Did he ask for it?
This from the website:
"Michael Stollenwerk (Pennsylvania). Mr. Stollenwerk applied for a permit to carry a pistol concealed. He already has a permit from a sister state. He declined to supply his social security number. An attorney’s letter of November 4, 2003, and December 12, 2003, opines that Section 7 of the Federal Privacy Act, 5 U.S. Code § 552a, reveals there is no legal mandate to require a social security number for this purpose. The sheriff denied his application in a letter dated December 1, 2003. A hearing on his denial occurred on April 27, 2004, in the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas. The case was removed to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania on November 24, 2004. On March 24, 2005, the U.S. District Court denied the defense motion to dismiss. Mr. Stollenwerk, the plaintiff, was given leave to amend his complaint after discovery is concluded. Defendant filed his motion for summary judgment on September 23, 2005. Mr. Stollenwerk’s cross motion for summary judgment was filed on October 14, 2005. His consolidated reply brief was filed on November 28, 2005. The court ruled on February 24, 2006, that Pennsylvania cannot require social security numbers from those purchasing firearms or obtaining a permit to carry a pistol. The court ordered that “Defendants shall inform applicants the disclosure of a Social Security number is voluntary, by what statutory or other authority such number is solicited, and what uses will be made of it.” Stollenwerk v. Miller, 2006 WL 463393 (E.D. Pa. Feb. 24, 2006). The state police were initially going to the appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit. That appeal was dropped after the court issued a modified order on February 8, 2007."
So, Mike, did they actually give you any support for your effort?
Did he ask for it?