Friday, September 6, 2013

NRA, ACLU Lawsuit: NSA Spying Creates ‘Gun Registry’ and Chills Speech

Massive data collection could be used to identify gun owners, target 2nd Amendment advocates and intimidate participation in politics.

Aaron Dykes
Activist Post

The National Rifle Association (NRA), the nation’s largest 2nd Amendment organization, joined the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in a lawsuit levied against the National Security Agency (NSA) demanding an end to their extensive surveillance program on Americans – with the NRA concerned about how data collected on gun owners can create a de facto national ‘gun registry.’

The Amicus Brief filed by the ACLU formally names several officials involved in the spying apparatus, including Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, NSA chief Keith Alexander, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI director Robert Mueller.

The Hill reported: