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Chatterday | Saturday, June 24

Chatterday | Saturday, June 24

“Homeowner restrains intruder with duct tape until police show up.” — Headline from the KMOV news channel in Albuquerque, N.M., on a story about an armed citizen stopping a robbery. Perhaps that fact should have made the headline instead of duct tape?

“But if you are on the right this week, this was your perfect case study. The whole argument of: Good guy with a gun beats a bad guy with a gun. I disagree with that argument, but this was a case study that’s almost hard for the left to push back. And we wanted to, but it was hard to.” — CNN commentator Marc Lamont Hill, making the pro-freedom case following the congressional baseball practice attack.

“The Obama administration demonstrated time and again a disturbing willingness to bypass the separation of powers and disregard Congress as a Constitutional watchdog.” — U.S. Sen. Luther Strange, R-Ala., on a measure he has introduced that would shield the Second Amendment from executive overreach.

“Now is the time to be more visible. Now is the time to be heard. … I thought, frankly, along with everybody else, that after the election, with Hillary Clinton as president, I could walk off the field. So when she didn’t win, I thought, ‘We’ll have to see how this plays out.’” — Disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder, reportedly considering a presidential run.

“The sound of gunfire alerts people that someone is firing a weapon nearby and that they should take suitable precautions. If that sound is muffled, people may be unaware that they’re in danger and thus not take cover.” — Robin L. Barton at thecrimereport.com, perpetuating the myth that suppressors make a gun “silent.”

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