Revealing Politics has an article in which they describe her
unimaginable expected ignorance of firearms. Before even addressing her statement, don’t you find it ludicrous that legislators continue to legislate and drone on about issues over which they really have no knowledge? You’d think a staffer or someone would at least try to educate them on the issue that drives them to write bills, but I digress.
I’ve come to expect most liberal, progressive politicians to not understand either the nomenclature or the principles of firearms and firearm safety. But in this case her statement is so amazingly ignorant that it shows how desperate this group of politicians are to eventually strip away any meaning to the Second Amendment.
In a meeting of the Denver Post editorial board she makes a stunning announcement about the effectiveness of magazine bans by proclaiming that once they’re “used up” and the “bullets gone” the problem will be solved:
“To your last question: ‘What’s the efficacy of banning these magazine clips?’ 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, 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 be shot and there won’t be any more available.”
I guess she must believe that once a magazine has been emptied of bullets it is no longer usable and we just throw them away. Seriously, what else could she be saying here? You can watch and hear the entire exchange here.
But then, the coup de grâce comes when she tells a senior citizen, expressing his concern about his ability to protect himself from criminals, that he will probably be dead anyway. Listen closely:
Ha ha. Aren’t we funny! Why, you can’t defend yourself, the cops will be there, especially in Denver!
According to a report by the local CBS affiliate last year, the response time of the Denver Police Department is a whopping fourteen plus minutes:
Figures released this week by DPD show that for the most urgent calls for service — such as kidnappings, domestic violence, hit-and-runs and assaults — the average response time for 2011 was 14.21 minutes.
But in recent months, that number has grown, sometimes by almost three minutes. In September of this year, from the time a 911 call was received to the time an officer arrived on scene, the average wait was over 17 minutes. In October it was 16.8 minutes.
This is the greatest arrogance of those progressives who believe that the little people, or senior citizens, should not be allowed to defend themselves, because the police will show up and save you. Assuming the perps are willing to stand around for fifteen minutes waiting for the cops to show up.
I’ve asked Congresswoman DeGette to come on the radio program this afternoon and explain this outlandish statement.
If she does we’ll post the podcast of that interview so you can hear for yourself her explanation.