A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“What we’ve seen too much of in the last few years is a spate of people who have reached for a gun before they really figured out what was going on. They’ve been much too eager to use that gun—we’ve seen it with policing and we’ve seen it with civilians.” — Hillary Clinton, taking yet another swipe at armed self-defense and Stand Your Ground laws last week on the campaign trial.
“Multiple of our cases have high-capacity magazines and multiple rounds fired, making the shots more lethal.” —Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier, blaming “high-capacity” magazines for the district’s violence, despite the fact that D.C. police don’t even keep statistics on magazine capacity of guns recovered in crimes.
“What, like, with a cloth or something?” — Hillary Clinton, flippantly joking about her illegal email server being “wiped,” or erased.
“Works on firearms, not email servers. In stores now.” — Tweet from Remington Arms on the company’s gun oil wipes, following Clinton’s flippant remark.
“There is no institution better equipped to train our service men and women than the U.S. military itself. This is not a job for lobbyists.” — Dan Gross, Brady Campaign president, criticizing Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for asking NRA to train guardsmen in the state. Gross overlooks the fact that NRA, with its 120,000 certified instructors, teaches safe handling shooting skills to more people than anyone in the world.
“Good Guys Without Guns Thwart French Train Shooter, Validate Data.” — Headline from Michael Bloomberg’s anti-“gun news” service The Trace, atop a story claiming that three unarmed young Americans stopping a terrorist attack in France proves that armed self-defense is not effective.