TV News LIES

Friday, Nov 21st

Last update09:39:47 PM 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...


U.S. and Israeli firms selling spy gear to repressive regimes

spy gear sold by US firmsAmerican and Israeli companies are selling sophisticated surveillance equipment to some of the most despotic nations...

Legendary director Mike Nichols dies

mike nichols diesMike Nichols, esteemed director/writer/producer and husband of Diane Sawyer, has died.  ABC reports he died suddenly...

US Supreme Court refuses to block SC gay marriages

US Supreme courtThe U.S. Supreme Court has refused to block gay marriages in South Carolina.The high court on...

Anonymous takes on the Ku Klux Klan

kkkDid the hacktivist group Anonymous go too far in fighting the KKK?With a promise that "This...
 
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!