Low-Capacity Lawmaking

by Michael Walsh

Via Power Line’s John Hinderaker, this great moment in solonship, Colorado division. Embedding has been disabled, possibly to spare Congresswoman Diana DeGette any further embarrassment, but please clink on the link to enjoy abject ignorance in its purest form. Discussing what another genius once called “high-magazine clips,” and why banning them is bound to work, Ms. DeGette says:

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 — and gun control is Ms. DeGette’s “signature issue.” Here’s the Denver Post, citing her credentials as it reports on the, er, criticism her remark immediately provoked:

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. 

But despite the congresswoman’s claim, ammunition magazines can be reloaded with more bullets and can be reused hundreds of times.

Maybe it really is time to repeal the 19th amendment. Or at least take the lady lawmakers out to the gun range, so they can see how these mysterious high-magazine clips actually work. Turns out you don’t have to throw them away after all; you can recycle! Who knew?



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