A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“One can only imagine how many fender-benders, arguments over parking spots, domestic squabbles and the like will deliver a cascade of grief and regret to the families and friends of innocent victims.” — The Tennessean editorial board, hyping outrageous “Wild West” scenarios to scare readers about “permitless” carry legislation.
“We are fiercely and fearlessly taking on one of the most powerful lobbies this nation has ever seen—and we are winning.” — Shannon Watts, head of Bloomberg’s demanding moms, claiming victory as usual despite being soundly drubbed on Election Day.
“In Chicago you have a lot of violence, a lot of gang violence, and it hasn’t been as safe. When I looked at UTEP, I saw there was a very small amount of murders.” —Top college point guard prospect Evan Gilyard on why he’s leaving his hometown to play ball in gun-friendly Texas.
“While I’m not qualified to forecast how a film will perform, I can tell you that its production alone, with our input, is the success.” — Brady Campaign press secretary Brendan Kelly discussing “Miss Sloane,” the recently released gun-control movie that has been a complete flop at the box office.
“Since 2012, many senators, including myself, have expressed opposition to the small arms treaty, citing an array of concerns with Second Amendment rights. Nothing has changed over the last four years to suggest the treaty is in our national interest, and it will remain dead in the water.” — U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., in response to President Barack Obama sending the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty to the U.S. Senate for consideration.