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NRA joins ACLU lawsuit, claims NSA starting ‘gun registry’

Posted By admin On September 5, 2013 @ 10:44 am In U.S. News | Comments Disabled

Brendan Sasso 
The Hill [1]
September 5, 2013

The National Rifle Association joined the American Civil Liberties Union’s lawsuit on Wednesday to end the government’s massive phone record collection program.

In a brief [2] filed in federal court, the NRA argues that the National Security Agency’s database of phone records amounts to a “national gun registry.”

“It would be absurd to think that the Congress would adopt and maintain a web of statutes intended to protect against the creation of a national gun registry, while simultaneously authorizing the FBI and the NSA to gather records that could effectively create just such a registry,” the group writes.

After leaks by Edward Snowden, the NSA acknowledged that it collects records on virtually all U.S. phone calls. The data include phone numbers, call times and call durations, but not the contents of the conversations. The NSA says it only “queries” the database a limited number of times for specific national security reasons.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/320357-nra-claims-nsa-illegally-created-a-gun-database

[2] brief: https://www.aclu.org/files/assets/2013.09.04%20Amicus%20Brief%20-%20NRA.pdf

[3] Senator Says Universal Background Checks Could Lead to National Registry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/senator-says-universal-background-checks-could-lead-to-national-registry.html

[4] UN Arms Trade Treaty, Day Two: Focus Is Transfer, Registry of Firearms: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-arms-trade-treaty-day-two-focus-is-transfer-registry-of-firearms.html

[5] Critics Slam Sen. Feinstein’s “Assault Weapons” Ban, Gun Registry: http://www.prisonplanet.com/critics-slam-sen-feinstein%e2%80%99s-%e2%80%9cassault-weapons%e2%80%9d-ban-gun-registry.html

[6] Lawsuit: TSA Claims It Can Lie To The Public: http://www.prisonplanet.com/lawsuit-tsa-claims-it-can-lie-to-the-public.html

[7] Dog registry mandate hits Atlanta: Owners of Rotweillers, German shepherds must register their dogs or face fines: http://www.prisonplanet.com/dog-registry-mandate-hits-atlanta-owners-of-rotweillers-german-shepherds-must-register-their-dogs-or-face-fines.html

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