Thomas Jefferson On GunsAuthor: Patrick | Filed under: News & Updates
Advice to his 15 year-old nephew Peter Carr 1785:
"A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."