Friday Short Cuts

"Abortionists kill more kids each year than mass shooters, but let's talk about the latter and not the former." —Erick Erickson

Political Editors · Feb. 16, 2018

Upright: “We must … work together to create a culture in our country that embraces the dignity of life, that creates deep and meaningful human connections, and that turns classmates and colleagues into friends and neighbors.” —Donald Trump

Preach! “Gun Control is not a policy. It’s a slogan.” —Ben Shapiro

Taking down the Left: “This vital conversation has been drowned out and made impossible by mindless screeching about gun control, led by blustery charlatans in the media … and in Congress, whose only real agenda is moral preening. They aren’t trying to solve the problem. The calls you’re hearing today for gun control have nothing to do with protecting Americans from violence. What you’re witnessing is a kind of class war. The left hates rural America, gun-owning America, the America that elected Donald Trump. They call it ‘gun control.’ It’s not. It’s people control. For the left, voters who can’t be controlled can’t be trusted.” —Tucker Carlson

For the record: “Thirty years ago, kids who brought their rifles to the high school shooting range didn’t wonder about evil and cultural decay. They simply lived in a time in America when right and wrong was more starkly defined, where expectations about behavior were clear, and wickedness hadn’t been normalized.” —J. Christian Adams

Re: The Left: “Abortionists kill more kids each year than mass shooters, but let’s talk about the latter and not the former.” —Erick Erickson

Yes, please: “Of the many national conversations we can and should be having, can we add to the list the question, ‘Is it moral to put a woman whose daughter was murdered in a mass shooting at school on television?’” —Bethany S. Mandel

Says the woman who botched numerous opportunities to enact gun control as House speaker: “[Gun control] is something where we have to have the public really demand — we need a majority to get it done, apparently. I wish that weren’t the case, and I have said over and over I’d rather push gun safety legislation than win the election, because people die from this.” —Nancy Pelosi

Says the man who botched numerous opportunities to enact gun control as president: “We are grieving with Parkland. But we are not powerless. Caring for our kids is our first job. And until we can honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep them safe from harm, including long overdue, common-sense gun safety laws that most Americans want, then we have to change.” —Barack Obama

Braying Jackass: “You can’t shoot up a school or a nightclub or a country music concert the way it was done in Parkland, Orlando and Las Vegas if you don’t have access to weapons of war that were designed for the battlefield.” —Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson

And last… “Liberal arguments on guns: ‘Outlawing them is dangerous.’ ‘No one likes them, but people should have access to them.’ ‘If you don’t like them, don’t get one.’ ‘Your body, your choice.” Oh, wait. My bad. That’s just on abortion. You know, the thing that’s ALWAYS intended for murder.“ —Allie Stuckey

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