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Chatterday | May 7, 2016

Chatterday | May 7, 2016

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

“If you’re a politician and you align with the NRA, you know you’re going to be well-funded and you’re going to have passionate people behind you. It’s hard to think rationally when your paycheck is written by the devil.” — Anti-gun filmmaker Robert Greenwald, essentially calling law-abiding gun owners who band together to protect their Second Amendment rights “the devil.”  

“I personally think it’s the government deciding who can and can’t be a journalist, and I don’t think the First Amendment allows that.” — Newark Star-Ledger Washington correspondent Jonathan D. Salant criticizing required background checks for journalists to attend the Democrat and Republican conventions—an infringement gun owners have endured for years despite Second Amendment protections. 

“We’re not interested in controlling law-abiding citizens’ guns.” — Whopper of a lie tweeted by so-called “comedian” Amy Schumer, who constantly promotes “gun control” whenever the occasion arises.  

"It makes no sense for lethal weapons to be less protected than communications and entertainment devices.” — Bloomberg News editorial board in an op-ed comparing unproven so-called “smart gun” technology to cellular device security, a comparison we thoroughly explored this week in our Vulnerability Index.  

“In fact, just weeks ago, a meeting of Moms Demand Action volunteers in a Kentucky public library was crashed by men who openly carried guns, waltzed in and sat in the front row.” — Shannon Watts, head of Moms Demand Action, in an op-ed describing law-abiding Americans practicing their First and Second Amendment rights as a “threat.”  

“If there is a bigger indictment on the uselessness of these measures, it's hard to imagine what it could be.” — Amy Hunter, Louisiana spokesman for the NRA, on New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s admission that his gun-ban proposal only affects the law-abiding.