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Jeff Cooper

Datum narození: 10. květen 1920
Datum úmrtí: 25. září 2006

Plukovník John Dean "Jeff" Cooper byl americký odborník v oblasti používání a historie osobních zbraní.


„Personal weapons are what raised mankind out of the mud, and the rifle is the queen of personal weapons. Osobní zbraně pozvedly lidstvo z bláta, a puška je královnou osobních zbraní.“

„One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that "violence begets violence." I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure — and in some cases I have — that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy. Jeden člověk typu „krvácející srdce“ se mne nedávno zeptal, jestli souhlasím s tím, že „násilí plodí násilí“. Řekl jsem mu, že se ze všech sil snažím, aby tomu tak bylo. Byl bych rád – a párkrát jsem to už udělal – aby každý, kdo sáhne po násilí vůči bližnímu, dostal nazpátek mnohem víc, než by mu bylo milé.“


„An unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it. Neozbrojený člověk může před zlem pouze utéct, ale zlo nelze přemoci útěkem.“

„The rifle itself has no moral stature, since it has no will of its own. Naturally, it may be used by evil men for evil purposes, but there are more good men than evil, and while the latter cannot be persuaded to the path of righteousness by propaganda, they can certainly be corrected by good men with rifles.“ Art of the Rifle

„A smart man only believes half of what he hears, a wise man knows which half.“

„There ain't many troubles that a man caint fix
With seven hundred dollars and a thirty ought six.“

„Man fights with his mind. His hands and his weapons are simply extensions of his will, and one of the fallacies of our era is the notion that equipment is the equivalent of force.“ To Ride, Shoot Straight, And Speak The Truth

„ONE OF THE MOST MEMORABLE SECTIONS of Tom Lea's memorable novel, The Brave Bulls, deals with the visit of the impressario, Eladio Gomez, to a mythical bull ranch known as Las Astas, where the Homeric figure of Don Tiburcio Balbuena raises the finest fighting bulls in all Mexico.
By a fortunate chance I was once able to pay a similar visit to the reality on which Las Astas was based, and I found reality to be fully as fascinating as fancy.
In“
Fireworks: A Gunsite Anthology


„commander may be forgiven for being defeated, but never for being surprised.“ Principles Of Personal Defense

„If you are justified in shooting you are justified in killing, in all but a few quite obvious circumstances. Don't try to be fancy. Shoot for the center of mass. The world is full of decent people. Criminals we can do without.“ Principles Of Personal Defense

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