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Chatterday | Saturday, July 29

Chatterday | Saturday, July 29

 “I feel like I’ve taught [my granddaughter] just about everything else, from cooking to writing to reading and things of that nature. Why not take her to the gun range?” — Chicago resident Rhonda Ezell, who is fighting to get a public gun range in Chicago.

“ … my only means of protection was a rape whistle. I would hold it in one hand and my phone in the other, the numbers 9-1-1 pre-dialed and my finger on the call button.” — Second Amendment and campus carry activist Antonia Okafor in a New York Times op-ed, which brought numerous verbal attacks from the newspaper’s readers.

“In this case, it was so easily defeated, in so many ways, that it really failed to live up to its side of the bargain … Misplaced trust is worse than no trust at all.” — Hacker “Plore” on defeating Armatix “smart gun” technology with $15 worth of magnets, as quoted in Wired magazine.

“In fact, the Amendment’s core at a minimum shields the typically situated citizen’s ability to carry common arms generally. The District’s good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on exercises of that constitutional right for most D.C. residents. That’s enough to sink this law under Heller I.” — Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s ruling that D.C.’s “good reason” regulation for issuing concealed-carry permits is unconstitutional.

“In 2016, women made up 36% of permit holders in the 14 states that provide data by gender. Eight states had data from 2012 to 2016 and they saw a 326% faster increase in permits among women than among men.” — Researcher John Lott in a new study on carry permits by the Crime Prevention Research Center.