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2/23/2017 5:55:53 PM
Posted: 10/8/2001 9:25:10 AM EST
=============================================== NEWS FROM LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF ILLINOIS The Party of Principle http://www.il.lp.org * lpi@il.lp.org 800-735-1776 or 847-844-3410, 847-844-3417 Fax 316 1/2 N. River St., Suite B, East Dundee, IL 60118 =============================================== From: Matt Beauchamp NEWS from the Libertarian Party of Chicago October 8th, 2001 ----------------------- LPC Monthly Meeting ----------------------- Reminder -- the Libertarian Party of Chicago will hold it's regularly scheduled meeting at Pazzo's restaurant on Tuesday October 9th. Pazzo's is located at 311 South Wacker Drive in the basement lobby. Social hour from 5pm to 6pm. Meeting starts at 6pm promptly. Map is here: http://maps.yahoo.com/py/maps.py?BFCat=&Pyt=Tmap&newFL= Use+Address+Below&addr=311+South+Wacker+Drive&csz= Chicago%2C+IL&country=us&Get%A0Map=Get+Map --------------------- BREAKING NEWS --------------------- LPC Chairman Matt Beauchamp was vindicated in Cook County Circuit Court on Oct. 5th when judge Lester Foreman ruled in his favor regarding a multi-year lawsuit concerning Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan's gun buy back program. Beauchamp filed suit in Sept of 1999 when the Sheriff's Department used tax dollars to purchase guns in a failed attempt to "get guns off the street." Unfortunately, the Sheriff violated several federal and state firearms laws in the process. Beauchamp requested documents pertaining to the 5400 firearms purchased at taxpayer expense and was met with stonewalls and lies. Beauchamp sued when the Sheriff denied him the use of his digital camera to record gun records (a first in Illinois legal history). Beauchamp also questioned the location of 10 so- called "antique guns" the Sheriff sold to museums around the country. Judge Foreman ruled in Beauchamp's favor, in that (1)Public records must be made available to the public at a reasonable cost of reproduction. Sheahan attempted to charge Beauchamp $1 per page when similar public agencies were charging 10 to 15 cents per page. (2) That digital photography is a legitimate means of records reproduction and must be granted to the plaintiff. (3) The aforementioned "antique guns" that the Sheriff's Department is playing dumb about must be declared a mistake by a high-ranking Sheriff's Department official and he must sign an affidavit swearing to this (in other words, they were caught in a lie). Beauchamp is suing to recover attorney's fees in the amount of $5000. That hearing will be held December 5th, 2001. Beauchamp is also exploring the possibility of informing the Illinois States Attorney of numerous state and federal firearms laws and requesting the prosecution of Michael Sheahan . For more information visit the Libertarian Party of Chicago at: http://www.lpchicago.org Libertarian Party of Chicago 312.409.2223 2506 North Clark, Suite 306 Chicago, IL 60614 =============================================== LIBERTARIAN PARTY OF ILLINOIS The Party of Principle http://www.il.lp.org * lpi@il.lp.org 800-735-1776 or 847-844-3410, 847-844-3417 Fax 316 1/2 N. River St., Suite B, East Dundee, IL 60118 ===============================================
Link Posted: 10/8/2001 9:30:01 AM EST
Excellent! Hopefully this sets a precedent that can be used around the country. Here in MA The Gun Owners Action League [url]www.goal.org[/url] is at odds with the state attorney general's office for gun related records.
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