Lest you think the bit in the video is taken out of context, the Denver Post — which sponsored the forum — has its own item up marveling at the ignorance here. DeGette’s logic: If you stop new high-capacity magazines from being manufactured, eventually all of the bullets in America’s remaining inventory of HCMs will be fired and then poof — that’s the end of high-capacity magazines. If only Bloomberg had thought of that vis-a-vis his soda ban. Want to stop people from drinking more than 16 ounces of soda? Simple. Just ban the manufacture of new 16-ounce cups and let nature degrade the remaining supply. Then no one will drink more than 16 ounces ever again.
Follow the link to the Post’s item for her spokesman’s spin, then watch the vid. Supposedly she means “clips” instead of “magazines,” but either way she seems to think the supply of bullets is limited by the existing supply of feeding mechanisms. Imagine her surprise when she finds out about 3-D printing.
While we’re on the subject, do note that Jim Carrey doesn’t want to take all of your guns away, even though you’re “heartless motherf***ers.” He only wants to take some of them away, arbitrarily. Exit quotation: “For those who say I’m a hypocrite because I have an armed bodyguard, lets make one thing clear: No one in my employ is allowed to carry a large magazine…”