"Yes, that is a conspiracy. I'm only going to be here for another year. When would I have started on this enterprise?" — President Barack Obama, who dismissed the belief by some pro-gun advocates that the federal government wants to seize all firearms as a precursor to imposing martial law.
"You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That's bait." — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, indicating he would eliminate gun-free zones in schools on his first day if he's elected to the White House.
"This is not a situation that should result in panic; it should result in caution." — Kristina Hooper, head of investment strategies for the U.S. at Allianz Global Investors, after another free-fall on China's main stock market reverberated around the globe and sent the Dow Jones industrial average to a loss of nearly 400 points.