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Illinois Attorney General Releases The Names Of All Authorized Gun Owners

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by tank1976, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. tank1976

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    Additional info: http://www.wbez.org/story/news/illinois-attorney-general-rules-gun-ownership-info-public

    What I can't find is, why was the AP requesting the info?
     
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    A license to possess a gun? Boggles the mind. Move to Washington State.

    Do they also publish the drivers license and veh registration lists? If not, why not?
     
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    When I was taking my conceal carry licensing class a few years ago, I was told that the AP and many newspapers have tried to get states to release the contact information for all conceal carry license holders under the pretext that it is a public record. The stated intention (with at least one Austin, Texas newspaper) is to warn the public of the people who are walking around with guns, as if we are itching to shoot anyone who annoys us.
     
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    This was bound to happen under the FOID system.
     
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    It's really bad news for non gun owners.

    Anyone not on the list could be considered an easy home invasion or burglary target.

    Anti gun nuts have unintentionally made themselves targets with the realease of such lists.
     
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    The definition of insanity is electing the same people and expecting different results due to campaign promises. :laugh:

    Here is the most pertinent yard sign I've ever seen -- and it is apropos to this thread:

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    It isn't the lawful gun owners from which the public needs defense.

    Let's use their arguments against them and compel the AP to reveal all their sources.
     
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    Or, more accurately, the individuals on the list could be targeted for burglary, waiting until the owner leaves so they can steal the guns.
     
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    Saw this article with further information on what is occurring in Illinois - between the show down between the police and Attorney General Lisa Madigan. Kind of makes me wonder if this is released, would cause more people to own guns. The list would identify those that do not own weapons in essence also.

    Illinois Officials Spar Over Order to Make List of Gun Owners Public

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...cials-spar-order-make-list-gun-owners-public/
     
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    Possibly, but I believe that the likelyhood of that is lower than the other.

    Every coin has 2 sides.
     
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