws or the relaxation of vaccinations.
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.
Egypt’s problem is that you’ve got an economy that works for about 40 million people, only you have 90 million people. The answer to the Egyptian problem is not guns, but jobs. We’ve got to find a private-sector, nongovernmental, aggressive way of creating jobs. That’s not America’s role totally.
There’s nothing I’ve done that I feel a lot of regret over because I stuck to my guns, even when it got uncomfortable – and it will get uncomfortable because you’re going up against the wall.
People who are going to do us harm are never going to register guns. Terrorists, you believe they’re going to register guns? Why, no. Goodness, alive, are you crazy?
A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns whether they’re loaded or not.
We cannot allow those with mental illness or record of hate or violence access guns and terrorize this country.
There is no way the American public will sit still for the banning of or putting any significant restrictions on the kinds of guns they want.
I grew up as an artist. Science fiction allows for design and creatures and guns and all the stuff that I like as well. So I think most of the films I make, I’m sure, will be in that category. But I can also see myself making a film like ‘Black Hawk Down,’ and I could also totally do horror.
We don’t let them have ideas. Why would we let them have guns?
We have a shotgun we inherited from my father-in-law, a paranoid Englishman living in Texas. I have a .22 Marlin rifle, similar to the one Annie Oakley had, and my husband has a .357 Magnum pistol. All those are locked up tight, of course. We have a couple of pellet guns that get more use than the real guns.
President Obama, he’s never going to debate me on guns. His knowledge on that issue wouldn’t fill a thimble, and he knows it. I would clean his clock, and he knows it.
If you’ve grown up with guns, the thought that someone might take them away makes your stomach churn. They make you feel safe. If you didn’t grow up with guns, if you don’t know how to use them, then the thought that someone else has them makes your stomach churn.
I don’t think it’s ever changed, whether its Frank Sinatra, Glenn Miller, Zeppelin, Guns n’ Roses or anyone today, the reason why you get into music is because you love it, and if you’re good at it, that’s a plus.
We’ve made two products; one is a 155 mm 52-calibre gun with self-propelling and towing capability. This is a field gun – the mainstay of the Indian army like the Bofors guns. Our gun is similar but of a longer range. That was 39 calibre; this is 52. The calibre denotes the length of the barrel and the range.
When I was first pitched the show, I was like, ‘Oh, God, a soapy show called ‘Mistresses.” But it wasn’t that at all. It wasn’t a bunch of women pulling guns on each other and stabbing each other in the back. We really have a core friendship.
Plenty of gun opponents have pointed out the obvious: that the Founding Fathers could never have envisioned the kinds of ‘arms’ that exist today – Washington, Jefferson, and the rest had never even seen a bullet. Musket balls for guns that required constant reloading were the ‘arms’ of the day.
I can’t remember any of the films I’ve done. You go from one to another, and they all blend in to a big mass. You remember the costumes because you remember how you felt – that Western I did with Kevin Costner where I wore the big hat and the two guns, I remember that.
I think ninjas are probably quieter than SEALs, but we are better swimmers, and also better with guns and blowing things up.
Never short of guns and guerrillas, Afghanistan has proven fertile ground for a host of insurgent groups in addition to the Taliban.
When I was growing up, it was ‘Communists’. Now it’s ‘Terrorists’. So you always have to have somebody to fight and be afraid of, so the war machine can build more bombs, guns, and bullets and everything.
The barn doors are open, and the horses are running out because we’ve got guns all over the place. It’s basically a cold war for individuals: you’ve got a nuclear bomb, and I’ve got a nuclear bomb, and the only thing stopping us from using them is the fact we both have them.
Jimmy Fallon is one of the funniest son of a guns I’ve ever seen.
I would play with Guns n’ Roses anytime.
Adolescence, that swampy zone between safety and power, is best patrolled by adults armed with sense and mercy, not guns and a badge.
My father was a country music singer and a motion picture actor, Tex Ritter, and I sort of had a normal upbringing, except dad would come down in full regalia with the boots and the guns and the hats, and the horse would eat with us. But other than that, it was pretty normal.
I was literally sued – drug through court for two years by the NRA and the gun lobby – all because, in my city, we refused to repeal an ordinance which said you couldn’t shoot guns in city parks.
I’m sure some people haven’t necessarily embraced some of the messages over the years. We’ve been talking about the inappropriateness of automatic weapons and guns since the late Eighties. I know we’ve lost some customers over the years, and in some ways, secured others.
Some people are drawn to a van Gogh or a Rembrandt. Some are attracted to exotic guns. Coins. Stamps. I am attracted to cars.
In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!
It’s nice to sort of walk in and at least create the illusion that you are, or your character is, a well-rounded human being, a complete person. Especially when you’re playing these impressive, high-functioning professionals. You feel like you have to come in sort of guns blazing.
French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.
While law enforcement officers are working hard in Illinois to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people, they face a nearly impossible task because of weak gun laws in surrounding states.
You have to believe. You have to stick to your guns.
I’ve been so willing to stay strong and stick to my guns for so long when it comes to my beliefs.
When you get all this stuff on and you put on the guns and the hair, it has an effect on the actor. It tends to lend a certain something to the way you feel as you’re just walking around looking that way.
Bonanza’ was never a violent show, yet it is set in an era when men wore guns and violence was a fact of life.
Everything that happens in the life of a human being, especially artists, who are supposed to be more sensitive, yes, it can affect you. In Lebanon I saw 10- and 12-year-old kids walking around with guns, and I understood how much human actions affect people.
I presented a bill that will address a glaring loophole that allows gun buyers to bypass a background check by purchasing guns as kits. These kits allow anyone to purchase a totally untraceable firearm. The act simply says these weapons should be regulated like other firearms and require background checks.
A militarized police force facing down innocent protesters with sniper rifles and machine guns is totally unacceptable in America.
My grandfather died before I started making films, but I definitely learnt this from him: believe in your own judgment and stick to your guns – 99% of the time, you’ll be glad you did.
I have a trophy case that contains all the action figures ever made of me. It also has items I’ve stolen from my movies, like three guns and holsters from ‘Serenity’.
Part of my affinity with urban music comes from being on ‘Kids Incorporated,’ ‘cos we used to sit around and listen to Chaka Khan and Prince, and I got influenced by all that. Then gangsta rap got started, and I was infatuated with that – maybe that’s why I’m fascinated by guns.
My job as attorney general has been, in regard to guns, to have oversight in regard to concealed-carry licenses.
The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and it’s important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification.
Sometimes, it’s good to stick to your guns.
I rely on guns for protection in life. God does not say, ‘This is la-la land.’ God doesn’t say, ‘Welcome to Earth. Everything’s perfect. There’s no crime. There’s no murder. There’s no death.’ The world is imperfect, and you have to be on guard.
I would like to live long enough to see the day when people talk about which guns are the safest.
The music business is a crazy game, especially for somebody like me who is really a purist about the art. Trying to balance the pressures of commercialism, it’s a tightrope. It’s a fine line between sticking to your guns and insanity.
It’s no secret that the Democrats and liberal media would love to take away our guns and mandate every aspect of our lives, but I refuse to let them get away with that.
To achieve a lasting peace in the Middle East takes guts, not guns.
It bothers me when the Hollywood elite are all so against people having guns and want rigorous gun restrictions. But I am friends with a lot of them, and most have armed guards with them or outside their homes.
I think when science fiction is at its worst, it’s just spaceships flying around shooting at each other. There has to be a lot more going on than that… science fiction is about exploring new worlds and new ideas, not about ray guns and action, necessarily.
Beto’s copy of the Bill of Rights goes from one to three. Mine includes the Second Amendment. But there are a whole host of people here in Washington… they would be happy to confiscate America’s guns. And if you don’t believe that, then you probably also still believe in Bigfoot.
I have always been a big rock fan and remember dressing up as Guns N’ Roses’ Axl Rose for my high school Halloween disco when I was 17. My teacher painted tattoos on, and I wore a small leather waistcoat and not much else.
I hate guns, I think they’re the worst thing ever invented.
It’s just too late to ban all guns. There are 300 million. We should’ve done that after the Civil War – that’s when we should’ve taken away guns and defined what militias were. But we didn’t do it then, and we can’t now.
My father is a retired FBI agent. I have guns in my house. I’m not against the Second Amendment.
Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas.
Let all of us turn from bullets to ballots, from guns to shovels.
I was an opponent of Saddam Hussein when the British and American governments and businessmen were selling him guns and gas.
I have met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met him to sell him guns and to give him maps the better to target those guns.
It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived.
Every Friday, my dad would rent three videos. Me and my brother would ask for something with guns or fighting, but my dad would say, ‘Come on, think about it.’ He’d choose more involving films like ‘Pulp Fiction,’ and at the end of the night, we’d agree that they were great.
When you’ve been raised in care, rap music isn’t just about guns and sexism. They’re talking about real things you can hang on to, problems of identity that you have sympathy with. It’s not just about the music, with rap: when I was in care, it meant a whole lot more than that.
I’ve had people turn up to book signings with knives, with guns.
I love firing guns. It’s an amazing feeling – so sexy and powerful.
Both Alton Sterling and Philando Castile had guns on them, which is part of their Second Amendment right. It is a part of a culture that is largely protected by special-interest groups like the N.R.A., but the right to bear arms, it seems, only exists for white people.
The NRA has become financially dependent on more and more guns being sold – especially the expensive ones. In turn, the NRA has stated that its top legislative priority is to protect gun makers by advocating for legislation that benefits them.
It’s amazing to me how many people think that voting to have the government give poor people money is compassion. Helping poor and suffering people yourself is compassion. Voting for our government to use guns to give money to help poor and suffering people is immoral, self-righteous, bullying laziness.
We are not saying that every idiot out there should own a gun – and there should be better background checks on guns. Not everybody should have the right.
If I had unlimited funds, wall space and storage, I would collect a lot more things, like ‘Planet of the Apes,’ ‘Star Wars,’ science fiction stuff, autographs, and prop guns and weapons. I have to draw the line somewhere.
I’ve never cared for guns. In fact, when I did ‘Scent of a Woman’ I had to learn how to assemble one.
They aren’t going to take my guns. I have 44 guns, and they aren’t going to take my guns.
In my home, guns were not something to be earned or celebrated. Water guns and Nerf guns were not allowed outside. B.B. guns were not even a part of the conversation.
I know if I stay true to myself and stick to my guns, I will never fail myself.
There’s a nastiness to conversations about U.S. education reform, which are characterized by the kind of stark taking-of-sides that’s usually reserved for debates over guns or abortion rights.
Why should guns be treated different than toasters? If your defective product injures somebody, you’re responsible for it.
I personally don’t like guns at all, so pointing a gun at someone or having a gun pointed at me makes me feel very unbecoming. I think they’re a scourge.
The best advice I got really had nothing to do with singing; it came from my brother, who always told me to stick to my guns and to believe in myself. I think Duane saw my talents and believed in me long before I ever did, and that meant the world to me.
I thought the musical aspect of ‘Freak Dance’ was a good contrast to how dancers always try to come off as really tough in those movies – they’re trying to literally come off as gangs like as if the Crips and the Bloods are also dancing in addition or instead of fighting with guns and knives and stuff.
I love it when the left and when the president say, ‘Don’t try to impose your values on us, you folks who hold your Bibles in your hand and cling to your guns.’ They have values too. Our values are based on religion, based on life. Their values are based on a religion of self.
When it comes to our children, the most precious treasure God ever gives us, we protect them with a little sign that says, ‘No guns allowed.’
Then, there was Greenpeace, I remember that when they first started out with the boats in the waters, and the guys in the boats between the whales and the boats that will hunting the whales with spear guns.
The Bar Association can do so much in teaching people how to resolve conflicts without knives and guns and fists.
The Guns N’ Roses reunion didn’t happen by chance or whatever. It was always looked at as a possibility, but it never seemed right or felt right.
If it wasn’t for KISS, there would be no Guns N’ Roses. Bands like that made Guns N’ Roses. We were five guys with five personalities and five different influences. The stars were aligned for us.
Universal background checks and closing existing loopholes can prevent prohibited purchasers, such as convicted felons, the dangerously mentally ill and domestic abusers from accessing guns.
Westerns were always my favorite things when I was little. And it always bothered me when cowboys were too clean in movies, or when they wore their guns like they had an outfit on. It always worked better when a guy looked sweaty and smelly; I hadda believe, I hadda believe that.
They need to enforce how and who to give guns to. But there are Americans like me who are responsible, and they shouldn’t take that away. If they outlaw guns, they won’t take mine.
People don’t have a constitutional right to leave loaded guns lying around. And if they choose to do so – and a kid gets shot and killed because of it – it’s not an accident. It’s negligent homicide.
Cop families have guns in their houses.
I don’t believe in gun bans; that’s a fallacy that people have, that they think if you believe in gun control you want to ban guns. That’s not true.
Just like President Obama, Hillary Clinton does in fact want to take away your guns.
This isn’t about grabbing people’s guns; this isn’t about changing the Second Amendment. This simply says that someone who is on the terrorist watch list – a dangerous terrorist – should not be able to purchase a gun.
Yes, guns are to men what jewelry is to women!
It’s a dream part, running around with guns, being an agent.
I hate guns.
We have more guns in our country than citizens. I think we could with maybe 100 million fewer guns. And I think we’d be OK.
On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn’t observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.
People who relieve others of their money with guns are called robbers. It does not alter the immorality of the act when the income transfer is carried out by government.
We get the impression through film and TV that Americans are violent gangsters with guns or upper-middle-class people in romcoms. I really liked the people. They were really warm. They could have been Brits. I mean that in the nicest possible way.
Home in Ireland, I went to Collins Barracks and spent some time wandering around, making notes on the various guns, knives and swords.
People – particularly in the Southeast, Georgia, my district, all across the state – they don’t want the federal government to have the ability, at times whenever the federal government wants to declare an emergency, to start going around and confiscating people’s guns.
I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well.
Some of my favorite songs are slow songs, like Guns N’ Roses’ ‘November Rain.’
Bofors was a steelmaker that became a forgings company and then went on to build guns. Companies like Krupp and Thyssen were in steel and forgings before entering defence. There are similar examples in the U.K.; it is a natural progression.
We mainly shot ‘Cartel Land’ with the Canon C300. The camera was dropped, smashed, hit by guns, in dust storms, torrential rain, and it never, ever failed.
Some parents say it is toy guns that make boys warlike. But give a boy a rubber duck and he will seize its neck like the butt of a pistol and shout ‘Bang!’
There are too many guns.
I like to have guns around. I don’t like to carry them.
I’ve got two parents, I don’t ride around with guns, and I’ve never put my hands on a woman. But the only team that believed me was the Cardinals.
People think of the military as being about guns and fighting wars, but it’s really about service to country and community.
I’ve accepted that we’ve all got crap to deal with and problems that we’re fighting not to be defined by. At the end of the day, we all want the same stuff: fulfillment, love, support, comfort, and a hot-air balloon with laser guns attached to it. The most important thing is that we appreciate the crazy ride we’re on.
I’ve always thought that guns are a cowardly tool in the hands of men and women trying to solve problems with each other. And cowardly in the hands of filmmakers. It’s taken so lightly in films.
With the way things are going now in the UFC, you have to be ready to fight anytime they call you. During war times, you have to keep your guns always clean.
The vast majority of the guns in the U.S. are sold to white people who live in the suburbs or the country. When we fantasize about being mugged or home invaded, what’s the image of the perpetrator in our heads? Is it the freckled-face kid from down the street – or is it someone who is, if not black, at least poor?
When you see a Jamaica video, it’s always the hood. Everybody in the video’s got guns, and the world looks at it like that’s what Jamaica’s about. And it affects the economics of the music.
I started rocking and rolling when Guns N’ Roses came out. It wasn’t until Garth Brooks came around that I really got back to country. He made it fun again. To me, in country music, the rigor mortis was setting in and it just wasn’t fun anymore. Garth brought everyone back over to country and made it cool again.
Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.
In the aftermath of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., a false accusation has made its way back into the media: President Trump made it easier for the mentally ill to get guns. This claim is absolutely false.
Would you rather have butter or guns? Preparedness makes us powerful. Butter merely makes us fat.
If you’re passionate about something and stick with it, even if your friends aren’t doing it, it’ll pay off. It can be really rewarding to stick to your guns.
Who were the biggest acts in the world in 1987? Guns N’ Roses and Metallica. I shamelessly pandered to surfers and skateboarders, and in pictures from then, you’ll see Slash and those guys wearing N.W.A stuff. If they thought it was cool, people in Kansas and Wyoming would buy it. That’s how we broached the subject.
That is one thing about playing with Guns N’ Roses and Metallica: everyone wants to interview you.
I have a concealed carry, so I actually have a few guns that I keep. I keep them in my big, giant high-waisted fashion pants at all times, and I have two small pink pistols because I’m a woman.
I don’t really think much about how I would have fared in the Second World War. It’s a topic that has to be treated with respect and subtlety, and you can’t just go in all guns blazing and make an epic action film.
We’ve had enough with loopholes in our gun laws that allow dangerous people to get their hands on guns.
We simply want gun legislation in this country that allows law-abiding citizens to still own guns or prevents people with a history of mental illness or a history of a criminal background from owning a firearm.
We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task.
Guns go home with the soldiers, but landmines are designed to kill – mindlessly, out of control, for years.
The contrast of ISIL’s videos – which proclaim a fully-functioning and prosperous state – with those of RBSS, which captured the dysfunction and violence of everyday life, is shocking. In a sense, it’s a war of ideas, a war of propaganda, a war being waged with cameras and computers, not just guns.
Every time guns fall into the wrong hands and are used to intimidate, injure, or murder women, it erodes the rights of responsible gun owners everywhere.
In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns, the rattle of musketry, the strange, mournful mutter of the battlefield.
Do we really need to arm our citizens with machine guns or semiautomatic weapons? And don’t we need to make sure that people who do own guns are qualified to own them?
The walls, the bars, the guns and the guards can never encircle or hold down the idea of the people.
I’ve never done an action show, really. On ‘Jericho,’ other people got to ride horses and shoot guns, but I never did.
This is not the beginning of American civilization where we need guns because it’s the Wild, Wild West… There should not be guns in our society, and we all know that; politicians know that.
Yes, I remember the barbed wire and the guard towers and the machine guns, but they became part of my normal landscape. What would be abnormal in normal times became my normality in camp.
I’m prepared to say that law enforcement should be allowed to seize the guns of those who are suspected to be involved in domestic terrorism.
People get so terrified that the government might take their guns away that they stockpile as much as they can afford. They’ve been led to believe that there will be an outright ban of guns, so they drink the NRA propaganda and spend their money on more weapons.
I went where the boys in the family went. We would shoot basketball. We would shoot guns. We’d play cards. We’d go fishing at the pond.
George W. Bush was a silver spoon dolt with no record to speak of other than bankruptcy and selling tropical plants, and we let him sail into the White House, but Barack talks about religious fundamentalism and guns being prevalent in poor areas, and we roast him for weeks?
I think guns are terrible.
It’s amazing how easily people are led to fury and chaos. Unhappy people with guns are not going to make this country great.
Quest stories are about the oldest form of narrative there is, and they’re also the perfect metaphor for life because we’re all on a journey trying to figure out where we’re going and who we are. ‘Solomon Creed’ is just doing it with more danger and guns involved.
We have a saying in Guns N’ Roses: ‘When somebody’s gonna get yelled at, they’re gonna get the corn.’
The artist that had the biggest impact on me was Michael Jackson. He was my Elvis and Beatles. When I was 15, I listened to a lot of Sinatra, but my jean jacket didn’t have, ‘I love Frank’ on it, it had, ‘I love AC/DC’, ‘Guns N Roses’, ‘Pearl Jam’. I thought Eddie Vedder was the second coming.
One day guns were pulled on us by older guys. My friend had gone to sell his moped and they took the moped, my friend’s phone and some money. But all he got from my pocket was a tub of Vaseline. I remember him saying, ‘Oh, he’s a sweet boy’ and throwing my Vaseline on the floor.
As gun owners, my husband and I understand that the Second Amendment is most at risk when a criminal or deranged person commits a gun crime. These acts only embolden those who oppose gun ownership. Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns.
My cousin cleaned out a shotgun for me and let me carry it around the house, because he said, ‘Anybody who knows anything about guns is going to know in a second if someone has held a gun before.’ I didn’t want to be that person. I wanted to be practiced.
Money laundering is not a crime. It’s just because certain men with guns don’t like what other people are doing with their own money, so they decide it’s okay to lock those people in a cage.
I wrote ‘Young Guns’ on spec because I really believed that the young age of these guys historically, the whole legend of Billy dying at 21, would attract a young staple of stars, and that would be the game-changer.
If you write any kind of fiction about America, you immediately have to start doing some research about guns, so in some ways, ‘Gun Machine’ is just the culmination of 20 years of reading about guns.
To the youth who have taken up guns, I urge them to return to their parents and shun violence.
There is more hooey spread about the Second Amendment. It says quite clearly that guns are for those who form part of a well-regulated militia, i.e., the armed forces including the National Guard. The reasons for keeping them away from everyone else get clearer by the day.
I don’t wanna be like somebody that just depicts black characters where drugs and guns are just a majority of what they have to do.
The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is not disarming them. The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is to arrest, prosecute, convict and jail criminal offenders, especially armed career criminals illegally using guns. This is the way to reduce gun violence.
The Constitution has become a convenient tool and talking point for politicians that get paid by the NRA. The same goes for Americans who just love their guns, so suddenly they’re Constitutional scholars who care about what our founding fathers allegedly wanted.
To be sure, hunters and sportsmen back gun rights. Beyond that, there are millions who see guns as a defense against fear – fear of criminals breaking into their homes or assaulting them on city streets.
Guns are beautiful. But I don’t like what they do.
I don’t think people should be allowed to shoot guns unless they have a license.
When you’re a kid, you imagine acting to be singing and fighting and like the movies. Then you become an actor and get the reality, which is often a lot more mundane. But sometimes it’s really nice to run around with guns saving the world.