A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“For years, the closest American consumers got to [the AR-15] was in the movies.” —Just one of many lies told in a recent episode of “Real Sports by Bryant Gumbel.” In truth, the U.S. military’s first order for the AR-15 (M16) came in 1963, and the gun began selling to consumers the same year, as detailed here.
“We do not feel safer now that one in every 135 Sacramento County residents has a concealed-carry permit.” — Sacramento Bee editorial board, whining that Sacramento Country Sheriff Scott Jones actually issues carry permits to those who apply for one and are qualified.
“I think that we're focusing on eight seconds that's not in the film rather than the facts that are in the film. The film is bulletproof. I challenge anyone to watch the film and have any issue with the facts that are in there.” — Stephanie Soechtig, director of Katie Couric’s pseudo-documentary “Under the Gun,” refusing to apologize for a misleading edit that proved the film’s strident anti-gun bias.
“Katie Couric, the third-rate reporter who has been largely forgotten, should be ashamed of herself for the fraudulent editing of her doc.” — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, calling out Katie Couric on Twitter for anti-gun deceptions in “Under the Gun.”
“A gun saved my life. That's why my Second Amendment rights will not be taken away from me.” — Actress and Fox News contributor Stacey Dash, who in her new book told how she shot at a former boyfriend who had once raped her at gunpoint and was coming to do so again.
“I would rather have a loaded Glock in my hand than 911 on the phone.” — Republican California Assemblywoman Shannon Grove, speaking out against several restrictive gun-control measures being considered in the California legislature.