A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“I can tell you anecdotally we’re seeing a number of shootings involving concealed-carry permit holders—many of whom have extensive criminal records.” — Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn in an interview with USA Today Network – Wisconsin. (We challenged Flynn’s ludicrous claims here and here.)
“This anti-gun liberal is doing what liberals do best. Blame the law-abiding citizen for incidents of violent crime. He knows no shame as he manufactures fake news about concealed-carry permit holders.” — Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke, responding to Chief Flynn’s statements about carry permit holders.
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense gun safety laws.” — Barack Obama, stating on a CNN special that his failure to pass new gun laws was the biggest regret of his presidency.
“Rather than fighting the political headwinds, the coalition is focusing on courts and state regulatory agencies, among the few places where they might still gain some traction.” — The New York Times in announcing that gun-ban groups and big corporate law firms are teaming up to regulate gun rights into oblivion.
“You don’t need a gun to try on a pair of jeans, and it’s really out of respect for the safety of our employees and consumers shopping in our stores.” — Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh in a statement that has prompted some gun owners to dump their Levi’s and wear other brands of jeans.