Quote of the Day: Judges Slam ATF Stash House Stings Edition

Judge Otis T. Wright (courtesy cbsla.com)

“Society does not win when the government stoops to the same level as the defendants it seeks to prosecute. Especially when the government has acted solely to achieve a conviction for a made-up crime.” – Judge Otis D. Wright II quoted in Judges question ATF stings that lure suspects into fictitious stickups [via msn.com] [h/t JM]


Quote of the Day: Never Again Again (If You Have A License) Edition

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“If there is even a one in a hundred chance that by doing a certain action someone might save a person’s life then they are obligated to do so, so that we may live by God’s commandment’s, not die by them.” Rabbi David Yosef quoted in Senior Shas figure: Anyone with a gun license should carry firearm on Shabbat [via jt.com] [h/t JE]


Quote of the Day: Police Killings of Civilians on the Rise. Or Not.

“According to the FBI, police have reached a two-decade high in fatally shooting suspects. Law enforcement officers killed 461 people in 2013. It’s the third year in a row that fatal shootings by police have increased. Actually, a correction: We are seeing an increase in the number of killings by police reported to the FBI.” – Violence by Americans Is Down, Unless Those Americans Happen to Be Police Officers [via reason.com] [h/t DC]


Quote of the Day: For the Children Edition


“When you hand a child a firearm, you are forcing them to make a life and death decision that they are incapable of, and never should be responsible for.” – Heeding God’s Call executive director Bryan Miller in 10-year-old competitive shooter draws national attention in gun control debate [at nj.com]


Quote of the Day: Live in the Now! Edition


“Why do we keep such an allegiance to a constitution that was driven by 18th Century concerns? How many of you recognize that the main concern of the 18th Century was a standing army? That’s what motivated the Second Amendment: fear of a standing army.” – Texas A&M professor Mary Margaret Penrose in Law Professor Calls for Repealing 2nd Amendment, Leaving Gun Rights Up To States [at ctnewsjunkie.com]


Quote of the Day: A Delicate Balance Edition


“If you don’t kill it, every committee member will be taken out of office by their ears.” – Raritan Township Committeeman-elect Louis Reiner in After outcry, Kingwood will try to balance park safety with gun owners’ rights [at nj.com]


Quote of the Day: I Call Short-Barreled Shotgun Edition

Short-barreled shotgun (courtesy s279.photobucket.com)

“The United States counters that while the possession of a short-barreled shotgun does not create a definite risk of physical injury, the emphasis is that there is possible risk, and the standard scenario of possessing a short-barreled shotgun includes serious possible risk of injury to another.” - Johnson v. United States [via law.cornell.edu] [h/t Pascal]


Question of the Day: What’s Your Fondest Family Shooting Memory?

Scratches and dirt on a video? For those of you born after VHS, it’s a nostalgia thing, back from the days when people used something called film to record their family fun time. Anyway, as sappy as this gun range ad most certainly is, the man ain’t lyin’. Family bonding over guns is some mighty powerful stuff. You might even say it’s how we Americans keep our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms alive. Alas, I have no such memories upon which to draw. My parents were anti-gun. My daughters have yet to catch the bug. But I know that many of you have fond memories of gun time with the folks, and passing on your gunaphilia to your progeny. Please. Share with the group. Do it for the children.


Quote of the Day: Trending Up Edition


“While Gallup figures on U.S. gun ownership have not shifted much since 2006, the percentage of Americans who say that having a gun in the home makes that household safer has drastically climbed over the past eight years. Americans own guns for a wide array of reasons, but the increase in the perceived safety value of owning them suggests that guns are taking on more of a protective role than they have in the past.” – Gallup analyst Justin McCarthy in 63 percent of Americans: guns make a ‘safer home’ [at washintontimes.com]