A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Bye bye, a-holes.” —Text message from William Canada Jr. to his estranged wife before he attempted to shoot and burn her and her parents. Thankfully, Canada’s armed father-in-law was able to fight off the attack.
“Want to help this country? Kill the NRA.” — Melinda Rhodes-DiSalvo, interim director of the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning at the University of Cincinnati.
“Would it be efficient and effective? Absolutely. Would the taxpayers benefit with public safety? Absolutely. Are we allowed to do it? No.” — ATF Deputy Director Thomas Brandon expressing his desire for a national gun registry on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“It merely places more restrictions on good people, will make it more difficult, and incur unnecessary costs for law-abiding citizens to manage their personal property.” — Nye County, Nev., Sheriff Sharon Wehrly in an Associated Press story detailing how most Nevada sheriffs oppose the proposed background check initiative on November’s ballot.
“ATF inconsistently adheres to its policy when deleting [multiple sales] records. Specifically, until May 2016, [its multiple sales records] contained over 10,000 names that were not consistently deleted within the required 2 years.” — Government Accountability Office report finding that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has been keeping information about firearm purchasers it is not allowed to keep.
“Most Americans remain unconcerned about their safety around those who have legal permits to carry concealed weapons.” — Report on a new Rasmussen poll that showed two-thirds of respondents believe Americans are buying guns at a record pace for self-defense.