An Alton politician has expressed his support of a judge's decision regarding the identity of firearms owners in the state. State Representative Dan Beiser applauded Chief Judge Michael Brandt's ruling that prohibits the Illinois State Police from releasing Firearm Owner Identification to the public.

Beiser says that this decision will finally put this issue to bed.

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Beiser also says that this type of legislation will protect the lawful gun owners from the agendas of anti-gun agencies. According to the state police there are 1.3 million lawful firearm owners in Illinois.