Category: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: I Sure Hope So Edition

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“Whatever new handgun the Army adopts to replace the M9, it will fire a more powerful cartridge than the Beretta’s 9mm. This could be the .45-caliber ammo currently used by the Marines or, according to an Army spokesperson, it could be the .357 SIG or .40 S&W, two cartridges that didn’t exist in the ’80s, and which were developed for law enforcement officers to counter increasingly well-armed criminals. It might be quite some time before the Army selects a winning design and awards the new contract. Once they do, you can expect to find an almost indistinguishable pistol in a gun shop near you.” – Matt Valentine in ‘How Military Guns Make the Civilian Market’ [at theatlantic.com]

Quote of the Day: Inconvenient Truth Edition

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“One of the important lessons I learned as a participant in the southern freedom movement of the 1960s shocks many of my liberal friends: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. I am neither a member nor supporter of the NRA, but both sides in today’s convoluted arguments about gun control and the second amendment need to pay attention to this lesson.” – Charles E. Cobb, Jr. in ‘This nonviolent stuff’ll get you killed’ [at washingtonpost.com]

Quote of the Day: Maybe Because His Patients Don’t Give a Damn About Signs Edition

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“(T)he Pennsylvania hospital gunfight is already being recounted at least by some gun owners as a telling anecdote about life in a heavily armed nation where 60 million people suffer from some kind of mental-health problem. For one thing, police are still trying to figure out why (Dr. Lee) Silverman was armed in the first place since bringing a gun to work is against the rules at the hospital.” – Patrick Jonsson in ‘Doctor shoots armed patient in Philly hospital: a gun rights case is born’ [at csmonitor.com]

Quote of the Day: Yahoo Serious? Edition

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“Gun company Beretta is tone deaf when it comes to calls for restrictions on powerful guns sold in the United States. It must be the chance to make money. Beretta’s website carried an announcement that the ARX100 is ‘shipping now.’ Beretta markets the rifle as ‘Italian Design — American Built.’ Regardless of its origins, the gun is unusually powerful.” - Douglas A. McIntyre in Beretta’s New Super Rifle [via finance.yahoo.com]

Quote of the Day: You Can’t Predict Spree Killings So . . . Edition

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“We need to realize that high-profile events are high-profile because they are unlikely. And trying to stop an unlikely event is very difficult if not impossible. Predicting a school shooting or when someone who has or had a mental illness is going to shoot someone is a bit like predicting where lightning is going to strike the ground. There are some generic indicators but little that can act as an actual alarm bell.” – Massachusetts State Rep Paul Heroux, In the Gun Debate, Mental Illness Doesn’t Predict Dangerousness [via huffingtonpost.com]