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Chatterday | September 19, 2015

Chatterday | September 19, 2015

A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble. 

“And if mental health checks are opposed by the NRA, how do you fight back?” — Stephen Colbert of “The Late Show,” repeating a media-generated lie when, in fact, the NRA has been urging the federal government to address the problem of mental illness and violence since 1966.  

“While few would oppose the use of gun locks to secure firearms or the dissemination of information on gun safety, the partnership between DOJ and (National Shooting Sports Foundation) is nonetheless deeply troubling.” — Petition by the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence railing against a DOJ grant to NSSF for a successful gun safety program, proving the group doesn’t care a whit about gun safety, only gun bans. 

“They’re depending on you not knowing how, and being too afraid to try—because they don’t want you doing anything with a gun.” – New Jersey Pastor Jeffrey Kovach of the Calvary Bible Church in Mt. Laurel, describing the maze of confusing regulations the state of New Jersey forces Right-to-Carry permit applicants to navigate.

“I don’t, but I think it’s because we need to increase education. If we teach people the proper way to use guns, then we will reduce the risk of having gun-related accidents. It starts with education.” — Miss South Carolina Daja Dial, answering the leading question posed to her during the Miss America pageant: “Do you support a ban on military-style assault weapons?” 

“To give them advice or commands to throw things at someone with a gun, it’s absurd. It’s insane.” — Dean Spencer, father of two Stevens Elementary students who were instructed to throw books at armed attackers should an active shooter situation occur at the school. 

“The young Americans who raised their hands to fight radical Islamic terror deserve a commander-in-chief as courageous as they are. They volunteered to fight an enemy you won’t name … and many gave their limbs and lives to win ground you surrendered. These are my heroes, willing to fight and die for my freedom. And I demand a commander-in-chief worthy of such sacrifice.” — LtCol Oliver North, addressing President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a new Freedom’s Safest Place television spot.