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Mutual protection should be the aim of citizens, not individual self-protection. Until we are willing to outlaw, the very existence or manufacture of civilian handguns we have no right to call ourselves citizens or consider our behavior even minimally civil.
--- John Lennon's war, Chi. Sun-times, Dec. 12, 1980. [online source]"Every civilized society must disarm its citizens against each other. Those who do not trust their own people become predators upon their own people. The sick thing is that haters of fellow Americans often think of themselves as patriots."...
--- Or Worldwide Gun Control?, Phila. Inquirer, May 17, 1981.Describing the NRA as a "shill for terrorists" and as "little better than a terrorist organization itself"
--- The Terrorists Who Pack an NRA Card, Times Union (Albany, NY), April 22, 1996"Patriots who arm themselves against Americans are enemies of their own patria, traitors, anti-citizens. The killing will go on as long as gun nuts defend the killers' right to keep their guns."
--- Handguns That Kill, Wash. Star, January 13, 1981 .Writing that "[e]very handgun owned in America is an implicit declaration of war against one's neighbor" and again blaming "gun nuts" and "gun fetishists" for their proliferation.Of course these quotes are not meant to serve as a refutation of Wills' claims, but readers should know that he is obviously not an impartial observer in the gun control debate, and it explains his one-sided presentation and analysis.
--- John Lennon's War, Chi. Sun-Times, December 12, 1980, at 56
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