Friday, December 9, 2011

IL FOID Privacy Upheld

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.

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Weer'd Beard said...

Just requiring FOIDs is a criminal act in itself.

Of course we'll need to bring yet another Federal case up against that.

Robert Fowler said...

Good for the court. This is something we are trying to change in Iowa. It really sucks to open the paper and see your name printed there for everyone to see. Of course it's all in the name of freedom of information. Or maybe it's for the children. I forget which one.