“Rep. Diana DeGette Mocks Concerned Senior at Gun Rights Forum”
Remember, this is the same Representative who believed magazines were disposal, probably because she saw a movie or tv show where a character simply dropped one to load another in the heat of some (wildly inauthentic) exchange of fire.
And yet she gets to introduce anti-gun legislation — and her Democrat colleagues will vote to impose it on people who know about guns, and have every right to protect themselves and their families.
Or do they? Watch, and listen closely:
Evidently, your chances of surviving an attack as a senior are vanishingly small. If the Denver PD can’t save you within 3 minutes, you’d “probably be dead anyway” — so really, why should Rep DeGette care that having extra rounds in your magazine nurtures your false sense of security?
People like DeGette, who are voted in by urban center liberals and welfare cases, represent the liberal elite. They represent the people only inasmuch as they are quite willing to manage them and mold them and move them about at their whim. But make no mistake: she believes to her core that she is their better, and that her role in life is to run theirs in ways they are too stupid to choose voluntarily.
This is what contemporary statism looks like. And as we’ve seen, at the state level, it takes its marching orders from the national party and — by strict party line votes, when it has a majority — imposes that national agenda on people of both parties within the state, often against their wishes.
In the case of gun control, a Denver Post poll split 70/30 against the measures forced through our legislature and signed by our Bloomberg puppet, Gov Hickenlooper.
This is not how a representative republic is supposed to run. But then again, this is what you get when an uninformed, indoctrinated public votes in a rote way for “their economic interests” — unaware that they are trading that measure of nannystate security for their incremental enslavement.
DeGette’s campaign slogan may as well be, “I will let you eat cake.”
(thanks to geoff B)