A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from August 28, 2014
“Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians”

"Guns (only) have two enemies: rust and politicians” is a popular saying that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts, posters and bumper stickers. The pro-gun (pro-Second Amendment) saying has been cited in print since at least 2000 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: rec.motorcycles.harley
OT - GUN
Karl Fengler (HOG FVR)
10/13/00
You may have seen this or something like it… you may like it or hate it, ...but it’s worth reading.

Subject: Guns
(...)
n.. Guns only have two enemies: Rust and Politicians.

Google News Archive
23 October 2002, The Ledger (Lakeland, FL), Letter to the Editor, Pg. A14, col. 3:
Firearms only have two enemies: rust and politicians.

The Second Amendment is about the private, personal ownership of home land-defense firearms, not duck hunting.
TERRY FLYNN
Lakeland

Google News Archive
24 December 2002, The Ledger (Lakeland, FL), Letters to the Editor, pg. A10, col. 5:
Firearms only have two enemies: rust and politicians. The Second Amendment isn’t about duck hunting.
TERRY FLYNN
Lakeland

Google Books
Giggles, Gags, and Quips:
Special Picks

By Thomas F. Shubnell
Published by author
2008
Pg. 156:
Guns only have two enemies; rust and politicians.

Google Books
Politically Un-Correct:
America’s Crisis and Some Ways We Can Save Our Country

By Robert Alan
Bloomington, IN: iUniverse
2012
Pg. 95:
Guns have only two enemies; rust and politicians.

Twitter
fubaglady
‏@fubaglady
Between Rust and Politicians, Rust is the lesser of 2 evils… pic.twitter.com/jAQ9BXRm
6:13 PM - 17 Dec 2012

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Permalink