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Gun Rights advocates are siding with more typically left-leaning organizations in their opposition to the National Security Agency’s warrantless domestic surveillance program.

A federal lawsuit filed today in San Francisco says the NSA’s decision to vacuum up nearly all U.S. phone records, including local calls, on a daily basis violates federal law and the Constitution, which protects Americans’ rights to speak freely and not be subjected to ongoing warrantless surveillance.

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Calguns Foundation, a nonprofit membership organization based in San Carlos, Calif.; the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, an industry association of dealers, collectors, and shooting ranges; and Franklin Armory of Morgan Hill, Calif., known for manufacturing AR-15 and other types of semiautomatic rifles that can legally be sold in California.

They, along with more traditional plaintiffs including Greenpeace, People for the American Way, and the Free Software Foundation, claim that the NSA’s acquisition of logs of their members’ communications violates their First Amendment right “to communicate anonymously and to associate privately.”

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