A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“If you’re questioning me, will I vote to ban assault weapons in the United States, yeah, I will.” —Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, outlining his anti-gun agenda in an interview with the editorial board of The Daily News.
"We hear a lot from Sen. Sanders about the greed and recklessness of Wall Street. … But what about the greed and recklessness of the gun manufacturers and dealers in America?” — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton in Thursday night’s Democratic debate, continuing her attack on a legal American industry.
“If you were in a public place, would you feel comfortable with this sitting 10 feet away from your children?” — Facebook post by Colorado Springs radio station 98.9 Magic FM showing a man sitting at a lunch counter open carrying a firearm. The answer was an overwhelming “Yes!”
“I don’t think anyone here in this office wants to see handguns on the street. Unfortunately, however, the only option we have is to make regulations as strict as possible.” — Mariana Islands Gov. Ralph Torres, who responded to a recent district court decision striking down the U.S. commonwealth’s gun ban by signing into law a measure that puts a $1,000 excise tax on handguns.
“We are arresting people, and we are arresting the right people. We are facing a long-term problem, and that is that individuals are just not being held accountable for gun crimes.” — Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, apparently on the right track in battling the city’s runaway murder rate.
“Under President Obama’s reign, the DOJ has abandoned its longstanding tradition of staying out of politics and has instead become a partisan arm of the White House. The Obama administration initiated Operation Choke Point to punish law-abiding small businesses that don’t align with the president’s political leanings.” — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, commenting on his new legislation to put an end to Operation Choke Point, which denies banking services to firearm-related businesses.