Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

No doubt you have heard that Diane Feinstein, among others, is seeking to abolish the Office of Civilian Marksmanship, on the grounds that civilians ought not to know how to shoot. The leftist elite obviously fears an armed citizenry, which is, of course, the sole barrier to tyranny.

From the opposite point of view, what ought to be abolished is the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, a rogue organization that was never needed in the first place and which has now developed into an uncontrolled instrument of harassment recruited from the dregs of the federal employment establishment.

Let us by all means economize, but let us get our priorities straight.

Jeff Cooper
From Jeff Cooper’s Commentaries
Vol. 3, No. 8
21 June 1995
[Feinstein is still a threat to liberty and one of the larger stains in the U.S. political system.–Joe]


1 thought on “Quote of the day–Jeff Cooper

  1. Cooper is a wise man. Taking a broader approach to his assertion, I say we should wash ourselves clean of the socialist revolution of 1930s and ’40s. The BATFE is only a small portion of that abomination.

    One good way of dealing with the BATFE would be to simply buy them off. Hand them a nice fat pension and say “bye bye”. I think that would be the easiest and most painless. On the other hand, it may result in other fed employees asking for bigger payoffs, so I could be wrong. A cost/benefit analysis is in order at this stage.

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