A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“How do you explain to kids that Daddy was honest and that’s why he’s in jail?” — Zena Fletcher, whose husband Brian now faces a felony firearm charge in New Jersey. See Ginny Simone’s new report here.
“The upshot is that your average service member is more qualified than most civilians to handle guns, but no more qualified to neutralize an active shooter than the average professional mechanic is to race the Daytona 500.” — Adam Weinstein on Michael Bloomberg’s anti-“gun news” website The Trace, claiming military members are not qualified enough for armed self-defense.
“Putting the onus for security on the military is insane. Telling them they have to arm their own guys for security is a pretty perverse idea of freedom. On base, it’s the same safety concerns as anywhere else when you arm more and more people.” — Ladd Everitt, spokesman for the gun-ban group Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, pontificating on why military members in the United States should remain totally defenseless.
“It’s outrageous that members of our armed services have lost their lives because the government has forced them to be disarmed in the workplace. Congress should pursue a legislative fix to ensure that our service men and women are allowed to defend themselves on U.S. soil.” — Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, with a much better solution than Everitt’s continued disarmament.
“It’s the only amendment that’s obscurely written, and I would have made it clear. I would have said, ‘This is for establishing militia and everyone has the right to participate in that militia, and you can have a gun if you participate in that militia.’” — Actor Richard Dreyfuss, displaying one good reason why our courts are not—and should not be—made up of actors.