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April 4, 2013 - 9:36 am
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Colorado Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette created a national stir when she mocked a senior citizen’s concern over gun confiscation, laughing while telling him that he would probably be dead anyway if he waited on the police to help him. During that same forum, DeGette also said that banning gun magazines would effectively ban firearms, because, in her words, “the bullets would have been shot and there won’t be any more available.”

“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,” DeGette, who has obviously never actually operated a firearm, said.

The Democrat is evidently unaware that bullets =/= magazines. Magazines can be loaded and reloaded over and over again. Thousands, maybe millions, of Americans actually know how to manufacture their own bullets and magazines. Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed is already printing working magazines via 3D printers.

Through a spokeswoman today, DeGette tried to walk the stupid back. She only ended up piling on more stupid. The Denver Post takes up the story from there.

“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.

Shorter Democrat Diana DeGette: Frackin’ guns, how do they work? Yet she’s sponsoring the federal bill that would ban some firearms magazines.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Biden - DeGette 2016

One of the many 'hats' princess Di wears in congress is made of tin foil.
1 year ago
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Um...what?

Are there even any clip-fed guns in popular use today? Are school children being killed by maniacs wielding antique M-1 Garands?
1 year ago
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Uh . . . . yeah, clips and M1s. I'm really, really old, and I remember.

This woman is stupid on so many levels. I hope she doesn't chew gum while doing any other activity.
1 year ago
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Does anyone wonder why we are in the mess we are in now? See above.
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