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Chatterday | Saturday, October 1, 2016

Chatterday | Saturday, October 1, 2016

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

“If I could, I would take all the guns in America, put them on big barges and go dump them in the ocean. Nobody would have a gun. Not police, not security, not anybody. We should eliminate all of them.” — Oregon Circuit Court Judge Kenneth Walker, using the murder trial of a drive-by shooter as an opportunity to spew his anti-gun beliefs. 

“The men and women who serve and have served our country deserve all of the support we can provide.”— Florida Dept. of Agriculture and Customer Safety Commissioner Adam Putnam, announcing his staff had issued more than 50,000 expedited permits to qualified active-duty military members and veterans. 

”I’m all for that … I feel very strongly about that.” —Hillary Clinton, expressing her support for a 25 percent tax on handguns that would make them unaffordable for those who need them most. 

“I don’t think assault rifles should be on the market. I think we should limit the number of magazines. I think we should increase background checks at gun shows. I think there are many steps we could take that we are not.”—Vanderbilt student Allison Plattsmier, who was invited to the White House with several other millennials to speak out in favor of gun-reform policy—something most millennials would likely oppose

“(It’s) a first step to greater Second Amendment rights for D.C. residents … I think they have effectively conceded that the ban is unconstitutional.”— Attorney George L. Lyon Jr., after the District decided not to enforce its stun-gun ban against the three Washington, D.C., residents he was representing. 

“We’re going to do all we can to ensure 2016 is remembered as the tipping point; the year that Americans voted to prevent gun tragedies.”— Gabby Giffords, announcing her anti-gun “Vocal Majority” tour (but neglecting to mention how she reckons her side comprises the majority). 

“If they think it will stop crime, they’re sadly mistaken.”— Illinois State Rifle Association board member Mike Weisman, discussing incidents in which the so-called “Peaceful Communities” group stormed merchants in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe in an attempt to bully them into posting “No Guns” stickers—which would do nothing but attract criminals looking for easy pickings.