Anti-self defense zealot Congressman Diana DeGette (D-Colorado) tells a senior citizen who is concerned about self defense that he is probably going to die anyways. But the stupidity doesn’t stop there….
Congresswoman Degette has been a primary sponsor of federal gun ban legislation, legislation she quite obviously knows nothing about:
You heard that right… when asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, DeGette 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.”
She has no idea that a magazine can be reloaded.
It gets better, when blasted by the media and blogs over her foolishness she corrects her gaffe with yet another gaffe. The Denver Post reports:
“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.
Yes you read that right. Even after having a chance to check, she still does not understand that ammunition clips (which are different from magazines) are also re-loadable, as anyone who has ever handled a firearm knows very well. It is also apparent that no one on her staff under stands that either.
More details at TWITCHY.
UPDATE: Colion Noir responds: