Guns are a strong deterrent.
Guns are a strong deterrent to many things such as crime, invasion, dictatorship, and genocide. But man is much stronger, with his will and a little elbow grease he can defeat many things before they happen. In the case if Illinois SB 1007 which bans high capacity magazines, a bill that literally replaced a child protection act. The people of that state needs to make a stand and vote the people out of office who changed the bill from a bill that would help protect children,
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09500SB1007&GA=95&SessionId=5 1&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=28858&DocNum=1007&GAID=9&Sess ion=
To a fear-mongering bill to prevent law abiding citizens from getting high capacity magazines.
http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09500SB1007sam001&GA=95&Sessi onId=51&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=28858&DocNum=1007&GAID= 9&Session=
It would seem that if a person is more interested in banning something for your own good, in lew of a bill that would actually help protect children from predators, these people need to be removed from office and never allowed to hold any form of public position again.
The power lies with the People and not the Government so if you are from Illinois then write your state legislatures and voice you displeasure. Let them know that you will remember how they voted in there upcoming election. If you are not from Illinois you can still write them about the distasteful act of changing a bill to protect children to a feel good bill that only hurts the law-abiding citizen.