Illinois Senator Dick Durbin recently took to the Senate floor to rail against “gun violence.” After the mandatory bloody shirt waving re: Chicago’s Independence Day carnage, Durbin lamented the death of the Manchin – Toomey bill. And then focused on the evils – and importance – of straw-purchasing. He joined Chicago’s top cop in blaming the “guns of Indiana and Wisconsin.” Durbin’s solution: increase the federal penalty for straw purchases to 15 years. (Up from 10 years.) Yeah, that ought to do it. The fact that criminals also use guns stolen from legal owners didn’t get a look in. Or the central role of gang warfare. In short, look at this baby! [h/t thegunwire.com] I wonder what this weekend’s death toll will be . . .