A collection of quotes from this week's Tower of 2A Babble.
“You talk about corporate greed? The gun manufacturers sell guns to make as much money as they can make.” — Hillary Clinton, who, when not on the campaign trail, charges $225,000 to give a speech, describing the horrors of American capitalism.
“We call on the owner of the building and the gun shop to exercise concern for the community, and most particularly its youngest and most vulnerable residents, and cease any action that would allow a gun shop to occupy this space.” — Hand-wringing Arlington, Va., citizens trying to stop the opening of a high-end gun shop in their area because they just don’t like guns.
“Here’s the truth about the Hollywood celebrities, political elites and billionaires who attack the Second Amendment … They don’t like how the men and women who build their office buildings, vacation homes and luxury cars … who mop their floors, clean their clothes and serve their dinner … have access to the same level of protection as their armed security guards.” — Chris W. Cox, NRA-ILA executive director, in a new “Freedom’s Safest Place” video on NRA News.
“We have safety meetings to talk about buried power lines, but never in my wildest dreams did I think we’d have to talk about what to do if you’re kidnapped.” — Border country businesswoman Tricia Elbrock on one of her employees being kidnapped near our southern border by drug smugglers.
“In our experience, licensed gun dealers are not the problem.” — Thomas Ahern, public information officer for the Chicago Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), debunking claims often made by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and President Barack Obama that gun shops in Illinois and surrounding states provide guns to Chicago gangs.
“Gun violence is bad, but leaving law-abiding citizens with limited means to defend themselves is even worse.” — Petition at StandUnited.org, telling President Barack Obama to stop pushing more restrictive gun laws.