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Bryan Preston


September 5, 2013 - 12:29 pm

Both organizations believe that the National Security Agency is secretly building a gun registry, and are suing to stop it.

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

The NSA argues that Congress authorized the phone data surveillance with Section 215 of the Patriot Act, which allows for the collection of business records “relevant” to terrorism.

In its filing, the gun-rights group claims that the NSA’s database would allow the government to identify and track gun owners based on whether they’ve called gun stores, shooting ranges or the NRA.

“Under the government’s reading of Section 215, the government could simply demand the periodic submission of all firearms dealers’ transaction records, then centralize them in a database indexed by the buyers’ names for later searching,” the NRA writes.

The group claims that Congress could never have meant to authorize such a vast surveillance operation because it has repeatedly rejected proposals to create a national gun registry.

Well, Obama did “joke” about using the IRS to audit his critics. And he also promised the gun grabbers that he was working on gun control measures “under the radar.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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I posted this article on FB immediately after I saw it because of the incongruity of the new "allies," (disclosure: I am a life member of the NRA). However, I still believe that the next big gun control push will come silently through through the Obacare data base and regulations.
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It's sad and kind of amazing. The only times Obama tells the truth is when he promises to do something contrary to our Constitution and its values.
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