The Charlotte Observer posted on its website some quotes from various speakers at the NRA convention Friday. Here are the Sarah Palin quotes:
“Criminals, of course, are to blame for the crime. Anti-Second Amendment gun laws don’t affect them. They don’t care what kind of laws are passed. When politicians ban guns, all they do it take them away from law-abiding citizens.”Read all the quotes here.
“Those left-wing groups are supposed to be so tolerant of everybody’s lifestyle, but they’re intolerant of our lifestyle.”
“Gun ownership is at an all-time high, and our violent crime rate is at an all-time low. We’re making a difference. The NRA is making a difference.”
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. We know that the right to bear arms protects the people who are perceived as weaker. Criminals don’t target people who defend themselves.”
“In these tea party rallies, you’ve got these veterans and these grandmas and grandpas. It’s so fun to watch how the mainstream media covers these rallies. Some of these reporters are trying to portray us, tea party Americans, as being violent or racist or rednecks. Well, I don’t really have a problem with the redneck part of it.”
“These animal-rights groups, just to be blunt about them, they ’re crazy. One of them actually condemned our president last year because our president killed a fly during a nationally televised event. I have a lot of issues with the president, but killing a fly is not one of them.”