A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“So far as I know, the gun industry and gun sellers are the only business in America that is totally free of liability for their behavior.” — Hillary Clinton, repeating one of her favorite lies in her war against the law that protects lawful gun manufacturers from frivolous lawsuits for criminal use of their products.
“In these beautiful mountains of Colorado, I am in search of a very elusive being. And that is a Republican candidate with the backbone to take on the NRA.” — Democrat presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, at a press conference before the third Republican debate.
“If making guns more expensive means fewer end up in commerce, I’m happy with that result.” — Rep. Nydia Velázquez, D-N.Y., admitting that her proposed legislation putting a $100-per-fiearm tax on all gun sales nationwide is aimed at curtailing sales to everyone, not just criminals.
“I think gun-free zones are a catastrophe. They’re a feeding frenzy for sick people.” — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during Thursday’s Republican debate.
“We’re not saying, ‘Show us your gun.’ But if you’re a legal and stable carrier of a concealed-carry license, I’m going to reward that. To me, it’s common sense. And until further notice, you’ll get 25 percent off your bill.” — Indianapolis restaurant owner Art Bouvier on the discount he is now offering to carry permit holders after an armed robbery at his business last week.
“If the president held a press conference tomorrow morning and directed every federal jurisdiction to round up every felon with a gun, drug dealer with a gun and criminal gangbanger with a gun, law enforcement would have thousands of violent thugs in handcuffs and squad cars by sundown. Instead, he waits for a crime that fits his agenda … and blames the NRA. Mr. President, we will not accept blame for your failure.” — NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre in a newly released video titled “How To Stop Violent Crime.”