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Chatterday | January 23, 2016

Chatterday | January 23, 2016

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

“Let’s not get involved in constitutional arguments, and let’s help our American people be safe and secure in their home, their neighborhood, their school and their house of worship.” – Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., on wanting to talk gun control without reference to the Second Amendment. 

“The department is on notice … This subcommittee will have no part in undermining the Constitution and the rights that it protects.” – Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., to Attorney General Loretta Lynch on funding President Obama’s anti-gun executive orders. 

“By next summer, she’ll be photographed walking around in a field like she’s hunting, participating in the shooting sports with a gun resting on her shoulder—probably holding it upside-down.” – Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr., on how Hillary Clinton’s narrative on guns can be expected to change. 

“One of my biggest differences (with Sanders) has been on guns, and I’m very pleased that he flip-flopped on the immunity legislation.” – Hillary Clinton, offering back-handed praise to her opponent Bernie Sanders for his failure of nerve in regard to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. 

“But if our elected officials are going to rely on actors and comedians to advance their political agendas, let’s not limit them to 140 characters or a list of pre-approved talking points. Seriously, where’s the fun in that?” – “Dirty Jobs” host Mike Rowe, addressing the White House’s efforts to provide anti-gun celebrities with Twitter-friendly talking points.

“I have a right to protect my family. I have a right to protect my family if someone were to come after us. In fact, if ISIS were to visit us or our communities at any moment, the last line of defense between ISIS and my family is the ability I have to protect my family from them or from a criminal or anyone else who seeks to do us harm. Millions of Americans feel that way.” – Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, explaining his recent gun purchase.