"It is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action or single action that the government might take. It's a problem that encompasses issues of mental health, of education, as well as access to guns." — White House spokesman Jay Carney on the issue of gun violence.
"We have a fundamental hole in the private sales of guns. You can walk up right in front of a cop and buy a gun, no background check, nothing. How much more flawed can the system be?" — Tucson, Ariz., Councilman Steve Kozachik as guns were sold in front of a police station on the second anniversary of an attack in which six people were killed and 13 were injured, including then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
."We were like, 'Oh my God,' She said, 'All I want to do is date your son.' We've been laughing about it. It's quite shocking." — Dee Dee Bonner, the mother of Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron, in describing the reaction she and McCarron's girlfriend, former Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, had to a sudden surge of more than 100,000 Twitter followers Webb received during and after Alabama's 42-14 win over Notre Dame.