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Chatterday | May 14, 2016

Chatterday | May 14, 2016

A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.

“Nobody carrying loaded guns in public is a ‘good guy.’” — Sign at a Moms Demand Action rally, proving that the group is truly more about gun control than gun safety. 

“We try to say ‘gun safety.’ ‘Gun safety’ and ‘gun violence prevention,’ because ‘gun control’ I think makes people freak out.” — Anti-gun journalist Katie Couric schooling Stephen Colbert on how to be deceiving when talking about gun control.  

“The timing of it was somewhat expected, and we’re honored to have the support of Mr. Bloomberg.” — Oregon state Rep. Val Hoyle, whose main platform in her campaign for secretary of state is “getting big money out of politics,” reacting to the $250,000 donation she recently received from gun-ban billionaire Michael Bloomberg.  

“One of the great honors of my life was signing the Brady law, and then, a year later in the crime bill, the assault weapons ban and the ammunition clip ban.” — Former President Bill Clinton, bragging about the same kind of gun bans his wife wants to pursue as president.  

“Law-abiding people should be allowed to own the firearm of their choice. The government has no business dictating what types of firearms good, honest people are allowed to own.” — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a campaign position paper.  

“It’s telling that California’s law enforcement experts are overwhelmingly critical of Newsom’s proposal. They’re the ones risking their lives every day and have a unique vantage point on what it takes to keep our streets safe.” — Chuck Michel, co-chair of the Coalition for Civil Liberties, reacting to the announcement that California’s largest police union is opposing Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s gun-ban initiative.