A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“We have just too many guns. On the streets, in our homes, in our neighborhoods.” — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, not differentiating between guns owned by criminals and those owned by law-abiding citizens.
“Chutzpah. The NRA’s now-public involvement in this may be useful in convincing reporters that this is part of the overall effort to discredit ATF.” — Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Ron Weich in recently released documents concerning the DOJ’s Fast and Furious scandal.
“In a crisis our citizens expect faultless collaboration at all times.” — France’s Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve in guaranteeing French citizens a 20-minute police response time to terror attacks.
“It’s something that none of us want and we want to make it as strict as possible.” — Gov. Ralph Torres, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, discussing gun ownership upon signing a bill to impose a $1,000 tax on all handguns sold in the U.S. Territory.
“It would be almost impossible to overstate how dreadful and factually challenged The New York Times’ recent coverage of the gun debate has been generally, and specifically how bad the editorializing has been.” — Senior Writer Mark Hemingway in a recent Weekly Standard editorial about the Times being lauded by the Pulitzer Prize committee for its coverage of the gun issue.