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Rep. Diana DeGette (Colorado) draws criticism for "pretty stupid" ammo-magazine comment
Boulder Daily Camera ^ | 04/04/2013 | Allison Sherry

Posted on 04/04/2013 10:28:16 AM PDT by Second Amendment First

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."

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

But despite the congresswoman's claim, ammunition magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and can be reused hundreds of times.

"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," she said at Tuesday's forum, hosted by The Denver Post's editorial board.

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.

Actually, clips in most guns can be reused as well.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycamera.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; secondamendment
Successor to the Patricia Schroeder congressional seat.
1 posted on 04/04/2013 10:28:16 AM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: Second Amendment First

Patricia Schroeder wanted to fire all cattle guards and she showed up at the great wall of china in a rabbit suit.


2 posted on 04/04/2013 10:30:39 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Second Amendment First
"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.

Apparently the stupid is contagious.

They aren't "bullets" either, they're "cartridges." BTT.

3 posted on 04/04/2013 10:32:39 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Second Amendment First
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.

And the correction is even more stupid than the original stupid statement.

Guess I'll have to throw out all of my stripper clips...

4 posted on 04/04/2013 10:35:15 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Second Amendment First

Libtard twit-wit lawyer specializing in civil rights and employment litigation in her prior life ... who now avidly supports killing babies and harvesting them for their stem cells ... and confiscation of firearms from law abiding citizens ... and is a rabid enviro-wacko ... and huge backer of ObamaCare (and HillaryCare before that) ... and vice chair of the LGBT equality caucus ... and chief deputy Rat whip!! Hell, what's not to like about this idiot?

5 posted on 04/04/2013 10:43:17 AM PDT by Zakeet (If idiots could fly, Washington would be an airport)
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To: Second Amendment First

Not pretty stupid. Ugly stupid.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 10:43:50 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Second Amendment First

Perhaps the first requirement for anyone seeking to legislate on firearms is they should know which end the bullet comes out of.


7 posted on 04/04/2013 10:43:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Second Amendment First
>>> because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more available

I keep hearing “because the bullets will have been shot and there won't be any more (bullets) available”

Indirectly reducing ‘high-capacity magazines’ in her proposal.

8 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:39 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Billthedrill

Apparently she has a brain dead sister in kali who introduced ammo legislation and in addition “would ban the manufacture, sale or import of any device that enables a gun to fire more than 10 rounds at one time.” Goes by the name of nancy skinner and she’s from, where else, berkeley. Anybody know where we can get one of them soon to be banned 10 barreled weapons? And pre-loaded disposable “clips”. Limits the amount of ammo to less than 3000 rds except for LEO’s. And we know they are trustworthy. Think chris dorner. I think I’ll stick with my “low” powered assault weapon. You know, the fully semi auto one. What idiots.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:45 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: grobdriver

I just watched the video - in the original comment she said “magazine clips” were effectively disposable. yes, “magazine clips.”

That this woman has a position of any authority in our country is very troubling. What makes it worse, she is a leading advocate and author of “gun control” legislation.

She doesn’t have *any* knowledge about the subject that she is trying to legislate. (or knowledge of the Constitution of the USA.)

Really?


10 posted on 04/04/2013 10:44:56 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Zakeet

That would be “law abiding victims”.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 10:45:22 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Second Amendment First
As stupid as this comment of hers was, it pales to something else she said at the same gun control forum.

A seasoned citizen who was impaired asked her how, under Colorado's new gun laws, he could defend himself if his home was invaded.

She told him to call the Denver police, and then added, "You'd probably be dead anyway."

12 posted on 04/04/2013 10:46:39 AM PDT by raisetheroof ("To become Red is to become dead --- gradually." Alexander Solzhenitsyn)
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To: Second Amendment First
Every time she opens her mouth she digs in deeper and she isn't going to admit she doesn't have any idea what she is talking about.

She is getting shredded on her Facebook page.

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13 posted on 04/04/2013 10:46:48 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (nce)
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To: Billthedrill

“They aren’t “bullets” either, they’re “cartridges.’”

Nice reminder.


14 posted on 04/04/2013 10:51:32 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

RULE 12:

Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.

Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy.

Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 10:53:32 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Zakeet

Well her constituents voted her in. The problem they are as nutso as she is.


16 posted on 04/04/2013 10:54:14 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Cymbaline

Not pretty stupid. Ugly stupid.

Aren’t most leftist/democrat females? And angry too. Maybe that’s beause they’re ugly and stupid and can’t do anything about it.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 10:56:08 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Second Amendment First

Ha! What an idiot. Her “explanation” doesn’t make any sense either, since most every clip I’ve ever seen held 10 rounds or less! So, what “high capacity clips” was she talking about?


18 posted on 04/04/2013 11:00:53 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: raisetheroof

She told him to call the Denver police, and then added, “You’d probably be dead anyway.”


Maybe what she really means is, once gun control passes, the left will be free to rid society of such “undesirables” as the disabled, so he wouldn’t be around to worry about it.


19 posted on 04/04/2013 11:03:13 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: mountainlion

Did see also want to fire sneeze guards?


20 posted on 04/04/2013 11:08:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross (This country will fail to exist in my lifetime. And I'm gettin' up there in age.)
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To: Second Amendment First

Mis spoke? DUH I’d call that a dumb@** attack and it hit her hard.


21 posted on 04/04/2013 11:10:09 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Bitsy
Aren’t most leftist/democrat females? And angry too. Maybe that’s beause they’re ugly and stupid and can’t do anything about it.

That would explain many things, wouldn't it?


22 posted on 04/04/2013 11:27:21 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: Second Amendment First

Colorado sheriff message.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRv5BIzn2bg


23 posted on 04/04/2013 11:31:29 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Second Amendment First

It was funny that the spokesperson that was supposed to “clarify” the statement was just as ignorant and made the comment worse.

This begs the question -

WHAT BUSINESS DOES THIS WOMAN HAVE MAKING LEGISLATION CONCERNING FIREARMS!!!??


24 posted on 04/04/2013 11:32:08 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Bitsy

Let’s make sure we get cause and effect in the correct order.

Unattractive and abrasive leads to non-acceptance in normal society leads to demand for acceptance leads to requiring acceptance through force (government).


25 posted on 04/04/2013 11:34:18 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: rktman

Is that the same Nancy Skinner that was on the radio in Chicago? and later I think she may have been on Fox News a little.


26 posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:53 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: CMailBag

Not sure. The brilliant nancy skinner is in berzerkley kali but I don’t no where she came from or how she got there. I SERIOUSLY doubt she was ever on Fox except in a report about lunatics running loose in kali.


27 posted on 04/04/2013 11:46:51 AM PDT by rktman (BACKGROUND CHECKS? YOU FIRST MR. PRESIDENT!(not that we'd get the truth!))
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To: Zakeet

This creature is unfit to live in a free society.

What would Michael Collins do?


28 posted on 04/04/2013 11:53:19 AM PDT by Noumenon (What would Michael Collins do?)
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To: grobdriver
Yup -- she doesn't understand how stripper clips work, either!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stripper_clip

(This is only a few keystrokes away. Can they possibly be that stupid? It must be deliberate!)

29 posted on 04/04/2013 11:53:31 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: Cymbaline

What about the gal from code pink? Ugggggg


30 posted on 04/04/2013 11:56:18 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Sooth2222
This is only a few keystrokes away

I'm sure she has "staff" to do such mundane things as researching topics on which she will offer wisdom - staffers who are equally lazy and ignorant.

31 posted on 04/04/2013 11:58:24 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: mountainlion
Patricia Schroeder wanted to fire all cattle guards

I thought Biden said that.

32 posted on 04/04/2013 12:31:46 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Triple
That this woman has a position of any authority in our country is very troubling.

What is really troubling is that persons like her, hank johnson, queen sheila, maxine waters, nancy piglousy, etc., get elected [and reelected time after time] with such a high percentage of the vote. They have low information voters in their respective districts.

33 posted on 04/04/2013 1:40:46 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (For Jay Carney - I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.)
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To: Second Amendment First

It sounds like simple stupidity at first. But it’s also a tell — what she really has in her mini-mind is drying up the ammo supply. No doubt she heard Leftists rappin’ about their scheme de jour, but was so dumb she conflated it with the magazine ban scheme de yesterday.

Where do the Democrats find people with IQ’s this low?


34 posted on 04/04/2013 2:20:14 PM PDT by Chewbarkah
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To: Second Amendment First

‘Pretty stupid!?!’ No, DeGette has revealed that she is inter-galactic stupid.


35 posted on 04/04/2013 2:43:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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