A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“You’re not recognized! Shut up!”—Democrat Poughkeepsie Councilman Joe Rich to opposing constituents at a public hearing about an ordinance that would require gun owners to keep firearms locked away.
"You simply cannot praise Australia’s gun laws without praising the country’s mass confiscation program. That is Australia’s law. When the Left says that we should respond to shootings as Australia did, they don’t mean that we should institute background checks on private sales; they mean that we should ban and confiscate guns. No amount of wooly words can change this. Again, one doesn’t bring up countries that have confiscated firearms as a shining example unless one wishes to push the conversation toward confiscation.”—Charles C. W. Cooke in National Review online.
“My friend didn't have to die this way.”—Colette Marino-Quinones, co-worker of Carol Bowne, the New Jersey woman who was murdered while she waited for her handgun permit to be approved by the state.
“I’m glad he was able to protect them. If not, it could have been worse.”—Miguel Nieves, whose girlfriend’s daughter works at Domino’s Pizza in Hollywood, Fla., after a delivery driver shot an armed man who was robbing the store.
“We’ve done polls that show 70 percent of NRA members want background checks.”—Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action, obviously using made-up “data” since NRA membership rolls are not available to any polling organization.