Apr 4, 2013

A clip full of toilet paper, if you please Ma'am

We've all been subjected to a good a deal of deep, dynamic, unalloyed ignorance in the current debate.

We're used to it, of course. Every Second Amendment rights defender  is continually explaining facts at a kindergarten level.  "And the bullet goes round and round and it comes out here..."

Anyone who hasn't isn't in the game.

Occasionally, however,  despair is understandable. Somewhere in Colorado, adult Americans elected Diana to public office.

Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO): "I will tell you 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."

Setting aside the basic illiteracy of  "...these are ammunition," has this woman actually sat through the lengthy debate in America's  highest councils and come away assured that firearms magazines are as reusable as Charmin?

When dumb goes that deep, I doubt the synapses can be repaired. Stitch her lips shut. Roll her west from Wolf Creek Pass. Just to see if she makes it all the way to Pagosa Springs.


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Stretch said...

+1 on the C. W. McCall reference.

Anonymous said...

A letter writer in this morning's daily wipe stated definitively that you can go into any gun show and buy an automatic weapon with just a driver's license and a credit card. Sigh. JAGSC

Jim said...

Lot of that going around.

A friend put a .22LR Mossberg -- decked out in tactical black plastic -- on my table at the recent local show. He found a buyer who was flabbergasted that my pal asked him for identification before closing the deal.

"But you're not a dealer, are you?"

"No. I just figure it's a good idea to know where my guns go."

The sale was made, and the buyer learned that the loophole was tighter than the Brady crowd wants us to believe.

It's not unusual here for even hobby traders to ask for and record buyer IDs. Personally, I've never had an objection, especially if I make it clear that it's for my personal records only.

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