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EXCLUSIVE: ACLU says Reidís gun legislation could threaten privacy rights, civil liberties
Daily Caller ^ | April 4, 2013 | Vince Coglianese

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 it’s among those who have “serious concerns” about the bill.

Those concerns have the capacity to prove a major setback to Sen. Harry Reid’s 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 Reid’s 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 ACLU’s Chris Calabrese told TheDC Wednesday.

Calabrese wouldn’t characterize the current legislation’s 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. “That’s not an inevitable result, but we have seen that happen in the past, certainly.”

“As we’ve seen with many large government databases, if you build it, they will come.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aclu; banglist; guncontrol; harryreid; pinkyreid; privacy; secondamendment

1 posted on 04/04/2013 10:04:44 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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I really hate it when I agree with the ACLU!


2 posted on 04/04/2013 10:11:24 PM PDT by Seizethecarp (Defend aircraft from "runway kill zone" mini-drone helicopter swarm attacks: www.runwaykillzone.com)
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3 posted on 04/04/2013 10:55:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Did Newt have a stroke recently?

I just watched Piers Morgan clean his clock on Guns.

Newt accepted every stat Piers brought up.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 10:57:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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5 posted on 04/05/2013 2:08:10 AM PDT by tomkat
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If the ACLU started routinely embracing the Second Amendment, they would have a membership spike of unprecedented proportions.


6 posted on 04/05/2013 2:25:19 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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To: NoLibZone
Did Newt have a stroke recently? I just watched Piers Morgan clean his clock on Guns. Newt accepted every stat Piers brought up.

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)

7 posted on 04/05/2013 2:27:28 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("AP" clearly stands for American Pravda. Our news media has become completely and proudly Soviet.)
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For Libs, “privacy” = ABORTION.
Period.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 4:29:17 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming" to TAKE OUR GUNS!--Paul Revere)
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perfect picture that says it all! just perfect


9 posted on 04/05/2013 5:13:56 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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ACLU: Warrantless electronic surveillance surges under Obama

The reports that we received document an enormous increase in the Justice Department’s 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.

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/333831

Good thing the evil Bush is gone so we have a right to privacy again.


10 posted on 04/05/2013 6:05:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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I really hate it when I agree with the ACLU!

Strange bedfellows indeed!

Regards,
GtG

PS Methinks I've awoke in an alternate universe...

11 posted on 04/05/2013 10:31:24 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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