"An (obviously canned) email this correspondent received from United States Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) makes a startling admission, if startling only for its honesty (emphasis added):
'I support efforts that address illegal possession and use of firearms. Common sense restrictions such as bans on multi-round magazines and assault weapons are supported by law enforcement officials who patrol our streets [by the 'law enforcement officials who patrol our streets,' Senator, or by the political hacks, appointed by gun-hating politicians, who presume to both command them and speak for them?]. I also support universal background checks to prevent the transfer of firearms without a background check by non-licensed gun sellers'.
Most of that comes as no surprise to anyone with any knowledge of Durbin's abysmal record on gun rights (and even 'body armor rights'). But what's this about the 'common sense restriction' of a ban on 'multi-round magazines'? When you think about it, after all, magazines can be broken down into two categories: 'multi-round,' and . . . single-round, and if Durbin wants the first one banned, that would leave only the second."