Colorado Rep’s Spokesperson Clarifies Statements, Confuses Us Even More

It’s only been a couple of days since Colorado State legislator Diana DeGette made a fool of herself by speaking some gibberish about firearms magazines being single use ammunition — err, uh… I think that’s what she was trying to say.

Understandably, DeGette spokesperson Juliet Johnson wanted to clear things up and let us know not what DeGette said, but what she meant. I’ll be honest, I was excited to hear what DeGette meant because, frankly, I was convinced that she was sending some sort of encrypted message to Kim Jong Un or something. After all, what other excuse is there for a public official to openly babble gibberish?

As a reminder, here’s the most confusing part of DeGette’s statement:

…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.

Fortunately, DeGette is (probably) not a North Korean double agent. Unfortunately, what her spokesperson relayed to be her true meaning makes even less sense! Here’s what Johnson says DeGette actually meant:

…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,” Johnson said.

herp derp
So… DeGette wants to ban magazines that hold more than 15 rounds as a way to get rid of stripper clips (which actually ARE reusable)? Okay, either I passed through some kind of disturbance in the space-time continuum and landed myself in a different universe where all of this makes sense, or DeGette is *gasp!* a double agent working for North Korea!!

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