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April 03, 2013

Colorado House Member and Longtime Sponsor of High-Capacity Magazine Ban Puts You Some F'n Knowledge

These are only the people who write the laws. Why the hell should they understand the subject matter?

Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette drew national criticism Wednesday for remarks made at a public forum in which she said banning high-capacity in ammunition magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence because "the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available."

DeGette, who for years in Congress has been the prime sponsor on a federal ban on high-capacity magazines.

...

"These are ammunition, they're bullets, so the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available" (emphasis added)

Got that, you silly wingnuts?

But wait, there's more ...

DeGette spokeswoman Juliet Johnson on Wednesday said the senior congresswoman from Denver "misspoke" and then issued another erroneous statement about guns.

"The congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault magazine ban for years and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to 'magazines' when she should have referred to 'clips,' which cannot be reused because they don't have a feeding mechanism," Johnson said.

Sheesh! Don't you NRA knuckle-draggers even know the difference between magazines and clips?

(h/t @CamEdwards)


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