Quote of the Day: Why Stop at Wyoming?


“Even with the strictest of gun control measures, Chicago still leads the charts with murderous shootings. What has Bloomberg’s background check expansion done for them? Absolutely nothing. Bloomberg needs to stay out of Wyoming.” – Wyoming Gun Owners’ Anthony Bouchard in Wyoming fails to send mental-health records to nat’l gun check database [at wyomingnews.com]


Quote of the Day: Happy Independence Day Edition


“I am apt to believe that [Independence Day] will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance; it ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” –John Adams


Quote of the Day: White Man’s Burden Edition


“A more satisfactory explanation for the unusually high rate of U.S. gun murders and massacres might lie in the fact that other countries have strict gun control laws that have limited gun ownership and use. And this, in turn, might result from the fact that they do not labor under the burden of a predominantly evangelical white Protestantism, committed to gun-owners’ ‘rights’ at all costs.” – Lawrence Wittner in Guns and the Godly [at huffingtonpost.com]


Quote of the Day: Home Carry Edition

David Fellerath (courtesy washingtonpost.com)

“One morning in 2007, as she let the cat out before daybreak, the bride, Helen Hill, faced the scenario that gun nuts dream about. As she stepped outside early one morning, she came face-to-face with an intruder. She had time only to scream a warning to her husband and child. Then she was dead. Gun advocates will say that if she’d owned a gun, she would have survived. But in truth, the only way she possibly could have survived was to live in her own home with a gun on her hip, like a character in a Mad Max movie. To conjure such an image of this particular woman is obscene. Only a suspicious and hostile person would choose to live this way.” –  David Fellerath in I own guns. But I hate the NRA [via washingtonpost,com].


Quote of the Day: Losing! Edition

Peter Beilenson (courtesy baltimoresun.com)

“One would hope that this most recent tragedy would lead to widespread, bipartisan calls to ban the sale of all automatic weapons and handguns and virtually every other type of gun (except maybe rifles for hunting or whatever you use for that activity). However, I am not naïve. If that wasn’t accomplished after the murder of over 20 little children and their teachers at Newtown, or after the murder of more than a dozen students and their teachers at Columbine, or after the murder of a dozen people simply watching a movie in Aurora, or after the murder of five little girls in rural Pennsylvania, or after more than 200 gun-related murders in Baltimore, or thousands of gun-related murders and suicides across the country each year, I am sadly confident that it will not happen after this despicable crime as well.” – Peter Beilenson, America and guns: ‘utter lunacy’ [via baltimoresun.com]


Quote of the Day: It’s All About the Marketing Edition

E.J. Dionne Jr. (courtesy twitter.com)

“Those of us who want to live, shop, go to school and worship in gun-free spaces also have rights. In what way is ‘freedom’ advanced by telling the owner of a bar or restaurant they cannot ban handguns in their own place of business, as many states now do? Today, it is the NRA that is the enemy of freedom, by seeking to impose its values on everyone else.” – E.J. Dionne Jr., How America can free itself from guns [via washingtonpost.com]



Quote of The Day: Repeal The Second Amendment Edition

“Repeal the Second Amendment. It undergirds every rotten Supreme Court ruling that deprives states and local governments of their jurisdictional rights to regulate firearms as they see fit. While the Founders did not contemplate the Second Amendment as an anti-democracy measure, it is. Without it, guns can be regulated or not, left entirely alone or completely banned and everything in-between. The stupid Second Amendment is a guarantor of more Dylann Roof acts of terror, more Jared Loughner slaughters of innocents, more James Holmes delusional mass murders, more Seung Hui-Cho insane massacres.” – Tom H. Hastings in Four Steps Toward Ending Gun Violence [via floydcountytimes.com]