“Looking only at cases where someone dies misses out on all the defensive gun uses that don’t result in deaths and still protect people.” — John Lott in an A1F Daily Q&A addressing media claims that domestic violence victims shouldn’t have access to guns.
“I think the authors of the study really need to explain what they were trying to achieve here, because a lot of the evidence that's given forth in this study seems to be done so towards trying to get some sort of legislative or regulatory effort going.” — Blair Hagen, vice president of Canada’s National Firearms Association, commenting on a bogus Canadian study that not only counted people up to 24 years old as “youth,” but included pellet, Airsoft and paintball guns in the definition of “firearms.”
“Make no mistake, there is a life or death battle for gun safety going on in this country. It is caring Americans versus the gun lobby and the gun lobby has a 30-year head start.” — Demanding Moms founder Shannon Watts, calling 5 million law-abiding NRA members “uncaring.”
“When proactive policing declines and violent crime rises, minority communities get hit the hardest. We will not sign consent decrees for political expediency that will cost more lives by handcuffing the police instead of the criminals.” — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, signaling a change in priority for U.S. law enforcement.