“I think there’s often a time when there should be a nanny state. Yes, people need nannying….and they demonstrably improve the quality of life of people.”
“But what is also true is the likes of Alex Jones, the guy that has screamed abuse at me when he came on the show, a lot of these more extreme gun rights lobbyists, and I would actually put Wayne LaPierre from NRA in that category. They are whipping up the rhetoric to such an extreme level – ‘Obama is going to grab your guns, defend yourselves, arm yourselves,’ record gun sales after Sandy Hook and so on – is it surprising that you’re getting some people now flipping and doing this kind of thing [sending ricin-laced letters to Obama and Bloomberg]? Doesn’t surprise me.”
“Wayne LaPierre, America’s most dangerous man, strikes again…”
“This is your moment, America: The #NRA has 4 million members, your population is 311 million. Don’t stand for this murderous crap any more.”
“Horrendous details from this Colorado cinema shooting. America has got to do something about its gun laws. Now is the time.”
“Here in this election race, quite a few of the Republicans at various stages have been transparently, you know, anti-homosexuals.
…I was quite shocked by the kind of virulence of their rhetoric.”