Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quote of the day - forbidding arms

"The people of the various provinces are strictly forbidden to have in their possession any swords, short swords, bows, spears, firearms, or other types of arms. The possession of unnecessary implements makes difficult the collection of taxes and dues and tends to foment uprisings."

- Japanese Dictator Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Yup.  That's kind of the point, which is why every dictator, every tyrant, throughout history has opposed private ownership of arms.

3 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

Hey, at least he was Honest. Didn't say a word about the "Safety of the Children", did he?

Terry said...

LOL Bubblehead Les... Nope. Or say that anyone owning a ccw for self-defense is a right-wing crazy. Really tired of that.

BobG said...

That sort of thing is what gave rise to peasants learning how to fight with farm tools.