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    If the ILLINOIS lawmakers get it, why in the world can't ours?

    Good grief... Illinois is on the path to having a better gun privacy policy than we do. How embarrassing!

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    Illinois House Approves Bill Keeping Names of Gun Owners Private

    The Illinois House has approved a bill that would keep private the names of state gun owners, as lawmakers battle to prevent the attorney general from opening up those files to the public.

    The bill passed Friday on a 98-12 vote and heads next to the Senate. It was drafted in response to opinions from state Attorney General Lisa Madigan saying the state police should release the official list identifying all firearm permit holders in response to a reporter's Freedom of Information Act request.

    Madigan's office has argued that there is a "public interest" in releasing the information, citing the example of an individual who may have become ineligible to carry. Her staff has argued the public interest outweighs any privacy concerns and instructed the records to be released.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TFred View Post
    Good grief... Illinois is on the path to having a better gun privacy policy than we do. How embarrassing!
    I would imagine the only people in Illinois that have a permit, are lawyers, judges, politicians, and their friends. Of course they passed the bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armed View Post
    I would imagine the only people in Illinois that have a permit, are lawyers, judges, politicians, and their friends. Of course they passed the bill
    Actually it protects the privacy of FOID Card holders. Its a peice of plastic that most Virginains (and other rational peoples) would consider an affront to their liberties, but we are required to have one in order to posses any firearms or ammo.

    The current situation is that the AP wants the list and the state police (ISP) have repeatedly said no. The Attorney General ordered the ISP to release it. The ISP stalled and a judge in Peoria issued a TRO to prevent the release. Hopefully it buys enough time for the bill to get through the senate.

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