At the tail end of last month, Colorado’s Democratic House Majority Leader sat down for a pow-wow with Tim Caffrey. Who he? Mr. Caffrey’s a [just say] NOCO. A Northern Colorado Progressive who views the recall campaign targeting pro-gun control candidates as a hangable offense [paraphrasing]. Mr. Caffrey’s YouTube interview with Dickey Lee Hullinghorst garnered all of 3,163 views in the last nine days. In fact, we would’ve missed it entirely if not for theblaze.com story highlighting Ms. Hullinghorst’s antipathy to armed self-defense. My favorite quote . . .
“The thought that the only way we can protect ourselves is to wield our own weapon is completely absurd and an argument that I absolutely discount as frivolous.”
See what she did there? No one’s saying a gun’s the only way to protect yourself. It’s the best way in certain life-or-death-or-grievous-bodily-harm situations. So . . . best to have one really. Any one. And it’s best to observe that Constitutional prohibition on government interference with the right to keep and bear arms. Not that Hullinghorst doesn’t pay lip service to the concept . . .
“None of the bills we passed will take anyone’s gun away,” Hullinghorst assures her sympathetic host, marginalizing the fact that the law she and her colleagues passed limits Colorado residents’ ability to defend themselves with firearms equipped with standard capacity magazines.
Which elicits the money shot: “I don’t know very much about this . . .” Hullinghorst interjects into her justification for the mag cap limit—which hoists itself by its own petard by failing to understand that James Holmes’ large-capacity magazine prevented more slaughter by jamming.
Politicians. You get what you pay for. And you pay for what you get.