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This court filing follows Barack Obama’s recent gun control “executive action,” that will allow the Justice Department, under Eric Holder, to be able to search for convicted felons owning guns.
Obama's "executive action" will require all U.S. states to participate, and authorizes the creation of a database containing personal information that coordinates gun ownership, criminal records, and even employment records.
A gun owner data base would be able to grow even larger, if the National Security Agency is allowed to continue the collection of personal phone data related to gun owners or gun advocates. The National Rifle Association suspects that the NSA may start tracking gun owners, gun stores, shooting ranges, or pro gun organizations like the NRA
The NRA also believes the National Security Agency's mass data collection of American phone records violates the U.S. Constitution's 1st Amendment right to free speech.
The National Rifle Association is joining an already long list of companies and organizations involved in lawsuits against the NSA, because of their collection of phone data, among them are:
National Public Radio
The New Yorker
Human Rights Watch
First Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws
Electronic Frontier Foundation/ ATT customers