Someone I met this past weekend in D.C. (and, I met lots of interesting and entertaining people) made a somewhat obvious point that had never occurred to me before. I'm no strong advocate of draconian gun control, but nonetheless the paranoid antics of the NRA piss me off quite regularly. In any case, much of the paranoia surrounding things such as gun registration and background checks on gun purchases involves the concern that if government has that information, it will be all too easy for them to round all the guns and gun owners up when the U.N. takes over, or whatever.
But, why bother - the NRA has already collected the names and addresses of a huge number of gun owners in this country. One-stop shopping when the black helicopters land.