Col. Cooper: The Rifle Itself Has No Moral Stature

"The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles."
 
Col. Jeff Cooper, Firearms Pioneer

5 comments:

David Allan Roberts said...

You know what the only crime a gun is actually responsible for? It's the one that makes a previously law-abiding citizen a criminal, with the passage of a law that makes it illegal to own one.

Dyne1319 said...

Won't solve the issue gun laws don't solve any problems. you might not know this but criminals don't usually follow the law, which is kinda the point.

Anonymous said...

I am sharing this post not because I agree, but because I used to think this same way UNTIL I FOUND ME POINTING A WEAPON IN SOMEONE ELSE'S FACE, AND WHEN I LOOKED DEEP INTO THAT FACE SAW MY OWN EYES LOOKING BACK. THEY CALLED ME A HERO; I LEARNED THAT I WAS THE BULLY!

Shedding some LIGHT on to this ASS BACKWARD way of thinking!

hmmm, let's rethink this a moment..... Any rifle invokes fear regardless of the person welding the weapon. Fear begets more fear as it is all just energy. So the one pointing the weapon is fearful, the one getting the weapon pointed at them is fearful and bad things always happen when people operate out of fear! The weapon was created to always invoke fear in the recipient and POWER in the one yielding the weapon! Haven't we evolved enough to set the weapons down, so no one need live in fear but use our voices, minds, and hearts to come to a peaceful resolution? I am just saying, as long as someone else believes they have the right no matter what to put a rifle in someone else's face for ANY REASON AT ALL.... we will continue to have people die at the end of a bullet! Period. So we might as well A) accept innocent people will die at the hands of guns as long as guns exist or B ) resolve to expand our minds above the need for the guns ensuring no one ever dies again, not because of a gun anyway! It truly is that easy! Only FEAR necessitates the MISCONCEPTION someone is better than someone else with a weapon. Killing someone with a gun whether you are a cop, a soldier, or a murderer is all still just killing someone when you take away the reasoning's and justifications for using the weapon!

Anonymous said...

What level of idiotic fool are you? There are evil/dumb-ass people in the world that want to take your material/precious things from you! Are you going to be a pussy and let the take them from you or kill you and your loved ones! Or would you shoot the pieces of shit to save them??

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, - you are a pansy. Get your head out of the clouds, - or the bong, and figure out that there is a real world out there. I suspect you have never accomplished anything in life, as you cannot distinguish between reality and fantasy. You may as well try to get the laws of gravity to apply to oranges but not to apples. The slow antelope is gets eaten, and the slow lion starves. It is the natural order of things. You are, however, blessed beyond your own understanding. Our modern society has allowed you to escape the obvious outcome for you with respect to natural selection. We have evolved enough that you are still here, in spite of your weakness and cowardice.

-Eric

Edeal