A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Sexually explicit and tabloid magazines are kept on the top shelves of stores to keep them out of sight of precious young children, but gun magazines are in plain sight and easy reach for anyone to grab and take a peek.” — CBS 46 in Atlanta reporter and hoplophobe Karyn Greer in a story explaining why she believes gun magazines should be covered on the newsstand.
“While the Windy City outlaws gun stores, straw purchasers can pick up firearms in neighboring suburbs that have track records of failing to police the gun sellers within their borders.” — The Trace, actually referring to gun stores that follow all state and federal laws.
“What kind of message does this send to offenders in the future that will purchase guns for violent felons that are prohibited from possessing firearms?” — Statement from the Omaha Police Union concerning sentencing of a woman who illegally purchased a handgun for her felon boyfriend, who used it to kill an Omaha police officer. The woman was sentenced to just one year of probation.
“When Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his fellow Democrats study what went wrong for them in Tuesday’s crucial legislative elections, one possible mistake stands out: Their aggressive advocacy of gun control in a pivotal Senate race in the Richmond area may have backfired by producing a pro-Republican backlash.” — Washington Post report following Tuesday’s election in Virginia.
“Do me a favor and miss me with the fake outrage … You’re engaging in the exact same type of racist behavior that you’re accusing someone else of doing.” — NRA Commentator Colion Noir, dressing down HuffPo’s “Mike The Gun Guy” for lying about a recent video featuring Wayne LaPierre.