A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“There is an ease of getting guns here.” — Atlantic Editor Steve Clemons, explaining on MSNBC why the terrorist bombings in Brussels occurred.
“The only truly free people who have ever walked this earth have been armed people, capable of defending themselves and their families.” — NRA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Wayne LaPierre.
“I can barely talk—first, with fear, and then with rage when the dispatcher reports back that yes, in fact, I’ve probably just seen ROTC cadets …” — University of North Dakota professor Heidi Czerwiec, who vowed to continue calling the police every time she sees students carrying anything that resembles a firearm.
“Until we get real criminal justice reform, the cycle will continue.” — Chicago Patrol Chief Eddie Johnson, on the paroled gun offender who shot a police officer Monday morning.
“Don’t get me wrong, as a strong supporter of the Second Ammendment (sic)—I believe in every American’s right to own a musket.” — "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill
“The CFGWA strongly opposes the ostensibly mis-named ‘Safety for All’ Act ballot initiative of 2016. The stated goals of the act to ‘keep our communities safe’ and ‘end gun violence’ are of critical concern to all CA law enforcement agencies and officers. However, the proposed changes in the act will have little bearing on the criminals who commit these atrocities in our great state.” — The California Fish and Game Wardens Association, in a statement on Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun-control initiative.