No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
Draft Virginia Constitution (1776)
Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows, and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon so long as there is no answer to it gives claws to the weak.george orwell
In Iraq, a dictator is building and hiding weapons that could enable him to dominate the Middle East and intimidate the civilized world - and we will not allow it.george w. bush
Basketball is like war in that offensive weapons are developed first, and it always takes a while for the defense to catch up.Red Auerbach