Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The new "shoulder thing that goes up" quote

Ok, so here it is:

Rep Diana DeGette of Colorado was one of the main forces behind the recent push for gun control laws in Colorado.  She must know a bunch about firearms, since she is so passionate to ban them, right?

Absolutely wrong.

What's the efficacy of banning these magazine clips?  I will tell you, these are ammunition, they're bullets.  So the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them," DeGette said.  "And 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."
Ok, so that's just ridiculous on the face of it.  She was deservedly laughed at for that piece of brilliance.  Apparently, I need to order a heck of a lot more AR magazines because I was using them all wrong.  I had no idea they were a one-shot deal.

So, her office decided to clarify her obviously ignorant statement.

"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," spokeswoman Juliet Johnson said.

Wait, I still don't get it.  So, now these people are trying to act like they know the difference between a clip and a magazine?  It's laughable.  It would be funny if they weren't actually accomplishing their goal.

I have clips.  Lots of clips.  They have a specific purpose.  You know what else?  They sure can be reloaded if you so desire.  I've re-used my SKS clips many times.  I've also not seen very many "high-capacity clips."  Most hold, what? Eight to ten rounds for a quicker reload of a magazine?

It's a farce.  Is it over?  Not quite.  She also had this little jewel in response to an older individual that had a question regarding his ability to defend himself against a larger and aggressive attacker:

DPD (Denver PD) would be there in minutes.
You'd probably be dead anyway. 

Seriously.  Now, whether she realizes it or not.  This was the only correct thing she actually said.  Yes, the police will be there in minutes while you're being attacked.  And yes, you probably will be dead anyway.  She made his point for him as she mocked him.  I think the thing is they really don't care about public safety, they care about the control.  She accidentally exposed herself a little more than she intended.  Sadly, I don't see this being carried very far by "journalists."


  1. God help us...
    The idiots in Washington have informed me that my 'magazines and clips' hold 'bullets.' That bullets are loaded into the magazines. I need to rush home and take a few 'bullets' and try this new trick. Dumb-ass me, why use rounds of ammunition when I could just 'shot' the bullets. Save on all those primers and powder and shell casings.

    1. I know. You'd figure they'd have to pass a proficiency test before voting on things like, I don't know... health care.

  2. Heh. Love how the dear congresscritter steps in it with both feet (head first, up to the shoesoles). Then, in a massive backpeddaling effort that rival's Superman's spinning the world backwards to reverse time, some underling manages to issue a statement from the controls of a backhoe, whilst using said backhoe to DIG THE CONGRESSCRITTER DEEPER. I mean, you just can't make that sort of crap up!!!

    1. I know, Rabid. Unfortunately, she's in a district where they don't care that she's an idiot. What I'm hoping this does is expose them across the country for what they are.

    2. What this does is presents a Golden Opportunity for us to point out the obvious flaws in anti-gun controls (and especially the lawmakers who are passing laws based on extremely erroneous knowledge...which about 5 minutes' worth of Google-fu would correct, were they actually trying to protect the public. Which is a statement in and of itself), and correct misunderstandings perpetuated by Hollywood and various news outlets. We shouldn't be concentrating on solely exposing the hypocrisy of the anti- crowd. We should also be concentrating on educating the fence-sitters, the middle-of-the-road undecided crowd.

  3. Simply amazing... and the CYA is almost as good!!! LOL

    1. I thought so too, NFO. Unfortunately, a lot of this is lost on John and Jane Q Public that have little technical knowledge of the difference. Mostly because the journalistas have disseminated some real stupid facts over the last few decades.