Idiocy: Colo. rep. mocks elderly gun rights advocate; doesn't know how guns work

Mocking an individual’s right to defend himself against armed intruders? Just another day in the life of a Democrat.

Good times.

At a public forum on gun legislation yesterday, an older gentleman confronted U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette with with a home invasion scenario. Particularly if the intruders are armed, what measures can he take to defend himself given Colorado’s new restrictive gun laws? With the Democrats in the Colorado legislature on a mission to disarm the citizenry, it’s a very valid question. Unfortunately, DeGette thinks it’s worthy of derision:

“You’d probably be dead anyway.” Just the sort of thing you want to hear from someone who’s supposed to work in your best interest.


Maybe instead of trying to make a reasonable man look foolish, she could spend her time instead learning about how guns actually work. You know, since she’s co-sponsoring gun control legislation:

Cringe-tastic transcript via

“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” says Rep DeGette. According to her, “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.”

Derp. Hey, Rep. DeGette, this Twitterer has some questions for you to consider in your future research:


Heckuva job, Diana! Meanwhile, here’s some good advice:

  • c2

    We went after this last night a little bit. This woman is scary gun-dumb, and frankly sociopathic.

    • Fking51

      She’s just dumb… not really too scary, unless she’s re-elected.

      • c2

        Gotta disagree. I think politicians who make light of citizens being helpless – followed by dead – are pretty scary.

  • Fire and Adjust!

    Silly me……….. here I was throwing away all my rifles after they ran out of bullets………….. who knew you only had to throw away the magazines after the magazine ran out of bullets?
    Which reminds me, my truck is almost out of gas…………

    • R.C.

      These folks writing the gun laws are weapons grade stupid.

      • tea4sue

        They walk among us and make the laws!

        • Noelle C Campbell

          Actually, they don’t walk among us, and that’s the entire problem.

    • Pendog

      I’m pleading with you here folks. Please send me your ‘used up’ magazines. I will see to it that they are uhhh, disposed of properly!

      • Roto

        I only use magazines in my black powder rifles 😉

    • Roto

      I’d love to watch someone tell her that spent casings can be reloaded with bullets to make new cartridges, and watch her head explode. :-)

  • Rabid

    .223,.224…whatever works…

  • GoSellCrazySomeplaceElse

    The idiocy continues. Liberals seem to be functioning with a sixth grade education.

    • rickg62

      Please, my fifth grade grandson knows more about this than she does.

    • trixiewoobeans

      Public school.

    • GaryTheBrave

      The problem with voting DeGette out is that she’s from Denver, as safe of a D seat as one can find anywhere. It’s more likely to get Pelosi out before you can get DeGette out.

  • jetch

    i just can’t understand how the same crowd (leftist dems) that HATES the police says we should all trust and rely on the police!
    also, would she say the same thing to a woman about to be raped?

    • R0nin

      “You’d probably be raped anyway.”

      Thank you, Colorado, for illustrating to the rest of the states what a mistake it is to put Dems in charge. Now if only Oregon would get the message…

      • robcrawford2

        Keep in mind this is the part of Bill “Put Some Ice On That” Clinton.

        • Chrissy the Hyphenated

          And Joe “Garden Variety slap” Biden and Whoopi “Not Rape Rape” Goldberg.

      • Keith Wilk

        These aren’t just run-of-the-mill Democrats active in Colorado, this is the National Progressive Party in action – they have taken Colorado from its citizens in under a decade and will continue to impose their agenda. Time for you guys to get serious about cleaning house, or become just another cautionary example in the dangers of voter apathy…

      • Osama0bama

        Thus, the need for TERM LIMITS! TERM LIMITS! TERM LIMITS! TERM LIMITS!!! :-)

        • Anderson

          Voters can self impose term limits by not re-electing these idiots into office. I know, being an informed voter is ….like….hard.

          • Osama0bama

            Problem is, everyone laments how “they all need to be thrown out” but then re-elect THEIR Rep. because he brings home the bacon. That’s why term limits are inevitable if we are to save this country. As to informed voters? When some 53%of American voters are as dumb as a bag of hammers and are proud of the fact, our informed and educated votes are wiped out.

    • Catchance

      It’s the smirk on her face as she says what she thinks is very clever that is just as stomach-turning as the words themselves.

    • tea4sue

      No, she’d say, “Just whistle”!

      • Adino

        Only when the wind is from the left side, going thru the ear canals to the right side…

  • Jack Deth

    And the left is constantly astounded why so many people despise Democrats???!

    • InformNow

      That’s why Liberal Democrats give away the store to the lazy and incompetent to get their votes, otherwise Democrats would never be elected if they actually had to defend the premise of their political philosophy! It’s also why the majority of Hollywood is in the Democrats back pocket… They are the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ crowd, right Jim Carrey?!

  • Aaron

    I have no idea who JR Salzman is, but that was epic.

    • R0nin

      JR is an Iraq veteran who lost an arm, and two fingers on his other hand, in action. He’s an outspoken conservative and knows what he’s talking about on the subject of guns. He’s a great guy and worth following on Twitter. MOST of what he says is “epic”. :)

      • Aaron

        Followed! Thanks!

        • Lady 12


      • Don

        Thanks and thank him for his service.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    No wonder Magpul makes so many magazines and employs so many ppl in CO.

    According to CO Rep DeGette, magazines are pre-loaded and can only be used once!

    Behold the miracle of legalized marijuana.

    ‘Here’s your sign.’

    • mikelodeon777

      hahaha! luv it!

  • BigTBoom

    She puts on a remarkable display of arrogant ignorance!

  • CavalierX

    I was out of .22 ammo, but luckily Diana DeGette advised me to cut my .44 rounds in half and use those. Not only did that work, but it doubled my ammo supply! Thanks, Rep. DeGette!

    • 3seven77

      And it was cheaper too, right?

    • Roto

      That stupid woman doesn’t know the difference between a bullet and a cartridge.

  • Garth Haycock

    What a heartless bitch.

    • R0nin

      Heartless, condescending, dismissive– all the qualities of a great Democratic politician.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      More like brainless bitch.

  • R0nin

    “When seconds matter, the Denver Police are only minutes away!”

  • ceemack

    Why is it that so often it’s the dumbest people who are the most arrogant?

    • LightSabre

      Why is it the dumbest people that get elected? Ans: They are perfectly representative of the people that vote for them.

      • Derfallbright

        The scary part is this person votes on other laws that she is incapable of understanding.

    • RB

      Uhhhh, because they’re dumb? LOL

    • Frank Drebin

      The Dunning-Kruger Effect: basically, the truly incompetent are too incompetent to realize that they’re incompetent.

    • Squirrel!

      Their ignorance exceeds their arrogance, though, doesn’t it?

    • calypso985

      I think it is because they are so dumb that they don’t KNOW they’re dumb. There certainly isn’t any other plausible explanation.

  • Booker

    Keep it up Dems. I’m looking forward to watching Colorado turn red again.

    • rinodino

      Not if you take away their weed

    • Red Fred

      What an arrogant POS! Hopefully not as dead as this Dianna DeGette’s career.

  • Steve_J

    She should be embarrassd of herself.

    • JR48

      She’s too ignorant to be embarrassed.

    • JustLikeAnimals

      Too stupid to be embarrassed.

  • capisce

    I’d be more impressed if Degette & Company knew how the Bill of Rights worked.

    • Garth Haycock

      It would be more impressive if they demonstrated that they’ve heard of the Bill of Rights.

  • RblDiver

    From another comment list: “Honey, we’re out of milk. Please pick up a new refrigerator on your way home!”

    • DanStlMo

      and stop by the cow to fill it up.

  • arrow2010

    There are plenty of elderly that can defend themselves with guns. What a brainless stooge.

    • Chrissy the Hyphenated

      Remember that old guy who defended everybody in the convenience store from two thugs in hoodies? YouTube epic security camera footage.

    • Red Fred

      Two thugs hold up an Internet Cafe, get shot by 71 year old man.

  • Guest

    Obviously she doesn’t remember the serial rapist stopped by a senior lady with a gun. Maybe she should have just peed on him instead. Surely he would have changed his mind and just left her alone, right?

  • gekkobear

    Well, her new proposal nationwide has the language that is going to end all magazines in Colorado…

    “or that can be readily restored or converted to accept, more than 10 rounds of ammunition”

    At least she’s trying to make sure it isn’t just Colorado that bans all magazines in existence.

  • Kenneth Riggs

    If he dies anyway at least he would die fighting. What s her solution? Let them kill you with no resistance? She s a fool.

  • Rabid

    I’d love it if the guy turns out to be a combat veteran :)

  • Conservative First

    I have magazines for my glock, I have clips for my M1 Garand, but I can’t seem to find where I put my “Magazine Clips” for my AR.. and I for the sake of me can’t find them in stores. In fact, when I ask for them, I get these strange stares back at me.

  • Terry Ringler

    She’ll understand more about guns “after” the bill is passed.

  • Stephen L. Hall

    Just a thought for the Republican legislators in Colorado:

    Introduce a law requiring an IQ test for every legislative candidate with a minimum score of average necessary.

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      At least greater than shoe size!

  • beebop1952

    Democrats …. they know what is best for you …. and then you get old …. so ….. die.

  • cscape

    Excuse me….. but wouldn’t “magazines” come under the 1st (not the 2nd) Amendment?…. I mean, what’s next – ban “Newspapers and Comic Books”?

    • DBrenchley

      shhh .. some lawyer might just argue that ..

  • Sherry Shinogle

    Thank you CO legislature for redistricting me into this imbecile’s district. I was perfectly happy with Coffman who understands guns and even knows how to shoot one. I don’t think DeGette would know which end of the gun to load.

    • R0nin

      Now you can help vote her out!

      • JustLikeAnimals

        Why wait for the election? Just take her name off the office door and she’ll aimlessly wander the hallways for the next couple of years. =)

  • ernst1776

    Honestly…. I know liberals are mentally challenged but how can they in good conscience elect this fool to represent them???

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      She makes them feel good……

    • Don

      Remember its the fools who are voting the fools in. This is what happens long term when your state welcomes people from other states, the bad liberal democratic states, go to the shitter and the ones with money move to the great states and then before you know it they are ruining everything for everybody else.

  • R.C.


  • dunst43

    “The gun store was out of .223 ammo so I bought .322 instead. They’ll work if I put them in my AR mags backwards, right?”

    Still laughing ’cause it’s so true.

  • pairadimes

    Can we possibly fall any lower than this? How is it that we elect so many people that could not feed themselves if the power goes out?

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      Ah, the hunting analogy is coming… know that. And here goes, if the power goes out………we cannot just let them suffer and starve to death. Like too many deer during a cold winter, you need to cull the herd. I’ll leave the method to the conservationist responsible for the harvest. No suggestions……use your imagination.

  • GaryTheBrave

    I got her fooled. I just renewed my subscription to AR magazines for three years so I’ll be stocked up for awhile.

    • Adino

      LOLC! (LOL Coffing…)

    • Jay Stevens

      So they arrive in the mail like the other magazines – like the Glock, Colt, Beretta, and S & W?

      • GaryTheBrave

        Some troll is probably going to believe that is how we get them. Smh.

    • Osama0bama

      Was that a two-for-one where you get two years of Good Housekeeping which has Moochelle 0BowMao on the cover every month?

  • NRPax

    I’d like to share a wonderful quote I read over on YouTube as I watched the video: Politicians should be limited to two terms. One in office and one in prison.

    • Brian H (wackobird)

      WAAH! great one!

      • NRPax

        I honestly wish I could claim credit for it but I’m happy to spread it around.

    • Lady 12

      My roommate saw that, and she said, “Whoever said that must be from Illinois.” :)

      • OwlCreekObserver

        I propose a new Illinois state motto: “Our former governors make our license plates.”

      • Jay Stevens

        Truth. I grew up there.

  • Lisa Dean

    Since my magazines are going to be used up after the bullets are gone, I think I may recycle them into bookends. How does that sound Rep DeGette? Also, should we take your advice about guns, considering you’re only a state representative, or should we take VP Biden’s advice and just shoot through the door? I mean VP Biden does “outrank” you and I’m sure he’s “above your pay grade”.

  • maltwit

    When my high capacity bullet magazine runs out, do I have to renew my subscription manually? It says, “auto” on the thingie.

    • yacope


  • regmgr

    It’s hard to calculate stupid but this idiot doesn’t need a calculator to show how stupid she is. I guess there were enough stupid people to elect her to office. Most of her followers are probably smoking weed most of the time.

  • tops116

    And don’t forget that that doofus said that while surrounded by armed guards.

  • $7610427

    What a b itch! I would love to hear her say that to my 79 year old father who still keeps a loaded .357 in his house.

  • trixiewoobeans

    INDEFENSIBLE behavior. Hey girl, the contempt you poured on that person…WILL be poured on you later…you’re no spring chicken, and time marches on.

  • BidensHairPlug

    I am just so full of cuss over these idiots attempting to regulate things they know nothing about………it’s madness.

  • Donna W

    Disgusting slob. They all have that hideous “we sooo got this, and you all gonna die soon” sneer on their faces.

    Hateful Left.

  • OwlCreekObserver

    I was stationed in Colorado back in the seventies. It was beautiful and I loved it. Now it seems to be infested with nitwits. It’s just heartbreaking.

  • Jim Harvey

    What an arrogant twat…But I must apologize for stating the obvious.

  • Lynn Murray

    They should Kick her smart ass out of office at the next election, if not before.

  • labillyboy

    It HAS to be illegal somehow for an idiot like DeGette to be involved in writing and passing laws on things which she knows nothing about. This just confirms what most gun owners already know. Gunphobes are trying to outlaw the source of their deepest fears, the scary looking firearm, the content of their bad dreams has now made it’s way into law unfiltered by fact and reality. Coupled with their liberal sense of superiority we have a dangerous threat to the future of our country.

    • Walter Hefty


      But the term is Hoplophobe/Hoplophobia. It is an ailment commonly found in most functionally brain dead voters and brain dead politicians.

  • yacope

    The disgusting expression on her face as she said “you’ll probably be dead anyway”…she just confirmed that she does know what we know: The police will probably arrive too late to save you but $cr3w you, you just can’t have guns

  • David maley

    i am stunned at the smugness of that woman, the left truly feels they are in complete control. I have no doubt, that woman, if given enough authority would kill people if they disagree with her very scary.

  • Paul Crittenden

    I have been laughing my butt off for 10 minutes straight. The tweets are priceless. Maybe he can take Seth Myers job when he takes over “Late Night”. Funny stuff and SNL could use some help.

  • Rulz

    2014 can’t come soon enough for Colorado.

    • Don

      take the weed away or make it mandatory that you pass a drug test before you vote. Might see a big swing in the election then.

  • VoodooMP

    What gets me as how nonchalant she as when she says it. Ridiculous!

    • Silenttype78

      Life is cheap and meaningless to lib-progs. Young …old… doesn’t matter.

  • gracepmc

    Chief Deputy Whip Diana DeGette is serving her 9th term in Congress as Representative for the First District of Colorado Perhaps the citizens of Colorado who do not like being arrogantly mocked by their “betters” could reconsider at the ballot box.

  • Dave O’Neill

    I don’t DeGette it.

    • SAXET

      Neither does she…

  • Silenttype78

    OMG… I better not hear one freakin’ word about stupid southern people.

  • Chrissy the Hyphenated

    Democrats do not need to learn anything about anything. Their world is very simple. Republicans are EEEVIL, therefore anything Republicans want is EEEVIL and should be BANNED asap.


    This Colorado Rep said when the magazines are shot up, there won’t be anymore…she thinks magazines are bullets!! Actually she said “clip magazines”

    • Roto

      She also made up a new liberal gun term, “assault magazine”

  • sensible critic

    what an ignorant, pompous, ass!! a complete embarrassment!!

  • Craig Miller

    @J.R. Salzman. Funny stuff pal.

  • kim

    Damn. NOW she tells us. AFTER we have thrown out all those lawnmowers, autos, refrigerators, etc. Things can actually still work when empty if you fill them again. Who knew??

    • Walter Hefty

      Don’t forget the cups, bowls, spoons, thermoses, ice chests, and the like.

      Oh, and all of those cardboard boxes! I mean, it isn’t like I don’t reuse all of the cardboard boxes that my appliances came in. Nope, not at all.

      No wonder U-Haul is making such a fortune!

  • ToyZebra

    Such lofty smugness. “The DPD would be there in minutes” Yeah, and an unarmed defenseless citizen would be dead in seconds. And what about people who don’t have the police minutes away? Hank Johnson once worried about the island of Guam tipping over from too many people. That was stupid. Diana Degette is stupid AND arrogant.

  • Robby

    Colorado: This is the state that legalized marijuana, right? @michellemalkin


    her arrogance is onlt matched by her stupidity. Minutes away = death sentence. If you look at people who work in law enforcement, they teach their loved ones how to shoot. Actions speak louder than words.

  • Travis

    Well, liberals are use to using once and throwing away (i.e. condoms, sex partners, religion, minorities, etc.), so I understand why she thinks magazines are similar.

  • Southern fried

    Just proves to me that the progressive liberals don’t really care if you live or die. They care about the criminals rights not yours and mine. All they want is power over the masses. Also her smugness made me want to reach through this screen and smack her.

  • Stacey Holmdahl

    She just made the best arguments for IGNORING gun bans of any kind. First point, when seconds count, the Denver PD will be there “within minutes…” and, in the case of an armed intruder when you comply with mag capacity rules “you’d probably be dead anyway.”

  • Roto

    Those weren’t the only utterly stupid comments DeGette made. I actually watched the entire Denver Post hearing (I know… I’m getting help :-). Because she’s so immensely ignorant about firearms, it’s hard to understand what the heII she’s talking about since she uses the wrong terminology for everything — bullets vs. cartridges/rounds, shot vs. spent/expended, “assault magazine”, etc.

    It sounded like her family and friends are as stupid about firearms as she is. At 1:04:13 she says she has an uncle in Durango who “hunts deer”, but he never uses a semi-automatic rifle because “you couldn’t eat that game if you shot it with that gun.” At 1:04:35 she also has a really stupid friend who “hunts birds” (he’s even an NRA member, imagine that). This dunce told her she was on the right track by banning hi-cap magazines, because “when you shoot that first bullet, they fly away and it’s a waste of good ammunition.” Queue the RCA Dog headturn….

    She also didn’t know that a County Sheriff does not enforce federal law (she ACTUALLY ASKED the Sheriff if he must enforce state law). The Sheriff on the panel made her look like an idiot too. And she topped it off with the usual lie that the 1994 gun ban reduced “gun violence”. God help us with these idiot liberals….

  • Michael

    Why mince words? At bottom, this debate is about disarming Americans so that the ‘NWO’ oriented “gov’t” can do whatever they want…We know what they’re up to. And they know we know.

  • the truth!

    where do the batteries go?

  • Paul Woodman

    when the magazines are empty,I string ’em up like garland for the ‘holiday’ tree. These are the people that are smarter than you,plan better than you,have your best interests at heart,so trust them with your most precious asset,YOUR HEALTH.