Democratic Rep Mocked For Major Gun Fact Gaffe

Democratic Rep Mocked For Major Gun Fact GaffeDemocratic Rep. Diana DeGette is being ridiculed by gun-rights advocates after the ardent supporter of a high-capacity magazine ban appeared to flub the facts on what a magazine actually is.

‘Discarded once they’re used’

Her widely noticed comments were made at a Denver Post forum earlier this week on the gun debate.  Questioned on what’s to be done with the millions of high-capacity magazines already in circulation, DeGette asserted that they’d be discarded once they’re used.

“I will tell you these are ammunition — bullets — so the people who have those now they are going to shoot them, and so if you ban — 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,” she said.


Magazines, however, are reusable as they can be filled with more bullets. The comment fueled long-running complaints by gun-rights groups that those lawmakers trying to regulate firearms do not fully understand the issue.

Colorado just passed a sweeping gun law, joined most recently by Connecticut which approved its package of regulations Wednesday. DeGette is among the vocal advocates for gun control legislation at the national level, as Senate Democrats push for a vote on a bill later this month.

Do you think Rep. Diana DeGette really knows what she’s talking about with regards to guns? Are you for or against tighter gun control laws?

Source: Fox News

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Taliban Blasts Prince Harry For Comparing Fights To Video Game

Taliban Blasts Prince Harry For Comparing Fights To Video GameTaliban leaders have fired back at Prince Harry over the royal’s comments that piloting a helicopter in Afghanistan—where he says he killed insurgents during his recent tour of duty—is like playing a video game.

‘PlayStation and Xbox’

Harry, who co-piloted an Apache helicopter during his 20-week tour, made the comparison in an interview broadcast by the BBC Monday night.

“It’s a joy for me because I’m one of those people who loves playing PlayStation and Xbox,” the 28-year-old said. “So with my thumbs I like to think I’m probably quite useful.”

The Taliban did not appreciate the comparison.

“This statement is not even worth condemning. It is worse than that,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman, told London’s Telegraph. “To describe the war in Afghanistan as a game demeans anyone—especially a prince, who is supposed to be made of better things… It shows the lack of understanding, of knowledge. It shows they are unfamiliar with the situation and shows why they are losing. … It’s not a game. It’s very, very real.”

‘Take a life to save a life’

In comments published in the Daily Mirror on Monday, Harry confirmed that he killed Taliban insurgents during his deployment. The prince, known as Captain Wales and nicknamed “Ugly,” said he fired on the Taliban during an attack on Camp Bastion in southern Afghanistan last fall.

“Take a life to save a life,” he said. “That’s what we revolve around, I suppose.”

Sharifullah Kamawal, a member of the Afghan parliament, told the Telegraph that Harry’s latest comments could disrupt relations between soldiers and locals there.

Do you think Prince Harry’s comments about the Taliban could indeed be detrimental to the military situation of Afghanistan? Feel free to react on the comments of both parties.

Source: Dylan Stableford, Yahoo News

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