A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“I just think a lot of these ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws need to be rewritten. If somebody is breaking into your home and you are in imminent danger, or you go to your door and you see something that is deeply concerning, well, first thing you should do is call 911.” — Hillary Clinton, surrounded by armed Secret Service agents at a recent campaign stop in Las Vegas.
“If we get one gun off the street, this program’s effective.” — Boston Police Commissioner William B. Evans, on the re-launch of that city’s much-criticized gun “buyback” program, which has ironically netted exactly one gun in 2015.
“Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in our theaters. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission. We acknowledge that this procedure can cause some inconvenience and that it is not without flaws, but hope these are minor in comparison to increased safety.” — Regal Cinemas announcing that they will be denying citizens their Second Amendment rights in Regal theaters.
“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media. I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.” — The Birmingham, Ala., police officer who was severely pistol-whipped with his own gun during a traffic stop.
“Get your concealed weapons permit. Ladies, learn how to safely handle a weapon, learn how to safely store a weapon, and when you’re in a situation like this, shoot him in your back yard before he gets in your house. Drop him.” — Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley responding to the grisly murder of a Louisiana woman by her estranged husband.
“This is an opportunity for us to reach out in the name of Jesus Christ in a setting that is completely unique. Even odd by some people’s standards. But who’s to say that church can’t happen right here?” — Phillip Guin, pastor of the Rocky Mount United Methodist Church in Jemison, Ala., in an interview about the shooting range the church built on property behind the sanctuary.