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Chatterday | Saturday, July 30, 2016

Chatterday | Saturday, July 30, 2016

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

“Hillary Clinton, no matter what the NRA says or the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton is not calling for a change in the Second Amendment or a repeal of the Second Amendment.” — Gun-ban advocate Mark Kelly, which we debunked here

“You can’t control every single person and know how they’re going to deal with things and know if they’re going to pick up a weapon—you don’t know that. But what we can control is who we give the f---ing weapons to.” — Pop singer Kesha in an anti-gun rant during a concert for DNC delegates. 

“… ambiguities in your notice require clarification for responsible gun owners who simply want to follow the rules and ... who were told they were following the rules for 18 years.” — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker in a letter questioning Attorney General Maura Healey’s unilateral ban on thousands of previously legal rifles. 

“Until we deal with gun control in America, we cannot claim to be the home of the brave.” — Singer-songwriter Alecia Keys, speaking to delegates at the Democratic National Convention. 

“All I had was a beer bottle to throw at him. If I had a gun, I would have shot him. I’d have shot him in the head.” — Thomas Salbey, Munich resident who saw the recent mall mass shooter murdering people but had no effective way of stopping the rampage because of Germany’s strict gun laws. 

“The thought of owning a handgun terrified me … until one night a man attacked me. My fear of guns disappeared when I got my second chance at life. Self-defense is your right. Don’t let it be taken away.” — Rape survivor and Second Amendment advocate Kimberly Corban in a new NRA ad airing now.