A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Terror attacks in Jerusalem can be prevented with the quick response of responsible citizens. Licensed, trained gun owners can save lives.” — Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on stopping terrorism.
“Ideally, what I would love to see is gun owners—responsible gun owners—[and] hunters form a different organization and take back the Second Amendment from these extremists.” — Democratic Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in an anti-NRA rant.
“Hillary Clinton’s Clever Plan to Shrink the ‘Gun Show’ Loophole.” — Headline on Slate.com to a story on Clinton’s plan for a non-existent “loophole.”
“Being a citizen of the United States of America, I thought I had a constitutional right to legally own a gun.” — Mia Higginbotham, the latest innocent gun owner being persecuted by the state of New Jersey.
“This is a classic situation in which a politician bases a statement on a study, but then exaggerated the conclusions to justify a policy.” — Washington Post conclusion on President Barack Obama’s claim that states with the most gun laws have the fewest gun deaths.
“Five percent of gun dealers provide nearly 90 percent of the guns involved in criminal behavior.” — Eleanor Clift on TheDailyBeast.com, repeating a fake figure made up by the anti-gun Brady Campaign. In truth, a recent survey of Chicago criminals showed that the vast majority of those criminals did not buy their guns from gun shops, but got them on the street from “personal connections.”