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As lead sponsor in House on gun legislation, Rep. Diana DeGette appears to not understand how they work

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I wonder what type of personality this woman has, how she can be so uninformed about legislation she have been working on for 2 years?

Is her political ideology so strong that common sense does not even enter her mind?

Maybe she saw a movie where they threw the empty mag away,and that is as far as she looked into it?

Read her spokeswoman's comment.

These people are not fit to tell me about common sense legislation,they do not possess common sense.






WASHINGTON — Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has been the lead sponsor [3]on a federal ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in two Congresses, saying it’s one of her top priorities.


But Tuesday at a Denver Post forum [4]on the gun control debate, the senior congresswoman from Denver appeared to not understand how guns work.


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.”


What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets. According to the Shooter’s Log [5], only early on were magazines for AR-15s designed to be disposable, but the military changed that and now magazines are used several times. In handguns, a magazine is designed to be reused hundreds of times.


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.


The Colorado GOP responded, too, on Wednesday.


“It’s extremely alarming that Rep. DeGette is running federal legislation to ban magazine clips, when she doesn’t even know what a magazine clip is,” said spokesman Owen Loftus. “Rep. DeGette’s comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base, than standing up for responsible, law abiding citizens.”


DeGette’s spokeswoman Juliet Johnson issued a statement Wednesday, saying the congresswoman mispoke.


“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. “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.”


To watch the forum and DeGette’s comments, click here [4] and forward to minute 31.


By Allison Sherry

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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,”



Can't stripper clips and *enblocs be reloaded and reused?



*I am not sure of the correct spelling of "enbloc."


I have seen the following spellings:




en bloc

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Buggs Bunny would refer to her as an "ultra maroon"





We can say with certitude that DeGette and Johnson are ignorant of firearm basics.



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'Feelings.... whoa, whoa, whoa..... feelings.' ;)


It's one hell of a way to run a railroad. But emoting is what the 'progressives' do best. :dismay:


"Our wise rulers know best."

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When I spoke at the public hearings being held by the NJ "SAFE" task force I made one very simple request..."IF you are going down the road towards legislation on guns or magazines please take some time to get educated about guns and magazines," and then I offered to take them all to the range.


It's simply frightening how uneducated many of our legislators are about firearms and yet they have no issue in making laws to restrict them all the while they do nothing to make anyone safer.

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Wow, this broad is on a roll:


During a public forum on national gun control legislation hosted by the Denver Post editorial board on Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Dianne DeGette (D-Colo.) mocked a concerned pro-gun senior citizen when he expressed his fears regarding how gun control will affect his ability to defend himself.


Among the scheduled panelists at the forum were DeGette, Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), Republican state Sen. Kevin Lundberg, and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, according to the Denver Post.


“My question is: What about me?” the Denver citizen asked Rep. DeGette, arguing against limiting magazine capacity. “There may not be one bad guy that comes into my house… I have to change magazines? I am a serious disadvantage.”


“What about me?” he repeated.


After arrogantly smirking at his question, DeGette replied: “The good news for you, you live in Denver. The [Denver Police Department] would be there within minutes. You’d probably be dead anyway if they had that kind of firepower,” she added.

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