“There is no aspect of this bill that will increase public safety in any way, shape or form.” — Illinois gun dealer Beret Irslinger Jr. on a measure under consideration in Illinois that would run many gun dealers out of business.
“Since at least 1950, all but four mass public shootings in America have taken place where citizens are banned from carrying guns. Unsurprisingly, killers try to avoid armed resistance.” — Criminologist and author John Lott discussing a move to further restrict the legal carry of handguns on school grounds in California.
“My First amendment right is DIFFERENT from yours. You are wasting your time.” — U.S. Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., in a tweeted response to a constituent, insinuating her rights are somehow better than his.
“People don’t realize it’s worse than Chicago.” — Otis Rolley, a former Baltimore city planning director, on the soaring murder rate there so far in 2017.
“Don’t you ever give up your guns. If people lose that right, forget about it. Politicians—they will take everything away from you. And then what are you going to do, protest with a rock? Because that’s what they do in Europe.” — Actor and model Fabio on the right to keep and bear arms.