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.