"The happiness of society is the end of government."
Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion... in private self-defense.
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
"Politicians and Bureaucrats, like criminals, depend very much on the complicity of their victims, and like criminals, are flummoxed when we don't play the victim role."
Finally, the liberal view and never quote unless in DC or CA
Government is a contrivance of human wisdom to provide for human wants. People have the right to expect that these wants will be provided for by this wisdom.