A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Might as well get yourself a dragon, or a unicorn trained to be your bodyguard. That would help you just as much.” — From a Gawker.com story titled, “Guns Won’t Protect You, Old People, You’re Too Old And Weak,” deriding the growth of gun ownership and training by senior citizens.
“It’s going to be coming out in the very near future that many of the catastrophes that have taken human lives in the state of New York have been the product of guns coming over the border from Vermont.” — Hillary Clinton at a private fundraiser last week. In truth, federal government data show that less than 1 percent of guns recovered in New York came from Vermont.
“They said that they no longer lend to firearms dealers.” — Bank’s voicemail to a gun dealer, proving the Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point is still negatively affecting those in the firearm business.
“I’m wholly against any watering down of the existing laws, and I would encourage sensible strengthening of the existing laws.” — Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard, who was in charge back in 1996 when the country banned, confiscated and destroyed some 650,000 privately owned firearms—which apparently wasn’t enough for him.
“He wanted to be infamous ... in terms of having a showdown. He always praised those people who got into shootouts with police.” — Aunt of the career criminal who shot and killed a Virginia state trooper last week at a Greyhound bus station.
“The next Supreme Court pick matters less than you think.” — Washington Post headline trying to convince gun owners that the Supreme Court isn’t an important issue in this critical election year.