Quote of the Day: Appealing to the Ill-Informed Edition

David Mamet courtesy hammer.ucla.edu

“Disarmament rests on the assumption that all people are good, and, basically, want the same things. But if all people were basically good, why would we, increasingly, pass more and more elaborate laws? The individual is not only best qualified to provide his own personal defense, he is the only one qualified to do so: and his right to do so is guaranteed by the Constitution.” – David Mamet in Gun Laws and the Fools of Chelm [via thedailybeast.com]