Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein, (1907-1988) American writer

Robert A. Heinlein Quote

“The police of a state should never be stronger or better armed than the citizenry. An armed citizenry, willing to fight, is the foundation of civil freedom.”

Robert A. HeinleinRobert A. Heinlein
~ Robert A. Heinlein

Beyond This Horizon, 1942.

Ratings and Comments

rick, Colorado Spgs

Well, you bet!!! We will survive, huh? Rick

Jitendra Kaushal, Gurgaon, India

The proposition is fraught with danger. Might is right could well become the social norm.

J Carlton, Calgary

A simple and obvious truth.

Mike, Norwalk

ABSOLUTELY ! ! ! We hold this truth to be self evident. The police of a state are only extensions of the better armed sovereigns (who are the police's superiors - in all ways)

E Archer, NYC

The overwhelming majority of gun owners have never committed a crime with their weapons. With over 350 million guns estimated to be in the US and at least 1 in 4 citizens have one or more guns in their possession, the overall crime rate in the US is less than the UK which strictly prohibits the possession of guns. Gun crime is highest in cities with gun bans and lowest in those towns where gun ownership is encouraged. In Switzerland, every adult male has military-grade weapons, and gun crime is practically non-existent.

jim k, Austin, Tx

E Archer, well said. How do you get along in NYC with Mayor Doomsberg in charge.

E Archer, NYC

The NYC hand gun ban is on the ropes -- it won't be long til it is thrown out as unconstitutional. Of course New Yorkers have been conditioned to give up everything in the face of armed robbery -- whether on the street or by their government.


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