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The NRA Has an Enemies List and It’s Really Long

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Posted on Feb 1, 2013
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George Clooney is among those on the NRA’s list.

The National Rifle Association sure has a lot of enemies, according to a recent “National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies” list posted by the powerful gun lobby’s political arm. The list, available on the NRA’s website, seeks to expose those who have “have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations” and “have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.”

There are 506 organizations and people named, which, as Wonkette points out, means that “it’s virtually impossible not to find something on that list that represents you or something you believe in.”

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The rogues’ gallery includes some unsurprising entries, such as the American Civil Liberties Union. But it seems almost no organization or person has escaped the NRA’s gaze, including the AARP, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the National Association of Public Hospitals, and the Police Foundation.

Then there are the “individuals and celebrities,” which include Boyz II Men, Sean Connery, Geraldo Rivera, Doug Flutie, Barry Manilow, and Sting. There is a long list of Americans who are members of the Brady Campaign’s National Committee, as well as journalists who “editorialize in favor of gun control laws.”

The companies listed, with addresses included, feature the Kansas City Chiefs, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hallmark, Sprint, and Time Warner. Publication and media outlets that “have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights” include pretty much every mainstream media outlet, with the notable exceptions of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal.

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—Posted by Tracy Bloom.

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