From the Cheap Seats: DeGette’s Gun Expertise

April 4, 2013
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Does Rep. DeGette think a high-capacity magazine is a multi-year subscription to 5280?

It’s now an article of faith among the enviros and leftists that those who are least competent should regulate.

It started this month when Dems in the Legislature decided that people in the energy industry ought not sit on the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission.  What, Cheap Seats wonders, could possibly go wrong?

Now, Diana “Deadeye” DeGette has moved to underscore the inanity of  putting the incompetent in charge.

“Deadeye” is the Denver Democrat whose claim to firearms expertise came under question when she held forth on magazines. No, not the kind of magazines you read.

Cheap Seats, however, is certain that Deadeye doesn’t know what she was talking about.

High-capacity magazines (again, not a multi-year subscription to 5280) are “ammunition,” the congresswoman said.  “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.”

This display of ignorance, both of the basics of firearms and the rules of grammar, puts DeGette in Hank Johnson territory.

Johnson is the Georgia congressman who worried aloud in 2010 that stationing a detachment of Marines on Guam would cause the island to capsize.

“Deadeye” DeGette has proven that Johnson isn’t the only Democrat capable of deep thoughts and penetrating insight wrapped up in powerful rhetoric.

Cheap Seats salutes you, Deadeye DeGette, a real Dem of genius.

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3 Responses to From the Cheap Seats: DeGette’s Gun Expertise

  1. Thomas Briggs, MD
    April 4, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    To be fair, Hank Johnson didn’t say that Guam could capsize, he said it might “tip over”

  2. rlloyd
    April 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    This woman is so stupid about guns and magazines, Even I cannot believe it. And yet she is writing up legislation on these matters. Her minions are all too ready to cover-up her mistakes and give excuses. Degette needs to take apart a magazine and learn how they work , not to metion maybe an AR-15 as well. She might windup liking guns instead on following orders on what to do(or say).

  3. BILLY D
    April 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    “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.”

    DeGette’s comment might be more truth than we want to admit, as this might be the real adgenda, once the bullets have been shot we might not be able to acquire replacements (1.6 billion rounds for Homeland Security?) you can’t run an AR without magazines full of bullets…

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