A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Nothing is more powerful than the gun lobby.” — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, accidentally complimenting the 5 million law-abiding members of the NRA.
“Just shoot them all.” — Gun-ban advocates, replying to a Moms Demand Action tweet, calling for the deaths of gun-rights activists who were handing out literature to attendees of the South by Southwest Festival in Austin.
“After San Bernardino … people are fed up with the NRA.” — California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, ignoring the fact that, based on recent record gun sales and booming carry permit applications, people are actually fed up with overbearing politicians and their restrictive gun-control laws.
“The Second Amendment is part of our law right now and may remain that way for many, many years.” — Democratic California state Sen. Lois Wolk, leaving the impression she believes the Second Amendment will likely disappear eventually.
“Effectively, this measure will create a new class of criminals out of those that already comply with common-sense practices that now exist. The focus of efforts to reduce gun violence in this state should be on those responsible for that violence, not those that have no intent to do harm.” — Letter from the California State Sheriffs’ Association to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed anti-gun ballot initiatives.
“A basic analysis of Merrick Garland’s judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. Therefore, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of our 5 million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country, strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court.” — NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox on President Barack Obama’s selection of Merrick Garland as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee.