Our government says it absolutely cannot keep track of its own borders or the 12 million people who live here illegally, but, it absolutely can keep track of the purchases, transfers, and components of hundreds of millions of guns and gun owners. It’s hell bound determined to try.

It would be prudent to distrust the priorities and intentions of such a government and astute to pay attention to its inevitable idiocies.

Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette, the lead sponsor of one of the president’s lynchpin bills—to ban high capacity magazines–embarrassed herself not once or twice, but thrice last week, and not just herself, but the president and his agenda. DeGette’s missteps reflect the clumsy grasping of gun controllers nationally and, also reflect the willful abuses played out in a battle test ground in her home state of Colorado.

In the tumult of debate over state and federal gun measures, the Denver Post sponsored a forum on gun control last week where DeGette explained the genius behind banning high capacity magazines: “These are ammunition, 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.”

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