Denver Post: Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette has been the lead sponsor on a federal ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines in two Congresses, saying it’s one of her top priorities. But Tuesday at a Denver Post forum on the gun control debate, the senior congresswoman from Denver appeared to not understand how guns work.
Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, DeGette said:
“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.”
What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets. According to the Shooter’s Log, only early on were magazines for AR-15s designed to be disposable, but the military changed that and now magazines are used several times. In handguns, a magazine is designed to be reused hundreds of times.
Ayfkm right now? AYMFKM? Just to be clear: “What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets.” A magazine, like the ones used in AR-15 rifles – the ones that kind of hang off the bottom and are shaped like a banana – are basically curved boxes with a spring at the bottom. In a semi-automatic, when you fire a round (bullet), the spring pushes the next round up into the rifle for the next trigger pull/shot. When there aren’t any rounds left, the mag is empty (natch). But you don’t f8cking throw it away fcs. You pop it out, and if you want, you fill it up again. It works very much like a gas tank in your motherf*cking automobile. When you run out of gas, you fill it up with more gas for the love of Pete, you don’t replace it with a full gas tank god damn it. Christ (nsp) allf8ckingmighty.
I will admit that I don’t agree with most of the gun control legislation that’s coming out, but I promise you, I’m open to a discussion. And I’m really not even close to being a gun expert. On the other hand, if you don’t even know how “ONE OF YOUR TOP PRIORITIES” actually works, how can you be allowed in the f*cking room?! Get out! GET FUCKING OUT! This woman is in Congress! Lifetime ban on drunk driving and murder charges! She’s voting on important shit!