I just saw that the Illinois Attorney General is demanding that the State police publish the list of all firearm permit holders in the state. At this point, the police have refused, stating several reason as to why this would be a bad idea.
Apparently, there is already a law on the books that bars the police from making the registry public, but that's not enough for AG Lisa Madigan, who has determined that it "must" be made public.
Reresentative Ron Stephens (R) is pushing a bill that would make the publishing of the information illegal, except in the investigation of a criminal investigation.
The NRA has said that they will do whatever they can to stop the AG's decision from being enforced.
I pray that this action of the AG will be defeated. It would send a signal to every other state to follow suit. It is not only an infringement on personal rights, but could also endanger the lives and property of law-abiding gun owners everywhere.