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Assorted quotes: revolvers, criminal inelastic demand, Brady bill, Voltaire, cartoon

“Several years ago we thought we forsaw that a magazine pistol would some day supplant the revolver. Since we have made a lengthy examination of the Colt automatic pistol we do not hesitate to go on record as stating that arms of this type will supersede the revolver.” — Shooting and Fishing magazine, April 19, 1900
“In practice, criminal demand for weapons appears inelastic, with the spiral of violence unaffected by restrictions on lawful gun owners. The enactment of progressively onerous gun control laws has served only to engender new and creative marketing practices on the part of criminal arms suppliers. And so the carnage continues. Supporters of supply-side gun control complain long and loud that the ‘gun lobby’ is impeding efforts to stem violent crime. Those complaints notwithstanding, armed violence in this nation will not be contained until criminal demand for weapons is diminished.” — Illinois State Rifle Assn. Executive Director Richard A. Pearson
“The Brady bill will make the streets of America so safe that our nation’s police will not even need to carry guns anymore.” — William Jefferson “Slick Willie” Clinton, on TV, while signing the Brady bill in 1993
“The ideal form of government is democracy tempered with assassination.” –Voltaire

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