“No Guns Within”
That’s the sign that I’ve suggested those opposed to people being allowed to protect themselves with guns should stick in their front yards since I ran for State Comptroller in 1982.
Now Attorney General Lisa Madiagn’s Public Access Division has taken a step toward allowing burglars to learn houses it is likely to be safest to rob.
Her office has ruled that the names of those with Firearm Owners Identification cards should be made public.
While names would be made public, addresses won’t be.
It won’t take too long before some “public spirited” group will do a cross-match and come up with the addresses.
And post the results on the internet.
That list will be useful to crooks because they will know they should try robbing other homes in the neighborhood.
Ah, the unintended consequences of the actions of government.
I have a FOID card, by the way.
The Illinois State Police is planning to fight the disclosure.
Capitol Fax Blog will probably have a spirited discussion on the subject.