Guest Column: Madigan and Walsh: Don’t release FOID card names

By James C. Davis

Mark Walsh, field director of the Illinois Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said, “I don’t understand the resistance to releasing the information, especially because it would not include the addresses of cardholders.”

Mr. Walsh, what world do you live in? Have you not heard of the Internet? Have you not heard of telephone books, as outdated as they are? You and Ms. Madigan must live in another world to think that crooks, robbers, rapists, etc., cannot get the addresses of anyone in the state of Illinois. The real people of Illinois (the ones who don’t live in Chicago) do have telephones, and name and address are usually listed. Of course, you both are from the city of Chicago and have no understanding about the real people of Illinois. You and the rest of “the people” who live in Chicago lead a real sheltered life.

Mr. Walsh is quoted as saying, “Ninety percent of Illinois voters support requiring background checks for all gun sales.” If Mr. Walsh was half as smart as he thought he was, he would know that 100 percent of all gun sales from a legal gun dealer have a background check. I’m not sure how many robbers, rapists, etc. get a background check when they steal or buy their guns in the back alleys.

Releasing FOID card names is just another way to make the law-abiding citizens of Illinois wonder, “What in the world are you doing; haven’t you heard of the Second Amendment to the Constitution?” I wonder when the people of the United States will ever DEMAND that the United States of America get back to the “Rule of Law.” All Demon-crats seem to not understand that this great nation was built on the Rule of Law. Of course, Obama doesn’t have to abide by judges who declare Obamacare is unconstitutional; Dead Fish [Raum Emanuel] doesn’t have to abide by the judge’s ruling that he wasn’t a legal citizen of Chicago for one year as the law says, and little Timmy [Geithner, U.S. Secretary of Treasury] doesn’t have to prosecute “his people.” I wonder, did these people ever take an oath to uphold the Constitution? Maybe they had their fingers crossed.

Just remember that every stupid gun law the “GOVERNMENT” comes up with is the greatest gun sales advertisement there is.

Go back and check; after every gun control law that has been proposed or passed, the number of gun purchases has immediately jumped 50 percent, and just in the last two years, the ammo manufacturers have been working 24/7 and cannot keep up with certain legal ammo.

Any TAXPAYER living in the state of Illinois would think there are many things the government would be thinking about other than LEGAL guns. Maybe the loss of corporations, loss of jobs, 66 percent increase in the state income taxes, decrease in land values, and the poor state of affairs of the high school graduates who cannot read their diplomas.

James C. Davis is a resident of Byron, Ill., and a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

From the March 16-22, 2011, issue

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