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    (CNN) -- Question: What do George Clooney, Chaka Khan, the American Medical Association, Bon Jovi and C. Everett Koop have in common?

    Answer: They are among the 500 names on the National Rifle Association's absurd new "enemies list."

    Richard Nixon would be embarrassed to find that his once sinister form of score-keeping has been revived so promiscuously by the NRA. But there is some redeeming social value here: The list illustrates an organization that has become hermetically sealed from society at large, so caught up in conservative debates that it has forgotten how to connect with Main Street America.

    The enemies list was first posted on the NRA's website in mid-September, hiding in plain sight under the banner "National Organizations with Anti-Gun Policies." But with the debate about reasonable gun restrictions reignited after the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter, the NRA's enemies list has become just the latest example of seriously bad judgment inside this once proud organization.

    Because whatever staffer was tasked with accumulating the list took the idea of "you're either with us or against us" so literally that everyone who isn't a card-carrying conservative seems to be counted as an enemy.

    The list is divided into broad categories, including "Anti-Gun Individuals and Celebrities," journalists, civic organizations and corporations -- as well as a grab bag category that includes religious leaders. You don't have to be a charter member of Mensa to see how this is going to alienate far more Americans than it attracts.

    We're living in a celebrity-driven culture, for better or worse, so let's start with a look at the celebrity list.

    The first thing that struck me was the preponderance of '70s sitcom stars who are apparently among the leading threats to gun rights in America today, including Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Ed Asner, Hal Linden and Pam Dawber of "Mork & Mindy" fame. It's like the list-maker was locked in a closet full of yellowing TV Guides. It's a near-miracle that "The Partridge Family" was left off the list.

    But the NRA doesn't seem content to limit its targets to old reruns of "The Hollywood Squares" -- no, it has to go and bring Sean Connery into the fight, along with Bruce Springsteen, Albert Brooks, Tony Bennett, Jack Nicholson, Britney Spears, Jerry Seinfeld and Oprah Winfrey.

    On the civic side, it sees fit to call out everyone from Dick Parsons to Maya Angelou to (the late) Ed Koch to Michael Eisner. You might as well declare yourself the sworn enemy of anyone who doesn't subscribe to National Review.

    This idea gets thrown into even sharper relief when you look at a partial list of civic, charitable and religious organizations that the NRA has determined are "anti-gun." Warning: Take a deep breath before reading aloud:

    AARP
    AFL-CIO
    Ambulatory Pediatric Association
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Civil Liberties Union
    American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing
    American Medical Women`s Association
    American Medical Student Association
    American Medical Association
    American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
    American Trauma Society
    American Federation of Teachers
    American Association of School Administrators
    American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities
    American Medical Association
    American Bar Association
    American Counseling Association
    American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American Association for World Health
    American Ethical Union
    American Nurses Association
    American Association of Neurological Surgeons
    American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
    American Firearms Association
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Jewish Committee
    American Trauma Society
    American Psychological Association
    American Jewish Congress
    American Public Health Association
    Americans for Democratic Action
    Anti-Defamation League
    Black Mental Health Alliance
    B`nai B`rith
    Central Conference of American Rabbis
    Children`s Defense Fund
    Church of the Brethren
    Coalition for Peace Action
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    College Democrats of America
    Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace
    Common Cause
    Congress of National Black Churches, Inc.
    Congress of Neurological Surgeons
    Consumer Federation of America
    Council of the Great City Schools
    Council of Chief State School Officers
    Dehere Foundation
    Disarm Educational Fund
    Environmental Action Foundation
    Episcopal Church-Washington Office
    Florence and John Shumann Foundation
    Friends Committee on National Legislation
    General Federation of Women`s Clubs
    George Gund Fun
    Gray Panthers
    H.M. Strong Foundation
    Hadassah
    Harris Foundation
    Hechinger Foundation
    Interfaith Neighbors
    Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union
    Int`l Association of Educators for World Peace
    Jewish Labor Committee
    Joyce Foundation
    Lauder Foundation
    Lawrence Foundation
    League of Women Voters of the United States*
    Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    Manhattan Project II
    Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office
    National Safe Kids Campaign
    National Association of Police Organizations
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    National Black Nurses` Association
    National Association of Chain Drug Stores
    National Network for Youth
    National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations
    National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
    National Association of School Psychologists
    National Association of Counties*
    National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners
    National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers
    National Education Association
    National Association of Elementary School Principals*
    National Association of Public Hospitals
    National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
    National Association of Secondary School Principals
    National Association of Social Workers
    National Association of Children`s Hospitals and Related Institutions
    National Association of School Psychologists
    National Council of La Raza
    National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
    National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament
    National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA
    National Council of Negro Women
    National Association of Community Health Centers
    National People`s Action
    National Education Association*
    National League of Cities
    National Council on Family Relations
    National Council of Jewish Women
    National Organization for Women
    National Political Congress of Black Women
    National Parks and Conservation Association
    National Peace Foundation
    National Urban League, Inc.
    National Parent, Teachers Association*
    National Urban Coalition
    National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    National Organization on Disability
    National Spinal Cord Injury Association
    NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
    Ortenberg Foundation
    Peace Action
    People for the American Way
    Physicians for Social Responsibility
    Police Foundation
    Project on Demilitarization and Democracy
    Public Citizen
    SaferWorld
    Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Southern Christian Leadership Conference
    The Council of the Great City Schools
    The Synergetic Society
    20/20 Vision
    U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development
    Union of American Hebrew Congregations
    Unitarian Universalist Association
    United States Catholic Conference
    United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society
    United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society*
    United States Conference of Mayors
    War and Peace Foundation
    Women Strike for Peace
    Women`s National Democratic Club
    Women`s Action for New Directions (WAND)
    Women`s Int`l League for Peace and Freedom
    World Spiritual Assembly, Inc.
    YWCA of the U.S.A.
    *The national organization only endorses federal legislation.

    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
    www.amrecords.com
    Record Production, Entertainment

    American Century Companies
    James E. Stowers, CEO
    4500 Main St., 4th Floor
    Kansas City, MO 64111
    (816) 531-5575
    www.americancentury.com
    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
    www.amctheaters.com
    Movie Theater Company

    Argosy Casino
    H. Steven Norton, President, CEO
    777 N.W. Argosy Parkway
    Riverside, MO 64150
    (816) 746-7711
    www.argosycasinos.com/
    Gambling Casino Company

    Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
    Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO
    Rte. 100, Box 240
    Waterbury, VT 05676
    (802) 244-5641
    www.benjerry.com
    Ice cream and frozen yogurt

    BJC Health Systems
    Fred L. Brown, President & CEO
    4444 Forest Park Ave.
    St. Louis, MO 63108
    (314) 747-9322
    www.bjc.org/
    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
    www.ironkids.com/Pages/Earthgrains.html
    National Bread Company

    General American - St. Louis
    Richard A. Liddy, CEO
    P.O. Box 396
    St. Louis, MO 63166
    (314) 843-8700
    www.genam.com
    Life Insurance

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

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

    ICN Biomedicals
    Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO
    3300 Hyland Avenue
    Costa Mesa, CA 92626
    (714) 545-0113
    www.icnbiomed.com
    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
    www.kcchiefs.com
    Pro Football Team

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

    Kenneth Cole
    152 W. 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019
    (800) 536-2653
    www.kennethcole.com
    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
    www.lamar.com

    Levi Strauss & Co.
    Robert D. Haas, Chairman
    Philip Marineau, CEO
    Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO
    1155 Battery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94111
    (415) 501-6000
    FAX (415) 501-3939
    www.levistrauss.com
    Clothing

    Mallinckrodt, Inc. - St. Louis
    C. Ray Holman, President & CEO
    675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840
    St. Louis, MO 63134
    (314) 654-2000
    www.mallinckrodt.com
    Clothing Starch Company

    Michael Douglas Foundation
    3550 Wilshire
    Los Angele, CA 90010

    MNC Financial, Inc.
    Ten Light Street Box 987
    Baltimore, MD 21203
    (301) 244-5000
    Banking, financial services

    Sara Lee Corporation
    Sara Lee Foundation
    Three First National Plaza
    Chicago, IL 60602-4260
    Phone: 312-726-2600
    www.saralee.com
    Fax: 312-726-3712

    Silver Dollar City
    Peter Herschend
    One Corporate Drive
    Branson, MO 65616
    800 475-9370
    www.silverdollarcity.com
    Amusement Parks

    Site Oil Company - St. Louis
    Alvin J. Siteman, President
    50 S. Bemiston
    St. Louis, MO 63105
    (314) 725-4321
    Oil Company

    Southland Corporation
    Masatoshi Ito, Chrm.
    2711 North Haskell Avenue
    Dallas, TX 75221
    www.7-eleven.com
    Convenience stores

    Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis
    One Bell Center
    St. Louis, MO 63101
    (314) 235-9800
    www.swbell.com
    Telecommunications Firm

    Sport & Health, Inc.
    Don Konz, CEO
    1800 Old Meadow Rd.
    McLean, Virginia 22102
    (703) 556-6556
    www.sportandhealth.com
    Health clubs and fitness centers

    Sprint Corp PAC
    William T. Esrey, Chrm., Pres. & CEO 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway
    Westwood, KS 66205
    913 624-3000
    www.sprint.com
    Telecommunicaitons Firm

    SSM Health System - St. Louis
    477 N. Lindbergh
    St. Louis, MO 63141
    (314) 994-7800
    Healthcare Company

    St. Louis Rams
    One Rams Way
    Earth City, MO 63045
    (314) 982-7267
    www.stlouisrams.com
    Pro Football Team

    St. Louis University
    Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President
    221 N. Grand Blvd.
    St. Louis, MO 63103
    (314) 977-2222
    www.slu.edu
    Private Catholic University

    Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt
    Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO
    10 Burton Drive
    Londonderry, NH 03053
    (603) 437-7594
    Yogurt

    Sverdrup Corp.
    Richard E. Beumer,
    Chairman & CEO
    13723 Riverport Drive
    Maryland Heights, MO 63043
    (314) 436-7600
    www.sverdrup.com
    Engineering Firm

    Time Warner Inc.
    Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO
    75 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 364-8300
    www.pathfinder.com/corp/
    Publishing, film and music recordings

    TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com
    Andrew McKelvey, CEO
    1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl.
    New York, NY 10019
    Phone: 212-977-4200
    Fax: 212-956-2142
    www.tmpw.com
    www.monster.com
    online employment service

    Unity Health - St. Louis
    1650 Des Peres Road #301
    St. Louis, MO 63131
    (314) 909-3300
    www.smhs.com/unityheath.html
    Healthcare Company

    Working Assets
    Peter Barnes, Founder
    701 Montgomery Street
    San Francisco, California 94111
    (415) 788-0777
    www.workingassets.com

    Publication and Media Outlets


    The following publications and media outlets have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights. The editorial policies of some of the media sources listed portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership. Others have refused some or all of NRA`s advertisements.

    Capital Cities/ABC
    Television Network
    77 W. 66th Street
    New York, NY 10023-6298
    (212) 456-7777

    Bell Atlantic-D.C.
    2055 L Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20036
    (202) 392-9900

    Blue Chip Stamps
    15801 S. Eastern Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90040
    (213) 720-4600

    The Christian Publishing Society
    The Christian Science Monitor
    One Norway Street
    Boston, MA 02115
    (508) 586-6200

    Columbia Broadcasting Service
    CBS Television Network
    51 W. 52nd Street
    New York, NY 10019
    (212) 975-4321

    Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television
    1320 Braddock Place
    Alexandria, VA 22314-1698
    (703) 739-5000
    (703) 739-0775 - Fax

    Cox Newspapers
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution
    Credibank Towers, Suite 400
    2800 Biscayne Blvd.
    Miami, FL 33137
    (305) 576-7678

    Gannett News Service
    USA Today
    1000 Wilson Blvd.
    Arlington, VA 22229
    (703) 276-5806

    Johnson Publishing Company, Inc.
    Ebony Magazine
    820 S. Michigan avenue
    Chicago, IL 60605-2190
    (312) 322-9250

    Knight-Ridder Newspapers
    Detroit Free-Press
    321 W. LaFayette Blvd.
    Detroit, MI 48231
    (313) 222-6400

    Miami Herald
    One Herald Plaza
    Miami, FL 33132-1683
    (305) 350-2111

    Los Angeles Times
    Times Mirror Square
    Los Angeles, California 90053
    (213) 237-4511
    (213) 237-7679 - Fax

    McCall's Magazine
    110 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10017-5603
    (212) 463-1000

    Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine
    Emap PLC
    6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17
    Los Angeles, California 90048
    (323) 782-2000

    National Broadcasting Company
    NBC Television Network
    30 Rockefeller Plaza
    New York, NY 10112
    (212) 664-4444

    Newsweek, Inc.
    Newsweek Magazine
    444 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022-6999
    (212) 350-4000

    Rolling Stone Magazine
    Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO
    745 5th, Avenue
    New York, NY 10151
    (212) 758-3800

    The New York Times Corporation
    The New York Times
    229 W. 43rd Street
    New York, NY 10036
    (212) 556-1234

    Time Magazine
    Time & Life Building
    Rockefeller Center
    New York, NY 10020
    (212) 522-1212

    Times-Mirror Corporation
    The Los Angeles Times
    Times Mirror Square
    Los Angeles, CA 90053
    (213) 237-3000

    The Baltimore Sun
    501 N. Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21278
    (301) 332-6300

    The Tribune Company
    Chicago Tribune
    435 N. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 227-3000

    Washington Post
    1150 15th Street, N.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20071
    (202) 334-6000

    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:


    Jessica Alba - Actor
    Krista Allen - Actor
    Suzy Amis - Actor
    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 - Actor
    Kevin Bacon - Actor
    Lauren Bacall - Actor*
    Sarah Ban Breathnach - Writer
    William Baldwin - Actor
    Candice Bergen - Actor
    Richard Belzer - Actor
    Tony Bennett - Singer
    Beyonce - Singer
    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 - Actor
    Ellen Burstyn - Actor
    Steve Buscemi - Actor
    David Canary - Actor
    Kate Capshaw - Actor
    Kim Cattrall - Actor
    Josh Charles - Actor
    Robert Chartloff - Producer
    Stockard Channing - Actor
    Terri Clark - Singer
    George Clooney - Actor
    Jennifer Connelly - Actor
    Judy Collins - Singer
    Kevin Costner - Actor
    Sean Connery - Actor
    Sheryl Crow - Singer
    Billy Crystal - Actor
    Julie Cypher - Director
    Arlene Dahl - Actor
    Clive Davis - Writer
    Linda Dano - Actor
    Matt Damon - Actor
    Pam Dawber - Actor
    Patrika Darbo - Actor
    Stuart Damon - Actor
    Ellen Degeneres - Actor
    Gavin de Becker - Writer
    Rebecca DeMornay - Actor
    Danny DeVito - Actor
    Michael Douglas - Actor
    Phil Donahue - Talk Show Host
    Richard Donner - Director
    Fran Drescher - Actor
    Richard Dreyfus - Actor
    David Duchovny - Actor
    Sandy Duncan - Actor
    Christine Ebersole - Actor
    Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Singer
    Missy Elliott - Singer
    Gloria Estefan - Singer
    Melissa Etheridge - Singer
    Mia Farrow - Actor
    Mike Farrell - Actor
    Carrie Fisher - Actor
    Sally Field - Actor
    Doug Flutie - NFL player
    Fannie Flagg - Actor
    Jane Fonda - Actor
    Jodie Foster - Actor
    Rick Fox - NBA Player
    Andy Garcia - Actor
    Art Garfunkel - Singer
    Geraldo - TV personality
    Richard Gere - Actor
    Kathie Lee Gifford - TV personality
    Paul Glaser - TV director
    Brad Gooch - Writer
    Elliott Gould - Actor
    Louis Gossett, Jr. - Actor
    Michael Gross - Actor
    Nancy Lee Grahn - Actor
    Bryant Gumbel - TV Personality
    Deidra Hall - Actor
    Ethan Hawke - Actor
    Mariette Hartley - Actor
    Mark Harmon - Actor
    Anne Heche - Actor
    Howard Hesseman - Actor
    Marilu Henner - Actor
    Dustin Hoffman - Actor
    Hal Holbrook - Actor*
    Helen Hunt - Actor
    Francesca James - TV Producer
    Norman Jewison - Director
    Lainie Kazan - Actor
    Richard Karn - Actor
    Jeffrey Katzenberg - Producer
    Barry Kemp - TV Producer
    David E. Kelley - TV Producer
    Diane Keaton - Actor
    Margaret Kemp - Interior Designer
    Chaka Khan - Singer
    Kevin Kline - Actor
    Michael E. Knight - Actor
    Jonathan Kozol - Writer
    Lenny Kravits - Singer
    Lisa Kudrow - Actor
    Wally Kurth - Actor
    Christine Lahti - Actor
    k.d. lang - Singer
    Ricki Lake - TV personality
    Denis Leary - Actor
    John Leguizamo - Actor
    Norman Lear - TV Producer
    Spike Lee - Director
    Hal Linden - Actor
    Tara Lipinski - Former Olympian
    Keyshawn Johnson - NFL player
    Rob Lowe - Actor
    Amanda Marshall - Singer
    Barry Manilow - Singer
    Camryn Manheim - Actor
    Howie Mandel - Actor
    Kyle MacLachlan - Actor
    Madonna - Singer
    Marla Maples - Actor
    Marsha Mason - Actor*
    Mase - Singer
    Penny Marshall - Director
    Prema Mathai-Davis - YWCA Official
    John McDaniel - Musician
    John McEnroe - Athlete
    Brian McKnight - Musician
    Natalie Merchant - Singer
    Bette Midler - Singer
    Mary Tyler Moore - Actor
    Michael Moore - Film Maker
    Mike Myers - Actor
    Kathy Najimy - Actor
    Jack Nicholson - Actor
    Leonard Nimoy - Actor
    Mike Nichols - Director
    Stephen Nichols - Actor
    Rosie O'Donnell - Actor/Talk Show Host
    Jennifer O’Neill - Actor
    Julia Ormond - Actor
    Jane Pauley - TV Personality
    Sarah Jessica Parker - Actor
    Mandy Patinkin - Actor
    Richard North Patterson - Writer
    Rhea Perlman - Actor
    Michelle Pfieffer - Actor
    Aidan Quinn - Actor
    Colin Quinn - Actor
    Dennis Quaid - Actor
    Elizabeth Bracco Quinn - Actor
    Bonnie Raitt - Singer
    Debbie Reynolds - Actor
    Mary Lou Retton - Former Olympian
    Paul Reiser - Actor
    Peter Reckell - Actor
    Rob Reiner - Actor/Director
    Robert Redford - Actor/Director
    Anne Rice - Writer
    Cathy Rigby - Actor
    Julia Roberts - Actor
    Marc Rosen - TV Producer
    Tim Robbins - Actor
    Tim Roth - Actor
    Renee Russo - Actor
    Robin Ruzan - Wife of Mike Myers
    Meg Ryan - Actor
    Susan Sarandon - Actor
    Jerry Seinfeld - Actor
    Kyra Sedgwick - Actor
    Martin Sheen - Actor
    Russell Simmons - Record Producer
    Neil Simon - Playwright*
    Louise Sorel - Actor
    Mira Sorvino - Actor
    Rena Sofer - Actor
    Britney Spears - Singer
    Bruce Springsteen - Singer
    Kevin Spirtas - Actor
    Barbra Streisand - Singer
    David Steinberg - Director
    Sylvester Stallone - Actor
    Harry Dean Stanton - Actor
    Meryl Streep - Actor
    Patrick Stewart - Actor
    Sharon Stone - Actor
    Sting - Singer
    Trudie Styler - Actor
    Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Actor
    The Temptations - Pop Group
    Vinny Testaverde - NFL player
    Marlo Thomas - Actor*
    Uma Thurman - Actor
    Steve Tisch - Producer
    Mike Torrez - Former Baseball player
    Shania Twain - Singer
    Dick Van Dyke - Actoe
    Eli Wallach - Actor*
    Harvey Weinstein - Producer
    Jann Wenner - Publisher
    Sigourney Weaver - Actor
    Victor Webster - Actor
    Andy Williams - Singer*
    Kelli Williams - Actor
    Henry Winkler - Actor
    Oprah Winfrey - Entertainer
    Rita Wilson - Actor
    Vanessa Williams - Singer
    Herman Wouk - Author
    Joanne Woodward - Actor*
    Peter Yarrow - Singer
    Catherine Zeta-Jones - Actor
    Ahmet Zappa -Actor
    Diva Zappa -Actor
    Dweezil Zappa - Musician
    Gail Zappa -
    Moon Zappa -Actor
    Jennifer Aniston - Actor
    Elizabeth Banks - Actor
    Jason Bateman - Actor
    Kristen Bell—Actor
    Steve Carrell - Actor
    Courtney Cox - Actor
    Ellen DeGeneres - Actor
    Zooey Deschanel - Actor
    Cameron Diaz - Actor
    Peter Dinklage - Actor
    Will Ferrell - Actor
    Jamie Fox - Actor
    Jennifer Garner - Actor
    Selena Gomez - Actor
    Carla Gugino - Actor
    Jon Hamm - Actor
    Kate Hudson - Actor
    John Legend - Actor
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Actor
    Debra Messing - Actor
    Julianne Moore - Actor
    Julianne Moore - Actor
    Conan O’Brien - Actor
    Gwyneth Paltrow - Actor
    Busy Phillips - Actor
    Amy Poller - Actor
    Jeremy Renner - Actor
    Chris Rock - Actor
    Paul Rudd - Actor
    Mark Ruffalo - Actor
    Brooke Shields - Actor
    Sarah Silverman - Actor
    John Slattery - Actor
    Michelle Williams - Actor
    Reese Witherspoon – Actor

    * Denotes membership on Brady Campaign's National Committee

    National Figures:
    Joel J. Alpert M.D. - Pediatrician
    Robert Bernstein Ph.D - Pediatrician
    Robert E. Brennan - Financier
    Bishop Edmond Browning - Espiscopal Leader
    James E. Carter - Former President
    Marion Wright Edelman - Director, Childrens Defense Fund
    Michael Eisner, Former Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company
    Amitai Etzioni - Teacher
    Tom Freston - MTV President
    Dr. Lorraine E. Hale - Social Worker
    Della M. Hughes - Activist
    Ed Koch - Former Politician
    C. Everett Koop - Former Surgeon General
    Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa - Clergyman
    Gerald M. Levin - Chairman, Time Warner
    Davis S. Liederman - Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League
    Paul Rabbi Menitaff - Clergyman
    Abner Mikva - Former Judge
    Richard Parsons - Pres. Time Warner
    Steven Rockefeller - Financier
    Ellen Y. Rosenberg - Activist
    Rabbi David Saperstein - Clergyman
    Herb Scannell - Pres. Nickelodeon
    Vincent Schiraldi - Dir. Justice Policy Institute
    Lyle Elmer Strom - Federal Judge
    Joe Volk - Clergyman
    Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie – Clergyman


    The following journalists actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws:


    Steve Benson - Cartoonist
    Tony Auth - Cartoonist
    Jim Borgman - Cartoonist
    Jimmy Breslin - Columnist
    Stuart Carlson - Cartoonist
    Marie Cocco - Columnist
    E.J. Dionne Jr. - Columnist
    Bonnie Erbe - Columnist
    Tom Fiedler - Columnist
    Michael Gartner - Columnist
    Mark Genrich - Columnist
    James Glassman - Editor
    Bob Herbert - Columnist
    Bill Johnson - Columnist
    Donald Kaul - Columnist
    Mike Lane - Cartoonist
    Leonard Larson - Columnist
    Mike Luckovich - Cartoonist
    Jimmy Margulies - Cartoonist
    Deborah Mathis - Columnist
    Colman McCarthy - Columnist
    Jim Morin - Cartoonist
    Tom Oliphant- Columnist
    Mike Peters - Cartoonist
    Robert Reno - Columnist
    Frank Rich - Columnist
    Cindy Richards - Columnist
    Kevin Siers- Cartoonist
    Ed Stein - Cartoonist
    Tom Teepen - Editor
    Tim Toles - Cartoonist
    Garry Trudeau - Cartoonist
    Cynthia Tucker - Columnist
    Steve Twomey - Columnist
    Steve Villano - Columnist
    Adrienne Washington - Columnist
    Don Wright - Cartoonist
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    Are we supposed to be outraged when private agenda driven organizations express their agenda?

    Who cares?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriotReign View Post
    Are we supposed to be outraged when private agenda driven organizations express their agenda?

    Who cares?


    right, because if it was a liberal group promoting their agenda and a similar hit list was disclosed on the (insert favorite Murdoch-owned) show, you would have the same reaction?

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    This list is an abomination. And I would feel the same way if a so-called liberal organization did the same. I posted this list, which has been made public on the NRA site and CNN, to show the depth that this special interest group continues to sink to.

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    Its hard to take them seriously with stuff like this.

    Just absurd.

    If I was pro-gun I would want nothing to do with these looney-tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    This list is an abomination. And I would feel the same way if a so-called liberal organization did the same. I posted this list, which has been made public on the NRA site and CNN, to show the depth that this special interest group continues to sink to.
    LOL!!! Where was your outrage when the Rockland Journal posted the names and addresses of every legal gun permit holder in Westchester and Rockland County?

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    LOL!!! Where was your outrage when the Rockland Journal posted the names and addresses of every legal gun permit holder in Westchester and Rockland County?
    I was very upset for multiple reasons; 1. it was a clear violation of personal freedoms and 2. it undermines the ground swell of support by America for smarter gun laws because the focus goes on the release of the list instead of the message.

    Its also interesting to note YOUR outrage about this list considering your initial reaction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    I was very upset for multiple reasons; 1. it was a clear violation of personal freedoms and 2. it undermines the ground swell of support by America for smarter gun laws because the focus goes on the release of the list instead of the message.

    Its also interesting to note YOUR outrage about this list considering your initial reaction.
    I think the NRA list is ridiculous but I'm more concerned when ordinary law abiding citizens are outed with addresses printed for all to see like some sort of sex offender list.

    The stupid NRA list involves organizations and pseudo celebrities. People and groups that chose to be in the public eye. Not the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiefst2000 View Post
    I think the NRA list is ridiculous but I'm more concerned when ordinary law abiding citizens are outed with addresses printed for all to see like some sort of sex offender list.

    The stupid NRA list involves organizations and pseudo celebrities. People and groups that chose to be in the public eye. Not the same thing.
    Well said.

    BTW To think the NRA will ever change their philosophy is akin to thinking on opposing sides of Roe v. Wade will change theirs. Complete waste of time.

    The NRA is the minority in Hollywood when it comes to support and listed those opposed to their agenda...I think it's rather silly that they did but big deal. As stated the NRA didn't list the home addresses of the celebrities unlike the progressive paper whose gun owner address list included cops, domestic violence victims, federal agents, judges and the overwhelming number of law abiding citizens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post


    right, because if it was a liberal group promoting their agenda and a similar hit list was disclosed on the (insert favorite Murdoch-owned) show, you would have the same reaction?
    "Hit list"?

    It's no surprise that a special interest group identifies other groups that have opposed them in the past. Every lobbying group does this, especially when pushing a legislative agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    This list is an abomination. And I would feel the same way if a so-called liberal organization did the same.
    Bullllllllll****.

    You are so unbelievably transparent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intelligentjetsfan View Post
    (CNN) -- Question: What do George Clooney, Chaka Khan, the American Medical Association, Bon Jovi and C. Everett Koop have in common?

    Answer: They are among the 500 names on the National Rifle Association's absurd new "enemies list."

    Richard Nixon would be embarrassed to find that his once sinister form of score-keeping has been revived so promiscuously by the NRA. But there is some redeeming social value here: The list illustrates an organization that has become hermetically sealed from society at large, so caught up in conservative debates that it has forgotten how to connect with Main Street America.

    The enemies list was first posted on the NRA's website in mid-September, hiding in plain sight under the banner "National Organizations with Anti-Gun Policies." But with the debate about reasonable gun restrictions reignited after the Sandy Hook Elementary School slaughter, the NRA's enemies list has become just the latest example of seriously bad judgment inside this once proud organization.

    Because whatever staffer was tasked with accumulating the list took the idea of "you're either with us or against us" so literally that everyone who isn't a card-carrying conservative seems to be counted as an enemy.
    Pretty sure each and everyone of those things is opinion at best and I might go far as to say propaganda. Makes the "List" a non-issue. Or possibly even what the author states was a "banner" of National Organizations with Anti-Gun policies.

    Why should this person's opinion, or any of those of any person/organization on this list sway mine?

    This passes as Journalism? Apparently that's what I should have majored in.

    EDIT: I didn't mean to identify slaughter as opinion. Obviously that is a word to describe what happened. I just think the word choice supports the idea that this is propaganda. Incident, tragic events, catastrophe, etc. would convey the gravity of the scene but the choice of "slaughter" to me, clearly displays the author's personal opinions.

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    How much money does NRA receive from gun makers?


    Quote Originally Posted by PatriotReign View Post
    Well said.

    BTW To think the NRA will ever change their philosophy is akin to thinking on opposing sides of Roe v. Wade will change theirs. Complete waste of time.

    The NRA is the minority in Hollywood when it comes to support and listed those opposed to their agenda...I think it's rather silly that they did but big deal. As stated the NRA didn't list the home addresses of the celebrities unlike the progressive paper whose gun owner address list included cops, domestic violence victims, federal agents, judges and the overwhelming number of law abiding citizens.

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    lol @ Sara Lee.

    NRA. What a bunch of dumb f*cks.

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    "Hit list"?

    It's no surprise that a special interest group identifies other groups that have opposed them in the past. Every lobbying group does this, especially when pushing a legislative agenda.
    Hmmm, on the subject of transparency, I wonder how your post above meshes with your post from my Bernie Sanders thread where he listed the names of some of the corporate big wigs who, I believe, paid next to nothing in taxes?

    I believe your EXACT words were "nice hit list you have going there". Lol, transparency is a fickle thing....

    http://www.jetsinsider.com/forums/sh...48&postcount=5
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    I don't get the outrage. NRA has been getting attacked from every direction. Although I think Uncle Ted did a great job on Piers the other night.

    I wonder how many liberal organizations have the NRA listed on their "enemies list".

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    Uncle Ted, lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    I don't get the outrage. NRA has been getting attacked from every direction. Although I think Uncle Ted did a great job on Piers the other night.

    I wonder how many liberal organizations have the NRA listed on their "enemies list".

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDNYjets View Post
    I don't get the outrage. NRA has been getting attacked from every direction. Although I think Uncle Ted did a great job on Piers the other night.

    I wonder how many liberal organizations have the NRA listed on their "enemies list".
    I don't think its outrage, more like point and laugh at how stupid these people are.

    Thats just me though

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    Quote Originally Posted by PlumberKhan View Post
    lol @ Sara Lee.

    NRA. What a bunch of dumb f*cks.
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