"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."The problem, as others have observed, is not that our elected officials seem to be able to count the neuron population of their brains on the fingers of one hand, but that there are people out there who vote for them.
CO State Rep. Diana DeGette (D)
Of course if you think of everything including your constituents as being disposable, I suppose the mindset expands to include the entire universe at some point.
UPDATE: It gets even better. After the obvious gaffe above, a spokesperson for Rep. DeGette was quick to offer some spin:
“The Congresswoman has been working on a high-capacity assault magazine ban for years, and has been deeply involved in the issue; she simply misspoke in referring to ‘magazines’ when she should have referred to ‘clips,’ which cannot be reused because they don’t have a feeding mechanism,"I'm glad we got that straightened out.