A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“This is journalistic malpractice.” — Dan Rather, who knows a thing or two about journalistic malpractice, on journalists not being more strident activists for gun control.
“A lot of these ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws need to be rewritten. If you have to defend yourself, OK. But look at some of the instances we’ve had—Trayvon Martin, and too many more.” — Hillary Clinton, again attacking armed self-defense, and again citing an example where the accused, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of any wrongdoing.
“… I don’t think that we should expect that anything that we’re going to enact in Washington is going to stop shootings …” — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., admitting that the long list of anti-gun measures he is calling for won’t really help.
“I’m here to rob you like everybody else.” — Maine home invader Christopher Wildhaber, right before being shot in the shoulder by Harvey Lembo, a disabled senior citizen who had been robbed several times before.
“It’s MAC-aroni time. Police gonna get shot at, too.” — Milwaukee, Wis., gang member, armed with a MAC-10, in a gang recruiting video shot on a street corner just a few blocks from a police station.
“Saying criminals and gun owners are both part of the ‘gun culture’ is like saying drunk drivers and NASCAR drivers are both part of the ‘car culture.’” — Cam Edwards, Host, “NRA News Cam & Co.”
“My friend didn’t hesitate—he knew I had a baby in there and he shot (the robber).” — Fort Worth, Texas, resident Brad White, whose life and family were saved by an armed friend during a home invasion robbery.