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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Mis spoke? DUH I’d call that a dumb@** attack and it hit her hard.
That would explain many things, wouldn't it?
Colorado sheriff message.
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!!!??
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).
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.
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.
This creature is unfit to live in a free society.
What would Michael Collins do?
(This is only a few keystrokes away. Can they possibly be that stupid? It must be deliberate!)
What about the gal from code pink? Ugggggg
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.
I thought Biden said that.
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.
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?
‘Pretty stupid!?!’ No, DeGette has revealed that she is inter-galactic stupid.
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