One has to wonder about the American public in general, because the only way people get elected is by getting other people to vote for them.... and we have some pretty questionable people currently serving in public office. Take the leading anti-gun Democrat in Colorado who recently revealed through her comments that she didn't even know the difference between a bullet and a magazine.
It is the goal of the Democrats to get rid of so-called "high capacity" magazines. What constitutes "high capacity?" Of course, it's just an arbitrary number determined by the Democrats. In other words, they are telling us that no "common sense" American should have a magazine that holds more than ten rounds. Our course, criminals don't necessarily fall into the "common sense" category, but Democrats don't seem to understand that concept.
In any case, Democrat Rep. Diana DeGette from Colorado has been leading the effort to ban high capacity magazines. But as reported by the Denver Post, at a public forum hosted by the newspaper, DeGette revealed her complete lack of knowledge on the issue:
DeGette: “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.”
You can watch her comments on this video. Just forward to the 31-minute mark to begin.
Can you believe this? Magazines are ammunition? They are bullets? And these are the people who are crafting gun legislation???
After her remarks, the audience in the forum at The Denver Post building chuckled.
Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, responding as the audience was laughing, urged people who hadn’t shot a gun to “get to the facts … Let’s be educated as we make this decision.”
The National Rifle Association was not quite as diplomatic Wednesday in response to DeGette’s comments.
“Two words — pretty stupid,” said NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam.
But that's not all DeGette said in the forum. She actually mocked a citizen who was concerned about what he would do if there were several intruders in his house. "I have to change magazines?" he asked. Her response was that he would likely be dead anyway.
So, the Denver Police are only minutes away. So assuming the man was not incapacitated by the intruders, perhaps he could call a "time out" and ask the intruders to "chill" for a few minutes while he calls 911 and then waits for the police to arrive? Give me a break.
Of course, DeGette's office responded by saying she "misspoke," but even in their "correction," they messed things up again. Here's a follow-up report from the Denver Post:
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.
So there you have it. The Democrats are so focused on turning us all into potential victims, but they don't even know what they are talking about.