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Chatterday | May 21, 2016

Chatterday | May 21, 2016

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

“I haven’t discussed this with her, but why don’t we draft Shannon Watts?” — Mike The (phony) Gun Guy in a Huffington Post editorial suggesting Hillary Clinton choose Shannon Watts, head of Michael Bloomberg’s Demanding Moms group, as vice presidential pick.

“More guns and more firearm tolerance will mean more homegrown acts of terror.” — Former newsman Tom Brokaw, spouting off an opinion that has no basis in fact.

“A mundane zoning dispute dressed up as a Second Amendment challenge.” — Judge Barry D. Silverman, dismissing a majority decision by the Ninth Circuit Court protecting gun shops from zoning ordinances—which is like calling Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her seat “a mundane transit dispute.”

“One cannot truly enjoy a constitutionally protected right when the State is permitted to snuff out the means by which he exercises it." — Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, in the majority opinion for the same case. 

“Voters should be concerned about passing any additional gun control laws. These laws will not be obeyed by terrorists, gang members, robbers or home invaders.” — Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims, voicing opposition to Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s proposed anti-gun ballot initiatives.

“The enshrinement of constitutional rights necessarily takes certain policy choices off the table.” — U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon on granting a request for a temporary injunction in a case challenging Washington D.C.’s restrictive carry permitting process.