A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“We have tried an experiment for the last 250 years and it’s failed miserably and we have to start a new approach. The new approach has to be guns should not be available to people generally, except if they have a significant need. If I could write the Bill of Rights over again, I would skip amendment number two. We’re the only country in the world that puts in our Constitution the right to bear arms. It’s an absurd thing to be in our Constitution, but it’s in our Constitution. We have to live with it.” — Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Newsmax TV.
“People who are civilians, people who want to defend their homes, people who want to defend their families don’t need a hundred-round drum magazine and an automatic weapon to do it.” — L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, revealing who the council actually targeted with its recent magazine ban.
“I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.” — President Barack Obama, in a 1996 conversation with John Lott at the University of Chicago Law School.
“The only way to stop this cycle is to get guns out of the system. Make fewer of them and stop people—all people, except possibly hunters in rural areas—from buying them. Yet, too many Americans remain unwilling to take that trail.” — David Usborne, U.S. Editor of The Independent.
“I’m for doing all the gun control stuff you can think of ... Let’s do it. Let’s just not expect it will have a big effect.” — David Brooks, PBS NewsHour, admitting gun control’s ineffectiveness, but calling for more anyway.
“The day is over when it comes to outsourcing your personal safety to any level of government.” — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke discussing the importance of citizens arming themselves on NRA News Cam & Co.