Quote of the day–Patrick V. Murphy

We are at the point in time and terror where nothing short of a
strong uniform policy of domestic disarmament will alleviate the danger
which is crystal clear and perilously present.  Let us take the
guns away from the people.  Exemptions should be limited to the
military, the police, and those licensed for good and sufficient
reasons.

Patrick V. Murphy
Former NYC Police Commissioner
Handgun Control Inc. spokesman
December 7, 1970
During testimony to the National Association of Citizens Crime Commissions
[For those who say, “No one wants to take your guns away.”–Joe]

5 thoughts on “Quote of the day–Patrick V. Murphy

  1. Sounds a lot like another quote from history.

    ‘‘Germans who wish to use firearms should join the SS or the SA – ordinary citizens don’t need guns, as their having guns doesn’t serve the State.’’

    — Heinrich Himmler

  2. Excellent observation. I have that quote someplace, but it doesn’t look like I have posted it on my blog yet. Thank you.

  3. I did a Google search for “those licensed for good and sufficient reasons” and found numerous uses of the date December 7, 1970. I found one that claimed it was during testimony for a crime commission. I have update the posting to reflect that information.

    I too like to have the date and context, I was just lazy this morning when I pulled that from my collection and didn’t go looking for the details like I should have. Thanks for giving me the nudge to do the right thing.

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