“It’s all semantics. Focusing on the name distracts people from the real conversation.” — Head Demanding Mom Shannon Watts, alleging that gun-rights advocates calling a suppressor a suppressor is meant to confuse the issue.
“This is yet another example of the government trying to infringe on the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens.” — California state Sen. Jeff Stone on measure that would expand the state’s one-handgun-a-month gun rationing law to include long guns.
“I would much rather write a prescription for a suppressor than for a set of hearing aids.” — Audiologist Steven Wade on the Hearing Protection Act under consideration in Congress.
“At the NRA’s indoor gun range, reporters were advised to wear protective earplugs and protective earmuffs, and yes, a loud blast from the guns equipped with silencers was still audible and still sounded like gunfire.” — USA Today writer Nicole Gaudiano after attending a demonstration on firearm suppressors.
“The Second Amendment is about security and self-defense. Vagaries in today’s legal code pose a real threat to the right to keep and bear arms.” — U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, on his bill to remove ATF’s authority to use the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal laws in ways that could undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment.