A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Soon we'll have guns at birth. I don't know where we go from here.” — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce in a nonsensical rant deriding the NRA’s “power” over politicians.
“… the recent passage of the Nevada legislation regarding background checks for private sales cannot dictate how federal resources are applied.” — Statement in an FBI letter to Nevada’s Department of Public Safety, temporarily derailing the state’s new “universal” background check scheme.
“Under longstanding legal principles, Nevadans are not required to perform the impossible, and therefore excused from compliance with the Act’s background check requirement unless and until the FBI changes its position set for in its December 14, 2016, letter.” — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt in an opinion blocking the implementation of the “universal” background check law.
“We lost not only the jobs they had when they were here, we lost the jobs they've grown into since and we're losing all the jobs they're going to grow into in future years with this contract.” — Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham on Magpul, which left the state because of restrictive gun laws, winning the contract to supply rifle magazines to the U.S. Marine Corps.
“We have people lined up out the door and around the block.” — Terry McGuire, owner of the Get Loaded gun store in San Bernardino, on the booming gun purchases before California’s new anti-gun laws take effect next week.