He may have been speaking towards being armed for global conflict, but President Eisenhower's words from yesteryear ring just as true for today's private gun owning citizenry.
“Our arms must be mighty, ready for instant action, so that no potential aggressor may be tempted to risk his own destruction.”—General Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th U.S. President (1953-1961)
Like this quote? Did you know that General Eisenhower’s personal sidearm was a Colt M1911A1? Then we think you’ll love 1911: The First 100 Years, by gun guru Patrick Sweeney.