‘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