It appears that the FBI has been assembling the activities of thousands of Internet users into massive databases. These databases can then be queried for names and e-mail addresses or keywords.
Now, the NRA has always fought any government effort to assemble information on gun owners and buyers. They have even fought local law enforcement's efforts to cull out felons when weapons are purchased.
If I am the FBI, and we are in a terrorist age, don't you think I might want to know who was looking into assault rifles on the Internet? With the new FBI technology, queries about weapons would be easy. Yet, we get not a peep from the NRA. Why?