Quote of the Day: What Your NRA Decal Says About You, Allegedly, Edition

NRA sticker (courtesy dublexus.com)

“Because of that NRA decal in the rear window of your car, because I am the father of two beautiful boys who are growing up with a backdrop of rampant gun violence, the only responsible conclusion for me to draw is that you are armed – and dangerous. That you are a threat. That you could, if you chose, pull out your gun and shoot me or my children without a thought or even provocation.” –What Your NRA Decal Says About You [via dadscibe.com]

[h/t BA]


Quote of the Day: Go Ahead, Make My Day Edition



Heller recognized what was obvious to the amendment’s drafters, to the people who debated it, and to the jurists of their era and beyond: That ‘right of the people’ means ‘right of the people,’ as it does everywhere else in both the Bill of Rights and in the common law that preceded it. A Second Amendment without the supposedly pernicious Heller “interpretation” wouldn’t be any impediment to regulation at all. It would be a dead letter. It would be an effective repeal. It would be the end of the right itself. In other words, it would be exactly what you want! Man up. Put together a plan, and take those words out of the Constitution.” – Charles C.W. Cooke in An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment [at nationalreview.com]


Quote of the Day: America Continues to Disappoint the President

“The president’s found that disappointing and frustrating, principally because he believes it’s bad public policy for us to not take commonsense steps to address what I think we all acknowledge is a pretty significant problem. The president has also been disappointed that our political system hasn’t responded in the way that he would like. There’s clear majorities in both the Democratic and Republican parties, according to many polls, for these policies. There are even some polls that indicate that there are clear majorities of gun owners that support some of these commonsense steps, but yet we haven’t seen Congress take action and that has been the source of significant frustration.” – White House spokesman Josh Earnest in White House renews calls for gun control after Virginia TV shooting [at guardian.com]


Quote of the Day: Bring a Bullet to School, Lose Your Gun Rights for Ten Years Edition

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“The horrific tragedy that happened nearly a year ago in Isla Vista has strengthened the resolve of so many of us that we must do more to prevent gun violence. We know that those convicted of nonviolent firearm-related offenses are more likely than the average person to commit very serious crimes in the future. They are five times more likely to be charged with crimes like murder, seven times more likely to be charged with other nonviolent firearm offenses, and four times more likely to be charged with new violent offenses. This bill helps keep guns out of the hands of those who shouldn’t have them and keeps our communities safer.” – California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson [via press release]




Quote of the Day: Big Brother Edition


“We know things that the computer can’t tell us. We know things about our citizens. We know who’s going through a divorce. We know who’s in a bad time, who may be drinking too much, who may be abusive, but hasn’t necessarily crossed the line of a crime. But in our opinion, they don’t need a pistol permit.” – Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor in Ala. Sheriff wants to control pistol permits: ‘We know things about our citizens’ [at yellowhammernews.com]


Quote of the Day: Too Much Magic Bus Edition

Bus full o' guns (courtesy adequateman.deadspin.com)
“Alright, so we have a school bus loaded with compact carriers of lethal force. And your mother-in-law is the legal owner. What is the best way to check to see that these are all legal firearms? The most cautious approach would be to have a lawyer run serial numbers with a local reputable gun dealer. States then vary on what you need to do with an unregistered firearm (or, like, dozens of them), and also on whether all gun transfers need to go through a licensed dealer. Older guns deemed to be antiques under law are exempt from registration. So if you’ve got a bus full of muskets, congratulations—I hear those are hot right now with the small but enthusiastic hipster contingent of the NRA.” – Ask a Lawyer in What Do I Do With My Dead Father-In-Law’s School Bus Full Of Guns? [via adequateman.deadspin.com]

[h/t JA]


Quote of the Day: From the Mouths of the Judiciary Edition

In this undated photo released by the United State District Court of Wisconsin, District Judge Rudolph T. Randa is seen. The federal judge halted a secret investigation Tuesday, May 6, 2014, into illegal coordination between conservative groups and Republican lawmakers’ recent recall campaigns. (AP Photo/Courtesy of U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin) ORG XMIT: CER102

“In giving probation with no jail time to a Milwaukee man charged with 55 counts of buying firearms with fake identification and dealing them without a license, a federal judge delivered a message: ‘People kill people,’ U.S. District Rudolph Randa said, echoing a common gun rights slogan. ‘Guns don’t kill people.'” from Judge repeats gun rights slogan during sentencing for illegal buys [at jsonline.com]

[h/t JP]


Quote of the Day: Gun Control is Like Salami Edition

“It’s like taking slices off a salami. You know you slice away at the Adler today and a little bit later, it’s all lever-action shotguns. A bit later, it’s different types of actions and before long, it’ll be illegal to own a pop gun. That’s where we’re heading.” – Australian Senator David Leyonhjelm quoted in Port Arthur survivor Carolyn Loughton calls for ban on Adler rapid-fire shotgun [via abc.net.au]

[h/t JA]