The kill ratio extends expotentially [sic].

-- Feinstein, Diane, remarks during hearings on the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban

I loved this remark. In only five words, Feinstein was able to prove beyond doubt her total ignorance of both firearms and mathematics. Reminds me of Sybil Leek's celebrated reference to "Lady Castlereigh, the unfortunate confidant of Charles I in the sixteenth century," which, as Ronald Hutton observed, "manages in twelve words to confuse a nineteenth-century personality with a seventeenth-century one, and locate both in the wrong period."

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