I just sent an email to Juliet Johnson who is the communications chief for U.S. Rep. Diana DeGrette of Denver. DeGrette is the lead sponsor in trying to eliminate high-capacity magazines used in weapons such as the AR-15. The Democratic congresswomen said at a public forum today that magazines could not be reloaded. “The bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more (magazines) available,” DeGrette said.
DeGrette was mistaken, and Johnson later attempted to clarify what DeGrette meant.
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.”
Dear Ms. Johnson:
I read your message about Rep. DeGette’s meaning clips instead of magazines in her statement about high-capacity magazines.
I’m sending you a copy of my book “Military Reporters Stylebook and Reference Guide” It’s used by reporters and editors who cover the military and want a better understanding of the military and their equipment. You need it.
Most clips are reloadable!! Just like magazines!! There are some clips made of plastic, and are designed to self-destruct when the round is fired.
See the video.