A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Having the former attorney general of the United States brings us a lot of firepower in order to prepare to safeguard the values of the people of California.” — Kevin de León, the Democratic president pro tempore of the California Senate, on hiring gun-hater Eric Holder to help thwart President-elect Donald Trump’s efforts.
“It’s hard for me to imagine a nominee that Donald Trump would choose that would get Republican support that we could support.” — Anti-gun U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., vowing to oppose Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominees before they have even been named.
“Our Second Amendment right doesn’t disappear when we cross state lines, and this legislation guarantees that.” — U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., on his newly introduced Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.
“We lost not only the jobs they had when they were here, we lost the jobs they've grown into since and we're losing all the jobs they're going to grow into in future years with this contract.”— Colorado Senate President Kevin Grantham on Magpul, which left Colorado for Wyoming when the state Democrats passed a restrictive law on ammunition magazines. Magpul was recently awarded the contract to supply rifle magazines to the U.S. Marine Corps.
“Under longstanding legal principles, Nevadans are not required to perform the impossible, and therefore excused from compliance with the Act’s background check requirement unless and until the FBI changes its position set forth in its Dec. 14, 2016, letter.” — Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt in declaring the state’s new “universal” background check law “unenforceable.”