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IL gun owner list to possibly be made public

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by IMTHDUKE, Mar 1, 2011.

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  1. IMTHDUKE

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    Illinois: Release Names of All Gun Owners

    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.
    State police determine who gets a Firearm Owners Identification card, which allows people to own guns. The police have always kept the list private.
     
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  2. Ala Dan

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    My state Alabama does not need too follow suit~! :eek: :cuss:
     
  3. SpeedAKL

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    I remember when our local paper revealed the full list of CCW holders in Virginia a few years back. The people exploded in outrage, justifiably so. For a state to do this to every gun owner in its jurisdiction is absolutely appalling!

    This is why we need to oppose firearm registration at every turn. Not only does it make guns easier to grab, but it also it allows politicians to pull stunts like this to intimidate and single out gun owners. This could have ramifications for personal safety and employment among other things.
     
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    We had a case run through the court system here in Nevada. A Reno paper wanted to obtain and publish all the CCW info.

    We now have a bill in the legislature that would keep CCW info confidential. I'm hoping that it will pass.
    it is in commitee. So far the only opposition is from the criminal defense lawyers, saying that they need this info available for civil cases. Fortunately we also have a "castle doctrine" bill also working it's way through right now. Both bills have both Dem and Repub support here so they look good for passage.
     
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    IL FOID Card Privacy Alert

    The Illinois Attorney General, Lisa Madigan, says that the State Police needs to release the name of everyone in the state with a FOID card. For those of you that don't know, here in Illinois we have to have a Firearm Owner ID card in order to even touch a gun. This list has historically been kept private.

    Here's the story:

    http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/...elease-foid-card-list-20110301,0,704858.story

    Illinois residents should contact their state representatives and senators as there are bills in the House and Senate that would keep the list private.
     
  6. McCall911

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    What Dan says, but I'm sorry this has happened in IL. I hope all the law abiding gun owners of your state will band together and fight this travesty.
     
  7. Xfire68

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    Wow yet another way to violate our rights as gun owners!

    This is why she should have been voted out of office this passed election but, the people of IL are lost! I should be out of here by the end of the year! :neener:
     
  8. RockyMtnTactical

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    Lots of states looking to make more restrictions. Many others working to loosen restrictions. No matter which one you are in, be heard. Do something to fight bad legislation and push for good legislation. Our collective efforts make a big difference. Politicians should fear enacting gun restrictions for fear of losing their job.
     
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    There is another thread about this. I don't know which one came first but I wish there wasn't a need for this thread!!!! MADigan sucks.
     
  10. gearchecker

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    Who are they supposed to release this list to?
    There are extreme safety and security issues if the names of gun owners gets released in public. You can bet every theif in the great lakes region will be downloading the list and then cross referencing it to known addresses. It could turn the entire state of Ill. into a crime zone. I'm really not sure the Attorney general is ready for the ramifications of releasing this information.
    I seriously hope smarter and calmer heads prevail on this issue. This type of information release was tried in California over people that supported the gay marriage ban. Their identification remaines private thru court order.
    This is similar, but with much more dangerous & possibly deadly consequences if it gets passed.
    Please keep us informed.
     
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    I came here to link to the same story. I feel for the folks in Illinois and other states. If a pol in Georgia even brought up an idea like FOID cards much less a ninny like publishing names and addresses their career would be OVER.
     
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    New Hampshire has no such list. As far as I know.
    We are actually attempting to loosen what little restriction we have since the smarter people voted in November.
     
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    This is just one more example of why we should fight any recordskeeping of individual gun sales/ownership/licensing/etc. It all amounts to registration, whether we admit it or not. If government at any level has access to information about individual citizens it WILL be misused at one time or another. It's just the nature of the beast!:banghead:
     
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    Actually, I'm glad she did it. I don't think the ISP will release the info. They will wait till some other organization files a suit to block. I think this release threat will make a lot of people mad who were fence sitters in the gun debate in IL. I can't imagine how someone would want their name to be public.
     
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    one would think the police and judges would oppose such a release.
    i do, and i am not LEO or rich or politically connected. they can hide behind exemption clauses; I'll have to hide at my last possible place in my 'castle' i can retreat to-- behind a mattress:mad:
     
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    A prefect example of why any form of gun/gun owner registration in the hands of government is a foolish idea.

    If they release this list, then I want to see them prosecuted when the first wave of criminals is caught targeting houses with names from the list in their possession.
     
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    Luckily in the great state of Alabama that list would include everyone except for felons and other prohibited people. Alabama doesn't have to tell people that they are authorized to own guns, we just have to keep them away from a couple of people.

    I sure do hate to see Il. doing this though.
     
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    Sounds like the right honorable Ms Madigan simply wants to give the misunderstood, oppressed, underpriveleged entrepreneurs in her state the means to identify which homes present a danger to their pursuit of their chosen careers so that they may select vict...err...clients that afford them the best opportunities to conduct business unafraid and unmolested.
     
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    Well...if your identity gets stolen then please feel free to sue the state that published your confidential information in a public setting. Don't just sue the state though; sue the officials that write, vote for, and carry it out.

    If I lose a roster of PII and ID's get stolen I am personally liable for that; politicians should be no different.
     
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    Publicize the names and personal information of all those that vote for publicizing your personal information.
     
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    I will be meeting with My Representative on Friday. I will share My displeasure to say the least. I wonder if Atty. Gen. is wanting to know how many of Us have a card so She can raise the cost of a card to get more monies to the State. Just an idea I had.
     
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    I am wondering what their thought process or logical reason is for needing to publish this? I doubt that it would achieve any of their goals, but I wonder what those goals are? Ostensibly public safety? Something else? Other than "screw you guys".
     
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    I'm really at a loss of words, other than:

    For the love of God, what is she thinking?
     
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    AP wants the info, this is the part that bugs me the most. Why does AP want this info unless they are actively trying to undermine gun ownership.
     
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    If the Associated Press (which isn't exactly pro gun-rights) wants to print the names and addresses of ALL of the FOID card holders, things might get interesting when the 2012 elections come up because an whole lot of voters would be involved. I think it's more likely they'll try to check the names against other data bases in an attempt to find FOID folks that have a criminal or other "prohibited person" background. Then of course call for more restrictive legislation.

    Them that kick a wasp's nest are likely to get stung. :evil:
     
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