Wednesday, April 03, 2013

World-Class Ignoramus: (D) CongressCritter

Un-frickin'-believable ignorance.

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." 

...DeGette, who for years in Congress has been the prime sponsor on a federal ban on high-capacity magazines....
"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"

Oh, it gets even better!
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.  --(both) quoted at AOSHQ

If both these people were in the same room, the total IQ would not equal that of a chipmunk.


Anonymous said...

Kind of like you all talking about health care policy and the Affordable Care Act.

Dan said...

Don't insult chipmunks.