A collection of quotes from this week’s Tower of 2A Babble.
“Jim Norell spent a lifetime in service to our Second Amendment freedom … His words helped change the course of American history. He was a good friend and patriot. God bless him. I’m going to miss him.” – NRA EVP and CEO Wayne LaPierre, addressing the passing of NRA-ILA Director of Communications James “Jim” O.E. Norell.
“Gun nuts will be banned. This page will be safe for the rational and the sane, a no-harassment zone.” – The “rational” statement prohibiting honest debate on the “Gun Control Now” Facebook page.
“I stand to honor the sacrifices of the generations before me, heroes who charged into battle through bombs and bullets … who lost their brothers and still pushed through, fighting for every inch of our freedom.” – Dom Raso, “We Stand”
“We are not to chase or provoke. We are just supposed to stand there and give them what they want and they leave.” – Former convenience store clerk Jennifer Wertz on the policy that got her fired after she shot an armed robbery suspect.
“Hunters and anglers are the backbone of wildlife and habitat conservation in America, and they contribute billions of dollars to conservation. From my perspective, the more sportsmen we have in the woods and waters, the better our wildlife and land will be.” – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on the administration’s attitude toward hunting and fishing.
“Silencer controls were enacted as a public safety precaution in the gangland rat-a-tat of the 1930s, when law enforcement officials wanted to make it harder for killers to escape detection.” – TheNew York Times editorial board, providing a view on suppressors that draws heavily from the movies and hardly at all from reality.