SAK, on Jun 19 2008, 11:28 AM, said:
From what I see, order of importance for things that need to be changed:
1) Public availability of permit holders -- this should be non-public to protect permit-holders from criminals
2) Disqualification for ever having a DUI -- this doesn't relate to firearms at all
3) Having to notify an officer -- this will undoubtedly cause problems, particularly from anti-rights officers. Anyone meaning harm to an officer wouldn't notify the officer first anyways. I certainly wouldn't want to be patted-down and disarmed for a burned-out signal.
4) Discharged from military -- another thing that will disqualify perfectly good citizens
5) Name/address change should be changed to 60 days and arrest to within 30 days after release from custody
None of these would affect me either, but that isn't the matter. I know it will affect other people who still have the right to self-defense. Having made a mistake, or having been affected by the mistake of another DOES NOT do away with one's right to self-defense!!!!!!!
for quote #2, I believe that should apply, a person who get drunk and drives and got DUI, that does prove that he/she has poor judgment to drive while being drunk.. Just in my own humble opinion. so therefore, it does show that the CCW holder who was DUI Record, will also pose an poor judgment handling the firearms on their hip.
I am so glad to hear that the CCW in Winnebago county is in good progress. I am hoping that state of Illinois will finally recognize and began to move on with new bill for CCW outside of Winnebago County.
just my .02 cents.