A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Even though San Francisco has some of the toughest gun control laws on the books in the country—there is more we can do to protect the public.” —San Francisco Board of Supervisors member Mark Farrell, calling for a law requiring the videotaping of all gun and ammo sales in the city.
“I wanted to tell my story because it’s unique where I’ve had a family member be murdered from a firearm, and not for a second did anyone think in my family to champion stricter gun laws.” —Actress Kelly Carlson on Fox News, advocating for the Second Amendment.
“To who?” —Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, on whether President Barack Obama was planning on reaching out to the family of Kathryn Steinle, the woman murdered in the “sanctuary” city of San Francisco by a seven-time felon who had been deported five times.
“I never thought this would happen in our country. Just by going 400 miles across an invisible state line, it was like going into another country where my rights didn’t seem to exist.” —North Carolina cell tower repairman Brian Fletcher on being arrested for possessing a gun while doing relief work in New Jersey after severe storms there.
“A robber’s here, daddy.” —Three-year-old Ohio boy warning his father just before an armed man burst into their house. The father shot the intruder, saving himself and his family.
“I would like to apologize for the incident that occurred when you voted on October 24, 2014, when a poll worker asked you to remove your NRA Instructor hat. You should not have been asked to remove your NRA Instructor hat, and I am sorry you were asked to do so.” —Bob Camp, chairman of the Douglas County (Ga.) Board of Elections and Registration, to voter Bundy Cobb.