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Weapons Are the Tools of Power

Weapons are the tools of power. In the hands of the state, they can be the tools of decency or the tools of oppression, depending on the righteousness that state. In the hands of criminals, they are the tools of evil. In the hands of the free and decent citizen, they should be the tools of liberty. Weapons compound man’s power to achieve whatever purpose he may have. They amplify the capabilities of both the good man and the bad, and to exactly the same degree, having no will of their own. Thus, we must regard them as servants, not masters–and good servants of good men. Without them, man is diminished, and his opportunities to fulfil his destiny are lessened. An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it.”
— Col. Jeff Cooper


  1. Always loved the Col Cooper quote. The last sentence is golden

  2. Guns promote equality!

  3. Yeah, our pea shooters VS their M61 Vulcan, not much of a chance against that bad boy…

  4. no…”TOOLS” are the weapons of power…

  5. And politicians are just Tools!

  6. While I love your wit and your humor, weapons can also serve a lesser man when he’s a victim of a violent crime.