A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“I see absolutely no value to a judge of spending decades, years, months, weeks, day, hours, minutes or seconds studying the Constitution, its amendments and its implementation …” — Federal Judge Richard Posner, apparently turning his back on his oath of office to “Support the Constitution of the United States.”
“It’s easier to get a gun than it is a driver’s license … it's even more devastating to see the government just cowing to the NRA and going to this totally outdated Bill of Rights, right to bear arms, you know, if you want to own a musket, fine. But come on.” — Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, showing why he’s a basketball coach and not a constitutional scholar.
“The stakes are high, the blood is running down the streets of our city.” — Rev. Jesse Jackson talking about Chicago, the city with perhaps the most restrictive gun laws in the nation.
“My thought [is] we've got enough gun control laws and [the problem is], the laws that we have now are not being enforced. These guns laws are cosmetic ... bad people are bad people and you cannot clean up anything by taking guns away.” — Country music star Charlie Daniels on new gun-control proposals in Congress.
“Female gun owners are diverse, and have individualized stories … These stories need to be shared, as they are representative of many within legislators’ constituencies.” — Retired police officer and competitive shooter Dianna Muller on the D.C. Project.
“If the residents of this area catch you first, you may not make it to jail.” — Fayette County (W.Va.) Sheriff Steve Kessler warning looters that armed citizens were patrolling flood ravaged areas to protect their homes and belongings.