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Atty. general: Illinois should release FOID card list
AP/Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | John O'Connor

Posted on 03/01/2011 11:44:46 AM PST by Abathar

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccw; illinois; lisamadigan; secondammendment
Unfreaking believable...
1 posted on 03/01/2011 11:44:49 AM PST by Abathar
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To: Abathar

Publish the names and addresses of every member of every police department in Illinois at the same time.


2 posted on 03/01/2011 11:46:06 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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To: sarasota; BillyBoy; chicagolady; Dr. Sivana; Graybeard58; Impy; BlackElk; PhilCollins; TitansAFC; ..

*IL Ping*


3 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:49 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Abathar
The mythical "right to privacy" only applies to killing unborn babies.

Other than that, there is no "right to privacy."

4 posted on 03/01/2011 11:47:59 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun." -- Barry Soetoro, June 11, 2008)
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To: Abathar

I’m wondering how many gun-banning politicians will be found on that permit list?


5 posted on 03/01/2011 11:48:33 AM PST by MeganC (Soli Deo Gloria)
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To: Abathar

I could go along with this if the state provides a gun to each and EVERY member of the civilian militia. By publishing such a list, they would be “blowing my cover” of maybe having a gun, but not actually having one.


6 posted on 03/01/2011 11:50:43 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Abathar

The state should release the name and address of every person in the state that is a member of a public employee union.


7 posted on 03/01/2011 11:54:32 AM PST by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Abathar

Um, NO! Actually, HELL NO! Actually, the FOID needs to be abolished entirely. A card that shows who owns a firearem is a violation of the 2nd Amendment.


8 posted on 03/01/2011 11:54:40 AM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: Abathar
The Illinois attorney general says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.

Sure, easy as pie.

List every man and woman in the state, over the age of 18 who doesn't have a Felony conviction.

Just because Sissy Jo is 'authorized' to own a shotgun, doesn't mean she has one.

9 posted on 03/01/2011 11:54:40 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Abathar

List should have addresses and be titled, “Homes you should NOT invade.” My residence in IL has an NRA sticker on the front door. I consider it a bit more direct than my home security system sign.


10 posted on 03/01/2011 12:03:28 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: Abathar

Oh, boy.....


11 posted on 03/01/2011 12:04:24 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Sharia? No, thanks.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Is anyone surprised at this?

There are bills currently being brought up in the legislative process concerning "carry rights", hate to say it but they are all D.O.A.

We have a rat House, a rat Senate and a rat Governor and that's just the way it is. Call me defeatist if you want, I call it realism, having lived in this rat machine controlled state for more than 40 years.

12 posted on 03/01/2011 12:12:20 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Abathar; fieldmarshaldj; Impy; BillyBoy
This state has hit rock bock. Typical of the Madigan clan this family is drunk on their own power.

If Crook County didn't count in elections we would be one of the reddest states in the country.

That B&*$&% has no right to know who legally posses a FOID card. That is none of her damn business.

Why don't you prosecute the gang bangers Lisa and leave the rest of us law abiding citizens alone.

13 posted on 03/01/2011 12:14:59 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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To: Graybeard58

I say let’s use the dem tactics and have our senators flee to Indiana or Missouri since it is closer to Springfield. Then
Quinn and his gang of thugs can quit their dismantling of this once a great state. I am ashamed to live here.


14 posted on 03/01/2011 12:16:46 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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To: SoldierDad
A card that shows who owns a firearem is a violation of the 2nd Amendment.

The card doesn't actually tell you who owns a fire arm but simply who the state says can own one.

I'm certain that all the gang bangers in Chicago comply with this law, being the fine upstanding citizens they are.

15 posted on 03/01/2011 12:18:10 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Abathar; Travis McGee
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

R2/CW2

16 posted on 03/01/2011 12:22:18 PM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Abathar

This could seriously backfire on the liberals. Just cross-check violent criminals against those who have a FOID card, and when it ends up that none of the violent criminals have FOID cards, it will be clear that law-abiding FOID card holders are not the problem.


17 posted on 03/01/2011 12:44:22 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: Abathar

SOOOOOOO damned glad I don’t live in IL anymore.


18 posted on 03/01/2011 1:24:15 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Graybeard58
Thanks for that clarification. With your explanation in mind, I'm still adamant that the requirement of the state that there must be a list of those who are legally able to own a firearm is a violation of the 2nd Amendment. I see that as simply a way for the state government to engage in the confiscation of legally owned firearms, while those who engage in criminal activity are, by virtue of their lack of following the law, shielded from such a law or requirement.
19 posted on 03/01/2011 5:06:15 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier preparing to deploy to Afghanistan)
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To: SoldierDad

Illinois State Rifle Association Asks Attorney General Madigan to Reconsider Ruling on Information Release

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The following was released today by the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA):

The ISRA is asking Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan to reconsider a ruling handed down today that directs the Illinois State Police to release the names and other personal information belonging to the state’s 1.3 Million firearm owners. The ruling comes in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOI) request filed by news organizations who wish to list the names of firearm owners in newspapers and other publications.

Information subject to the FOI request is maintained in the Firearm Owners Identification card (FOID) database which tracks personal information belonging to persons who hold FOID cards. Since its inception in the mid-1960s, information in the FOID database has been considered confidential and not subject to release by the State Police. Today’s ruling by Attorney General Madigan is a dramatic departure from that tradition.

The ISRA strongly opposes release of the FOID database information because the association believes that release of such data puts FOID card holders and their families in grave danger.

“Attorney General Madigan has to understand that the safety of real people is at stake here,” commented ISRA Executive Director Richard Pearson. “Once this information is released, it will be distributed to street gangs and gun control groups who will use the data to target gun owners for crime and harassment.”

“There is no legitimate reason for anyone to have access to the information in the FOID database,” continued Pearson. “Make no mistake, the ISRA would love to have the FOID database for our recruitment and fundraising drives. However, we understand how important it is to maintain the privacy of citizens who choose to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. So again, I’m asking that Attorney General Madigan consider the families that will be endangered by the release of the FOID database and then honor tradition by keeping the information private.”

The ISRA is the state’s leading advocate of safe, lawful and responsible firearms ownership. For more than a century, the ISRA has represented the interests of millions of law-abiding Illinois firearm owners.

WEB SITE: http://www.isra.org

SOURCE Illinois State Rifle Association
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20 posted on 03/02/2011 6:23:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Abathar

"Democrat Attorney General Lisa Madigan, daughter of the state's powerful Democrat majority leader Michael Madigan, has decided that the privacy concern is "invalid" undermining the State Police's reasoning of r refusing to release the list. Madigan's office released a letter to the press on Monday evening, February 28."

21 posted on 03/02/2011 6:29:48 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Abathar

Freep this poll:

Poll
Do you think the list of the names of everyone who can legally own a firearm in Illinois should be made public?
Yes. It’s public information.
No. It’s an invasion of privacy.
or view results
Thank you for your vote.

* Yes. It’s public information. 33%
* No. It’s an invasion of privacy. 66%
*
Total votes: 115

http://www.sj-r.com/homepage

Scroll down right side.


22 posted on 03/02/2011 8:56:53 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Impy; TitansAFC
I posted this on the IL Board but I would like this to go out to everyone you know!!!

CONTACT YOUR REPS NOW!!!

My rep is a democrat (Kevin McCarthy) and the woman I spoke to is against Lisa’s desires. So even democrats are against this.

These are the points you need to mention:

1) This puts a target on Illinois citizens who do not own a FOID card for burglars, rapists and murderers.

USE the rape, murder and torture case from Connecticut and mention they were committed by two WHITE men since libs will ignore crime committed by minorities.

2) Invasion of privacy for IL citizens with FOID cards and puts a target on their back for criminals who want access to guns.

3) Explain how thorough the gun process is. First tell them what the FOID card entails (no felony, mental illnees, illegal, ect...) then tell them about background checks.

4) Tell them that the gangbangers in the city are getting their guns illegally and do not own FOID cards.

I already contacted Judy Biggert’s office and they are contacting the Washington Office now. The lady I spoke with is a friend of mine and I don’t want to disclose any information publicly to protect her but she has Judy’s ear and Judy will be informed about this immediately.

So PLEASE contact everyone including the media. This is a threat to our Freedom and a threat to ourselves and our families!!!

Oh and FINALLY if you don't have a FOID card immediately get one. The State Police say they are overwhelmed which is great for us! Here is the website: CONTACT YOUR REPS NOW!!!

My rep is a democrat (Kevin McCarthy) and the woman I spoke to is against Lisa’s desires. So even democrats are against this.

These are the points you need to mention:

1) This puts a target on Illinois citizens who do not own a FOID card for burglars, rapists and murderers.

USE the rape, murder and torture case from Connecticut and mention they were committed by two WHITE men since libs will ignore crime committed by minorities.

2) Invasion of privacy for IL citizens with FOID cards and puts a target on their back for criminals who want access to guns.

3) Explain how thorough the gun process is. First tell them what the FOID card entails (no felony, mental illnees, illegal, ect...) then tell them about background checks.

4) Tell them that the gangbangers in the city are getting their guns illegally and do not own FOID cards.

I already contacted Judy Biggert’s office and they are contacting the Washington Office now. The lady I spoke with is a friend of mine and I don’t want to disclose any information publicly to protect her but she has Judy’s ear and Judy will be informed about this immediately.

So PLEASE contact everyone including the media. This is a threat to our Freedom and a threat to ourselves and our families!!!

AND FINALLY if you don't have a FOID card get one now here is the link http://www.isp.state.il.us/foid/

According to the State Police they are overwhelmed which is great, because that means tons of people are registering!

23 posted on 03/02/2011 10:02:23 AM PST by Dengar01 (Go Blackhawks!!! Go Bulls!!!)
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To: Dengar01

I don’t think the IL legs would listen to a TN resident. :-P


24 posted on 03/02/2011 10:26:28 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Dengar01

I bet they won’t listen to an IL resident either.


25 posted on 03/03/2011 4:09:55 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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