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"It's that goddamned motherfucking 'Machine Gun." - Miles Davis

"When the term machine gun enters common parlance, the word machine becomes much more sinister." - Scott Westerfeld

"When the term 'machine gun' enters common parlance, the word 'machine' becomes much more sinister." - Scott Westerfeld

"I'm a gun owner." - Patrick Leahy

"After listening to "Machine Gun" I have to take a nap." - Lenny Kravitz

"In Texas, we cook bacon a little differently than most folks...MACHINE-GUN BACON." - Ted Cruz

"When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun." - Craig Reucassel

"You don't throw rocks at a man with a machine gun!" - Roddy Piper

"My mind's a machine gun, my body's the bullets and the audience is the target." - Gg Allin


"I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained!" - Claire Danes

"When shooting in the dark, it is a good idea to use a machine gun." - Craig Bruce

"On the steps is a machine-gun ready for action. The square is empty; only the streets that lead into it are jammed with people. It would be madness to go farther - the machine-gun is covering the square." - Erich Maria Remarque

"We have a thousand points of light for the homeless man. We've got a kinder gentler machine gun hand." - Neil Young

"You could fire a machine gun randomly through the pages of Lord of the Rings and never hit any women." - Neil Gaiman

"Sometimes I wish God would give me a Holy Ghost machine gun. I'd blow your head off!" - Benny Hinn

"The AK-47 is not a device of aggression ... I devised this machine-gun for the security of my country." - Mikhail Kalashnikov

"Never bring a gun to a fight where the other guy has a time-machine and tomorrow's newspapers." - James Nicoll

"We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine-gun." - George Orwell

"My gun trainer on the first 'G.I. Joe' gave me about a week of commando training, so I got to shoot every single machine gun and hand gun there was." - Ray Park

"We are indebted to Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin for giving us a weapon. The weapon is not a machine-gun, but Marxism-Leninism." - Mao Zedong

"Once they said they can only stop me with a pistol but today you need a machine gun to stop Messi." - Hristo Stoichkov

"I am not a dictator, and I do not think I will become one. I will not maintain power with a machine gun." - Fidel Castro

"You can't kill us all, human.' He was right. I raised the machine gun a little. 'True, but who's going to be first in line?" - Laurell K Hamilton

"The 'machine-gun' approach to photography - by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good - is fatal to serious results." - Ansel Adams

"I suddenly remember something I've been told about fear. That amid a hail of machine gun fire you notice the existence of your skin." - Marguerite Duras

"How many times did someone have to run in front of a machine gun before it became an act of cowardice?" - Michael Herr

"The "machine-gun" approach to photography - by which many negatives are made with the hope that one will be good - is fatal to serious results." - Ansel Adams

"War is now a form of TV entertainment, and what made the First World War so particularly entertaining were two American inventions, barbed wire and the machine gun." - Kurt Vonnegut

"My run is like Machine Gun Kelly, with a black skully,Put one in your belly, leave you smelly, then take your Pelle Pelle." - Big L

"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun." - Matt Groening

"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun." - Matt Groening

"A James Bond movie is a stuntman's dream. I was in a helicopter firing a machine gun at Piers Brosnan escaping on a motorbike." - Steve Truglia

"Assault weapons-just like armor-piercing bullets, machine guns, and plastic firearms-are a new topic. The weapons' menacing looks, coupled with the public's confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons-anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun-can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons. In addition, few people can envision a practical use for these weapons." - Josh Sugarmann

"I'm okay. Russian machine never breaks." - Alexander Ovechkin

"Where this age differs from those immediately preceding it is that a liberal intelligentsia is lacking. Bully-worship, under various disguises, has become a universal religion, and such truisms as that a machine-gun is still a machine-gun even when a "good" man is squeezing the trigger have turned into heresies which it is actually becoming dangerous to utter." - George Orwell

"If the guy has a gun, that's the power. He doesn't need to wave the gun; he just needs to point the gun in a very relaxed fashion." - Robert Loggia

"I carry a gun cause a cop is too heavy." - John Steinbeck

"We have to tackle the plague of gun violence." - Hillary Clinton

"I'm a gun owner. I'm a strong second amendment supporter." - Tim Kaine

"Gun violence is real. People don't come back." - Stevie Wonder

"I'm a pro-life, pro-gun Louisiana Democrat." - Charlie Melancon

"It ain't gun control we need; it's sin control." - Si Robertson

"'The Way of the Gun' I wrote in five days." - Christopher Mcquarrie

"They're still out there talking about gun control measures, as if somehow terrorists care about what our gun laws are." - Dalia Mogahed

"If gun free zones save lives, why doesn't Obama just declare Iraq, Syria & Afghanistan one big gun free zone?" - Wayne LaPierre

"Switzerland is a land where crime is virtually unknown, yet most Swiss males are required by law to keep in their homes what amounts to a portable, personal machine gun." - Tom Clancy

"The tank was originally invented to clear a way for the infantry in the teeth of machine-gun fire. Now it is the infantry who will have to clear a way for the tanks." - Winston Churchill

"It [eBook] is like introducing the machine gun to a revolutionary war. It changes everything. If you can reach your fans directly without having to go through a middle man, the entire economics of the publishing business changes." - Tucker Max

"The Chicago mobs... They practiced their own perverted form of "survival of the fittest." Where the strong clawed their way to the top of a criminal empire. And the weak died in a hail of machine gun bullets." - Walter Winchell

"The camera can be a machine gun, a warm kiss, a sketchbook. Shooting a camera is like saying, Yes, yes, yes. There is no maybe. All the maybes should go in the trash." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

"I don't believe that in the name of the holiness of the city you have to put barbed wires, machine gun nests, mine pins and everything of that, in the name of the holiness of Jerusalem." - Yitzhak Rabin

"There was, like, a week straight of shooting, where, like, all I did was shoot a machine gun. And I hate to - every - it went against all my Jewish and Canadian instincts, but I enjoyed every second of it." - Seth Rogen

"Beside me, traffic growled and snarled, rising at times to a machine-gun rata-tat-tat, while pedestrians were scuttling about with that desperate ratlike urgency characteristic of all big American cities, but which reaches its ultimate in New York." - Fritz Leiber

"The oppression is growing, and anyone who has had to submit to the Tempter's machine-gun fire during this last week thinks differently from what he did even three weeks ago." - Martin Niemoller

"Everybody's an enemy. Fuck. I hate everybody. I'm not part of any scene. I do my own thing. My mind is a machine gun, my body is the bullets, the audience is the target." - Gg Allin

"For the cold of the pistol-butt and the bullet's heat, For the ropes that choke, the manacles that bind, The huge voice, metal, that lies from a thousand tubes And the stuttering machine-gun that answers all." - Stephen Vincent Benet

"In America they got two policemen, five policemen and one car watching each other, each has got a pistol, one has got a machine gun, one' got a shotgun and two dogs growling at each other." - Muhammad Ali

"Traffic growled and snarled, rising at times to a machine-gun rata-tat-tat, while pedestrians were scuttling about with that desperate ratlike urgency characteristic of all big American cities, but which reaches its ultimate in New York." - Fritz Leiber

"As we learned from the Clinton administration and much of the media, a machine gun in the hands of a federal agent is now a symbol of benevolence and concern for a child's well-being." - James Bovard

"If you write any kind of fiction about America, you immediately have to start doing some research about guns, so in some ways, 'Gun Machine' is just the culmination of 20 years of reading about guns." - Warren Ellis

"In front of us was not a line but a fortress position, twenty miles deep, entrenched and fortified, defended by masses of machine-gun posts and thousands of guns in a wide arc. No chance for cavalry!" - Philip Gibbs

"No matter how many people you kill, using a machine gun in battle is not a war crime because it does not cause unnecessary suffering; it simply performs its job horrifyingly well." - Sebastian Junger

"Some of the worst abuses of government force in recent years were precipitated by technical and victimless gun-law violations. For example, the BATF claimed that the Branch Davidians possessed machine guns without paying the required federal tax and filling in the proper registration forms. So a tax case worth less than $10,000 led to a 76-man helicopter, machine gun, and grenade assault on a home in which 2/3 of the occupants were women and children." - Dave Kopel

"I don't have a ticker-tape machine in my office." - Walter Schloss

"A running machine, that glides over mud, crud and goop." - Ed Eyestone

"I started out with machine code and assembly language." - Charles Petzold

"Next time round Hitler will be a machine." - Germaine Greer

"I think that there are certain guns that, of course, I don't know who needs a machine gun, personally. But I think rifles and things like that are fine. I think that in the wrong hand is when a gun becomes a problem." - Morgan Spurlock

"One of the main point of contention is whether or not Keith Scott was in possession of a gun. We still don`t know. Police say he did have a gun. The gun was recovered." - Chris Hayes

"Americans don't have saner gun laws because most Americans, including those citizens who puzzle over better angels, don't want saner gun laws." - Richard Ford

"A gun doesn't have the brain to hate with, or a finger to pull the trigger, so the problem isn't the gun." - Alan Gottlieb

"You want to know my definition of gun control? Being able to stand there at 25 meters and put two rounds in the same hole. That's gun control." - Jesse Ventura

"Your appearance can be a weapon. As powerful as any knife or gun." - Barbara

"Genuine harmony must come from the heart. It cannot come from the barrel of a gun." - Dalai Lama

"Never," he spat out, "kick a man who is pointing a gun at you." - Julia Quinn

"Gun sales have spiked every time Democrats win elections since 1980." - Mike Cooley

"I believe strongly that commonsense gun safety measures would assist us." - Hillary Clinton

"I want to close the online loophole and the gun show loophole." - Hillary Clinton

"Democracy never comes by the barrel of a gun, or by cluster bombs." - Malalai Joya

"Honey, a man can't keep his gun in a cookie jar. It just isn't done." - Janet Evanovich

"Beware the man with one gun. He can probably use it." - Jeff Cooper

"A lot of people in my state of Vermont are gun owners." - Patrick Leahy

"All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife." - Daniel Boone

"As gun owners, my husband and I understand that the Second Amendment is most at risk when a criminal or deranged person commits a gun crime. These acts only embolden those who oppose gun ownership. Promoting responsible gun laws protects the Second Amendment and reduces lives lost from guns." - Gabrielle Giffords

"I really like musicals - 'The Music Man,' 'Oklahoma!,' 'Li'l Abner,' 'Annie Get Your Gun.'" - Brendon Urie

"The Newtown massacre created a tipping point on the gun debate in America." - Mark Mckinnon

"There is no 'Top Gun 2' in which Maverick is not the starring role." - Christopher Mcquarrie

"The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun." - R Buckminster Fuller

"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and a constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." - Clifton B. Cates

"I do not believe in taking away the right of the citizen for sporting, for hunting and so forth, or for home defense. But I do believe that an AK-47, a machine gun, is not a sporting weapon or needed for defense of a home." - Ronald Reagan

"LSD, yeah, the big parade - everybody's doin' it now. Take LSD, then you are a poet, an intellectual. What a sick mob. I am building a machine gun in my closet now to take out as many of them as I can before they get me." - Charles Bukowski

"I've always been curious as to why one man jumps out of a fox-hole with a grenade and charges a machine gun nest and his buddy, who sits right there next to him, sits there cowering. My feeling is that the different is tiny between the two." - Stephen Lang

"There is only one place to write and that is alone at a typewriter. The writer who has to go into the streets is a writer who does not know the streets. . . when you leave your typewriter you leave your machine gun and the rats come pouring through." - Charles Bukowski

"It occurred to me that if I could invent a machine - a gun - which could by its rapidity of fire, enable one man to do as much battle duty as a hundred, that it would, to a large extent supersede the necessity of large armies, and consequently, exposure to battle and disease [would] be greatly diminished." - Richard Jordan

"The military mind has one aim, and that is to make soldiers react as mechanically as possible. They want the same predictability in a man as they do in a telephone or a machine gun, and they train their soldiers to act as a unit, not as individuals." - Marlon Brando

"When we have that scene where I shoot that huge machine gun, my first thought was "Why does anybody want this? What is the point of something like this?" I know some people feel powerful or whatever and I'm just like, " I feel like I want nothing to do with this."" - Zach Gilford

"President Bush said he didn't want to renew the Assault Weapons Ban because it might 'infringe on hunters' rights'. Who needs an AK-47 machine gun to go hunting? Let me tell you guys something... If it takes you 500 rounds to bring down a deer, I don't want you going to the bathroom in MY house!" - Elayne Boosler

"I got drafted into the army and by pure chance was pushed into a silk-screen shop at this camp where I was, because they could not get training posters fast enough out of a central source in Washington, D.C. So they set up their own shop to print training posters: how to dismantle a machine gun, etc." - Warren MacKenzie

"Military technologies such as Drones, SWAT vehicles and machine-gun-equipped armored trucks once used exclusively in high-intensity war zones such as Iraq and Afghanistan are now being supplied to police departments across the nation and not surprisingly the increase in such weapons is matched by training local police in war zone tactics and strategies." - Henry Giroux

"Well, mines was a sub machine gun. That was my personal weapon with being the first person in the patrol. I used to lead the patrol. Used to have a leading scout, a second scout and then the officer. The officer would be third. As I say, it was educational." - David Walker

"I've always been curious about why one man jumps out of a foxhole with a grenade and charges a machine gun nest, and his buddy next to him sits there cowering. And my feeling is that the difference is tiny between the two." - Stephen Lang

"Oh yeah In France a skinny man Died of a big disease with a little name By chance his girlfriend came across a needle And soon she did the same At home there are seventeen-year-old boys And their idea of fun Is being in a gang called The Disciples High on crack, totin' a machine gun." - Prince

"Maybe it was a Patty Hearst thing. Stockholm syndrome or whatever it's called when you're being held against your will but then you become sucked in and fall in love. Or if not exactly love, you fall into something you can't see out of. 'I can't shoot a machine gun' becomes 'Hey, this hardly has any kick-back!" - Augusten Burroughs

"I was a grunt, walking around in the jungle of Vietnam, trying not to find the enemy. Because I am so big, they were going to give me either a heavy radio or a huge machine gun to carry. I carried a radio." - Bob Gunton

"As a young man, every bone in my body wanted to pick up a machine gun and kill Germans. And yet I had absolutely no reason to do so. Certainly nobody invited me to do the job. But that's what I felt that I was trained to do. Now no part of my upbringing was militaristic." - Pete Townshend

"Let your life be a counter friction to stop the machine." - Henry David Thoreau

"What man-made machine will ever achieve the complete perfection of even the goose's wing?" - Abbas ibn Firnas

"No machine can wind a better sounding or tighter wind than a well trained person," - Leo Fender

"God made the human body like a machine with built-in obsolescence." - Vikas Swarup

"I can't be a slave to the machine, you feel like you're in the matrix." - Kanye West

"You cannot endow even the best machine with initiative; the jolliest steamroller will not plant flowers." - Walter Lippmann

"And all, but Lust, is turned to dust In Humanity's machine." - Oscar Wilde

"There's this corporate machine giving us a chance to access radio - though there's no guarantee." - Caroline Polachek

"The tool, as we have seen, is not exterminated by the machine." - Karl Marx

"And now I see with eye serene The very pulse of the machine." - William Wordsworth

"If India becomes the slave of the machine, then, I say, heaven save the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I love Soundgarden, I love Rage Against the Machine, Simon & Garfunkel." - Lee Dewyze

"Yooralla is a people pleaser with a very powerful PR machine." - Stella Young

"The imperial, genocidal war machine never rests, so I don't either." - Lydia Lunch

"This machine kills fascists." - Woody Guthrie

"I'm not a ball in a pinball machine. I know what I want." - Emile Hirsch

"Gun bans don't disarm criminals, gun bans attract them." - Walter F Mondale

"On the [Betsy] DeVos case, I agree that the gun - her gun position is kind of weird, kind of crazy, but I do think she does know about public schools." - David Brooks

"We need to pass a prohibition on anyone who's on the terrorist watch list from being able to buy a gun in America. If you're too dangerous to fly, you are too dangerous to buy a gun." - Hillary Clinton

"If someone's pointing a gun at you, you get a surge of adrenaline, but it would be a lot better if they weren't pointing the gun at you in the first place." - Allan Nairn

"Who would have guessed that the shots heard 'round the world 225 years ago would fall on deaf ears in a nation now more sympathetic to the gun-grabbing Redcoat than the gun-bearing rebel?" - Michelle Malkin

"Hamlet got a gun now." - Nick Cave

"For this is England's greatest son, He that gain'd a hundred fights, And never lost an English gun." - Alfred Tennyson

"I went to the movie this weekend with a gun. And surprise, surprise, I didn't kill anybody!" - Glenn Beck

"Pull my trigger, I get bigger, then I'm lots of fun. I'm your gun, I'm your gun, gun, gun." - Alice Cooper

"religion and morality are a much better whip to keep people in submission than even the club and the gun." - Emma Goldman

"Gun registration is not enough." - Janet Reno

"The gun issue is a big, unresolved issue in this country right now. I think it's out of control" - Nora Dunn

"Every gun regulation that President [Barack] Obama has advocated for, California has already. And it didn't stop terrorism." - Rand Paul

"The question I have heard from some Democrats saying that "You know what? Push for gun control, but not now."" - Chuck Todd

"I think that we may lose the argument, but I think we have to talk about gun control." - Chuck Todd

"The idea now that we're going to fight terrorism through gun control I think is just utterly fatuous." - Chuck Todd

"There's always a faster gun." - Dennis Overbye

"Scott Medlock is the 'Top Gun' of sports artists. He truly is the best of the best." - Jim Hill

"Gun Control is mind control." - L Neil Smith

"We can have reasonable, thoughtful gun control measure that I think respect the Second Amendment and people's traditions." - Barack Obama

"If you are too dangerous to get on a plane, you are too dangerous to buy a gun." - Hillary Clinton

"For this is England's greatest son, He that gained a hundred fights, And never lost an English gun." - Alfred Tennyson

"I've never been arrested. I've been stopped, searched and had a gun put to my head by the Chicago cops." - Tim Meadows

"The gun went off accidentally." - Phil Spector

"I wish that more and more adventurous young men would give up the gun in favour of the camera." - Jawaharlal Nehru

"We need sensible gun safety measures. The federal government could do something about this; they could show up." - Michael Nutter

"Happiness is a warm gun." - John Lennon

"Thoughts are the gun, words are the bullets, deeds are the target, the bulls-eye is heaven." - Douglas Horton



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