QotD, The Denver Post Mocks Diana DeGette For Her Gun Ignorance edition.

Bless her heart.

You never, ever, want to be a Colorado Democratic politician and have the Denver Post write this about you:

As lead sponsor in House on gun legislation, Rep. Diana DeGette appears to not understand how they work

…Asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would be effective in reducing gun violence, [Rep Diana] DeGette [D] said:

“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.”

What she didn’t appear to understand is that a magazine can be reloaded with more bullets.

Well, to be fair: I have in the past had the devil of the time myself with a situation where I was using up magazines, and then not being able to reload them.  Then again, that was while I was playing DOOM II.

Moe Lane

[UPDATE]: Oh dear God she doubled down on the stupidity.  And the Denver Post doubled down on the mockery.  Quit while you’re behind, madam (Via Twitchy).

[FURTHER UPDATE]  Annnnnd here’s the video.

*Alas, the joke does not quite work with BioShock Infinite.

Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.

By the way: all of this takes effect on July 1, 2013. Plan accordingly, Coloradans.

I’m calling Gov. Hickenlooper endangered for a reason: he just made a rather poor life choice. You see, the fellow bowed to pressure from East Coast liberals and signed into law today an effective firearms ban masquerading as a “high capacity magazine ban.” John Hickenlooper is apparently just self-aware enough to realize what problems this is going to cause him down the line: “[Hickenlooper] said his office later today will release a “signing statement” to try to explain how the bills, particularly one that limits ammunition rounds, should be interpreted.”

If you’re explaining, you’re losing.  And here’s why Hickenlooper is explaining:

Continue reading Meet John Hickenlooper, now-endangered Democratic Governor of Colorado.