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Chatterday | May 28, 2016

Chatterday | May 28, 2016

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

“We were there before people were using the term. The original law was passed to help create the market.” — New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, whose punitive state legislation actually killed the market for so-called “smart guns,” instead of helping “create” a market.  

“Due to limited space, organizers are asking people to register in advance for free tickets.” — Moms Demand Action promo about the group’s special screening of Katie Couric’s anti-gun documentary “Under the Gun.” Only about 40 people showed up for the free movie. 

“I hope that, during [Trump’s] appearance in Louisville, there will be an enormous outpouring of opposition, both to the NRA and to his brand of politics.” — Kentucky state Rep. John Yarmuth encouraging a Donald Trump protest at the NRA Annual Meetings. Only one person showed up.  

“I honestly … I expected more people.” — Lone Donald Trump protestor at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Louisville, Ky. 

“Hillary Clinton wants to reverse the court decision in D.C. v. Heller upholding the right to keep and bear arms. She said the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment.” — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump in a speech to those gathered at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum just after being endorsed by NRA.  

“As it turned out, we didn’t get any [complaints about open carry]. People were scared of people walking up carrying guns. What they don’t realize is, is that there are a lot of people carry guns, you have no idea are carrying guns.” — Roger Wade, spokesperson for the Travis County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office responding to questions about the first six months of legal open carry in the Lone Star State.

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