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Old May 6, 2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Why has PSP gun database/registry been allowed to continue?

The post below by "alan" was posted back in October 2006 it was closed so I copied and pasted it. Well it has now been over 3 years and still our Pennsylvania AG Tom Corbett has done nothing about this. And now he wants to be the Governor after ignoring us for over 3 years?!
Take a look at this video:

also see:

The following was posted by "allen" on October 25, 2006:

Pennsylvanians might be interested in the following. Call or write the AG.
Pensylvanians might be interested in the following. Call or write the AG
You might also contact your state "elected things" too.

PA Police Refusing To Obey The Law
-- Ask the Attorney General to rein them in!

Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The PA State Police are refusing to obey the law, despite court
decisions to the contrary.

Federal privacy laws prohibit the mandatory use of social security
numbers as identification. In a recent court decision, U.S. District
Judge Juan R. Sanchez stated that gun owners cannot be required to
supply social security numbers when buying a gun or applying for a
concealed carry permit.

But the PA State Police, with the help of the Attorney General Tom
Corbett (R), are disregarding the court and are asking a circuit
court judge to strike down Sanchez' order. They don't want to issue
privacy warnings, as required by Section 7(b) of the Privacy Act of
1974; they want to keep collecting the social security numbers of all
gun buyers and carry permit holders.

Gun Owners Foundation has been assisting Lt. Col. Michael
Stollenwerk, who is leading the fight to stop the registration of gun
owners. Stollenwerk won victories in two other states: first in
California, where he convinced authorities that their requirement to
force gun buyers to turn over their social security number violated
federal law; and then again in Virginia, where authorities were less
accommodating and only agreed to respect citizens' privacy after
losing in court.

Pennsylvania has been equally contemptuous of federal law and citizen
privacy, so Stollenwerk took them to federal court. In 2003,
Stollenwerk tried to get a concealed carry permit and purchase a gun.
Both efforts failed when he refused to fork over his social security
number. On February 24, 2006, Judge Sanchez ruled against
Pennsylvania, although the state is refusing to comply.

That's where your help is needed!

ACTION: Please urge Attorney General Tom Corbett (R) to respect the
privacy of gun owners and follow federal law. You can reach him at
the contact info provided below. You can reach him by phone, fax or
Internet. A pre-written letter is appended below for you to
copy-and-paste into Corbett's webform.

Phone: 717-787-3391
Fax: 717-787-8242
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Old May 7, 2010, 02:53 PM   #2
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So which of the other candidates is on record as willing to change this practice?
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Old May 8, 2010, 06:56 PM   #3
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He says it in the video above.

And here:
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Old May 10, 2010, 08:02 AM   #4
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Why has PSP gun database/registry been allowed to continue?

Interesting that he goes on to say (at: 3:40) that he does not have the authority to stop a homicide or robbery either, DOES THAT MEAN HE DOES NOT HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT?!

From the Commonwealth Attorneys Act, the fundamental duties of the Attorney General:
The last bullet point states:
"To review for form and legality all proposed rules and regulations of Commonwealth agencies"
YosemiteSam brings this up on a thread on pafoa forum: on page 3

Interpret this as you will, I think it is clear that Tom Corbett COULD take action against the PSP database if he wanted to. Could he do it alone? maybe not but I have not seen him even try, has anyone? He has had plenty of time to do so, I say his time should be up! DON'T VOTE FOR THIS WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING!
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