September 18, 2017

“College campuses as gun-free zones present an environment where murderers, rapists and other criminals may commit crimes

without fear of being harmed by their victims.”

— An NRA lobbyist who supported a new Tennessee law to allow state college faculty members to carry guns on campus, with certain restrictions.

“Colorado’s system has become a model for other states and nations.”

— Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and Attorney General Cynthia Coffman urged U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to collaborate with recreational pot states on law enforcement and providing the industry access to the federal banking system.

“We can’t help but listen to the interviews with people in Houston who have no flood insurance. People react after an event but often forget the message.”

— Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia (IIAV) President and CEO Robert Bradshaw said the organization is motivated to “redouble its efforts” around hurricane preparedness, particularly as it relates to flood damage, after observing Hurricane Harvey’s impact in Texas. Bradshaw said insurers need to rededicate themselves to educating the public on the risks of flooding, as well as coverage options. The Atlantic hurricane season began on June 1 and ends November 30.

“Looters Will B Shot.”

— The message a homeowner in the Houston suburb of Dickinson, Texas, sprayed on dirty sheet of plywood as a warning to looters and scavengers picking through water-damaged properties in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.