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Durbin Speaks on Gun Control
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is co-sponsoring a bill to change gun laws. Durbin believes there is nothing wrong with owning a gun, but he does have a problem with some of the people who own weapons.
Durbin attended a meet-and-greet for people running for office in Decatur this weekend. While there, he spoke to us about his proposed plan for stricter gun laws.
Durbin is co-sponsoring a bill that would include restrictions for people buying guns and the kind of weapons that are allowed on the market. He and his team list 2,200 different types of guns in the bill that they feel should be legal. The list does not include some high-powered weapons.
"There's a small category of these military assault weapons," Durbin said. "The kinds that were used in Newtown, Conn. to kill those poor little children, five- and six- year old children. The kind that was used out in Aurora, Colo., spraying a movie theater. Those are military weapons that have no purpose when it comes to sport or hunting."
Durbin believes in the Second Amendment right that people should be able to own a gun, but he wants people to use the firearms responsibly. He believes people whose names are on terrorist lists, and those convicted of violent felonies, should not own any kind of gun.
Visit Durbin's website to learn more about his gun proposal.