Thursday, March 3, 2011
- Illinois Making Gun Ownership Public
I'm deeply sympathetic to the plight of Illinois gun owners who are facing the publication of their names as the latest ploy by the left to discourage gun ownership.
"If the state publishes a list of gun owners," Republican Rep. Ron Stephens said, "You are by design also publishing a list of everyone who doesn't" carry a firearm.
That could be comparable to publishing a list of everyone who has, or doesn't have, a car alarm or home-security system, at least in the eyes of those who want to keep the records private. "
But I've got to tell you, since I live in a state that hasn't issued a concealed carry permit in two decades, I think I'd trade places with them.
Do you hear that governor Christie? If the price for getting a concealed carry permit also includes publishing my name as a concealed carry holder, please tell me where I can sign up.