A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Wow, what a great idea ... I love that ... that’s a great idea.” — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, when asked whether she would appoint Barack Obama to the U.S. Supreme Court.
“We’ve got to keep guns out of the hands of people who don’t use them for hunting or shooting practice or collecting.” — Clinton at a recent town hall event, ignoring armed self-defense as a legitimate reason for private firearm ownership.
“There is simply no reason someone would need to bring their gun with them in order to purchase milk, bread or other necessities at a grocery store.” — Statement by Democrat U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, Chris Murphy and Democrat U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty in asking the Connecticut Food Association to implement an open carry ban in the state’s retail stores.
“This is Bloomberg’s last chance. You never know until your hat is in the ring! Events change everything, especially during elections.” — News Corp founder Rupert Murdoch in a tweet encouraging gun-ban billionaire Michael Bloomberg to enter the presidential race.
“None of these programs gives the installation commander authorizations they didn’t already have the authorization to do. We are now formalizing it and telling them how they can use these types of programs more effectively.” — Maj. Keith Quick, Air Force Security Forces Integrated Defense action officer, in a statement reminding commanders that they may authorize airmen to carry firearms for self-defense.
“Finally, someone in the federal government is recognizing what has been obvious to sheriffs and police across the country. Concealed handgun permit holders have stopped dozens of what would have clearly been mass public shootings.” — John Lott, president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, responding to the Air Force announcement on firearm carry.