A collection of quotes from this week's Tower of 2A Babble.
“Dangerous people are allowed to play by a different set of rules than a responsible gun owner who buys his or her gun the right way and undergoes a background check.” — President Barack Obama in a speech detailing his anti-gun executive orders, ignoring the fact that existing gun-control laws apply to all Americans.
“Contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested, this has not been the first step in some slippery slope to mass confiscation.” — President Obama at this week’s gun-control speech, reminding us of another famous statement, “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”
“What is true is, is that, you have to be pretty well trained in order to fire a weapon against somebody who is assaulting you and catches you by surprise.” — President Obama’s condescending answer to a rape victim at the CNN “town hall” debacle.
“It can be as few as one or two depending upon the circumstances under which the person sells the gun.” — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch explaining the number of gun sales necessary before a person is considered to be “in the business” of selling firearms.
“The American people do not need more emotional, condescending lectures that are completely devoid of facts.” — Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA-ILA, on President Obama’s executive order speech.
“I want the hope that I have the right to protect myself … that I have the freedom to carry whatever weapon I feel I need.” — Taya Kyle, widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle, at President Obama’s “town hall” meeting on guns.