A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“If you want a cause—want to get on a bandwagon—then get these guns outlawed, and do something about the Second Amendment.” — University of California, Irvine professor Richard Symanski in an anti-gun, anti-NRA rant during an introductory level biology course.
“The NRA hates me ‘cause I don’t like guns. Guns, guns, guns, I don’t like them guns.” — Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley, rapping (yes, really) on the satirical interview series “Off the Record.”
“Allow those who currently own guns to keep them, but ban the future manufacture, sale and resale of guns and ammunition for personal use.” — Gun-hater Hollis Phelps in a Salon.com rant titled, “The Second Amendment must go. We banned lawn darts. It’s time to ban guns.”
“If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed citizens.” — Detroit Police Chief James Craig on armed citizens helping fight crime.
“In light of recent events that have occurred in the United States and around the world I want to encourage citizens of Ulster County who are licensed to carry a firearm to please do so.” — Ulster County, N.Y., Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum in a Facebook post following this week’s terror attack in San Bernardino, Calif.