A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Sometimes we just have to acknowledge that the Founders and the Constitution are wrong. … The Second Amendment needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact.” — Hillary Clinton supporter and law professor David S. Cohen, writing in Rolling Stone magazine.
“It’s our view that we shouldn’t have ‘assault weapons’ available. They’re really dangerous.” — White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett, putting the lie to President Barack Obama’s repeated claim that he doesn’t want to take away anyone’s guns.
“… we can’t get into the trap in which we are forced to defend our proposal simply because it didn’t stop the last tragedy.” — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., defending his legislation that wouldn’t have stopped any mass shooting.
“… due process is what’s killing us right now.” — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., pushing his legislative agenda and his scorn for the Fifth Amendment.
“The Constitution was enacted to strengthen government power …” — Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.
“They (terrorists) don’t care about the law. Laws didn’t stop them in Boston. Laws didn’t stop them in San Bernardino, where you had every type of a gun-control law you could have, and that didn’t stop them in Paris, where people can’t even own guns.” — NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“Broadcast network news programs flooded their shows with statements favoring gun control over gun rights by a ratio of 8 to 1.” — Media Research Center analysis of news coverage following the Orlando terror attack.
“I’ve had it with the gun-grabbing Democrats and their sit-in anti 2nd amendment Jihad. I'm going to go home and buy a new gun.” — Tweet by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, after several Democrats in Congress staged a toddler-like sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives.