CNN: “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,” DeGette said to The Denver Post.
If I was a member of Congress, or a state legislature, and I wanted to voice my opinion about something, I would do my fucking research first. See, this is a huge flaw in gun control advocates’ arguments. Their opinions are formed despite a lack of knowledge, and the media doesn’t always help. The media reports what it chooses to report. Both sides. For the people in this country that have never held a gun before, all they know is that they look scary. They need to consult people who know about guns before they try to pass laws about them.
Similarly, if I was worried about the ecosystem, and I wanted to draft a bill protecting the environment from the danger involved in refining petroleum into gasoline, I would consult a fucking chemist, an engineer, and an environmental scientist first. Know why? Because I don’t know shit about refining petroleum, and I don’t know shit about its adverse effects. I wouldn’t pass laws about medicine without consulting a doctor either.
OK. So for those of you that don’t know, a magazine is a container that holds bullets. Underneath a stack of bullets inside the magazine is a spring that pushes them up. You put the magazine into the gun, and when a bullet is fired, the spring pushes the next one up to get it into place. It’s basically like a Pez dispenser for bullets. And just like with Pez dispensers, you can refill them. You buy ammo, and fill the magazine. When the magazine is empty, you refill it. You don’t throw it away like it’s a used fucking condom. And this woman actually thought that a high cap magazine ban would work over time because all the high capacity magazines would have been used and then disposed of.
Shameful. Congresswoman DeGette: if you want to draft a bill, maybe you should pull your head out of your ass first.