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

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Entry from January 09, 2023
“An armed man is a free man”

“This grieves and frightens me because, as I teach my son, an armed man is a free man; an unarmed man is helpless” was printed in the Port Huron (MI) Times Herald on February 24, 1963. “An Armed Man Is a Free Man” is the title of a pamphlet from the Diggers (Communication Company) in Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco, California, in May 1967. “The Founding Fathers knew that an armed man is a free man. An armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny” was printed in Newsday (Long Island, NY) on April 17, 1975.
 
“@Jbreitigan25: An armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave” was posted on Twitter by Almighty Dunlap on April 17, 2013.  “MT ‘@DJSPINtel: an armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave’” was posted on Twitter by Just Suzannah ☕ on January 23, 2014. “An armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave” was posted on Twitter by SEEMS A BIT DIVISIVE? on January 22, 2020. “An armed man is a free man.  An unarmed man is a slave” was posted on Twitter by Socialism Creates Suffering on July 6, 2022.
 
“An Armed man is a Free man! An Unarmed Man is a Subject!” was posted on Twitter by Gary Arpin on April 26, 2013. “An armed man is a free man a disarmed man is a subject a rule we should all give heed to” was posted on Twitter by Keith Savage on August 5, 2015. “An armed man is a free man and an unarmed man is a subject of the government” was posted on Twitter by Common Sense on August 18, 2016. “An armed man is a free man, an unarmed man is a subject” was posted on Twitter by William H. Johnson on March 11, 2019.
 
“An armed man is a citizen. An unarmed man is a subject” and “An armed society is a polite society” are related sayings.
     
 
Newspapers.com
24 February 1963, Port Huron (MI) Times Herald, “Voice of the People: An Armed Citizen Speaks Out,” sec. 1, pg. 6, col. 3:
This grieves and frightens me because, as I teach my son, an armed man is a free man; an unarmed man is helpless.
(...)
HARRY R. McNEAL
Algonac
 
Newspapers.com
17 April 1975, Newsday (Long Island, NY), “Letters: ‘An Armed Man Is a Free Man,’” pg. 101, col. 3:
The Founding Fathers knew that an armed man is a free man. An armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny.
(...)
James G. Collins
Floral Park
 
Newspapers.com
31 August 1981, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “As Our Readers See It: Guns are the tools of liberty,” pg. 4, col. 5:
An armed man is a free man, because guns are the tools of liberty. And big government dislikes opposition, historically.
(...)
KURT THALHEIMER
       
Google Books
The Haight-Ashbury:
A History

By Charles Perry
New York, NY: Random House
1984
Pg. 197:
The Diggers, like a number of people in the Haight these days, had taken to carrying guns. Com/co published a broadside reading, “An Armed Man Is a Free Man.”
   
Google Groups: alt.life.sucks       
reelin in the heat  
Tango
Feb 2, 1997, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
An armed man is a free man. When they strip you of your means to resist you’re a slave, if not now, soon.
     
Google Groups: alt.religion.mormon
Kerry Shirts: Mormon or Moron
Keith Wood
May 27, 1998, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
[2) Gun control does not infinge on freedom.
 
Of course it does. An armed man is a free man, an unarmed man is subject to the armed men.
   
Google Books
Hippie
By Barry Miles
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2004
Pg. 195:
In May the Communication Company issued a flyer which said, “An Armed Man Is A Free Man.”
 
Twitter
education_qna
@education_qna
“who first said “an armed man is a free man”?” http://aolanswers.com/qp/186839083771521?ta
12:29 AM · Jul 27, 2012
   
Twitter
Jake
@JakeEbersole
An armed man is a free man. Fact. #NRA
5:09 PM · Dec 21, 2012
   
Twitter
6ft7 Beast
@TheSwolePatrol
An armed man is a free man.
9:46 AM · Jan 21, 2013
   
Twitter
Михаил Церковников
@m_tserkovnikov
An armed man is a free man http://echo.msk.ru/news/1003982-echo.html
3:22 AM · Feb 3, 2013
   
Twitter
Vash the Stampede
@Alex_Says_Nah
An armed man is a free man.. To die fighting for freedom is better than to live and become a slave
11:13 PM · Apr 14, 2013
   
Twitter
Almighty Dunlap
@TylerDunlap1
“@Jbreitigan25: An armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave”
11:18 AM · Apr 17, 2013
   
Twitter
Gary Arpin
@arping
An Armed man is a Free man! An Unarmed Man is a Subject! New York wants folks to bring their Start-Ups to NY? Arkansas wants Free men! Q?
7:12 PM · Apr 26, 2013
   
Twitter
Just Suzannah ☕
@suzannah_mpls
LOOK! A conservative. Liberty is only for men w/ guns. MT ‘@DJSPINtel: an armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave.’
10:52 PM · Jan 23, 2014
   
Twitter
Keith Savage
@KeithSavage1875
An armed man is a free man a disarmed man is a subject a rule we should all give heed to
5:02 AM · Aug 5, 2015
   
Twitter
Common Sense
@commonfncents
An armed man is a free man and an unarmed man is a subject of the government. We settled that “conversation” on a little bridge in 1776.
11:45 AM · Aug 18, 2016
 
Twitter
ClassicalGeo
@AndrewIsFreeElf
Replying to @Citizen_O_World @CJcuse and @scrowder
No, its a lot more delicious when the Government fears its citizens, because that is true freedom.
An Armed Society, is a Free Society;
An Armed Man is a Free Man.
10:23 AM · May 23, 2018
 
The Daily Beacon (University of Tennessee) 
White nationalist speaks at UT while campus community protests
Alex Holcomb, Editor-in-Chief Feb 17, 2018 Updated Aug 9, 2018
Matthew Heimbach’s “National Socialism or Death” college speaking tour began Saturday afternoon in Buehler Hall despite opposition and protest from the UT community.
(...)
“An armed man is a free man. No one has the right to take away your ability to defend yourself and your family — no politician, no one but maybe God himself because He gave you those arms in the first place,” Heimbach said. “You have a duty and a responsibility to defend yourself and your family.”
           
Twitter
Seaplaneguy
@seaplaneguy
Replying to @NRA and @AllenWest
A citizen is one who has given up the right to his name for protection by an estate.  How about an armed man is a free man.  A disarmed mas is a slave.
1:34 AM · Dec 23, 2018
   
Twitter
William H. Johnson
@Wildwoolywulf
Replying to @geesim @Rustcity_DMT and @NYPDDetectives
An armed man is a free man, an unarmed man is a subject. When the government removes a man’s agility to defend himself, it is always with the intent to make him depend on the authorities for his very life. A dependence poorly held up on the part of the government.
6:25 PM · Mar 11, 2019
 
Twitter
John D Dennison
@WVJohn4544
Replying to @sairasameerarao
Because an armed man is a free man, an unarmed man is a slave. Your history should teach the cowboys and Indians.
7:09 AM · Aug 11, 2019 from North Carolina, USA
 
Twitter 
SEEMS A BIT DIVISIVE?
@marsandmcvee
“An armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave”. All the Narratives Died in Richmond | Total Success Despite Constant Sme… https://youtu.be/GdF1IM3uGcQ via
@YouTube
3:46 PM · Jan 22, 2020
 
Twitter
Mike.🇨🇦🇳🇱🚛🚚HonkHonkSpeakToMy🥑Avocado🥑
@MikeP77Doglover
An armed man is a free man. An unarmed man is a slave.
1:28 AM · May 26, 2020
 
Twitter
Dwayne Castleberry
@DwayneCastlebe2
Replying to @RepMattGaetz and @TheLeoTerrell
Every flipping one of you better stand for the constitution. An armed man is a free man. A disarmed man is a slave.
10:07 AM · Jun 9, 2022
 
Twitter
Socialism Creates Suffering
@TwoAForever
An armed man is a free man.  An unarmed man is a slave.
Quote Tweet
Benny Johnson
@bennyjohnson
·
Jul 6, 2022
Black Republican pastor running for Congress just dropped an ad where he fights the KKK with an AR-15.
HOLY SMOKES 🔥🔥🔥
1:50 PM · Jul 6, 2022
 
Twitter
Sal the Agorist
@SallyMayweather
http://3dprintergobrrr.com
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
AN ARMED MAN
IS A FREE MAN.
11:53 AM · Jan 10, 2023

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