PA Bill Number: SB529
Title: In dissemination of criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and for order for limited access, providing for ...
Description: In dissemination of criminal history record information, further providing for general regulations and for order for limited access, providing for ...
Last Action: Referred to JUDICIARY
Last Action Date: May 19, 2017
FOAC Monthly Meeting - June - 2017 - 06/11/2017
South Fayette Township Municipal Bldg. 515 Millers Run Road, Morgan, PA
Concealed Carry Seminar - 51st House District - Rep. Matt Dowling - 09/23/2017
Meyersdale Community Center 215 Main St., Meyersdale, PA
Watch dog sues ATF over abandoned 'green tip' ammunition ban :: 04/11/2017
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed suit against the federal government Monday for communications records over ammunition it attempted to ban in 2015.
The group says it requested the documents in March 2015 through the Freedom of Information Act after the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives announced it would reclassify “green tip” 5.56mm ammunition as “armor piercing,” thus removing its long held exemption for “sporting purposes.”
The ATF, court documents allege, ignored the group’s request completely.
“This is yet another example of how Obama’s wanton use of the ‘pen and the phone’ attempted to undermine the constitutional rights of all Americans, as opposed to upholding the rule of law,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama ATF simply ignored our request on their ammo ban. Let’s hope the Trump administration finally brings transparency to this out-of-control agency.”
The ATF initially announced this decision in February 2015, but after gathering more than 300,000 public comments against the reclassification, the agency reversed course.