"Ninety percent of people support background checks. Which means even people who can't pass a background check support background checks."
THE BOSTON MARATHON ATTACKS:
"It seems to me that the reaction to this horrific crime this week was so different than 9/11. Obviously, not as many people died by far, but it seemed like America had grown up a bit. It seemed like we were a lot more stoic. We didn't overreact." -Bill Maher
"What happened this week was terrible. But, it was an exception. And the long trajectory is downhill rather than uphill." -Nicholas Kristof
"I saw somebody quoted today saying, 'We just got to get used to this terror. It's going to happen.' You know, I don't plan to get used to it." -Salman Rushdie
"This is the most welcoming country in the world. You go to France, you go to England and look how they marginalize their immigrant communities. We embrace them. Maybe instead of blowing up people, he should have tried to meet the Chinese student who is a student over in Boston." -Brian Levin