Edward Wilks - The Tradesmen Gun Store - 128 East 3rd Street Rifle CO 81650 Colorado - Advanced Combat Training

Edward Wilks - The Tradesmen Gun Store - 128 East 3rd Street Rifle CO 81650 Colorado - Advanced Combat Training


A list of various quotes on guns, government, and life in general.   Press <Ctrl> F to find key words...


A bad workman blames his tools.  -Unknown

A calm sea does not make a skilled sailor.  -Unknown

A change is as good as a rest.  -Unknown

A danger foreseen is half avoided.  -Unknown

A fool finds no pleasure in understanding, but delights in airing his own opinions.  -Unknown

A good conscience is the best divinity.  -Unknown

A good example is the best sermon.  -Unknown

A good tongue is a good weapon.  -Unknown

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.  -Thomas Jefferson

A gun is not a weapon.  It’s a tool, like a butcher knife or a harpoon, or uh, uh, an alligator. -Homer J. Simpson

A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.  -Unknown

A helping hand is no farther than at the end of your sleeve.  -Unknown

A hero is a man who does what he can. –Romain Rolland

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.  -Unknown

A lack of knowledge of this area can lead to chaos and futile Sisyphean work efforts. -Unknown

A man who has raised his fists, has run out of ideas.  -Unknown

A person who can smile when things go wrong has found someone to blame it on.  -Unknown

A positive pessimist is better than a negative optimist.  -Unknown

A reed before the wind lives on, while mighty oaks do fall.  -Unknown

A ship in the harbor is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.  -Unknown

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.  -Joseph Stalin

A sly rabbit will have three openings to its den.  -Unknown

A squirrel is just a rat with good PR.  -Unknown

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.  -David Brinkley

Actions speak louder than words.  -Common Saying

Adversity does not build character, it reveals it.  -Unknown

After all is said and done, more is said than done.  -Unknown

After dark, all cats are leopards.  -Unknown

After victory, tighten your helmet cords.  -Old Samurai Adage

Ah, Saint Patrick’s Day.  One of my friends was born on that holiday...  though several more, I suspect, were conceived.  -Edward Wilks

Alas, I know if I ever became truly humble, I would be proud of it.  -Benjamin Franklin

All guns are the same…  until they go bang!  -Edward Wilks

All men are, or ought to be free, possessing unalienable rights, and the high and noble qualifications of the laws of nature and of self-preservation, to think, and act, and say as they please, while they maintain a due respect to the rights and privileges of all other creatures, infringing upon none. -Joseph Smith

All sunshine makes a desert.  -Unknown

All too often, not wanting to “offend someone”, truth is murdered and mendacity lives another day.  -Edward Wilks

Always be able to kill your students.  -Masaaki Hatsumi, 24th Grandmaster of the Togakure Ryu, Ninjutsu

Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can't get it wrong.  -Common Saying

America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within. -Joseph Stalin

An ant may well destroy a whole dam.  -Unknown

An armed man will kill an unarmed man with monotonous regularity.  -Unknown

An idea is something you have, a ideology is something that has you.  -Morris Berman

An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.  -Oscar Wilde

An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.  -Konrad Adenauer

An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.  -Benjamin Franklin

An old ox makes a straight furrow.  -Unknown

An ounce of practice is worth a pound of precept.  -Unknown

Any act of violence committed by a criminal with any kind of weapon, can be immediately ended by a victim with a gun. -Edward Wilks

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain, and most fools do.  -Unknown

Any time we deny any citizen the full exercise of his constitutional rights, we are weakening our own claim to them.  -Dwight Eisenhower

Anyone trained and proficient is the enemy of all those who aren't.  -Edward Wilks

Anyone who clings to the historically untrue - and thoroughly immoral - doctrine that violence never solves anything I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler would referee. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor; and the contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms. - R. A. Heinlein

Argue for your limitations, and they’re yours to keep. -Unknown

Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.  -Unknown

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.  Proverbs 27:17

As long as there is lead in the air, there is hope.  -One of my customers

At 20 years of age the will reigns, at 30 the wit, at 40 the judgment.  -Benjamin Franklin

At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box.  -Unknown

Attack is the best form of defense.  -Unknown

Aut viam inveniam aut faciam (I will either find a way or make one)  -Hannibal

Average people make excuses; Great people make it happen.  -Unknown

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.  -Benjamin Franklin

Be fast to draw, slow to shoot. -Common Saying

Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.  -Dr. Seuss

Before you judge a person, walk a mile in their shoes.  That way, when they complain, you'll be a mile away, and, you'll have their shoes. -Common Saying

Better is the enemy of good enough.  -Unknown

Beware of the man with one gun.  He probably knows how to use it.  -Common Saying

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou readest black where I read white.  -William Blake

Bumper Sticker - Glock: Helping bad-guys make informed decisions.  -The Tradesmen

Bumper Sticker - The Tradesmen.  Putting guns into the hands of good guys, and fear into the hearts of bad guys.  -The Tradesmen

Bumper Sticker - Yesterday, I got a gun for my wife.  It's the best trade I ever made.  -Unknown

Chose whatever you want, but you better have a reason.  -Edward Wilks

Click is the loneliest sound in the world. -Common Saying

Come with me to an NRA meeting, and if you still don’t think guns are great, we’ll argue some more. -Homer J. Simpson

Courage is not an absence of fear; it is action in the face of fear.  -Unknown


Death & Taxes.  Class III Firearms guarantee both!  -Edward Wilks


Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy: rid [them] out of the hand of the wicked.  Psalms 82:3-4 KJV


Democracy is two wolves and one lamb voting on what to have for lunch.  Liberty is an armed lamb contesting the vote.  -Benjamin Franklin (unverified)


Discovery consists of looking at the same thing as everyone else does and thinking something different.  -Albert Szent-Gyorgyi


Do not confuse the Divine gift of “free agency” with the “protected rights” of this Republic, for regardless of intent, your actions become unlawful when your behavior decays the liberty of others.  -Edward Wilks


Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.  -Ralph Waldo Emerson


Do, or do not. There is no try.  -Yoda, Jedi Master


Don’t argue with success. -Edward Wilks


Don’t dry-fire into your crotch.  -Tai


Don't argue with me.  Especially when you are wrong!  -Edward Wilks


Don't make them listen.  Make them answer.  -Edward Wilks


Empty sacks will never stand upright.  -Unknown


Energy and persistence conquer all things.  -Benjamin Franklin


Enlighten the people generally, and tyranny and oppressions of body and mind will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day. -Thomas Jefferson


Eschew Obfuscation.  - Common Saying


Everyone knows that Kimber makes the best pistols - they just jam all the time.  -One of Edward's customers


Everything done with real intent. -Edward Wilks


Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for it.  -Unknown


Everything I know about shooting I learned from Hollywood.  -Some of Edward's students.


Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you recognize a mistake when you make it again.  -Unknown


Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.  -Aldous Huxley


Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything.  -Wyatt Earp


Fast is fine, but accuracy is final.  -Unknown


For every purpose, a proper application. -Edward Wilks


For every spoonful of food you have, you need two bullets to protect it.  -Edward Wilks


Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.  -John F. Kennedy


Freedom must be continually guarded as something more priceless than life itself.  -Ezra Taft Benson


Genius is the ability to reduce the complicated to the simple.  -C.W. Ceran


Genius without education is like silver in the mine.  -Benjamin Franklin


Getting all your information from one source is plagiarism.  Getting it from many sources is research.  -Edward learned this at Glock School


Give a man a fish, feed him for a day.  Give a man a poisoned fish, and he'll never bother you again.  -Edward Wilks


Give a monkey enough bananas and you can teach him anything.  -Unknown


Give me liberty, or I'll get up and get it myself! -T-shirt


God may have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't.  -George S. Patton


Great danger lies in the notion that we can reason with evil.  -Doug Patton


Guess what!  I've got a fever!  And the only prescription...  Is More Cow Bell!


Hard work pays off.  But robbing the guy that works hard is easier.  -Unknown


He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.  -Benjamin Franklin


He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty.  -Proverbs 16:32


He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.  -Tom Connelly


He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.  -Mark Twain


He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. -Martin Luther King, Jr.


He who will not reason is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.  -Sir William Drummond


He with the most bullets generally wins. -Edward Wilks


Hey, the cell phone in that guy's hand was an iPhone with a SAR (surface area radiation) of 1.65. That's lethal as far as I am concerned!  So I shot him.  -Brandon


Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side. -Han Solo


Honesty without compassion is brutality.  -Unknown


Honor thy airspeed at all times, lest the ground rise up and smite thee.  -One of the Pilots Commandments


Humility is not thinking less of yourself, It is thinking of yourself less.  -Unknown


I am not here to win your admiration.  I am here to provoke, inspire, and invite you to be great!  -Edward Wilks


I am only one, but I am one. I can’t do everything, but I can do something. The something I ought to do, I can do. And by the grace of God, I will. -Edward Everett Hale


I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.  -Gandhi


I believe in God even when He is silent.  -Found written on a cellar wall in Cologne after World War II


I care little of the perceptions of men, as long as I stand in harmony with truth.  -Edward Wilks


I don’t have to be careful, I’ve got a gun. -Homer J. Simpson


I don’t really have ‘hobbies’ per se. I'm simply developing a potent set of post-apocalyptic skills and resources.  (Ryan Bowers, Tweaked by Edward Wilks)


I don't care if I impress you... as long as I cause you to stop and think.  -Edward Wilks


I don't have a license to kill, but I do have a learner's permit. -Bumper Sticker


I have a Dremel, and I'm not afraid to use it.  -Old Joke


I have an average reactionary time of 0.158 of a second.  What's yours?  -Edward Wilks


I haven't been in a plane I couldn't fly.  But, I haven't been in a simulator that I haven't crashed.  -Edward's Flight Instructor and Student, Jim Risher


I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand.  -Chinese Proverb


I know he can get the job, but can he do the job.  -The movie "Joe Versus the Volcano"


I know how to solve two of the world's problems...  Feed the homeless to the hungry.  -Brady's Friend


I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.  -Einstein


I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.  -Unknown


I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  -Voltaire (unverified)


I may not know what is perfect for this situation, but it's obvious that I’m a whole lot more qualified to offer an opinion than you are!  -Edward Wilks


I reject your reality and substitute my own.  -Adam Savage, Mythbusters


I’d rather be judged by 12, than carried by 6. -Common Saying


I’m the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock 40.  I’m the only… *pow*   -D.E.A. Agent (Teaching Kids) shoots himself in foot


If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.  -Unknown


If at first you don’t succeed, quit, run away, or try something else!  -Edward Wilks


If everyone is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.  -George S. Patton Jr.


If guns cause crime, all mine are defective. -Ted Nugent


If I want to get all warm and worked up watching a smokin' hot babe in exciting outfits run around shooting guns... I take my wife to the gun-range!  -Edward Wilks


If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. -Common Saying


If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.  -George Orwell, 1945


If the grass is always greener... why build the fence?  -Unknown


If you don't have your own pistol, you may have to wait the rest of your life for the police to bring theirs. -Unknown


If you ever think I am biased, remember…  I used to be a vegetarian, liberal, California school teacher.  -Edward Wilks (I know - hard to believe)


If you ever think you cannot be manipulated or deceived, you have been manipulated and deceived.  -Edward Wilks


If you find yourself in a fair fight, your tactics and equipment suck.  -Edward Wilks


If you tell someone something they want to be the truth, they will love you. If you tell them the truth, they will hate you.  -Edward Wilks


If you want to do it, you will find a way.  If you don't, you'll find an excuse!  -Howard Earnest


I'm not pretending to be something I'm not.  I'm training to become someone I might have to be.  -Edward Wilks


I'm only wearing black because they haven't invented a darker color.  -Unknown


Improve the man, not his condition.  Improve the man, and he will improve his own condition.  -Edward


In chaos, there is opportunity.  -Carl Rove


In the end, possessing (the most food storage) will NOT determine who is right... but it WILL determine who is left.  -Edward Wilks


In the end, possessing a concealed handgun during an assault will NOT determine who is right... but it WILL determine who is left. -Edward J. Wilks


Is gun.   Not supposed to be safe.  -One of Edward's Russian students at ESI (Executive Security International)


It could have been a real ugly situation, but luckily, I managed to shoot him in the spine.  I guess the next place he robs better have a ramp!  -Moe Sizlack


It is better to light a flamethrower than curse the darkness.  -Terry Pratchett


It is hard to be brave when you're only a very small animal.  -Piglet


It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.  -Seneca


It is the privilege of the strong to be kind.  -Unknown


It takes 43 muscles to frown and 17 to smile, but it only takes 3 for proper trigger squeeze.  -Unknown


It takes a smart man to know he's dumb.  -Barney Rubble, from The Flintstones


It’s not the arrow, it’s the Indian. -Common Saying


It's not how hard you punch, but how hard of a punch you can take.  -Unknown


It's time to stop paddling and start rocking the boat! -Unknown


Jedi Mind Tricks only work in the movies. -Edward Wilks


Just because I say it, doesn't mean it's true.  But just because you disagree, doesn't mean it isn't.  -Edward Wilks


Kimbers are what you show your friends.  Glocks are what you show to the bad guys.  -Common Saying


Know the capabilities of you and your equipment, then don't exceed them. -Edward Wilks


Knowledge, without wisdom, is poison.  Power, without discipline, is jeopardy.  -Edward Wilks


Leave the gun.  Take the cannoli.  -1972 Film, The Godfather


Less hooting, more shooting! -Edward Wilks


Let them hate me so long as they fear me.  -Caligula


Let us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready. -Teddy Roosevelt


Life Is a sexually transmitted disease with a one hundred percent mortality rate.  -Greiveldinger Family Motto


Life's tough.  It's even tougher when you are stupid.  -John Wayne


Live what you know; know all you can.  -Edward Wilks


Lose the chrome-plated sissy pistol and get yourself a Glock.  -Tommy Lee Jones in the movie, U.S. Marshals


Love your enemies -- they hate that. -Unknown


Luck favors the backbone, not the wishbone.  -Unknown


Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.  -Thomas Edison


Many people know how to say nothing; Few know when.  -Unknown


Many People see the path, but only a few choose to walk the path. -Common Saying


Master the fundamentals.  Execute them faster than your opponent.  -Common Saying


Mediocrity is not in fashion, excellence is the order of the day.  -Thomas S. Monson


Men are from Earth, women are from Earth; Deal with it!  -Unknown


Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.  -Chuck Norris


Metaphors be with you.  -Unknown


More important than having something to fight with, is having something to fight for.  -Edward Wilks


Motivation is what gets you started; Habit is what keeps you going.  -Unknown


My panic button is connected to my Glock!  -Edward Wilks


Never cut what you can untie.  -Joseph Joubert


Never doubt that a small group of committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that has.  -Margaret Mead


Never hit a man with glasses.  Hit him with something heavier, like a stick or a rock instead.  -Unknown


Never interfere with an enemy in the process of destroying himself.  -Napoleon Bonaparte


Never mistake activity for achievement.  -John Wooden


Never pick a fight with an old man.  If he's too old to fight, he'll just shoot you.  -Unknown


Next to being one in worshipping God, there is nothing in this world upon which this Church should be more united than in upholding and defending the Constitution of the United States.  -David O. McKay


No (one) ever won a war by dying for his country.  He won it by making the other (guy) die for his country.  -General George S. Patton


No man is free who cannot command himself.  -Pythagoras


No matter how far you've gone on a wrong road, turn back.  -Turkish proverb


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  -Eleanor Roosevelt


No one could make a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.  -Edmund Burke


No problem can stand the assault of sustained thinking.  -Chinese Proverb


No wise man ever took a handgun to a gun fight. -Wyatt Earp


Nothing is certain but death and taxes.  -Benjamin Franklin


Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party, than being there.  -Franklin P. Jones


Nothing screams "90's" or "gun" like a fanny pack.  -Edward Wilks


Nothing screams "Back off or I'll kill you!" like a pink gun.  -Edward Wilks


Of course I am opinionated.  I teach Sunday School, and, I carry a gun!  -Edward Wilks


Old age and treachery always prevail over youth and exuberance.  -Unknown


One cannot shake hands with a clinched fist.  -Indira Gandhi


One hundred volunteers do not equal the one man standing present, ready to help.  -Edward Wilks


One man's magic is another man's science, and a third's religion.  -Unknown


One of the best martial arts is Cha Ching Pow.  -Common Saying


Only two people in history have offered to die for you.  Jesus Christ, and US Soldiers.  One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.  -Unknown


Our fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure.  -Nelson Mandela


Overcompensating with equipment... confirms lack of skill.  -Edward Wilks


Peace is our profession.  War is just a Hobby.  -United States Military - Strategic Air Command


Peer Pressure does not drive me, but Pure Pressure does. -Edward Wilks


People that are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones that do.  -Unknown


Plan For the Worst, Hope For the Best  -Tai's tattoo


Political good intentions empower bad men.  -Edward Wilks


Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give the appearance of solidity to pure wind.  -George Orwell


Potential, without direction, is ruin.  -Edward Wilks


Priorities: Gun, Light, Other (knife or multi-tool), Cell-phone, Keys.  Annihilate, Illuminate, Facilitate, Communicate, Evacuate.  -Edward Wilks


Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.  -One of my fortune cookies


Quietem nemo impune lacesset. (Though I am peaceful, no one will attack me with impunity.)


Real Eyes... Realize... Real Lies.  (Unknown)


Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. -Sydney J Harris


Relaxed muscles respond better than tense muscles. -Common Saying


Reload when you want to, NOT when you have to. -Common Saying


Review carefully to see if you anything out.  -Common Saying


Rock out with your Glock out!  -Internet


Rules for a Gunfight: 1.  Bring a gun, preferably, two guns.  2.  Bring all of your friends who have guns.  -Unknown


Saying you are a warrior because you own a gun, is like saying you are a musician because you own a guitar.  -Common Saying


Sheep are meant to be sheared.  Tigers are meant to be avoided.  -Edward Wilks


Show me who your with, and I'll show you what you are.  -Unknown


Silent enim leges inter arma. -Cicero (The law falls silent in times of war.)


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.  -Winston Churchill


Some people dream of worthy accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.  -Unknown


Somehow, "I told you so" just doesn't quite say it!  -Will Smith, in the movie, iRobot


Someone always know more. -Mr. Miagi


Sometimes God calms the seas, and sometimes He calms the sailor.  -Unknown


Sometimes the hand that holds you is the hand that holds you down.  -Unknown


Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.  -Unknown


Stop adopting the opinions of others and start developing your own!  -Edward Wilks


Stop adopting the opinions of others and start developing your own!  -Edward Wilks


Stop the threat, reload, THEN call 911! -Ryan Bowers


Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion, you must set yourself on fire first.  -Unknown


Tell a man there are 500 Quadrillion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him the bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.  -Unknown


That which does not kill us, only makes us stronger.  -Nietzsche


The acorn does not become the oak overnight.  -Unknown


The bad guy IS going to drop the weapon.  Either voluntarily, or involuntarily. -Edward Wilks


The best defense is attack!  -Japanese Saying


The best way to do it, is the right way to do it.  -Edward Wilks


The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.  -Linus Pauling


The bomb-squad will respond to an empty cardboard box, if it's reported a certain way.  -Edward Wilks


The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out to meet it.  -Thucydides


The bullets you place in your gun are less important than the placement of your gun's bullets.  -Edward Wilks


The defensive application of force, even through attack or weaponry, is not an inappropriate use of violence.  -Edward Wilks


The Democratic Party is like a big fan: Stand in front of it: it blows; Stand behind it: it sucks; Stand beside it: it does nothing for you.  -Unknown


The Democratic Party is like log floating to its destruction down the river with hundreds of ants on it... each one thinking he's guiding the log.  -Unknown


The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. -Unknown


The fastest reload is another gun! -Common Saying


The fastest way to end a war is to lose it.  -George Orwell


The final weapon is the brain.  All else is supplemental.  -Unknown


The French do not speak German now, because the German speak English now.  -Edward Wilks


The greatest of all faults, is to be conscious of none.  -Thomas Carlyle


The Japanese are known for their fighting.  The French are known for their pastries.  -Edward Wilks


The lion, while hunting, does not roar. -Some fortune cookie I got last week.


The media is the antagonist of the truth.  -Tai Chaney


The moment there is suspicion about a person's motives, everything he does becomes tainted.  -Mahatma Gandhi


The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. –Tacitus


The more you listen to me, the smarter you'll get.  -Edward Wilks


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.  -Edmund Burke


The price of preparation and surety is inconsequential when compared to the cost of failure and tragedy.  -Edward Wilks


The price of preparation is inconsequential compared to the cost of failure.  -Edward Wilks


The purpose of fighting is to win.  -Unknown


The reason for fighting may not be known, but the purpose for fighting is to survive.  -Edward Wilks


The shepherd drives the wolf from the sheep's throat, for which the sheep thanks the shepherd as his liberator, while the wolf denounces him as the destroyer of liberty.  -Abraham Lincoln


The superior man, when resting in safety, does not forget that danger may come. - Confucius (551 B.C. - 479 B.C.)


The sword is more important than the shield, but skill is more important than either.  -Unknown


The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.  -Thomas Jefferson


The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn't so.  -Ronald Reagan


The true definition of a handgun is “The thing I use to shoot my way back to a ‘real’ gun. -Common Saying


The United States Constitution guarantees freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.  -Unknown


The weight of a handgun is less than the weight of regret. -Unknown


The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. -Bertrand Russell


The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.  -Juma Ikangaa


The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing. -Albert Einstein


Then said he unto them … (take purse & scrip) … and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.  -Jesus Christ, Luke 22:36


There are four boxes to be used in defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury, and ammo. Please use in that order. -Ed Howdershelt


There are two reasons why a person does something.  The reason that sounds good, and the real reason.  -Unknown


There is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.  -Jesus Christ


There is nothing wrong with being ignorant, as long as you realize it and progress out of it.  -Edward Wilks


There isn't a problem in the world that violence cannot solve.  -Edward Wilks


There may be a time when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel


There’s nothing wrong with shootings, as long as the right people get shot. -Inspector "Dirty" Harry Callahan


This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as we do when the baby gets hold of a hammer. –Will Rogers


This nation was established by the God of heaven as a citadel of liberty. A Constitution guaranteeing those liberties was designed under the superintending influence of heaven. -Ezra Taft Benson


Those incapable of disciplining themselves should have no authority to discipline others.  -Edward Wilks


Those of you who think you know everything are annoying those of us who do.  -Unknown


Those who attain power over others, exert power over others.  -Edward Wilks


Those who attain power, exert power.  -Edward Wilks


Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.  -Abraham Lincoln


Those who do not read have no advantage over those who cannot read.  -Mark Twain


Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.  -Thomas Paine


Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not.  -Thomas Jefferson


Those who have been intoxicated with power... can never willingly abandon it. -Edmund Burke


Those who resist innovation and progress are usually destroyed by those of us who do not.  -Edward Wilks


Though I am peaceful, no one will attack me with impunity.  (Quietem nemo impune lacesset.) -Unknown


Three men may keep a secret--provided two of them are dead.  -Benjamin Franklin


Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty.  -Thomas Jefferson


To argue with a man who has renounced the use and authority of reason, and whose philosophy consists in holding humanity in contempt, is like administering medicine to the dead, or endeavoring to convert an atheist by scripture.  -Thomas Paine


To defend with the sword, one must carry the sword.  -Edward Wilks


To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards out of men. -Abraham Lincoln


Tools do not equal Talent.  -Unknown


Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established, that, unless we loves the truth, we cannot know it. -Blaise Pascal


Under stress, our muscles duplicate their most experienced motion. -Edward Wilks


Victory is what happens when ten thousand hours of training meet up with one moment of opportunity.  -Unknown


Violence applied in proper form is beauty, health, and life.  -Edward Wilks


Violence applied in proper form is health and life.  -Edward Wilks


Violence is not the answer...  ...yet!"  -Edward Wilks


Violence, dispensed and applied in proper form, direction, and measure, is beauty, health, and life.  -Edward Wilks


Want to drop 200 pounds fast?  Use a Glock .40! -Edward Wilks


We don't make any misteakes.  -Unknown


We don't shoot to kill.  We shoot to live. -Edward Wilks


We have done so much, for so long, with so little, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.  -Unknown


We must support friends even in their mistakes; however, it must be the friend and not the mistake we are supporting.  -Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi


We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.  -George Orwell


We train not to react, but to respond. -Edward Wilks


We triumph without glory when we conquer without danger.  -Unknown


We, the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow men who pervert the Constitution.  -Abraham Lincoln


We're not pretending to be something we're not.  We're training to be something we might have to become.  -Edward Wilks


What do you mean, you don't carry a second gun?  -Edward Wilks


What experience do you have that qualifies you to speak on this subject with authority?  -Edward Wilks  (My "debate-ending" questions that silences inappropriately-opinionated people.)


What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant.  -Robert F. Kennedy


What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters when compared to what lies within us.  -Unknown


What you think is a walk in the park usually turns out to be a jog in the dark.  -James F. White


When "Gun A" fails, grab "Gun B" and keep fighting!  -Edward Wilks


When a man assumes a public trust, he should consider himself as public property.  -Thomas Jefferson


When law and morality contradict each other, the citizen has the cruel alternative of either losing his moral sense or losing his respect for the law.  -Frederick Bastiat


When seconds count, the cops are just minutes away.  -Unknown


When the government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. -Thomas Jefferson


When the time for action arrives the time for preparation is over!  -Edward Wilks


When will people realize that violence can also be used for good?  -Unknown


When you pick your battles, make sure they are big enough to matter, but small enough to win. -Edward Wilks


When you’re not shooting, you’re breathing. -Edward Wilks


Where progress is measured, progress improves. -Thomas S. Monson


Why am I always smiling?  I have a gun.  I have to smile.  -Edward Wilks


Why bother learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?  -Unknown


Why spend $2.00 to dry clean a shirt?  Donate it to Salvation Army and they'll clean it, put it on a hanger, and you can buy it back for fifty cents.  -Unknown


Wisdom does not come because of great intelligence.  It comes in spite of it. -Edward Wilks


Wisdom does NOT come from vast education... It comes in spite of it.  -Edward Wilks


Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.  -Plato


Worship and Warriorship.  I am proficient in both!  -Edward Wilks


You are willing to fight to the death even if it means that you have to die. I am willing to fight to the death even if it means that I have to kill you. This ‘hypothetical fight’ isn't going to last very long at all.  -Edward Wilks


You can afford to be an optimist.  I can't.  -Field Marshal Erwin Rommel


You can never shoot fast enough, to make up for missing your first shot. -Common Teaching Saying


You can’t make the butterflies in your stomach go away, but you can make them fly in formation.  -Tony Pagni


You cannot be so afraid of failure that you don't attempt to succeed.  -David LeGrant


You can't solve you're problems with the same level of thinking that created the problems.  -Albert Einstein


You don’t have to outrun the bear, just the guy hiking next to you.  -Old Joke


You find out the strength of a wind by trying to walk against it, not by lying down. -C.S. Lewis


You got good at doing it wrong.  -Edward Wilks


You might be disappointed if you fail, but you will be doomed if you don't try.  -Ben Franklin


You must unlearn what you have learned.  -Yoda, Jedi Master


You never have trouble if you are prepared for it.  -Theodore Roosevelt


You thought you were hot snot on a silver platter, but you're nothing but a cold booger on a paper plate!  -Old Joke


You’ll get further with a kind word and a gun, than you will with just a kind word.  -Unknown




X - You do not want to discuss facts because it exposes the weaknesses in your arguments.  These battles injure your position, and strengthen mine. How long do you wish to continue defending your absurdity? -Edward Wilks