Blanket demands for the power to infringe upon the right of Americans to keep and bear arms by politicians who are startlingly dim-witted has reached new heights. Enter Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO).
On Wednesday, DeGette demonstrated her utter cluelessness about magazines and how they work at a public forum in which she said banning high-capacity magazines would be effective in reducing gun violence.
The daft Democrat mindlessly said, ”I will tell you 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.”
Somebody needs to hit little Diana really hard over the head with a clue bat. Here’s a newsflash for ya, honey: magazines can be reloaded and reused hundreds of times.
Andrew Arulanandam, a spokesman for the NRA sweetly described DeGette’s remarks this way: “Two words—pretty stupid.”
To make matters worse, according to The Spot for Politics and Policy at The Denver Post, a spokesbabe for the congresswoman issued a statement in which it was explained:
“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. Quite frankly, this is 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.”
Ah, yes. That made it much better. No, wait. Clips can be reused as well. Derp.
The parade of political clowns grows longer and longer.