"It is a matter of life and death and in this case, the death was of an innocent New Yorker."
- MICHAEL BLOOMBERGMayor of New York, criticizing federal gun laws after a Brooklyn woman died from a stray bullet during a confrontation that led to a gun battle; 48 people were shot across New York City Labor Day weekend
"You can't legislate to stop a switch flicking in someone's head and this sort of dreadful action taking place."
- DAVID CAMERON,British Prime Minister, saying London should not be rash in adopting tougher gun laws in the wake of the shooting rampage in northwest England that left 13 dead, including the gunman
"She is running around talking about how this is an insult to sportsmen, how she values the Second Amendment. She's talking like she's Annie Oakley.
- Senator BARACK OBAMADemocratic presidential hopeful, criticizing rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's position on gun control
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