NRA and ACLU Join in Fight to Keep Some Names Out of FBI’s Computer
The National Rifle Assn. has joined the ACLU in an unusual alliance opposing a Justice Department plan to place the names of white-collar crime suspects and their associates in the FBI’s super crime computer.
In a letter to Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III, the NRA said that it had serious questions about the plan to list white-collar suspects, who have not been convicted of any crime, in the FBI’s National Crime Information Center.
The NRA joined the American Civil Liberties Union in opposing the proposal, which is being studied by the government. The two groups rarely see eye to eye on legal issues, especially on gun-control efforts.
Jerry Berman of the ACLU called the Justice Department’s plan a “serious threat to the privacy rights of American citizens.”