...who are ignorant on a subject to sponsor or co-sponsor legislation on that subject?
It should surprise no one that I follow gun control news pretty closely. This popped up a couple of hours ago.
Representative Diana DeGette (D-Colo.-1) indicated that a high capacity "magazine clip" ban would eventually lead to these high capacity magazine disappearing because they would be gone.
"These are ammunition. They are bullets," she said. "So the people who have those now, they're going to shoot them. So, if you ban them in the future, the number of the 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."
This person is a co-sponsor of HR308, Large Capacity Ammunition Feeding Device Act.
Now, I don't pretend that everyone should know the difference between a magazine and a clip. Nor do I expect everyone to know that they are both re-usable (her office claimed that she mis-spoke and was talking about clips, "which cannot be reused because they don't have a feeding mechanism.", which is of course, wrong). But, if you're going to co-sponsor legislation and then go out in public in support of that legislation, shouldn't we expect that you should know what the hell you're talking about?
I mean, this is analogous, not quite as offensive, but analogous to Todd Akin saying that a rape victim can prevent pregnancy.
Why do we allow these idiots to continue to speak? Why do they get reelected?
Please, this isn't about gun control. This is about ignorant politician control.
Let's just poke fun at these people, because otherwise, it's just sad and depressing.