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Stollenwerk v Miller

Stollenwerk v Miller

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Pennsylvania District Coutrt Opinion on requesting SSN Numbers on Firearms apps
Pennsylvania District Coutrt Opinion on requesting SSN Numbers on Firearms apps

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PrivacyActof1974,Pub.L.No.93-579,§7,88Stat.1896,1909(1974),
reprinted in
5U.S.C.§552a note (2003).
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18 U.S.C. § 922
et seq.
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18 Pa.C.S. § 6101
et seq.
1IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIAMICHAEL STOLLENWERK::CIVIL ACTIONv.::NO. 04-5510JEFFREY B. MILLER et al.:
MEMORANDUM AND ORDERJuan R. Sánchez, J. February 24, 2006
Pennsylvania’s requirement that an applicant disclose his Social Security number to purchaseahandgunorreceivealicensetocarryahandgunisinvalidunderthefederalPrivacy Act.
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OnMichaelStollenwerk’scomplaint,IwillenjointheenforcementofPennsylvania’sstatuteandtheState Police from requiring a Social Security number to conduct a background check.Stollenwerk,amemberoftheUnitedStatesArmystationedinFortBelvoir,Virginia,isalegalresidentofLancaster County, Pennsylvania. On June 29, 2003, Stollenwerk selected a handguntopurchaseatUSProspectorsSportingGoodsstoreinColumbia,LancasterCounty. In addition toidentification required by the Brady Act,
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thedealeraskedStollenwerkforhisSocialSecuritynumberunderthePennsylvaniaUniformFirearmsAct(UFA).
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Even though Stollenwerk declinedtodisclosehisSocialSecuritynumber,thedealertelephonedthePennsylvaniaStatePoliceforthe
 
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42 U.S.C. § 1983. Civil action for deprivation of rightsEvery person who, under color of any statute, ordinance, regulation, custom, orusage,ofanyStateorTerritoryortheDistrictofColumbia,subjects,orcausestobesubjected,anycitizenoftheUnitedStatesorotherpersonwithinthejurisdictionthereoftothedeprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured by theConstitutionandlaws,shallbeliabletothepartyinjuredinanactionatlaw,suitinequity, or other proper proceeding for redress . . . .2requiredbackgroundchecktocompletethepurchase. The State Police refused to run Stollenwerk’snamethroughthePennsylvaniaInstantCheckSystem(PICS) without a SocialSecuritynumber.Without a PICS check, the dealer could not legally sell Stollenwerk the handgun.OnJune30,2003,theStatePolicetoldStollenwerk,inresponsetohisrequest,hecouldnotappealthedenialofhishandgunpurchasebecausenoPICScheckwasconducted. On July 7, 2003StollenwerkappliedtotheLancaster County Sheriff’s Office for a license to carry a firearm.StollenwerkagainrefusedtodisclosehisSocialSecuritynumberbutprovidedhisdriver’slicense,passport,voterregistrationcard,utilitybills and bank statements as forms of identification. Byletter,thePennsylvaniaStatePolicereiterated Stollenwerk was required to provide his SocialSecuritynumberbeforehecouldpurchaseafirearmorobtainalicensetocarryafirearm. LancasterCountySheriffTerryA.BergmandeniedStollenwerk’slicensetocarryafirearmonJuly11,2003,because he refused to provide his Social Security number.Stollenwerkrepeatedtheapplication process in November 2003 with the same result: withoutaSocialSecuritynumbertheState Police would not conduct a background checkforthepurchaseofafirearmandtheLancasterCountySheriffwouldnotissuealicensetocarryafirearm.Stollenwerkfiledthissuitunder 42 U.S.C.§1983
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askingthePennsylvaniaStatePoliceandtheLancasterCountySheriffbeenjoinedfromenforcingtherequirementfor disclosing a SocialSecuritynumber.
 
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28 C.F.R. §25.7 (emphasis added) provides:§25.7Queryingrecordsinthesystem.(a)Thefollowingsearchdescriptors will berequired in all queries of the system for purposes of a background check:(1) Name;(2) Sex;(3) Race;(4) Complete date of birth; and(5) State of residence.(b)Auniquenumericidentifiermayalsobeprovidedtosearchforadditionalrecordsbasedonexactmatchesbythenumericidentifier.Examplesof unique numericidentifiersforpurposesofthissystemare:SocialSecuritynumber
(to comply withPrivacyActrequirements,aSocialSecuritynumberwillnotberequiredbytheNICS to performany background check)
andmiscellaneousidentifyingnumbers(e.g.,militarynumberornumberassignedbyFederal,state,orlocalauthoritiestoanindividual'srecord).Additionalidentifiersthatmayberequestedbythesystemafter3
DISCUSSION
Sincethereisnodisputeregardingthematerialfacts,thisCourtconsiders the case undercrossmotionsforsummaryjudgment. Fed. R. Civ. P. 56(c). I review all of the evidence in therecordanddrawallreasonableinferencesagainstStollenwerk.
MatsushitaElec.Indus.Co.v.Zenith RadioCorp.
,475U.S.574,587(1986);
Stephensv.Kerrigan
,122F.3d171,176-77(3dCir.1997).Amotionforsummaryjudgmentwillnotbedeniedbecauseofthemereexistenceofsomeevidencein support of the nonmoving party.
Orsatti v. N.J. State Police
, 71 F.3d 480, 482 (3d Cir. 1995).WhenStollenwerkappliedtopurchaseahandgunandforhislicense to carry, thePennsylvania State Police derived its requirement for a Social Security numberfromtwo statutes:thefederalBradyActandtheUFA. In 1993, the Brady Act amended the federal Gun Control Actbyallowingadealertosellahandgunimmediatelyonlyifthepurchaserpossessesastatehandgunpermit issued after a background check, § 922(s)(1)(C), or if state law provides for an instantbackground check,§922(s)(1)(D). The regulations for the Brady Act make disclosure of a SocialSecurity number voluntary.
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