Skip to comments.Rep. Diana DeGette (Colorado) draws criticism for "pretty stupid" ammo-magazine comment
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.
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Patricia Schroeder wanted to fire all cattle guards and she showed up at the great wall of china in a rabbit suit.
Apparently the stupid is contagious.
They aren't "bullets" either, they're "cartridges." BTT.
And the correction is even more stupid than the original stupid statement.
Guess I'll have to throw out all of my stripper clips...
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?
Not pretty stupid. Ugly stupid.
Perhaps the first requirement for anyone seeking to legislate on firearms is they should know which end the bullet comes out of.
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.
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.
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.)
That would be “law abiding victims”.
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."
She is getting shredded on her Facebook page.
“They aren’t “bullets” either, they’re “cartridges.’”
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.
Well her constituents voted her in. The problem they are as nutso as she is.
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.
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?
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.
Did see also want to fire sneeze guards?