“The days are growing colder, and soon millions of American hunters will pursue a time-honored tradition. They will load their automatic weapons with armor-piercing bullets, strap on silencers, head off to the picnic grounds on nearby public lakes—and start shooting.” — Asinine lead paragraph of a fake news anti-NRA op-ed by Dana Milbank of The Washington Times.
“Today marks an important step in protecting the Second Amendment freedoms of America’s hunters and sportsmen and strengthening our outdoor heritage.” — Chris W. Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, on the House Committee on Natural Resources’ passage of the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act.
“By eliminating burdensome fees to replace these important licenses, Texans can focus on rebuilding their lives and communities.” — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on his directive to replace concealed-carry permits that were lost or damaged in Hurricane Harvey at no cost.
“Two weeks into the fall semester, the first in which Kansas students can legally carry concealed handguns on campuses, an unattended gun turned up Tuesday in a bathroom at the University of Kansas.” — Lead sentence of a feature story in The Kansas City Star, trying to blame an abandoned handgun on an unrelated campus-carry law.
“It’s a very dynamic environment right now. You do not know what a competitor is about to do next in terms of their promotional activity.” — James Debney, CEO of American Outdoor Brands, on the increase in gun sales in August.