On the one hand, Illinois Sate Senator Ira Silverstein wants to ban anonymous internet comments; on the other hand, he wants to allow anonymous ownership of guns. As a tweeter said in reaction to this: Guns don't kill people; comments do. 

The comment bill "Creates the Internet Posting Removal Act. Provides that a web site administrator shall, upon request, remove any posted comments posted by an anonymous poster unless the anonymous poster agrees to attach his or her name to the post and confirms that his or her IP address, legal name, and home address are accurate."

The gun bill "Amends the Freedom of Information Act. Provides that names and information of people who have applied for or received Certificates of Firearm Registration are exempt from public inspections and copying...." The rest of that is about requiring registration. Fine. But doesn't he see the irony? Silverstein sponsored both bills. 

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