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October 20, 2014, 5:49 pm
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Durbin Agrees With Quinn on Ban of Assault Weapons and High-Capacity Ammo Mags

Senator Dick Durbin sides with Governor Pat Quinn on a move to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines.


When asked if he supports the move, the senior Illinois senator says that he’s long supported banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines ever since he’s been in congress.


Several proposals would make it illegal to sell, transfer or own ammunition magazines of more than ten rounds.


When asked what the limit should be, Durbin said he doesn’t know.  He says that there is no legitimate hunting or sporting need for a 100-round magazine like the shooter in Colorado had. 


Gun advocates say that the real reason for the second amendment is for self defense, not for hunting of for sport.


Last week Governor Quinn singed an amendatory veto to a bill regulating online ammo sales in the state.


In that veto, Quinn moved to ban assault rifles and high-capacity ammunition magazines of more than 10 rounds. Illinois lawmakers must approve his amendatory veto for that to take effect.


Dubin also says that Americans have the right to bear arms, but only under the limitations lined out by the government.


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