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Chatterday | December 26, 2015

Chatterday | December 26, 2015

A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.

“Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police.” — Phoebe Maltz Bovy in a recent op-ed posted at NewRepublic.com.  

 “Not sure how many people understand, our ‘right to bear arms’ is not in our constitution—it is an AMENDMENT to the document.” — CBS basketball analyst and anti-gunner Doug Gottlieb in a tweet showing his ignorance of the fact that the Bill of Rights is, in fact, part of the U.S. Constitution. 

“Same ‘heros’ [sic] that wrote the ‘greatest document ever’, [sic] didn’t let women vote or count black people as a whole person—so times change.” — CBS’ Gottlieb, showing his disdain not only for the Constitution, but for spelling and punctuation, as well. 

“This is politically correctness run amok. You’re talking about a Star Wars T-shirt a week before the biggest movie of the year comes out. It has nothing to do with guns … It’s just a Star Wars shirt.” —Texas resident Joe Southern, whose seventh grade son was forced by school officials to cover up his Star Wars T-Shirt because it depicted a fantasy storm trooper carrying a fictional blaster, which they considered a “weapon.”  

“I believe it would be apples and oranges.” — Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin, to a question from Rep. Blake Farenthold on whether it was appropriate that these lists be used outside of what they were designed for. 

“To be clear, it is the administration’s position that Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. This is a matter of national security and common sense, and it is a position I and the department support.” — Bersin, two days later, apparently after his superiors in the Obama administration told him what he really believes on the matter.

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