A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
"If you’re responsible, why [do] you need an AK-47? … Because [if] you hit someone with an AK-47, all that’s left is dust!” — Whoopi Goldberg on “The View,” displaying her idea of “common-sense” gun control.
“We realized many Americans unknowingly carry a gun with them every day. The one that was given to them without a background check: The gun emoji.” — Leah Gunn Barrett (what a name for an anti-gunner!), executive director of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, calling for the removal of the little gun emoji from the iPhone emoji character set.
“Even if you have no bullets, you have to train with your weapon. That means, as a soldier, you say ‘Bang, Bang!’” — Jean Debie, chairman of the Dutch military union VBM, on soldiers training without ammo.
“Every place in the world that's tried to ban guns ... has seen big increases in murder rates. You'd think at least one time, some place, when they banned guns, murder rates would go down. But that hasn't been the case.” — John Lott, of the Crime Prevention Research Center, in a recent Reason.com feature titled “Gun Control Lies.”
“No matter how you cut it, there’s no epidemic. This report should calm the fears that many people have that these numbers are out of control.” — James Alan Fox, Northeastern University criminology professor and expert on mass murder, on a new Congressional Research Service study that concluded there is no “mass shooting epidemic.”