"I know the sense of helplessness that people feel. I know the urge to arm yourself because that's what I did. I was trained in firearms. I walked to the hospital when my husband was sick. I carried a concealed weapon and I made the determination if somebody was going to try and take me out, I was going to take them with me."
(1933-) US Senator (D-CA), 38th Mayor of San Francisco (1978-1988)
April 3, 2013, speech for the Commonwealth Club