A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Madame President” — Giant headline, along with a photo of Hillary Clinton, on the cover of 125,000 copies of Newsweek magazine prematurely shipped to newsstands before election results were in.
“When you wind up on the cover of People magazine, that really by definition means it’s no longer a partisan or political issue. It’s finally become something bigger than that.” — Brady Center’s Dan Gross, honoring the editorial director of People magazine for taking gun control to the same level as other important cover subjects, such as Kim Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner and “The Bachelor.”
“… what exactly were you thinking?” — L.A. Times opinion columnist David Horsey, who voiced the contempt that was going through the minds of most of his media coworkers in an angry rant aimed at Trump voters.
“… everybody’s talking about the Second Amendment and they’re trying to dice it up and change it.” — President-elect Donald J. Trump in a “60 Minutes” interview, where he pledged to nominate to the Supreme Court someone who will protect the Second Amendment.
“By enabling the good guy and a good gal who may have a concealed-carry permit to actually be present, it makes the would-be murderer think twice.” — Arkansas state Rep. Charlie Collins in pledging to make campus carry a major issue in the 2017 legislative session.
“With our victory in the presidential election, successful legal challenges will now be filed against all these new ill-conceived and unconstitutional laws, and those cases will be heard by a new Supreme Court that will see these laws as the Second Amendment violations that they are.” — Attorney Chuck Michel on California Prop 63 and other anti-gun laws passed this year in the Golden State.