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  • elk_1l elk_1l Feb 1, 2013 8:05 PM Flag

    NRA Enemies List /Part 1

    NRA 'Anti-Gun' List Includes Boy Bands, Clergy, Celebrities, Ice Cream Company

    02/01/2013 

    WASHINGTON -- Boy bands from the '90s, Oscar-winning actresses and the PTA are just some of the hundreds of individuals and organizations on the National Rifle Association's recently updated "National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies" list. As the nation's largest gun lobby assumes a leading role in the national debate over gun control, the list of individuals and groups, which was published by the NRA in September, underscores a persistent message the NRA sends to members: It's us against them.
    "The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations," it says at the top of the list. "In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation … All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions."
    The list is published by the gun lobby's political arm, the NRA Institute for Legislative Action, and while the list's purpose is not explained, it appears to be aimed at helping NRA members know which celebrities and companies they should boycott. The contents cover a wide swath of society, including churches and religious groups, singers like Madonna and Sting, and the Hallmark Cards company.
    Here's a sample: 

    Organizations: 

    AARP
    AFL-CIO
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    National Organization on Disability
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    YWCA of the USA
    Celebrities:
    Meryl Streep
    Oprah Winfrey
    Boyz II Men
    Tony Bennett
    The Temptations
    Alec Baldwin
    Shania Twain
    Doug Flutie
    Tara Lipinski 
    Ellen Degeneres
    Corporations:
    Hallmark Cards
    Ben & Jerry's Homemade Inc.
    Kenneth Cole
    Levi Strauss
    Sara Lee Corp.
    Stonyfield Farms Yogurt
    Blue Cross Blue Shield - Kansas City

    There are also dozens of newspaper columnists and media outlets in a separate section. These ended up on the list, it says, because they "have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights … portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership … [or] refused some or all of NRA's advertisements."

    While the celebrities and companies on the list are accustomed to receiving attention from the media, another part of the list contains the names of private citizens, including clergy members, pediatricians, teachers, social workers, and current and retired federal judges. Given that these individuals don't offer NRA members a product to boycott, it is unclear why they are publicly listed. A spokesman for the NRA, which boasts more than four million members, declined to comment on the list.

    The one group that's missing from the roster may be the one with the greatest potential to thwart the NRA's goals of defeating gun control proposals: politicians. As one of the most powerful lobbying groups in Washington, the NRA contributes money to scores of pro-gun political candidates, as well as spending millions helping to defeat those who favor gun control measures.

    When it comes to informing NRA members about who to vote for, rather than keep a list of anti-gun politicians, the NRA hands out grades to members of Congress, from A (solidly pro-gun) to F (pro gun control), based on voting records on gun issues.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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      Elk - yes, my comment was over generalized in that respect. I know several NRA members and they're average people with open minds and sane views of the world and gun laws. I was just having a bit of fun demonstrating the intensity and ferocity of some people when it comes to any mention of gun control, sane limitations, whatever you choose to refer to it as. I was immediately labeled a moron, a liberal, my childhood and upbringing were generalized and criticized, my friends were called..... what was it "liberal pukes" or something like that. I was immediately turned in to (projected to be) some embodiment of the homogeneous "Liberal" agenda so frequently referred to by persons unable to defend their point intelligently. He had no other method available to him to make his point other than direct attacks on my character, friends, etc,,, based upon one or two message board comments. He's never met me, knows nothing about me, yet he believes he can read my mind etc. This is part of the sickness I refer to as fanaticism: blind faith in being correct and possessing the high moral ground with no regard for facts or the rest of the world looking upon you as a dangerous entity. I have my views regarding gun controls that i would gladly vote for. He has other views. I'm ok with his views, I just think people so emotionally charged are the ones we should be screening out from gun ownership. Guns don't kill people - emotionally unstable people do.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • Even this forum should be dedicated to ACTC discussion, it is noted other topics are discussed. Even being a "rigtht to own gun advocate", parties on discussion may need to yield to the 21st century reality -Vs- the 1700s and 1800s realities. I have taken the liberty to say the following:

      In the old times
      When the union was born
      Our founding fathers and citizens
      Faced a series of threats…and had to feed their families
      That is why reasoning prevailed…allowing all citizen to bear firearms for security…self defence…feeding and protected against the prevailing treats such as bears, mountain lions, bandits of all kind and nature, hunting, feeding, etc
      So the founding fathers allowed for the right to bear firearms
      What was needed…rile, shotgun, revolvers, pistols
      Military establishment, for valid reasons produced high power and automated shooting weapons to defend the country and homeland from diverse threats
      In the actual scenario the nation need protection, mostly from foreign foes and for that, the US military has plenty of resources…
      and from criminals living amongst society and for that, the society, judicial system and police institutions have plenty of resources
      The questions are:
      Where is the need to protect from bears, mountain lions, wagon band assailants,?...the answer is… nowhere as we now face treats from the very same foes that, taking advantage of the right to bear firearms slain kids everywhere
      Where is the need to bear a firearm for wild life hunting to feed and support our families? the answer is… nowhere as feeding need is replenished at the stores and supermarkets any time needed
      There is no question that bearing arms is a constitutional right and same should be protected but,
      Would have the founding fathers allowed for high calibre auto and semi auto assault weapons? Most surely, NO
      Are high calibre assault weapons for self protection, family feeding? …Doubt it
      Every one has the right for self and family protection but there is a difference between the right to carry firearms for protection and wearing military type weaponry under a mislead legal right
      For the sake of innocents revisiting the issue and concede a little to deliver a more safe social living to innocents and, specially kids

      The intention is not to raise arguments but, bring people to revisit and try to find better ways to social living

    • Really Elk,, I mean who gives a shiet if the likes such as Madonna, Baldwin or anyone else for that matter do not like guns,, course as soon as someone takes a shot at them or someone poses a threat, they hire someone with a gun,, typical,,
      C

      Sentiment: Hold

    • NRA Enemies List /Part 3A

      Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities

      The following celebrities and national figures have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations.

      Celebrities:

      Krista Allen - Actress
      Suzy Amis - Actress
      Louis Anderson - Comedian
      Richard Dean Anderson - Actor
      Maya Angelou - Poet
      David Arquette - Actor
      Ed Asner - Actor
      Alec Baldwin - Actor
      Bob Barker - TV Personality
      Carol Bayer Sager - Composer
      Drew Barrymore - Actress
      Kevin Bacon - Actor
      Lauren Bacall - Actress*
      Sarah Ban Breathnach - Writer
      William Baldwin - Actor
      Candice Bergen - Actress
      Richard Belzer - Actor
      Tony Bennett - Singer
      Boys II Men - Pop Group
      Jon Bon Jovi - Singer
      Peter Bogdonovich - Director
      Peter Bonerz - Actor
      Albert Brooks - Actor
      Beau Bridges - Actor
      Benjamin Bratt - Actor
      Bonnie Bruckheimer - Movie Producer
      Christie Brinkley - Model
      Dr. Joyce Brothers - Psychologist/Author
      James Brolin - Actor
      James Brooks - TV Producer
      Mel Brooks - Actor/Director
      Betty Buckley - Actress
      Ellen Burstyn - Actress
      Steve Buscemi - Actor
      David Canary - Actor
      Kate Capshaw - Actress
      Kim Cattrall- Actress
      Josh Charles - Actor
      Robert Chartloff - Producer
      Stockard Channing - Actress
      Jill Clayburgh - Actress
      Terri Clark - Singer
      George Clooney - Actor
      Jennifer Connelly - Actress
      Judy Collins - Singer
      Kevin Costner - Actor
      Sean Connery - Actor
      Sheryl Crow - Singer
      Billy Crystal- Actor
      Julie Cypher - Director
      Arlene Dahl - Actress
      Clive Davis - Writer
      Linda Dano - Actress
      Matt Damon - Actor
      Pam Dawber - Actress
      Patrika Darbo - Actress
      Stuart Damon - Actor
      Ellen Degeneres - Actress
      Gavin de Becker - Writer
      Rebecca DeMornay - Actress
      Danny DeVito - Actor
      Michael Douglas - Actor
      Phil Donahue - Talk Show Host
      Richard Donner - Director
      Fran Drescher - Actress
      Richard Dreyfus - Actor
      David Duchovny - Actor
      Sandy Duncan - Actress
      Christine Ebersole - Actress
      Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Singer
      Missy Elliott - Singer
      Nora Ephron - Director
      Gloria Estefan - Singer
      Melissa Etheridge - Singer
      Mia Farrow - Actress
      Mike Farrell - Actor
      Carrie Fisher - Actress
      Sally Field - Actress

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

      • 1 Reply to elk_1l
      • Elk, it;s amazing how powerful and influential the NRA is when you consider all their enemies. Well, maybe it is because they have the support of the regular people and not the ELITE. That's good enough for me. They are also strong proponents of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Maybe there's a lesson there for the left. The NRA must be doing something RIGHT.

    • So elk, what's wrong with that? Do you support people who don't support you or work for your demise? The Democrats denounce the Republicans as the enemy all the time. This is another example of why you need to snap back to reality.

      Sentiment: Buy

      • 1 Reply to dickw3939
      • Re: "So elk, what's wrong with that? Do you support people who don't support you or work for your demise? The Democrats denounce the Republicans as the enemy all the time. This is another example of why you need to snap back to reality."

        Well, dickw, it is a rather interesting list, wouldn't you say? It includes AARP, Doug Flutie, the Kansas City Chiefs and KC Royals, Hallmark Cards, Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine, American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, The Christian Publishing Society, Michael Eisner (Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company), a few Ice Cream companies (I am surprised to not see Twinkies listed as an enemy), Bell Atlantic, YWCA of the USA, Kenneth Cole, Levi Strauss, Sara Lee Corp., Stonyfield Farms Yogurt, Blue Cross Blue Shield - Kansas City, Sally Field, Mel Brooks, Tony Bennet, George Clooney (where's Charlton Heston for god's sake). Frankly, I am upset I didn't make it. Maybe you could put in a good word for me.

        But, of course as you suggest, it does depend on to what use you put your Enemies List, as Nixon discovered.

        Anyway, now that you are vigorously attacking denial, dickw, admit it --- if an Obama Enemies List like this was published you and your RWNJ buddies would be creaming in your pants.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • NRA Enemies List /Part 5A

      Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate Heads

      The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control.

      A & M Records
      Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO
      595 Madison Avenue
      New York, NY 10022
      (212) 826-0477

      Record Production, Entertainment
      American Century Companies
      James E. Stowers, CEO
      4500 Main St., 4th Floor
      Kansas City, MO 64111
      (816) 531-5575

      Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE
      American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc.
      Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEO Peter C. Brown, President, CFO
      106 West 14th Street, #1700
      Kansas City, MO 64141
      (816) 221-4000

      Movie Theater Company
      Argosy Casino
      H. Steven Norton, President, CEO
      777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
      Riverside, MO 64150
      (816) 746-7711

      Gambling Casino Company
      Ben & Jerry`s Homemade, Inc.
      Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO
      Rte. 100, Box 240
      Waterbury, VT 05676
      (802) 244-5641

      Ice cream and frozen yogurt
      BJC Health Systems
      Fred L. Brown, President & CEO
      4444 Forest Park Ave.
      St. Louis, MO 63108
      (314) 747-9322

      Healthcare Company
      Blue Cross Blue Shield - Kansas City
      John P. Mascotte, President
      P.O. Box 419169
      Kansas City, MO 64141
      (816) 395-2222
      Healthcare Company

      Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks
      Robert Brooks
      45 Chesterfield Lakes Road
      Chesterfield, MO 63005
      Investment Company

      Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc.
      Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO
      444 South Flower Street
      Los Angeles, CA 90071
      (213) 620-0150
      Retail clothing and accessories stores

      Crown Central Petroleum Corp.
      Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr.
      One North Central Street Box 1168
      Baltimore, MD 21203
      (301) 539-7400

      Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores

      Development Specialists - Chicago
      70 W. Madison Street, #2300
      Chicago, IL 60602
      (312) 263-4141

      Earthgrains - St. Louis
      8400 Maryland Ave.
      St. Louis, MO 63105
      (314) 259-7000

      National Bread Company
      General American - St. Louis
      Richard A. Liddy, CEO
      P.O. Box 396
      St. Louis, MO 63166
      (314) 843-8700

      Life Insurance
      Hallmark Cards
      Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO
      P.O. Box 418307
      Kansas City, MO 64141
      (816) 274-5111
      Hallmark
      Greeting Card Company

      Health Midwest
      2316 East Meyer Boulevard
      Kansas City, MO 64132
      (816) 751-3000
      Healthmidwest
      National Healthcare Company

      ICN Biomedicals
      Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
      3300 Hyland Avenue
      Costa Mesa, CA 92626
      (714) 545-0113
      Pharmaceutical products

      James B. Nutter Co. - Kansas City
      James B. Nutter
      4153 Broadway
      Kansas City, MO 64111
      (816) 531-2345
      Investment Banker

      Kansas City Chiefs
      One Arrowhead Drive
      Kansas City, MO 64129
      (816) 924-9300
      Pro Football Team

      Kansas City Royals
      David Glass, CEO
      P.O. Box 419969
      Kansas City, MO 64141
      (816) 921-8000
      Pro Baseball Team

      Kenneth Cole
      152 W. 57th Street
      New York, NY 10019
      (800) 536-2653
      Clothing retailer

      Lamar Advertising Company
      Lamar Outdoor Advertising
      5551 Corporate Boulevard, Suite 2-A
      Baton Rouge, LA 70808
      P. O. Box 66338
      Baton Rouge, LA 70896
      (225) 926-1000
      Fax (225) 926-1005

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

 
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