TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jan 24th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners

How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners

E-mail Print PDF

NRA secret gin owner data baseThe 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.

That database has been built through years of acquiring gun permit registration lists from state and county offices, gathering names of new owners from the thousands of gun safety classes taught by NRA-certified instructors and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows, subscribers to gun magazines, and more, BuzzFeed has learned.

The result: a big data powerhouse that deploys the same high-tech tactics all year round that the vaunted Obama campaign used to win two presidential elections.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Minnesota Governor Dayton, 69, collapses during speech

Gov. Dayton collapsesGov. Mark Dayton collapsed while delivering his State of the State speech on Monday, striking his...

Royals Pitcher Yordano Ventura Killed in Car Crash

Royals pitcher Ventura dies in crashRoyals pitcher Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday. The...

Supreme Court Rejects Texas Appeal on Voter ID Law

SC rejects Texas appeal on voter ID'sThe U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Texas seeking to revive...

11 people killed in Georgia following severe weather

Georgia tornadoesA powerful tornado ripped through a mobile home park in south Georgia early Sunday, destroying half...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!