A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“The robust gun control that we’ve had in Australia for the past 20 years would mean that it would be very difficult to get your hands on those sort of high-powered weapons that we saw used in the Paris attacks.” – Australian Justice Minister Michael Keenan, whose solution to Paris-style terrorism is to have as few armed good guys as possible—even though his country is already awash in illegal guns.
“Your options are run, hide and fight. If you’re in a position to try and take the gunman down, to take the gunman out, it’s the best option for saving lives before police can get there.” – D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, who denied nearly 80 percent of concealed-carry license applications in the past year.
“Physicians are not going to solve the problem of firearm violence, but we can be a part of trying to solve it.” – Dr. Eric Fleegler of the American Public Health Association, calling for more anti-gun legislation and harassment of patients.
“Almost 1,000 people took ‘A Pledge of Non-Violence’ Saturday at Destiny Christian Center in Greensboro … Gun owners also turned in unwanted firearms and ammunition at the event.” – Time Warner Cable News, trying to put a positive spin on an event that netted one BB gun and one knife.
“It is just beyond one’s imagination; these are people too dangerous to be let on airplanes, but Congress won’t stop them from getting guns. It is just something that makes no sense.” – Hillary Clinton, pretending not to understand that depriving citizens of their constitutional right to bear arms without due process could be a problem.
“Nine Ways to Enjoy a Fact-based Gun Debate With Your Thanksgiving Bird” – Title of a new article from The Trace (Michael Bloomberg’s anti-“gun news” site), highlighting a series of anti-gun talking points to use in arguments about guns at the Thanksgiving table.
“I don’t like guns.” – D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, on why she wants to disarm her law-abiding constituents.