A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“I will use every single minute of every day, if I’m fortunate to be your president, looking for ways to save lives so we can change the gun culture.” — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton at a campaign stop in Connecticut, once again focusing her efforts on law-abiding gun owners instead of violent criminals.
“The plaintiffs can freely exercise their right to bear arms for self-defense elsewhere …” — U.S. District Judge Harold Murphy in upholding a gun ban on Corps of Engineers recreation areas.
“The Departments of Justice and Housing and Urban Development to Award $1.75 Million to Help Justice-Involved Youth Find Jobs and Housing.” — Headline from a U.S. Department of Justice press release in which Attorney General Loretta Lynch renames “convicted felons” as “justice-involved individuals.”
“If two nightclubs make residents uncomfortable, I can’t imagine how a gun range would make people feel.” — Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner Walter Deleon in opposing a gun range set to be built this summer in Washington, D.C.
“… not a single study has found any change in the rate of firearm homicides as a result of the changed gun laws. The simple fact is that firearm homicides were decreasing well before the laws were implemented, and the decline simply continued at the same rate after the legislative changes.” — Australian Sen. David Leyonhjelm in a Daily Telegraph op-ed stating that the Australian gun confiscation and destruction hasn’t saved any lives.
“People generally don’t like it if you try to destroy their business. That’s malicious behavior.” — Attorney Daniel Hawes, who represents Arlington, Va., Nova Armory, which is suing several anti-gun activists for harassment and even death threats.