ISIS Supports National Reciprocity!: Quote of the Day

“This is not just me saying it. These are the words in ISIS’ magazine. ISIS has specifically noted you can easily access weapons at 500-plus gun shows. And reciprocity is only going to make it easier.” – Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. in Pols, activists blast interstate concealed-carry bill at City Hall rally [via dailynews.com]

National Reciprocity Puts New Yorkers at Risk: Quote of the Day

“The appalling House vote for concealed carry reciprocity puts all New Yorkers at risk. This legislation would let individuals from out-of-state convicted of certain crimes carry hidden, loaded weapons in New York, in violation of New York’s much better, safer law. Only the NRA could propose something so ill-considered, dangerous and vile. New York passed the […]

The Two Americas Clash in Texas: Quote of the Day

“Living in a state where ‘vaqueros,’ cowboys, do not stand out in a crowd, and guns are just another dangerous tool that must be handled with care, it’s easy to have disdain for those ‘gun grabbers’ who don’t know the difference between semi-automatic and full automatic weapons. I don’t have bad feelings about those who […]

Support for National Reciprocity Shows GOP Hypocrisy on States Rights: Quote of the Day

“When it comes to the federal government’s role, Republicans in state capitals have for decades pushed back at federal dictates, most recently on Obamacare and water rights. Yet when it comes to constitutional state laws on guns, this principle evaporates. That it’s happening so soon after two of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history […]

White Men Derive Power and Moral Certitude From Guns: Quote of the Day

“…Americans’ attachment to guns is not explained entirely by regional, religious, or political cultures. Instead, we demonstrate that white men in economic distress find comfort in guns as a means to reestablish a sense of individual power and moral certitude. Gun empowerment, in turn, affects opinions about gun action and policy.” – F. Carson Mencken and […]

Gun Buyers Are Racists: Quote of the Day

“Obama was good for the gun lobby to use as a foil to make people believe that Obama was after their guns. I don’t think Barack Obama did anything that would have warranted that response. But the people who were most vulnerable to the gun lobby’s claims may also have greater suspicions about the first […]

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