Ed Shultz outsmarted everyone on this, including himself.
Once you try it you won't need any other gun. We can't
– Anonymous gun industry executive
It took genius to boil the complex issues & agendas of
gun control down to their logical conclusion and simplest common
denominator. S&W's British owners, and all of us, are lucky to
have Ed running the show. I'll bet he gets knighted for this.
– Sen. Dianne Feinstein
NRA's insider political realists use sophisticated
compromise tactics to delay unreasonable gun controls. That's why we
made Bill Ruger a hero for helping pass the magazine & semi-auto
bans – after members cooled off of course – and it's why we give
A ratings to appeasers like Sen. Orrin Hatch. But they've got
nothing on Ed. No one can accuse a collaborator like him of being naïve or principled.
– Jim Baker, NRA-ILA
At NSSF, we say
Congress has the right to control gun design. If we all follow
S&W's lead, they won't have to. – Bob
We thought it was a bit early to push smart guns, so we
caved on trigger locks, criminalizing easy access, juvenile bans
& instant gun show registration; and we demanded enforcement of
all gun controls. But Ed's quantum leap nearly preempted our own
preemptive surrender. And now with GW Bush in our pocket, we can't
– Kayne Robinson, NRA VP
It's the perfect gun. Every NRA member should get one. – Sarah
We had to condemn S&W while the natives were restless,
but we always knew, as soon as the timing was right, Ed belonged in
NRA's Hall of Fame with Bill Ruger & Orrin Hatch. – Sandy Froman, NRA VP
Our members will buy whatever we tell them.
– Charlton Heston
I'm not a gun nut. I'm
a $20,000-a-month lobbyist with a $15,000-a-month "expense
account". I can't always agree with Sarah, but we think
it's a reasonable compromise. One of Chuck's autographed silver
bullets will accompany every Citizen Special.
– Wayne LaPierre