A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Guinness World Records does not monitor mass participation records that, each time the record is broken, increase the danger posed to the general public or environment.” — Statement from Guinness Book of World Records staff—which ignored a record feat by 1,000 shooters—erroneously declaring that shooting at an established range under the supervision of trained range officers is somehow dangerous to the public.
“Exercise your Second Amendment right. Let’s make the NRA regret giving us the right to bear arms.” — Student protestor Towsif Ahasan, apparently calling for taking up arms against Trump backers at a campus protest at Northeastern University in Boston.
“We’re just going to tell them no.” — Bob Irwin, owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas, who said his shop won’t do background checks for private sellers and buyers until the confusing mandate in Question 1 is clarified by authorities.
“Some of the wording wasn’t very clear, so they’ve gone through and cleaned it up so it is very clear now that the commanders have that authority to use at their discretion.” — Army Maj. Jamie Davis, a Defense Department spokesman, in a Militarytimes.com article detailing a new DoD directive that U.S. military personnel can now request to carry concealed handguns for protection at government facilities.
“I just hope this opens the door to people considering being gun owners and having the opportunity to protect themselves and their families as it was intended by the Constitution when it was written.” — South Dakota state Rep. Lynne DiSanto, commenting on a “permitless” carry bill she plans to sponsor next session.
“When you think about it, somebody is a legal and responsible gun owner—let’s say in Massachusetts—why, when he crosses the border, is he suddenly an outlaw?” — Talk radio icon Howard Stern, voicing his support for nationwide Right-to-Carry reciprocity, which is also supported by President-elect Donald Trump.