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General News    H2'ed 3/8/11

Proud, Safe Gun Owners Not Proud or Safe When Names Released

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Owning firearms is supposed to make you safe. Except when it doesn't.

 

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's ruling last week that the names of the 1.3 million people with   Firearm Owners Identification cards (FOID) in the state be published has gun owners up in arms, pun intended.

 

The same groups that declare no one would put a sign in front of their home saying NO GUN now fear the opposite. They're no longer worried about their right to bear arms, they're worried about their right to bear arms anonymously. Their right to privacy .

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If the Illinois State Police release the names of FOID holders per Madigan's ruling which it has so far refused to do and which would not include FOID holders' addresses, phone numbers of photos, gun activists' fears include:

 

Fear that criminals will break in their houses and steal their weapons.

 

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Martha Rosenberg is an award-winning investigative public health reporter who covers the food, drug and gun industries. Her first book, Born With A Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks and Hacks Pimp The Public Health, is distributed by Random (more...)
 

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