“The right is absolute … government has no authority to forbid me from owning a firearm … the debate is not about guns. It is about freedom.”
- Cal. State Sen. Tom McClintock, 6/9/2001.
“The fundamental force behind the Second Amendment is to empower the people and give them the greatest measure of authority over the tyranny of runaway government.”
- U.S. Rep. Bob Schaffer, 2002.