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House passes bill to bar the release of FOID names

April 08, 2011 at 01:35 PM

The Associated Press

Names of people authorized to own guns would be declared secret under legislation approved by the Illinois House. The state police would be barred from releasing information on people who have Firearm Owner Identification cards.

The House approved the bill 98-12 Friday. It now heads to the Senate.

The attorney general ruled last month that the list of people with FOID cards must be released under the state Freedom of Information Act.

Firearm advocates objected. They argue the information would tell criminals who owns guns that are worth stealing.

The bill would allow disclosure of names in criminal investigations.

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The bill is HB3500.

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“Firearm advocates objected. They argue the information would tell criminals who owns guns that are worth stealing.”

Yeah like the Ducks Unlimited and NRA bumper stickers all over your pickup truck wouldn’t do that.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/08 at 02:18 PM

For once the Illinois government is ding the right thing.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/08 at 08:52 PM

Passing that bill would let people know what homes that don’t have guns in them!

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/09 at 10:21 PM

My guns are my business not big brothers.Maybe the last election got em thinkin down in Springfield. Just maybe.

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/10 at 07:18 AM

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