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Michael D. Barnes Quotes and Sayings

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We should have a system of licensing and registration,
we should treat firearms the same way that automobiles
are treated so that people have to pass a safety test.
- Michael D. Barnes

It's a tragedy, but with your support and your help
we will wage this fight and we're going to win it.
- Michael D. Barnes

But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States.
Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and
the various things you get for joining the NRA.
- Michael D. Barnes

The fight for sanity in our gun safety laws is not by any means over.
In many ways it's just beginning.
- Michael D. Barnes

 

Who's paying the million bucks? The insurance company.
We've been trying for years to get the insurance industry
to say to the gun industry,
We won't insure you unless you have policies that will
reduce the likelihood of guns falling into the wrong hands easily.
- Michael D. Barnes

We've got activists all across the country like the
members of the Million Mom March organization,
some of their leaders are here tonight.
We're phone banking congressional offices and pursuing editorial boards.
- Michael D. Barnes

The gun dealer is not only paying these two police officers,
but more importantly, the gun dealer has said he will
never again sell more than one gun to a customer.
This is exactly what we're trying to get the gun industry
across the country to do.
- Michael D. Barnes

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The vast majority of Americans agree with us.
We're doing everything that we can.
We're advertising, right now we're on television with
an advertisement running in the Washington area.
We've got newspaper ads.
- Michael D. Barnes

There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred.
You shouldn't be able to go to a gun show and buy guns
without a background check.
There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers -
and you can buy guns without background checks.
- Michael D. Barnes

We're trying to publicize this one and make people
realize that the gun industry can clean up its act
and can operate in a way that can reduce the likelihood
of guns killing police officers and other innocent people.
- Michael D. Barnes

If today is your typical day in America,
80 of our fellow citizens will die from gunfire.
In the last two weeks, more Americans have died from
gunfire here at home in the United States than in the
entire war in Iraq since it started.
- Michael D. Barnes

Let me share some facts with you about the law in most of our country.
California is in many ways a little different from the rest of the world,
and California has better gun laws than many states,
although California's need to be improved.
- Michael D. Barnes

Should we have background checks, waiting periods?
To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you
know how to drive your car safely,
you should have to do the same thing with guns.
- Michael D. Barnes

Every place in the country you should get a license
that shows you know how to safely store it,
keep it away from your children or grandchildren.
You should have to license it so the police can trace
it if it's used in a crime.
- Michael D. Barnes

They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan,
as they do in any other civilized country in the world,
and they're not killing each other off with firearms.
You have very violent films in Europe,
yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
- Michael D. Barnes

If you are a gun manufacturer, the product you make
is not subject to safety regulation by the Consumer
Product Safety Commission.
Toy guns are subject to safety regulation;
water pistols are,
but not real guns.
- Michael D. Barnes

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling PHOTO

Two things a man should never be angry at:
what he can help,
and what he cannot help.
- Thomas Fuller PHOTO

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr. PHOTO

When you are in any contest,
you should work as if there were -
to the very last minute - a chance to lose it.
This is battle, this is politics, this is anything.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

People should think things out fresh
and not just accept conventional terms
and the conventional way of doing things.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should not moor a ship with one anchor,
or our life with one hope.
- Epictetus

You should not confuse your career with your life.
- Dave Barry

We should take care not to make the intellect our god;
it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
- Albert Einstein

I surrender to life as it is, not as it should be.
- Richard Carlson

No idea is so outlandish that it should not be considered
with a searching but at the same time a steady eye.
- Winston Churchill

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put foundations under them.
- Henry David Thoreau

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

Could we change our attitude,
we should not only see life differently,
but life itself would be different.
- Katherine Mansfield

In order to succeed, your desire for success should
be greater than your fear of failure.
- Bill Cosby

You should never be content with so little,
when you can reach out for something big.
- Charles L. Allen
(This quote is about making a big difference
in the world - not about greed)

We should be too big to take offense
and too noble to give it.
- Abraham Lincoln

No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Everyone should carefully observe
which way his heart draws him,
and then choose that way with all his strength.
- Hasidic Proverb

Knowledge of what is, does not open
the door directly to what should be.
- Albert Einstein

What people often mean by getting rid of conflict
is getting rid of diversity,
and it is of the utmost importance
that these should not be considered the same.
- M. P. Follett

We should not pretend to understand the world
only by the intellect.
The judgment of the intellect
is only part of the truth.
- Carl Jung

We should distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

The value of a man should be seen in what he gives
and not in what he is able to receive.
- Albert Einstein

Life is a great big canvas,
and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
- Danny Kaye

It is one thing to say that something should be done,
but quite a different matter to do it.
- Aesop

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

Whatever your life's work is, do it well.
A man should do his job so well that the living,
the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Intellectual growth should commence at birth
and cease only at death.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

We may have our private opinions
but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If the stars should appear
but one night every thousand years
how man would marvel and stare.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor,
nor should life rest on a single hope.
- Epictetus

Many people excuse their own faults
but judge other persons harshly.
We should reverse this attitude
by excusing others' shortcomings
and by harshly examining our own.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

You either do it completely and utterly,
or you should stop doing it.
- Bono (paraphrase)

No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy,
the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.
The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.
- Emma Goldman

Man should forget his anger before he lies down to sleep.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

However beautiful the strategy,
you should occasionally look at the results.
- Winston Churchill

Failure does not exist.
Failure is simply someone else's opinion of how
a certain act should have been completed.
Once you believe that no act must be performed
in any specific other-directed way,
then failing becomes impossible.
- Wayne Dyer

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple:
you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities
but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
- Quentin Crisp

Books and friends should be few but good.
- Anonymous

Old age has deformities enough of its own.
It should never add to them the deformity of vice.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Understand the difference between "failing,"
which each of us does often,
and "being a failure,"
which is a state of mind no one should
ever allow themself to fall into.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If a man does not make new acquaintances
as he advances through life,
he will soon find himself alone.
A man, sir, should keep his friendships in constant repair.
- Samuel Johnson

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training,
for it trains people as to how they should think.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

A friend should be a master at guessing and keeping still.
- Friedrich Nietzsche

Don't seek God in temples.
He is close to you.
He is within you.
Only you should surrender to Him
and you will rise above happiness and unhappiness.
- Leo Tolstoy

Each contact with a human being is so rare, so precious,
one should preserve it.
- Anais Nin

Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery
in which to bury the faults of his friends.
- Henry Brooks Adams

If a man is proud of his wealth,
he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.
- Socrates

There is NOTHING that I "must",
"have to", or "should" do today.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there is anything that we wish to change in the child,
we should first examine it and see whether it is
not something that could better be changed in ourselves.
- Carl Jung


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