The NRA Has a 'Blacklist'

Many prominent Americans guilty of being "anti-gun"

Outrageous as it may sound, the NRA has published a 19-page list of people, companies, and causes it believes are "anti-gun." It's essentially their "blacklist."

It's very representative of the arrogance, foolishness and unforgiving nature of the NRA. Wouldn't you love to be on that list? After all, it's a list of distinguished organizations such as the NAACP, the YWCA, the National Education Association, the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons), the AMA (American Medical Association), the League of Women Voters, American Jewish Congress and the St. Louis Cardinals. Yep, they're all on it. They represent a big part of who's who's in helping to lead America.

The list of "anti-gun" religious groups is nothing if not ecumenical, ranging from the U.S. Catholic Conference to the B'nai B'rith to the United Methodist Church. Also on the list are newspapers and magazines, as well as personalities such as Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen, Shania Twain, Britney Spears, Sean Connery and Julia Roberts-to name just a few!

They all made the mistake of doing something that upset the NRA-such as supporting a campaign or speaking out. The NRA is not one to forgive. They'd rather retaliate. The NRA's top dog, Wayne LaPierre, tried to explain the list on the "Today" Show: "Our members don't want to buy their songs, don't want to go to their movies, and don't want to support their careers. They cherish the Second Amendment that much."

The NRA list ought to be seen by more Americans than just NRA members. A group called "Stop the NRA" has created a website to showcase it. Click here to see the NRA's list. Then you can add your name to a blacklist started by Stop the NRA, since the NRA won't have room on its' own blacklist for the many millions of other Americans who oppose them. Put your name on what has become an "honor roll."

I'm rather disappointed I'm not on their list. After all, I spoke against them at a rally of 12,000 people on the steps of the Colorado State Capitol as the NRA was holding its annual meeting down the street, just 10 days after Columbine. I came to their headquarters in suburban Washington, D.C. and marched as I asked them to respond to my letter from 1999; they had me arrested rather than answer me. Please join me on the list and forward to your friends and family and ask them to join the blacklist too!

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