"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor safety."
"I have not one doubt, even if I am in agreement with the National Rifle Association, that that kind of a record-keeping procedures is the first step to eventual confiscation under one administration or another."
Avowed handgun prohibitionist Charles Morgan, as director of the American Civil Liberties Union's Washington office, in a 1975 hearing before the House Subcommittee on Crime committing on the treasury department's unique serial number scheme.
Gun Registry Law Suit - ACSL et. al. vs. Tom Ridge
Feds Direct State Police to Destroy Database
COMMONWEALTH COURT ALLOW STATE TO KEEP RECORDS ON FIREARM OWNERS
ACSL & Lehigh Valley Firearms Coalition Appeal to Pennsylvania Supreme Court
Appeal of Decision
STATE POLICE BRIEF IN OPPOSITION TO JURISDICTIONAL STATEMENT BY ACSL IN APPEAL TO PA SUPREME COURT
The ACSL's continuous fight to protect Gun Owners Freedoms
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court informed the ACSL in early March that our briefs would be due on April 23, 2002, and that a hearing will be held in Pittsburgh. Judging by the court's normal schedule that hearing would have taken place sometimes in September of 2002. Due to an over scheduled docket the court postponed the hearing.
See ACSL's News Release on Appeal
See ACSL's Appeal of the Commonwealth Court's decision.
See the ACSL's Brief filed before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court (Brief is 1.2 Megs)
See the ACSL Reply Brief before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to the Brady Challenge
FBI Responds to Gun Owner about Retention of Records
If there was any doubt in your mind as to the intention of the FBI to maintain records of you on your next purchase of a firearm, you must read this letter from the FBI's National Instant Check System (NICS).
Important Information You should know about Gun Registration and How it will lead to gun confiscation.
- New York Lesson
- FIST - The Federal Government's Attempt at Gun Registration This program is still in effect. A FIST coordinator still has an office in the State Police Headquarters.
- Computer Mapping
If you ever wonder how the Government plans to locate your firearms that becomes clear when you read the D-Map program developed by the Carnegie Mellon University for the Justice Department. This is the very same program that was to be implemented in the Pittsburgh Gun Registration Scheme.
- Chicago's Mayor Daley Gun Registration Proposal
United State Supreme Court Ruling on Gun Registration
Haynes v. United States - A 1968 U.S. Supreme Court Ruling declaring that anyone with a criminal background does not have to register his/her firearm. The court ruled that in doing so would be an admission to the criminal background and that would be a violation of the individual's right against self-incrimination