Harrisburg, Penn. –-(Ammoland.com)- According to firearms lawyer Joshua Prince of the Prince Law Offices, GunSenseUs is attempting to stress Sheriffs into contacting references of people today who apply for a license to carry in Pennsylvania.
GunSenseUs is an anti-gun group whose stated mission “is to foster neighborhood nicely-becoming by looking for frequent-sense options that recognize ALL citizens’ rights and responsibilities,” capitalization their emphasis.
Says Joshua Cost :
“In violation of PA law, GunSenseUs is demanding [in a form letter embedded below] that our PA Sheriffs disclose confidential license to carry firearms applicant information and facts or be subjected to GunSenseUs issuing a press release in nearby papers,” Prince mentioned in a statement.
“PLEASE let your Sheriff know not to bow to their stress, as it is each a criminal and civil violation of law to disclose LTCF applicant information and facts. Additional, possibly you want to send GunSenseUs – [email protected] – and GunSenseUs President Ann Colby-Cummings – [email protected] – an e-mail with your thoughts on their soliciting and conspiring with PA Sheriffs to violate PA law.”
Pennsylvania Gun Owner Shaming & Harassment
The anti-gun group sent a threatening letter to sheriffs across the commonwealth, asking them to sign a pledge to get in touch with at least two non-family members member references for anybody applying for a license to carry. If the sheriffs had been to comply with the order, they would violate 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(i) and 18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(three.1).
18 Pa.C.S. 6111(i) reads:
Any particular person … who knowingly and intentionally obtains or furnishes information and facts collected or maintained pursuant to section 6109 for any goal other than compliance with this chapter or who knowingly or intentionally disseminates, publishes or otherwise tends to make out there such information and facts to any particular person other than the topic of the information and facts commits a felony of the third degree
18 Pa.C.S. 6111(g)(three.1) reads:
Confidentiality.–All information and facts offered by the … applicant, which includes, but not restricted to, the … applicant’s name or identity, furnished by … any applicant for a license to carry a firearm as offered by section 6109 shall be confidential and not topic to public disclosure. In addition to any other sanction or penalty imposed by this chapter, any particular person, … State or nearby governmental agency or division that violates this subsection shall be liable in civil damages in the quantity of $1,000 per occurrence or 3 instances the actual damages incurred as a outcome of the violation, whichever is higher, as nicely as affordable lawyer charges.
It is illegal for the sheriff to release any information and facts about citizens applying for a license to carry. The demand letter from GunSenseUs is asking the sheriffs to break the law.
AmmoLand News has not been in a position to come across any sheriffs that have complied with the demand. If they had been to comply with the demand, the sheriff would place themselves in a precarious position.
The group behind GunSenseUs is threatening to send press releases to the nearby papers if the sheriffs do not subjugate themselves to the group demands. They have provided the departments till October 23rd, 2019, to respond with a signed pledge. The group timed their work to be about the time that the sheriffs are up for reelection. The President of GunSenseUs, Ann Colby-Cummings, signed the letter.
Jon Patton of the Gun Collective, who lives in Pennsylvania, thinks the people today really should vote out any sheriff that does dare to comply with the anti-gun group’s extortion demands. He hopes no law enforcement agencies give in the group’s stress but understands that the group is working with their political weight against sheriffs operating for reelection.
“Any sheriff that bows down to a partisan group should not be elected anyway,” Patton told AmmoLand News. “They are meant to serve, shield, and uphold the law. They are not there to take up a political agenda. Bowing down to a group like this would show who they are and shows that they should not be in the function of sheriff.”
Patton is not the only one particular disturbed by the anti-gun group threatening sheriffs into breaking the law. Erich Pratt, Executive Vice President of Gun Owners of America, is also upset by the group’s illegal demands, but he was not shocked that gun-hating radicals at GunSenseUs would problem the letter.
“What irony,” Pratt told AmmoLand News. “The gun grabbers at GunSenseUs hate the Second Amendment so a lot they are attempting to bully sheriffs into carrying out their bidding, even although it would call for law enforcement to break the law. GunSenseUs would do greater by essentially focusing on lawbreakers and attempting to reform a turnstile justice program that puts unsafe criminals back onto the street.”
“Gun owners worth their privacy and oppose a registration. But, of course, anti-gun zealots could care significantly less if the information and facts on concealed carry holders is abused. And this just underscores why Pennsylvania should pass HB 1412, a bill to enable Constitutional Carry. Law-abiding gun owners really should be free of charge to carry firearms for self-defense with no becoming registered like sex offenders.”
Prince is asking anybody who had their private information and facts disclosed or had a sheriff ask for additional information and facts than expected for a license to carry firearms to get in touch with the Firearms Market Consulting group to go over their rights and legal choices.
AmmoLand News reached out to GunSenseUs for clarification on their request by e-mail and Facebook. Even though the group saw our messages, they refused to respond.
GunSenseUs’ letter Pressures PA Sheriffs To Break the Law & Release Gun Owners’ Individual Information
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