Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: ACLU says Reidís gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties
Posted on 04/04/2013 10:04:43 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
As Senate Democrats struggle to build support for new gun control legislation, the American Civil Liberties Union now says its among those who have serious concerns about the bill.
Those concerns have the capacity to prove a major setback to Sen. Harry Reids current gun bill, which includes language from earlier bills introduced by Sens. Chuck Schumer and Barbara Boxer.
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller, a top lobbyist for the ACLU announced that the group thinks Reids current gun bill could threaten both privacy rights and civil liberties.
The inclusion of universal background checks the poll-tested lynchpin of most Democratic proposals raises two significant concerns, the ACLUs Chris Calabrese told TheDC Wednesday.
Calabrese wouldnt characterize the current legislations record-keeping provision as a national gun registry which the White House has denied pursuing but he did say that such a registry could be a second step.
[U]nfortunately, we have seen in the past that the creation of these types of records leads sometimes to the creation of government databases and collections of personal information on all of us, Calabrese warned. Thats not an inevitable result, but we have seen that happen in the past, certainly.
As weve seen with many large government databases, if you build it, they will come.
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I really hate it when I agree with the ACLU!
Did Newt have a stroke recently?
I just watched Piers Morgan clean his clock on Guns.
Newt accepted every stat Piers brought up.
If the ACLU started routinely embracing the Second Amendment, they would have a membership spike of unprecedented proportions.
Newt is spotty, at best. In the debates, he was on fire, then he will phone-it-in on an interview like this, or by sitting on a couch with Pelosi talking about Global Warming (during the onset of a Maunder Minimum, no less)
For Libs, “privacy” = ABORTION.
perfect picture that says it all! just perfect
ACLU: Warrantless electronic surveillance surges under Obama
The reports that we received document an enormous increase in the Justice Departments use of pen register and trap and trace surveillance. As the chart below shows, between 2009 and 2011 the combined number of original orders for pen registers and trap and trace devices used to spy on phones increased by 60%, from 23,535 in 2009 to 37,616 in 2011.
Good thing the evil Bush is gone so we have a right to privacy again.
Strange bedfellows indeed!
PS Methinks I've awoke in an alternate universe...