A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Yeah, totally; I mean it’s kind of ridiculous to me that, yeah, the Constitution is great and everything, but you have to remember that people made these, humans make mistakes and it was written hundreds of years ago.” — Young Hillary Clinton supporter when asked by CampusReform.org representative whether he supports repealing the Second Amendment.
“It's more of the same people buying guns. It's not going to result in more households having guns.” — Nonsensical remark by UCLA law professor Adam Winkler to news that gun sales in California might exceed 1 million in 2016. For Winkler to be right, not even one of those 1 million sales could be to a new gun owner.
Gun purchasers should be forced to “pass difficult tests ... write essays about why they should receive this privilege ... [and] do hours of service with children orphaned by guns.” — Doctor Monya De in the Medical Economics blog, outlining her personal plan to gut the Second Amendment.
“How do you teach somebody about shooting or, you know, educate them about safety and responsibility if you can’t loan them a gun to even try the sport?” — Skeet shooter Kim Rhode, the first American woman to win a medal in six consecutive Olympic Games, on California’s restrictive new gun laws.
“It’s easy for Hillary Clinton to turn a blind eye to crime when she has her own private security force that, by the way, carries guns. I believe all Americans—not just the powerful—are entitled to security.” — Donald Trump calling out Clinton’s hypocrisy at a campaign stop in Wisconsin.
“Without [The NRA Foundation’s] support, there would be no rifle team at West Springfield High School, and Ginny would not be shooting precision rifle at the 2016 Olympics.” — High school shooting coach Edie Williams discussing American shooter Ginny Thrasher, winner of the first gold medal awarded at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.