How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners


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The buffet table at the NRA bar mitzvah is always a hoot. 


One of the biggest bugs up the NRA’s ass is they’re convinced the government wants to build a huge, secret registry of gun owners so they can later come and take all their guns away. It’s this stupid, paranoid argument that has keep us from passing even the most simple of measures to curb gun violence or track weapons used in crimes. Yet over the years, the NRA themselves has built the very database they’re terrified of:

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

The NRA doesn’t care about protecting gun owners, otherwise they wouldn’t be building this registry that anyone can tap into. They’re just a hypocritical organization that only exists to increase profits for gun manufactures. Yet gun owners either don’t know about the database, or they just don’t care because it a’int the evil gov’ment doing the collecting.

While I’m not condoning or advocating it, it sure would be interesting to see what would happen if a gunman came in and shot up an NRA convention.

Read: How The NRA Built A Massive Secret Database Of Gun Owners.