Quote of the Day: Put Up Or Shut Up Edition

Australian gun confidscation (courtesy prisonplanet.com)

“In citing Australia and Great Britain as examples, does Obama envision their gun laws as right for America? If so, he should put it on the table. He should have the courage to tell America exactly how Australia and Britain control guns, and make the case for emulating them. Draft those bills and send them to Congress.” – Nolan Finley, Obama just jawboning on guns [via detroitnews.com]


Quote of the Day: Poo-Flinging Primate Edition


“It doesn’t have to be this way. If you think America is a lost cause when it comes to guns, then the gunmakers have beaten you. Do you really want that? Do you really want those assholes sitting on a pile of money and hoping this shit goes on into eternity? They can be beaten. I’ll shit on their doorstep myself if I have to.” – Drew Magary in We Can Win the War on Guns [at gq.com]


Quote of the Day: Assigning Blame Edition


“Who is responsible when a criminal points a gun at point blank range and tries to kill them? Yes the criminal pulled the trigger — but there needed to be a trigger to pull. That came from the straw buyer.” – Attorney Patrick Dunphy in Trial now underway: Is gun shop liable after two MPD officers were shot & seriously injured? [at fox6now.com]


Quote of the Day: Don’t Bother Me With Fine Distinctions Edition

Cynthia Leonor Garza (courtesy twitter.com)

“Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 136 other school shootings in America, an average of one a week, according to Everytown for Gun Safety, a group that advocates for stricter gun control. Some of these are isolated, targeted incidents or cases where a body was found on a playground or in a parking lot. Others involve kids bringing a gun to school in a backpack. Most of those shootings have resulted in injuries, not deaths—but that distinction doesn’t give me much comfort.” – Cynthia Leonor Garza, A Mother’s Fear Post-Sandy Hook [via theatlantic.com] [h/t JP]


Quote of the Day: Pope Francis Edition

Pope Francis (courtesy bloomberg.com)

“Why are deadly weapons being sold to those people who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society? Sadly, the answer, as we all know, is simply for money that is drenched in blood, often innocent blood. In the face of this shameful and culpable silence, it is our duty to confront the problem and stop the arms trade.” – Pope Francis, speaking in front of the U.S. Congress.