Quotations of the day

July 27, 2012 - 2:35 AM

"I think that the effort to continue to look for some law to somehow make violence go away is missing the point. The real point has to relate to individuals that are deranged and distressed, and to find them and help them and to keep them from carrying out terrible acts." — Mitt Romney in an interview as both he and President Barack Obama reach for broader and more politically appealing ways to keep guns away from killers.

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"The lives that were saved that night. That's the comfort you take from this." — Deputy Chief Chris Henderson saying firefighters did an incredible job after it took dispatchers more than 20 minutes into the crisis at the Colorado movie theater to ask the Cunningham Fire Protection District and other nearby agencies to provide aid at the multiplex in the Denver suburb of Aurora.

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"Because of his employment as a traveler, working for agencies and being sent around the country to various states, it really has tentacles all over the country. Its scope is unprecedented and scary." — U.S. Attorney John Kacavas in a statement as a dozen hospitals in seven states are scrambling to identify people who might have been infected with hepatitis C by a traveling medical technician who was charged a week ago with causing an outbreak in New Hampshire.