Category: Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day: Yahoo Serious? Edition

Beretta ARX100 (courtesy all4shooters.com)

“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

MA rep Paul Heroux (courtesy Google+)

“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]

Quote of the Day: Remembering the Guns Edition

Human Dementia Problems

“With an illness that’s progressive and impacts your [mind], there are all kinds of safety issues that actually come up, and the use of guns is a safety issue, not unlike driving, using power tools, and cooking. I think one of the biggest challenges for families is to sort out when that safety becomes a problem that could be dangerous to the person with the disease, whatever the issue is, whether it’s driving or guns.” – Beth Kallmeyer in Guns and Dementia [at webmd.com]

Quote of the Day: There’s an App for That Edition

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“I am writing this anonymously because my family already fears for my safety because of the headlines about Chicago gun violence that appear on the national news. Knowing how close I was to a shooting would have people coming to pack me up for somewhere safer. But I don’t want to go. I love my neighborhood, and I love Chicago. To borrow a phrase from the gun rights folks, I will stand my ground. I like to believe this can still be a place where a mom can take her son to get a cupcake without happening upon a crime scene, but a lot of shit is going to have to change. It’s not going to get better on its own.” – Anonymous in ‘Cupcakes and Guns’ at [chicagonow.com]