Yup, they REALLY said that

From one perspective or another the following are real quotes from real people.


 

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“Guns are not merely the instrument; guns are the issue.
The more guns there are, the more gun violence happens.”

Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, July 8, 2016

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“How easy it is for someone to get their hands on a weapon to shoot people n a school, or in a house of worship, or a movie theatre or in a nightclub. And we have to decide if that’s the kind of country we want to be.”
President Barack Obama, June 12, 2016
“If the intent of HB 859 [Georgia’s proposed campus-carry legislation] is to increase safety of students on college campuses, it is highly questionable that such would be the result.”
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal

 

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“We have to make it harder for people who want to kill Americans to get their hands on weapons of war.”
President Obama, June 14, 2016
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  • “I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?”
    – Arkansas State Senator Nate Bell, 4/19/13
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  • “As you mentioned, if these guys [the Boston Marathon terrorists] got [their guns] through a loophole … we could see a whole new dimension to the gun control debate.”
    Kevin Cirilli, Politico, 4/23/13
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  • “That one [Tucson Arizona’s gun buy-back program] makes me think of what happened in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1943 … Shades of what helped to lead to the Holocaust.”
    Charles Heller on the Daily Show, 4/1/13
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  • “Taking on the NRA can be political suicide … Getting re-elected [is the top priority of a US Senator] … If I could re-wind this tape, I’d say getting legislation done and getting re-elected [are the top two priorities, in that order].”
    Jim Manley, Aide to US Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, on the Daily Show, 4/23/13
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  • “I can’t think of anything I support [about gun regulation] because at the end of the day none of it works … If I were to go to “Planet X” [AKA Australia] … in the real world with human beings, it’s not gonna work and gun control isn’t going to work.”
    Philip Van Cleave, Gun Lobbyist, Virginia Defense League on the Daily Show, 4/18/13
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  • “Well, whoop-de-doo” [on Australia’s uncontested success in stopping mass shootings]
    Philip Van Cleave again, 4/18/13
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  • “Yes, well, whoop-de-****ing-do
    John Oliver responding to Philip van Cleave on the Daily Show, 4/18/13
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  • “I warned them [the GOP]. I’m a Second Amendment guy. I warned them. Sometimes you have to give a little. They didn’t do it after Newtown.”
    Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe, 4/24/13
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