A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“I don’t think it’s going to make any difference at all on violence in the state of California.” — San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon on California Lt. Gavin Newsom’s proposed ballot initiatives. See Ginny Simone’s special report here.
“My first thought is for my students’ and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911.” — University of North Dakota English professor Heidi Czerwiec describing her panic when seeing ROTC cadets with fake rifles doing drills on campus.
“It’s important to stand up to the gun lobby and fight for common-sense gun reform.” — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton, continuing her assault on the NRA at a New York campaign stop this week.
“He had a lot of anger about the police in the past. He pretty much thought he wanted to be infamous … in terms of having a showdown.” — Edith Brown, aunt of the career criminal who shot and killed a Virginia state trooper at a bus station this week.
“I hope other women will take note. I am glad I was able to defend myself.” — 61-year-old Terrell, Texas, woman who used her gun to stop two home intruders last week.
“The Second Amendment ... (is) the law of the land in the CNMI as if it were a (U.S.) state.” — Judge Ramona V. Manglona, in a written judgment that struck down a handgun ban in the Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory.