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Old February 1, 2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Incorrect Quotes

I see a whole lot of complaining about anti-gun people distorting the truth. That's fine. It should be pointed out.

But look to yourselves too.

I see all sorts of quotes attributed to the founding fathers. Some have styles that are so obviously written by someone the 20th or 21st century that they are funny. Some are just subtly wrong.

For instance, "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms...disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes...Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man." is attributed to Thomas Jefferson in 1776.

He didn't say this or write this. It was written by someone else, quoted by Jefferson in a book with his notation that the idea was not useful.

This is a very useful source for Jefferson sayings.

If you use it to search "arms" you'll find some things that Jefferson said and some things that he didn't say. There is a summary of a chain email that is going around that is enlightening.

The anti-gun crowd likes to portray us as ignorant and uneducated. Don't give them any help. Be critical before you start throwing quotes around.
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