A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Time to ban gun sales until we find a way to keep them out of wrong hands.” — Headline over a gun-ban rant by TheFlint Journal editor, who proposed an “immediate ban on handgun sales until America gets its gun problem sorted out.”
“Iowa May Allow Children to Carry Handguns.” — Misleading headline from Time magazine online about a state measure that would permit youth under the age of 14 to handle and fire handguns under adult supervision, just like they can with shotguns and rifles.
“So we have to say to the gun lobby, ‘You know what, there is a constitutional right for people to own guns, but there is also a constitutional right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that enables us to have a safe country to protect our children from their senseless gun violence.’” — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, proving she doesn’t know the difference between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.
“I love Goo Goo Clusters, I love Little Debbie cakes, and everything else—even Jack Daniel’s whiskey—that has come from Tennessee. However, none of them have saved lives like this rifle has on the battle lines.” — Tennessee state Sen. Bill Ketron on passage of a measure naming the Barrett Model M82/M107 the official state rifle.
“I have a number of offices, and most of my employees are women. A lot of my clients are high-fiving when they hear this. They think it’s the best things for a company to mandate gun ownership and be responsible.” — Atlanta business owner Lance Toland, who is requiring all his company’s employees to obtain a valid concealed-carry permit, then giving them a Taurus pistol upon completion of training.