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No, The NRA Does Not Have a National Gun Registry
Ace of Spades ^ | 08.21.13 | JohnE

Posted on 08/21/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT by Perdogg

BuzzFeed's Steve Friess thinks he has a real scoop on his hands. The NRA has been building a database, and that's hypocritical because they oppose the government doing so.

(Excerpt) Read more at minx.cc ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: banglist; nra

1 posted on 08/21/2013 11:31:19 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Even if they the intent and purpose would be on two different ends of the spectrum


2 posted on 08/21/2013 11:32:45 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001

Even if they were the intent and purpose would be on two different ends of the spectrum


3 posted on 08/21/2013 11:33:13 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Perdogg

OMG! You mean the NRA has a list of it’s members, and those people probably are gun owners!?!


4 posted on 08/21/2013 11:38:15 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Perdogg

Somebody please explain to Steve that many counties refuse to share their CCW data with anybody!

Steve also seems ignorant of the fact that many states and jurisdictions don’t have a requirement to register firearms.


5 posted on 08/21/2013 11:38:49 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Perdogg

No doubt the NRA has a database - of those folks who are members.

And I’ll trust the NRA far, far, FAR more than I trust congresscritters, or the Obamadork.

That’s far, far, FAR more.


6 posted on 08/21/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Perdogg

I read a few of the comments at your link but they made my head hurt...


7 posted on 08/21/2013 11:41:18 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: mojito

***OMG! You mean the NRA has a list of it’s members, and those people probably are gun owners!?!***

Forty years ago I read the ravings of an anti-gunner who said the best way to confiscate unregistered guns was to seize the membership lists of the NRA.

Little did he know...


8 posted on 08/21/2013 11:48:33 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Perdogg

I know a number of people who are NRA members but who have never owned a gun and who never will own one.

They know that the Second Amendment is important.

And some of them are little old church ladies. You would never guess that they were members.


9 posted on 08/21/2013 11:56:30 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: buffaloguy

My cat used to be an NRA member. Seriously - I was curious as to whether their mailing list was ever sold or shared, so I did that as a test. No magazine trial subscriptions or other questionable mailings were ever sent to the cat, so the NRA is probably more leak-proof than the DOD.


10 posted on 08/21/2013 12:03:46 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Perdogg

There are lots and lots of activities that private enterprises are allowed to do that the government should not be involved in.


11 posted on 08/21/2013 12:03:48 PM PDT by rbbeachkid (Get out of its way and small business can fix the economy.)
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To: mojito
Or most likely you ever looked at went to a gun website or looked at a gun related article like this one.

YOU ARE ON A LIST.

12 posted on 08/21/2013 12:04:57 PM PDT by riverrunner
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13 posted on 08/21/2013 12:17:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: Perdogg

The NRA does need a “gun controller” registry.

A powerful weapon whose purpose is to map gun controllers, their connections with each other, their financial supporters, and if they claim to own guns or not.

The existence of such a registry is a counter-threat, one that should be made when in the future, some pro gun control organization again threatens to map gun owners. In that situation, only when the personal information of the people responsible for the gun owner map was made known, did they take down their map.

That is, they liked to threaten, not be threatened.

And it is better to be able to threaten, and not threaten, than to need to threaten, and not be able.


14 posted on 08/21/2013 12:20:27 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Perdogg

“The NRA Does Not Have a National Gun Registry”

If the NRA has a National Gun registry then the NY Times has a National Communist Registry.


15 posted on 08/21/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Perdogg
There is a world of difference between NRA member ship lists and list of the guns they own
(or just lost in an unfortunate surfing accident)

and by buying lists of attendees of gun shows,

Who put their names on those kinds of lists?

Has anyone ever been to a gun show that did this?

That part of the story sounded like a load of barrack to me (pardon my filthy language there)

16 posted on 08/21/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT by HammerT (The Obama Recession, you bone it you own it.)
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To: Perdogg

The purpose of such a claim is to reduce the membership in the NRA.


17 posted on 08/21/2013 12:33:26 PM PDT by NoLibZone (The reason we are where we are today is the belief that posting on a website will fix the nation.)
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To: Perdogg

The logical conclusion of this ridiculous article is that the government is entitled to every list in existence...

He basically says: “You trust XXX with the list but you don’t trust the government? That’s crazy!”

Why not apply that logic to the New York Times’ and Washington Post’s subscriber lists; every credit card company’s customer list; every cable, satellite TV, and ISP sub list; etc. After all, if you trust some private organization which follows its own self-serving interests, why wouldn’t you trust our beneficent government.


18 posted on 08/21/2013 12:57:56 PM PDT by Cousin Eddie
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To: buffaloguy

I was a member long before I started stocking up.


19 posted on 08/21/2013 1:21:41 PM PDT by mykroar (China and Russia are playing chess while Obamas's playing 52 card pick-up.)
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To: riverrunner

I’m absolutely sure that I am on the Paranoid List.


20 posted on 08/21/2013 1:24:35 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: riverrunner

—I have supposed that since I corresponded with the office of then Congressman Tom Daschle twenty -some years ago about “plastic guns” , that I am on a “list”-—


21 posted on 08/21/2013 1:49:42 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

And the NSA doesn’t listen to private phone calls.


22 posted on 08/21/2013 1:59:49 PM PDT by riverrunner
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