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Published On: Fri, Apr 5th, 2013

Colorado rep corrects gaffe on gun magazines with new gaffe on ‘clips which cannot be reused’

A gaffe about gun magazines by Colorado Congresswoman Diana DeGette may have raised some eyebrows, but now her spokesperson made the matter worse.

The top cop of Chicago echoes the gun ban movement. David Gregory held up a magazine on Meet the Press as the gun ban push continues.

The top cop of Chicago echoes the gun ban movement. David Gregory held up a magazine on Meet the Press as the gun ban push continues.

Rep. DeGette is the lead sponsor of a bill that would ban high-capacity magazines and stated that “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.”

DeGette spokeswoman Juliet Johnson has now said the senior congresswoman from Denver “misspoke” and then issued another erroneous statement about guns.

“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,” Johnson said.

Actually, clips in most guns can be reused as well.

Immediately after DeGette’s Tuesday remark, the audience in The Post building chuckled and Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith, who was also on the panel, urged people who have not shot a gun to “get to the facts. … Let’s be educated as we make this decision.”

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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