CHICAGO -- An Illinois judge has ruled that the state police cannot release the names of the state's 1.3 million firearm owner identification cardholders, another victory for gun-rights advocates who had been trying on several fronts to block release of the names.Good. There is no reasonable argument for the release of these names. But here's the Brady Campaign's argument:
Brian Malte of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, which has argued in favor of releasing the FOID card information, said sharing it with the public and the news media helps make sure FOID cards are not issued to felons or others who should not have them.They think it's THEIR job to determine who's allowed to have firearms in IL. Nevermind the fact that if the Illinois State Police issues a FOID card to a FELON, that's a failure of the ISP, not firearm owners. Gun Control advocates don't care if it creates a shopping list for criminals, endangering you and your family, but they scream to high heaven when the tables are turned.