"No mention of guns or gun laws will be tolerated on this thread or I'll get a mod with non-lethal powers to remove your post, or at least have you publically pilloried for not reading this notice"(thank you diafol)
In another life, another thread - I tried to bring up what is fast becoming a United States Panopticon:
just ran across this article about a judge's allowing a subpoena of over 100 accounts, for over 9 years - blanket from google, ms, and yahoo.
For those of you who do not like to clicky-click, The first case is Chevron subpoenaing all the internet traffic for all the people who testified against Chevron in which Ecuador won an $18.2 billion judgement from Chevron. The effing judge said that the fishing trip that Chevron was on is okay. They can track every single location that each of the 30 different 'anonymous' individual accounts ever logged in from for 9 years.
The Panopticon bit comes from the fact that since we don't ever know if or when what we say online ever is subjected to subpoena we will all monitor our own behavior.