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Judge says Social Security Number cant be required for NICS check

Judge tells PA they may not use the SSN as part of their "state NICS" check. Four interesting points:


The attached court order is in regard to the collection of Social Security Numbers for the purchase of handguns, in violation of the Privacy Act, under Section 7 thereof.

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania enjoined the Lancaster County Sheriff and the Pennsylvania State Police from collecting SSN's to conduct a background check - both for the purchase of a handgun and for obtaining a license to carry. You will find the court's Memorandum and Order of extreme significance. Please circulate this to your membership.

Perhaps the Washington Arms Collectors, on behalf of its thousands of similarly situated members, should file a class action lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, utilizing this case under the Full Faith and Credit Clause, Article IV, Section 1 of the Constitution for the United States of America, and enjoin state and local law enforcement agencies from the same violations of the law.

BTW, the regulations for the Brady Act DO NOT require disclosure of a Social Security number... it is voluntary only. We know of no one who would voluntarily give their private information away, unless through scheme, artifice and intimidation, which law enforcement agencies seem to engage in regularly.

The plaintiff in the attached suit brought his action under 42 U.S.C. 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rights:

"Every person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, or usage, of any State or Territory or the District of Columbia, subjects, or causes to be subjected, any citizen of the United States or other person within the jurisdiction thereof to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the Constitution and laws, shall be liable to the party injured in an action at law, suit in equity, or other proper proceeding for redress . . . ."

It's time to start putting government back in its rightful place, under control of We the People.


John R. Prukop
Citizens For A Constitutional Washington/CCW Coalition
11802 Meridian E., #142
Puyallup, WA 98373