A conservative makes some comment about “legitimate rape,” and that’s enough for him not only to be excoriated by the media, but for his candidacy to be completely sunk, and for his own party to turn on him.
Oh, that that would happen to liberals every time they made stupid comments. Gun control politicians come to mind.
Remember Diana DeGette, the Democrat Colorado Representative? She was the lead sponsor on a piece of gun control legislation that would ban high-capacity magazines. But she didn’t even know what a gun magazine was. Here was her response to a question about how banning such guns would reduce violence:
“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.”
Your guess is as good as mine.
Now, a California State Senator is channeling the spirit of Diana DeGette. Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from LA, is sponsoring a bill that would require homemade gun manufacturers to undergo background checks.
At a press conference, de Leon held up a rifle, what he called a “ghost gun,” presumably a gun that had no serial number. He stated:
“This is a ghost gun. This right here has ability with a .30 caliber clip to disperse with 30 bullets within half a second. Thirty magazine clip in half a second.”
It would have made about as much sense had he said something like this: “This assault clip has the high capacity to fire 30 round calibers per half-second.”
It’s really OK if you don’t know anything about guns. I generally consider myself not very knowledgeable at all about guns, but even I knew this guy had no idea what he was talking about.
If you’re going to sponsor a bill that has to do with guns, especially banning certain types, you’d better know what you’re talking about. Otherwise, you’ll just come across like every other gun-grabbing fanatic who only cares about getting that campaign contribution from Bloomberg.