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CO Ammunition Capacity Ban Sponsor Diana DeGette Thinks Ammunition Magazines Cannot Be Reloaded

Posted on the 04 April 2013 by Susanduclos @SusanDuclos

By Susan Duclos
Colorado Representative Diana DeGette, gun control bill sponsor, of a ban on high capacity ammunition magazines/clips, is the perfect example of why lawmakers that know nothing about weapons, guns in particular and how ammunition magazines function, should not be attempting to write laws about them.
The video below shows Ms. DeGette saying "I will tell you these are ammunition, they’re bullets, so the people who have those know 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."
Anyone with an actual clue, understands that magazines can be reloaded.

Denver Post reports that after her "pretty stupid" assertion, her office in an attempt to mitigate the damage, offered up another "erroneous statement."
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.

DeGette is receiving some deservedly harsh criticisms for her comments:
Immediately after DeGette's Tuesday remark, the audience in The Post building chuckled and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who was also on the panel, urged people who have not shot a gun to "get to the facts. ... Let's be educated as we make this decision."
The story went viral Wednesday.
The National Rifle Association issued a simple statement: "Two words: Pretty stupid."
The Colorado GOP called DeGette's statements "extremely alarming" because, the group said, she is running a piece of federal legislation that she apparently doesn't know anything about.
"Rep. DeGette's comments show that Democrats are more concerned with appeasing their radical base than standing up for responsible, law-abiding citizens," spokesman Owen Loftus said.

Colorado residents must be so happy they voted in politicians like DeGette to violate their Second Amendment rights.
(Headline and post changed to reflect the exact nature of the bill DeGette sponsored)

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