Quote of the Day: Former NYPD Chief Ray Kelly: Armed Civilians Can’t Handle the Truth


“Police officers, who are highly trained, strike their targets only 20 percent of the time. So if you have civilians out there with guns that perhaps they’ve only fired once or maybe even never fired and they’re in a tumultuous situation with the adrenaline flowing, you want them out there shooting their guns? I think you have to think hard about that whole issue.” – Former NYPD Chief Ray Kelly in I don’t support more guns in America: Ex-NYPD chief [at cnbc.com]


Quote of the Day: Jon Wayne Taylor On Hunting Edition


“I don’t hunt to kill, I kill to have hunted. Hunting calms me, puts my head in the right place, and puts me back in touch with the world I live in. And it does it in a physical, mental, and spiritual way that nothing else can. Hunting, not just walking around in nature, makes me feel grounded into the world that is happening right now, right under my feet and all around me.” – TTAG contributor Jon Wayne Taylor


Quote of the Day: DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz Defends Constitutionally Protected Rights

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (courtesy breitbart.com)

“We don’t know all of the details about this particular incident, but we do know that our national epidemic of gun violence must be addressed. Women shouldn’t have to fear for their lives to access basic health services or exercise their constitutionally-protected right to choose.” Wasserman-Schultz: Women at Planned Parenthood ‘Shouldn’t Have to Fear for Their Lives [via mediaite.com] [h/t AM]


Quote of the Day: Gun Owners Don’t Make Active Shooter Situations Worse


“For the pacifistic anti-gun dumb asses on the internet who always crop up in the aftermath of any violent event, bitching about imaginary crossfires, or how fighting back would just make things worse. Just shut up already. You’re children, with a child’s grasp of the subject. When people are being mass butchered, barring tossing hand grenades at the bad guy, it is pretty damned hard to make it worse.” – Larry Correia in My Thoughts on Paris [at monsterhunternation.com]

[h/t JWT]


Quote of the Day: Using Terrorism to Attack the Second Amendment


“Presumably, Chuck Schumer would not submit that those on a terror watch list should be deprived of their right to speak? Presumably, Harry Reid would not contend that they must be kept away from their mosques? Presumably, Diane Feinstein would not argue that they should be subjected to warrantless searches and seizures? Such proposals would properly be considered disgraceful — perhaps, even, as an overture to American fascism. Alas, there is something about guns that causes otherwise reasonable people to lose their minds.” – Charles C.W. Cooke in Anyone Who Would Use Terror as an Excuse to Subvert the Second Amendment Should Be Tarred & Feathered [at nationalreview.com]


Quote of the Day: Armed Response Time in the UK Isn’t What it Used to Be


“Once upon a time, you could get firearms support to somebody within 10 to 15 minutes. There are now occasions throughout the country where the possibility of getting somebody there within 50 minutes is more likely.” – Anonymous retired British police officer in British police still shun guns despite Paris attacks: ‘We are an unarmed force – we’re proud of that’ [at rawstory.com]


Question of the Day: Should We Talk to the Anti-Gun Press?


Earlier this week The Trace ran an article on the looming horrors that are bumpfire stocks. To their credit, they called our own Nick Leghorn to get the 411 from someone who actually knows something about firearms. That’s more than we’ve come to expect from, oh, the New York Times or the WaPo. But as you might expect, The Trace’s scribe cherry-picked the bits that best supported his premise: bumpfire stocks are dangerous because they make the equivalent of full-auto fire inexpensive and accessible. The Trace’s writers have approached other pro-gun sources for other articles. For example . . .

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Quote of the Day: The Government Failed to Keep Our Machine Gunners Safe Edition


“The government failed to test the quality of the critical gun parts it bought and, as issues were being reported from the battlefront, took months to find out where most of the defective parts had ended up. Yet the Pentagon awarded new contracts to the same contractors, waiving new quality tests along the way. Records also show US military contractors made mistakes manufacturing critical weapon parts after the government waived quality tests, and often took months to fix the problems. – When Big Guns Go Down [at motherboard.vice.com]