“… Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, D-Manhattan, indicated he may be open to changing a major piece of the state’s gun-control law that limits the number of bullets in a magazine to seven. Silver suggested today that because manufacturers do not make magazines with seven bullets, lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo may need to revisit the restriction … “From a practical matter, we’re discussing it. I’m just saying I’m open to it,” Silver continued. “Everything in this state will better and does move better when people are open to compromise.” …”
The only reason he’d say this is if he feels the backlash is starting to hurt Democrats in his conference.