“It’s something that they need to assist them in daily living.”

â€"Matthew Carmel, president of Constitution Arms, on his desire to get Medicare reimbursement certification for a gun he designed called the Palm Pilot, which allows people with arthritis and other disabilities to shoot more easily, New Scientist, December 8.

“I believe in commonsense gun safety laws, and I believe in the Second Amendment. Lawful gun owners have nothing to fear.”

â€"President Barack Obama, quoted in a Chicago Sun-Times story which also reported, “Nationally, background checks for gun purchases jumped nearly 49 percent during the week Obama was elected, compared with the same time period last year,” December 8.

“Who really cares about it being unconstitutional? This is what’s right to do.”

â€"Pittsburgh city council member Tonya Payne, on a bill that would require people to report a lost or stolen firearm within 24 hours or face fines, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, November 24.

“We thought Hitler was a bad fella…these guys could show him a thing or twoâ€"and they’re creeping up on us quietly without guns or anything like that, but the poison is there.”

â€"food guru Margaret Fulton on the makers of genetically-modified canola, Australia’s Herald Sun, November 24.