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Democratic Rep. Mocks Elderly Man During Gun Control Forum: ‘You’d Probably Be Dead Anyway’

During a forum on gun control in Colorado hosted by The Denver Post , Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) mocked the concerns of a senior citizen who said that his impairments would put him at a significant disadvantage in a firefight under the state’s new gun laws. She drew laughs from the crowd when she reminded the questioner that he can take advantage of the Denver Police Department’s services. She added that, in the hypothetical situation the questioner described, “you’d probably be dead anyway.”

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At the Tuesday night forum, the elderly questioner described his unique circumstances and asked DeGette about how he is supposed to defend himself in an extended firefight if he has to change magazines.

DeGette dismissed the questioners concerns. “The good news for you, you live in Denver. The Denver PD would be there within minutes,” she said to the laughter of the crowd.

“You’d probably be dead anyway if they had that kind of firepower,” DeGette added.

Watch the exchange below:

h/t Examiner via Gateway Pundit

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