posted on Aug, 22 2013 @ 08:54 PM
Did anyone actually read the article?
Buzzfeed reports that the NRA has been secretly collecting information from registered members and non-registered gun owners for years. Much of
this data is apparently collected at gun safety courses taught by NRA-certified instructors. The data collection even extends to attendees at gun
shows and gun magazine subscribers, according to the report.
Why bother creating such a database? Jon Bond, co-founder of the ad firm Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners, told Buzzfeed it gives the NRA serious
political clout by allowing them to reach out to audiences outside its own network and modify its messaging accordingly.
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 has learned.
The result: a big data powerhouse that deploys the same high-tech tactics all year round that the vaunted Obama campaign used to win two presidential
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam declined to discuss the group’s name-gathering methods or what it does with its vast pool of data about millions of
non-member gun owners. Asked what becomes of the class rosters for safety classes when instructors turn them in, he replied, “That’s not any of
Registered owners and Non registered gun owners....
Data collected at gun safety courses, by instructors that extends to gun shows and gun magazine subscribers.
All so they can tailor their message to feed people the best and most profitable propaganda.
None of you are bothered by it.
They are literally spying on millions of Americans, in many cases without their express knowledge and feeding this information to a powerful
organization that has always had ties to the TPTB and none of you care? At all....
How ass backwards is that....the OP is right. If Obama had a part in this there would be blood in the streets.
The NSA hacks into every computer and email in the world, of course they would do it to the NRA but no one cares about their right to privacy where
this is concerned.
And you call Liberals idiots.
edit on 22-8-2013 by Thorneblood because: (no reason given)