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Dem Gun Grabber Doesn’t Know What Mags Are

Meanwhile, speaking of the House, we have this from the Denver Post:

Rep. Diana DeGette draws criticism for "pretty stupid" ammo-magazine comment

By Allison Sherry | March 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — 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."

This has gotten coverage because of the rightwing blogosphere. Not because of the Denver Post, who sponsored the forum where she made her ignorant remarks.

DeGette, who for years in Congress 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.

Why should we be surprised that a party that is elected largely by low information voters, would elect largely low information representatives?

In fact, if you are a Democrat politician, it seems to be a positive benefit to be totally clueless about whatever you are promoting.

"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.

In other words, Ms. DeGette believes that once the bullets in a magazine are used up, the magazine is thrown away. Joe Biden probably told her that.

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.

Picker of nits! Democrats never let such petty details get in the way of their agit-prop.

Immediately after DeGette’s Tuesday remark, the audience in The Post building chuckled and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who was also on the panel, urged people who have not shot a gun to "get to the facts. … Let’s be educated as we make this decision." …

Why start now? Going off half cocked is what gun grabbers do best.

The story went viral Wednesday. The National Rifle Association issued a simple statement: "Two words: Pretty stupid."

The Colorado GOP called DeGette’s statements "extremely alarming" because, the group said, she is running a piece of federal legislation that she apparently doesn’t know anything about.

They act like they are surprised.

"Rep. DeGette’s comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base than standing up for responsible, law-abiding citizens," spokesman Owen Loftus said.

[DeGette spokeswoman] Johnson called the attacks "just another example of opponents of common-sense gun-violence prevention trying to manipulate the facts to distract from the critical issue of keeping our children safe and keeping killing machines out of the hands of disturbed individuals. It’s more political gamesmanship that stands in the way of responsible solutions."

Sure. What could be more "common sense" than banning magazines and clips in the hope it will mean an end to bullets?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, April 4th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Dem Gun Grabber Doesn’t Know What Mags Are”

  1. Petronius says:

    Memo to Rep. Diana DeGette (Communist-CO) :

    I’ve got a loaded Pop-Tart.

    It’s loaded with a 13-round magazine of Froot Loops hollow-centers.

    You want my Pop-Tarts? molon labe (come and take them).

    God bless the Kellogg’s company and its products.

  2. Mithrandir says:

    1. ” ‘clips,’ which cannot be reused because they don’t have a feeding mechanism,” The “feeding mechanism” use to load a clip is called, ‘your fingers.’ If you mean the feeding mechanism INSIDE the clip, that is called, ‘a spring.’ Both of which last for decades, and can be used over and over again. Our technology has advanced a lot since the Civil War.

    2. Gun laws are to target white men, which usually vote Republican. The NON-LAW abiding are usually minorities, who vote democrat. It’s disarming Republicans, thereby causing them to become unemployable felons when they eventually purchase black market firearms, which also feeds the never-ending Legal Industrial Complex system (police/courts/prosecutors/probation officers/defense lawyers/prison guards/bail-bondsmen) And if they don’t acquire weapons illegally, then they are defenseless victims, and deserve to be assaulted by the “have-nots” for a change.

    3. When the smartest dumb person from the democrat community is elected to office, they are still dumb.

    4. You can ban high capacity magazines, when you ban high capacity FLASH MOBS, that recently occurred in Chicago, where 400 youths got together via twitter to assemble downtown to harass, beat, punch, and intimidate shoppers.

    5. This is about as bad as democrat Hank Johnson asking an admiral if Guam is liable to FLIP OVER. Watch the video, the guy sounds, drunk, stupid, or mentally ill: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNZczIgVXjg

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    I’ll bet she even looks down the barrel to see if it is loaded.
    This is how you clean out the Democrats gene pool.
    A new meaning to taking out the “garbage”.

  4. Astravogel says:

    “Them as can does, and them that can’t are in the legislature.”
    M1 Garand ‘clips’ aren’t that easy to reload, but they last forever.
    M16 ‘magazines’ are easy to reload. However, TCP and his minions
    have pretty well reduced the availability of ammuniton for popular
    weapons to nothing. Even reloading components and propellants
    are scarce. Perhaps TSA will have a garage sale someday? Nah.

  5. GetBackJack says:

    You’re missing the point.

    DeGette is the smartest Democrat in the room.

    That’s what’s scary. And she is allowed to breed, vote and because of elections Make Laws.

  6. wirenut says:

    I feel safer already. Just knowing that Die-anna puts my family closer to harms way. Makes me blush.
    I guess if you don’t know what your talking about, become a Democrat.(note to self)….try to get in touch with your inner feminine-self. Done. When we let progressives define the language, we get garbage like this. Clips?. Mags?
    Assault weapons? Gay? Fair share? OWS? The skies the limit.

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