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NRA Has Vast Database on Gun Owners

WASHINGTON — The National Rifle Association has rallied gun-owners — and raised tens of millions of dollars — campaigning against the threat of a national database of firearms or their owners.

But in fact, the sort of vast, secret database the NRA often warns of already exists, despite having been assembled largely without the knowledge or consent of gun owners. It is housed in the Virginia offices of the NRA itself. The country’s largest privately held database of current, former, and prospective gun owners is one of the powerful lobby’s secret weapons, expanding its influence well beyond its estimated 3 million members and bolstering its political supremacy.

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  • Bee Tagger||

    The NSA should start a newspaper.

  • Jeff||

    Yeah, it's called their membership list.

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Then the NSA has it, too.

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