posted on Mar, 3 2011 @ 05:55 PM
I was just reading about this a few minutes ago and was looking to see if it had been posted yet. I'm happy that someone else saw the news about
this and got it up!
As an Illinois resident and a gun owner, I have a problem with this. It wasn't a huge issue for me to undergo the background check required to get
my FOID card, I knew that it was a requirement before I applied for my card, but it is an altogether different matter to have my name and location
published for any random whackjob to read.
So what happens when some anti-gun lunatic decides to go batpoop crazy and come visit and harass and terrify some family because one of them happens
to be a gun owner? The police can't be everywhere at once, can they?
What happens if the names and addresses are published and it is MY family who has some anti-gun lunatic show up? I don't have a gun safe yet, so I
keep my guns stored at my sister and brother-in-law's house a few towns away in my b-i-l's gun safe until I get enough saved up to buy my own. I
have no gun here to defend my self and, let's be honest, my sword collection is useful as a really super cool bit of decoration, but not all that
functional. I sure can't intimidate anyone into leaving by being scary and intimidating. I'm not. I'm about 5'1" and barely top 105 fully
clothed. I am a pretty pretty princess and I'm not scary even when I'm trying to be. Sure I'm married and my husband is a big guy, but he works a
lot and often works very late - like into the 9 to 10 pm range. He won't be here to protect my child and me.
There is no scenario in which this is a good idea. Frankly, it is between the state and me that I am a gun owner (and even that chafes some) and I
don't see any possible reason on this earth why anyone else needs to have that information. Lisa Madigan is doing this to punish and intimidate gun
owners and that is not acceptable. Anyone who lives here and takes an interest in local politics and politicians should know that it isn't any
secret that Madigan is not a fan of gun owners.
I was bothered by this when I read about it just a bit ago and the more I worry about what might come of this, the more upset and worried I get. I'm
a gun owner and I shouldn't have to fear for my safety because some anti-gun lunatic politician has it out for gun owners.