Thursday, January 31, 2013

The NRA Honor Roll

We can only thank the NRA for giving us great ideas for people and companies to support.
May be some day, if I try hard enough, i will be on it....I have my dreams.
I have states over and over again that I 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
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?
Maybe if I try harder, I can be on this list......
In the meantime, not a bad collection of people and organizations to support, huh?

1 comment:

bj said...

Whew! Glad to see my name's not on that list! Oh Sure! YOU could get away with it "Over There" ... but here in Middle Tenn.? I'm outgunned ......