Here in CO we have one senator fighting a recall by putting out radio ads warning the folks in his district that petitioners may well be sex offenders or identity thieves. In Illinois they're having a legislative clusterf**k trying to pass a concealed carry law that will satisfy the supreme court without actually allowing anyone to carry a gun. If you don't live in Illinois, the efforts can be entertaining.
The latest effort is a mag ban that would probably make most if not all automatic pistols illegal. It's a pretty good bet that this wouldn't pas constitutional muster either, but it takes a while to get a case through the courts and in the meantime it can be modified to make the case against it moot without actually addressing the problem. The plaintiffs get to start over at their own expense of course.
Ill residents are encouraged to contact their legislators but with a caveat about the bills sponsor:
SPECIAL NOTICE: DO NOT call Senator Kotowski unless he is your Senator, and even then be very careful. Kotowski has a track record of having the State Police investigate and harass people that disagree with him.
He sounds like a real peach.
H/T to No Lawyers for this gem.