“And, by the way, we will protect our Second Amendment. Wayne [LaPierre] and Chris [Cox] are here from the NRA … and they’re great people. And by the way, they love our country!” — President Donald Trump in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Absent the NRA, I think we know how Trump would have fared. He'd have lost.” — Quote from a Weeklystandard.com article detailing NRA’s importance in the 2016 presidential election.
“There is no evidence they are effective. It is sort of like bailing out a stopped bath tub with a thimble while the water is running.” — University of Cincinnati criminal justice professor John Eck on Cincinnati using a gun “buyback” to try to curb violent crime.
“I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he’s [President Trump] trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts, and it could be that while unemployment and, uh, the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control, uh, exactly what people think—and that is, that is our job.” — MSNBC reporter Mika Brzezinski admitting that the media believe it is their job to control “exactly what people think.”
“It’s encouraging to see a governor stand up for the rights of his constituents, instead of caving to the demands of an anti-gun billionaire from New York City.” — NRA-ILA’s Chris W. Cox on New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signing “permitless” carry into law.
“Everybody who’s fighting for gun control, you know what they’re doing? They’re causing more and more people to get killed, that’s exactly what they’re doing.” — Comedy legend Jackie Mason, speaking out against gun control in a Breitbart.com video.