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New NRA enemies list provides great ideas for people and companies to support

CATEGORY: GunsI am not anti-gun. I am, however, anti-NRA, which isn’t pro-gun so much as it is the advocacy wing of the arms dealer industry.

Anyway, the organization has now released a compilation of National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies (aka an enemies list). In their words:

The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.

The roundup also targets “Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities,” “national figures,” “journalists [who] actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws,” “Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate Heads” and “Publication and Media Outlets.” When you dig into the specifics of whom the NRA regards as a menace to a free society, things get really entertaining. Here are just a few.

  • A & M Records
  • AARP
  • American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
  • American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc.
  • Amitai Etzioni – Teacher
  • Anne Rice – Writer
  • Barry Manilow – Singer
  • Ben & Jerry`s Homemade, Inc.
  • Billy Crystal- Actor
  • Bishop Edmond Browning – Espiscopal Leader
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield – Kansas City
  • Bob Barker – TV Personality
  • Boys II Men – Pop Group
  • Capital Cities/ABC
  • Carrie Fisher – Actress
  • Catherine Zeta-Jones – Actress
  • CBS Television Network
  • Chaka Khan – Singer
  • Children`s Defense Fund
  • Christie Brinkley – Model
  • Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
  • Cox Newspapers
  • Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
  • Doug Flutie – NFL player
  • Drew Barrymore – Actress
  • E.J. Dionne Jr. – Columnist
  • Earthgrains – St. Louis
  • Ebony Magazine
  • Episcopal Church-Washington Office
  • Frank Rich – Columnist
  • Gannett News Service
  • George Clooney – Actor
  • Gloria Estefan – Singer
  • Gray Panthers
  • Hallmark Cards
  • Henry Winkler – Actor
  • Interfaith Neighbors
  • Jack Nicholson – Actor
  • Jerry Seinfeld – Actor
  • Jon Bon Jovi – Singer
  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Kansas City Royals
  • Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds – Singer
  • Kenneth Cole
  • Kevin Costner – Actor
  • Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player
  • Kim Cattrall- Actress
  • Knight-Ridder Newspapers
  • Lauren Bacall – Actress*
  • League of Women Voters of the United States*
  • Leonard Nimoy – Actor
  • Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Louis Anderson – Comedian
  • Madonna – Singer
  • Mandy Patinkin – Actor
  • Maya Angelou – Poet
  • McCall`s Magazine
  • Mel Brooks – Actor/Director
  • Miami Herald
  • Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company
  • Mike Luckovich – Cartoonist
  • Mike Peters – Cartoonist
  • Missy Elliott – Singer
  • Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
  • National Association of Police Organizations
  • National Black Nurses` Association
  • National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • NBC Television Network
  • Peter Yarrow – Singer
  • Richard Parsons – Pres. Time Warner
  • Robert Reno – Columnist
  • Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Russell Simmons – Record Producer
  • Sally Field – Actress
  • Sara Lee Corporation
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – Actress
  • Sean Connery – Actor
  • Shania Twain – Singer
  • Sheryl Crow – Singer
  • Sigourney Weaver – Actress
  • Spike Lee – Director
  • Sprint Corp PAC
  • St. Louis Rams
  • Steve Buscemi – Actor
  • Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
  • Susan Sarandon – Actress
  • The Christian Science Monitor
  • The New York Times Corporation
  • The Temptations – Pop Group
  • The Tribune Company
  • Tim Toles – Cartoonist
  • Time Magazine
  • Time Warner Inc.
  • Tom Freston – MTV President
  • Tom Oliphant- Columnist
  • Tony Bennett – Singer
  • United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
  • United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
  • United States Catholic Conference
  • Washington Post
  • YWCA of the U.S.A.

Maya Angelou? Jon Bon Jovi? The St. Louis Rams? Hallmark? Inigo Freakin’ Montoya?

[sigh] I guess the most disappointing thing about this list, though, is that I’m not on it. Time for a belated New Year’s resolution.

In the meantime, not a bad collection of people and organizations to support, huh?

Thx to Cat White for the idea…

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