Most of us Coloradoans are pretty decent folks, but we do have our share of flakes, mainly from the Boulder and Denver area, and they are the cause of all the silly, pointless gun control legislation we've been getting lately. But we've done worse than that, in sending Superflake Diana Degette to Congress, where she says moronic, ignorant things like this. We are very, very, sorry about this, and I hope it won't happen again. Should people with such profound ignorance be in a position to vote for anything? Story from the Boulder Daily Camera:
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."
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. (Read more and watch a clip HERE.)
And here's this clip: