This article was in The Chicago Tribune.
The Illinois attorney general says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.
Illinois state police determine who gets a Firearm Owners Identification card, which allows people to own guns. The police have always kept the list private.
But Attorney General Lisa Madigan's public access counselor released a letter Monday night saying the information should be public.
The Associated Press had requested the list of FOID cardholders but state police said that would violate the privacy of gun owners. The attorney general's office ruled that argument invalid.
Personally, I think it's very scary. On the one hand it would tell would-be robbers that your house is armed, but on the other it also tells them where they can steal guns.
Thoughts? Agree or Disagree with the Att. Gen?
Sidenote...I think the first comment below the article is moronic.
Answer by LoriKeet at 4:31 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 5:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by jesse123456 at 4:26 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:43 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by yourspecialkid at 4:40 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 4:22 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by LoriKeet at 7:13 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by gdiamante at 4:22 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Are you all so fearful that you are paranoid ?
Nope. I support the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution. Why is it wrong to be a law abiding gun owner? And when driving through Canada with our firearms, we abide by all Canadian Laws.... Of course, in Canada~ they really didn't care at the border... They weren't concerned with what we had. They seemed to be more concerned about our registration $ for the (I believe what was the CAFC909 Form)... Now re-entering the US was way more strict and thorough.... Canadian border seemed like a bunch of slackers... JMO..
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 6:50 PM on Mar. 1, 2011
Answer by Carpy at 1:12 AM on Mar. 2, 2011