Gun rights groups are throwing their weight behind efforts on Capitol Hill to rein in the National Security Agency (NSA).
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is among a number of groups that have signed on to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawsuit against the secretive government agency.
The NRA has also endorsed bipartisan legislation proposed by House and Senate Judiciary committees that would end the NSA’s collection of bulk phone records.
Another Second Amendment advocate, the Gun Owners of America, expects to back NSA legislation as well.
“There are issues that, maybe at first blush, wouldn’t seem like a gun issue, but once you start looking closely at the issues, they really do affect our gun rights,” said Erich Pratt, the director of communications for Gun Owners of America.