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In addition to our own research Second Amendment Check has decided it is worth sharing the work of others.  Therefore, we are sharing the NRA-ILA’s lists of:

“Anti-Gun National Organizations”

“Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate”

“Anti-Gun Publication and Media Outlets”

“Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities”

At Second Amendment Check we always attempt to source our material in our quest to provide objective and credible information.  Again, these lists have been compiled by the NRA-ILA, whom we recognize as a credible source of information.  Having said that, the exact criteria for making it onto the list are unclear, and the claims of being “Anti-Gun” have not been independently verified or validated by Second Amendment Check.

Also, after having had these lists published on their public website for many months, they have been removed after receiving some recent attention in the alternative media.  As noted in the Feb 11, 2013 update in this this Huffington Post article, the NRA-ILA has quietly removed the list from their website, but it can still be found in a web archive from January.  The reason for the removal of this list is not yet known.  Speculation suggests that the NRA ILA didn’t want to call unwanted attention to itself, or perhaps that it is reassessing or updating that list.  Second Amendment Check will attempt to get to the bottom of this mysterious disappearance.

NRA ILA List of Anti’s:

ANTI-GUN NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

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.

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

ANTI-GUN 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.  You can add to this anyone who appeared on the “Demand a Plan” anti-gun video telling everyone to demand gun control, most of them appear to be listed at the bottom.  Also add CANADIAN Jim Carrey for stupid his anti-gun video.

Anti-Gun-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

Stephen King – Author (Added by 2ACheck)
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
 

Anti-Gun-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

Anti-Gun-Journalists

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


Compiled by:
NRA Institute for Legislative Action
11250 Waples Mill Road
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

753 Comments

  1. Was sad that my name wasn’t there , I am blocked by the NRA on Facebook and Twitter after all. Oh well, perhaps when my #gunsense book comes out I will be on their enemy list. It would be an absolute honor.

    Reply

    • The reality is, you’re severely over-inflating your importance. For the NRA to deem you an enemy would be like the citizens of a town considering the village idiot their enemy.

      Have no respect for you? Check. Laugh at you for your stupidity? Check. Shake their heads in contempt when you try to make yourself seem threatening? Check.

      But actually see you and label you as an enemy? LOL!

      Reply

    • That’s because no one has ever heard of you. In a sea of idiotic anti-gunners, you are but a speck of sand. Lol at you for thinking anyone cares.

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  2. Sylvia D Copp and Wendy L. Allen

    We can’t believe how many hypocrites there are in Hollywood! So many of these people have made big bucks touting guns and using them in their TV shows and movies, Sylvester Stallone! Yet when it comes down to the American Bill of Rights and the Second Amendment, they would rob us of the right to keep and bear arms to protect ourselves and our families from armed thugs and maybe as in 1776 a tyrannical government! If you vote for nothing else this coming election America, vote because the next president will determine whether the Second Amendment stays in our Constitution or is obliterated by some pompous anti-gunner Supreme Court Justices which they will appoint! As for us and ours, we believe in gun control, “We hit what we aim at”!!! By the way, if worse comes to worse, we’ll surrender our guns, ‘One bullet at a time’!!! Now put that in your marijuana pipe and smoke it!!!

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  3. No thank you. Instead, let’s just move forward making new laws that reflect the needs of the time just as we have been doing for 239 years now.

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    • Yes, exactly, Larry. 239 years ago our country decided to throw off the yoke of tyranny. They did this with the “assault rifles” of the time – the same weaponry that the modern military of that time used on the field of battle. Then they decided to (just as you suggest) make new laws more fitting to the times. One of those laws was the Second Amendment, which restricted the powers of government over the right of the people to keep and bear arms.

      Interesting how the truth always outs, isn’t it? Even from a mind as dull as yours.

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  4. Sorry, I don’t understand NRA speak. Can someone out there translate this from gibberish to English?

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  5. david trembley

    larry i dought you intend to insult gun owners in general but you are so stop that its not nice right or warrented. shame on you

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  6. What an insane number of guns in our society. This clearly shows how big the problem is and how guns, gun owners and the NRA are responsible for so many unnecessary gun deaths in our country. Let’s all work together to pass more gun control legislation to get this unnecessary problem under control.

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    • Joseph Cameron

      You sir are so ignorant to the facts it isn’t funny. You blame gun owners and the NRA for gun deaths. Do you know how many women have used ( not necessarily firing)
      A gun to prevent a rape? Or how many times s year a firearm is used to prevent crime? Or how concealed carry or open carry has reduced violent crime across this country. If you don’t get that, look it up by location ( per city or county) Do you blame the automobile or the alcohol that killed 3 members of my family or just maybe was it the drunk driver who had three previous charges and did not have a license to drive at the time. GROW UP, if you think you will stop guns from entering this country, you are lost.
      There is such disconnect with reality that people just do not understand. DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. I have spent countless days and have done my own real research.
      Firearms save lives, period.

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      • Thing is, he’s not ignorant; ignorance is a lack of knowledge. He’s just plain stupid because he willfully disregards his knowledge of the facts. It’s why he won’t engage anyone in a serious debate, and why he only ever replies to people he sees as “less intellectual” than himself. What he fails to realize (or maybe he does realize, but doesn’t care) is his avoidance verifies the invalidity of his position, and exposes his stupidity for supporting that position in the face of overwhelming factual evidence. Larry is the epitome of a child with his fingers in his ears crying, “Lalalalalalalalala! I can’t hear you!”

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      • FBI data shows that firearms are used, on average, 2.2 million times each year TO PREVENT crime… often without a single shot being fired

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    • Wow this clown don’t have a clue, I believe you are nothing more then a trouble making troll.

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    • Larry, what you are suggesting will only make those deaths rates go up. Criminals don’t care about the law and they will continue to have guns to murder the innocent. It’s obvious what you’re suggesting is to leave the good guy defenseless. The NRA is not responsible for these murder rates if you want to blame someone blame the far left liberals because they’re the ones who are actually responsible for promoting violent crimes.

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  7. These are FBI numbers & rough numbers at a yearly average. 33500 total firearm deaths per year. 19000 suicide by firearm, 41000 total suicides (so most suicides don’t use a firearm) if you want to die you will find a way. So that means you have 14500 firearm deaths remaining. Law enforcement is responsible for around 1,000 per year. There are 16000 homicides per year (including justifiable) of those 16000… a gun is used 10,000 times. of those 16000 homicides, over 11,000 were committed by a felon. In which case they are not to even own a gun. 6000 homicides are committed without a firearm. It has also been proven that a citizen has a better chance of protecting themselves then waiting for the police. There is an average of 3500 fire arm deaths that include accidental (about 1000), justifiable, domestic violence( in which case I believe if your gonna kill your spouse, you’ll find a way). if there are 400,000,000 guns in the US each gun has a 0.0000825 chance of killing someone. It comes down to the person. 318,000,000 people in the US. People are way more dangerous than the gun. If someone wants you dead they will find a way to do it. 6000 homicides are done without a gun. 10000 with. If there was no gun how many would be killed anyway. The truth, probably more than half. Guns are not the problem. You will never reverse the second amendment in this country, period. How about keeping Guns out of the criminals hands…. Never. Do you know how easy it is to build a zip gun. Or use a knife or how about Bath, Michigan. (look that up) Mental issues need to be addressed and our criminal justice system. Take a look at the average time they get for killing someone. Insane. It’s Not the gun. Grow up people use your head. Ps… I don’t care about my spelling or my math. I was typing to fast. (So don’t think you are perfect because you aren’t) And my data came from the FBI. So argue with them. Another thing……How many times has a gun saved someone’s life? Mine? Yes. You will never stop every wrongful shooting.
    I am a gun owner and I am also a father and grandfather and I know what our country’s children should mean to each and everyone of us. They are more important than you or I, and they and many other innocent people are dying everyday. If you lost one of your own, how would you feel? I would like to add this… Every single life is precious and is most important in any discussion, but so are present and future lives, the numbers do not make sense.
    Close to 3000 shooting victims in Chicago in 2015, with one of the strictest gun control laws in the country…..don’t be an idiot!
    It’s not working.

    One more thing
    An assault rifle is a fully automatic selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine
    In a strict definition, a firearm must have at least the following characteristics to be considered an assault rifle:

    It must be an individual weapon
    It must be capable of selective fire
    It must have an intermediate-power cartridge: more power than a pistol but less than a standard rifle or battle rifle
    Its ammunition must be supplied from a detachable box magazine
    And it should have an effective range of at least 300 metres (330 yards)
    Rifles that meet most of these criteria, but not all, are technically not assault rifles, despite frequently being called such.

    For example:

    Select-fire M2 Carbines are not assault rifles; their effective range is only 200 yards.
    Select-fire rifles such as the FN FAL battle rifle are not assault rifles; they fire full-powered rifle cartridges.
    Semi-automatic-only rifles like variants of the Colt AR-15 are not assault rifles; they do not have select-fire capabilities.
    Semi-auto rifles with fixed magazines like the SKS are not assault rifles; they do not have detachable box magazines and are not capable of automatic fire.
    The U.S. Army defines assault rifles as “short, compact, selective-fire weapons that fire a cartridge intermediate in power between submachine gun and rifle cartridges

    The 9mm is by far the most common caliber used in homicides. Used in a pistol.
    All calibers and in any form of a rifle does not even come close to this number.

    Look at medical malpractice deaths.

    Take a long hard real look at the numbers, do your own real research. Think for yourself!

    With suicides, do you think if someone wants to die they will find a way!

    It is not the gun people! So you believe that a piece of metal is the problem?

    Why do police carry them? To protect themselves and others!
    Think about it!

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  8. Criminals have guns because guns are EVERYWHERE and easily obtained. That can be fixed.

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    • It can’t be fixed. If it could be fixed, why are there still gun crimes committed in every single country with strict gun laws?

      You just saying shit, doesn’t make it true.

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  9. Anthony Thursby

    I feel like I might need to clarify the second amendment, it does not say we have a right to semiautomatic firearms, nor to explosive devices, and tons of ammo. But, it does state that the people have a God given right to be armed adequate to the federal military, and that it shall NOT be infringed. So, with this new information on display, we should be armed with military grade firearms to ensure the checks and balances of our government, not to hunt, not to protect from thieves, but to check the government. Even if we are not armed to federal military grade, we should still have the ability to resist the government to keep them in check.

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  10. Interesting. So this blog should be restricted to only the poor sheep who blindly follow the NRA propaganda that is funded by the gun manufacturer’s blood money. NRA members seem so fearful of big government and big business yet you are the foot soldiers of these profit motivated corporations…like puppets on a string. No other points of view should be heard? Not the sensible points of view of the majority of Americans you live among? Is free speech important to you? So much for your respect for constitutional rights.

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    • You ignore facts in favor of your party line, but we’re the sheep. And what would you know about NRA members? Stop talking like you have a clue when you don’t. Please tell me what corporation ISN’T motivated by profit, you moron. And you have the unmitigated gall to even mention constitutional rights while lobbying to have ours removed? Who’s trying to keep you from blathering about whatever you want?

      Typical liberal hypocrite. Civil rights are only ever important when it’s yours that are being trampled. But you’re perfectly fine trampling others’ with the very right that you’re crying about. It’s no wonder you won’t engage me in debate. You’re just barely smart enough to realize how foolish you’d look.

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    • So just what is the percentage of gun owners in the United States that have used a gun to kill a person, just for the sake of killing? I will make you a promise, I will fully support gun control, as soon as that percentage has passed the 50% mark!!

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    • You just keep spewing your ignorance, it’s real simple, this is the USA and if you don’t like our constitution then move to another country. Now see how easy that is, even you should be able to understand that.

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  11. Governor Brown signs yet another gun safety law in California the 6th in the last month. Fantastic!

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  12. Larry prob thinks an ar 15 has more kinetic energy than a .223

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  13. Perfect examples. If we had no speed limits or laws against drunk driving the number of deaths would be many times greater. More gun control laws = fewer gun related deaths. Simple and undeniable.

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    • Charles Evans

      So I take it that stricter laws are working wonders in Chicago oh wait they have one of the highest if not the highest homicide rates in the country oops guess its working real well

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      • You have to understand something about Larry. He’s representative of a group of geniuses who have seen how well the War on Drugs has gone and thinks the same concept is a good thing when applied to anything that makes them afraid, like inanimate objects.

        See, instead of pissing themselves in fear and being laughed at, they just don’t wear any clothes so it’s harder to tell they’re terrified. But they don’t stop there… they also don’t want you wearing clothes so they don’t look so stupid and stand out like sore thumbs.

        Aren’t they thoughtful?

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      • Larry, Baaaa, Baaaa, Baaaa

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    • Michael Meador

      More gun control = more defenseless victims.

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    • Very bad example Larry. You don’t have a constitutional right to speed or drive drunk. You do however have a constitutional right to keep and bear arms. I’d really like to know how you think more gun control = less firearm related deaths. Criminals are so well known for obeying the law right? Fully automatic weapons have been banned since the 1930′s and criminals can still easily get ahold of them. All stricter gun control does is limit innocent civilians from protecting themselves and their families. The world is a messed up place with messed up people, and we deserve the right to protect ourselves and out families from criminals and an oppressive government. Now might be a good time to pull your head out of your ass

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  14. “Yes we have high gun death rates”…great to see someone else on here admitting the sobering facts. Let’s do something concrete to lower it! Thank you Ed!

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    • Charles Evans

      We also have high traffic deaths lets do something about like speed limits oh wait yeah thaws right we have them. Lets also make drinking and driving illegal nobody will ever drink and drive again oh wait there is a law and they still do it you see the pattern here

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  15. “200 million guns and 12 trillion rounds of ammo”…thanks for so clearly illuminating the problem!

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  16. Hello my fellow freedom loving brothers and sisters!

    I recently joined the NRA a few months ago after years of procrastinating and now wish I had done so sooner in light of these new anti-gun, anti-freedom laws that moonbeam signed a couple weeks ago. This was a serious blow to our 2nd Amendment rights.

    Just as I procrastinated in joining the NRA, I’m sure there are many more like minded individuals who are still procrastinating. The single reason that took me so long to join was that I thought that after doing so I would constantly be inundated with phone calls & emails asking for donations, which turns out is not the case. I’ll receive an email every so often, but not what I expected. This should be communicated to those we encourage to join the NRA as this may help them to make the decision, take action and join in support.

    The NRA is the 2nd Amendment’s most powerful advocate and they need all the support possible to help us prevent the anti-gun, anti-freedom movement from advancing. We will continue to lose ground if we fail to act.

    Even as we continue to lose ground, there will be many freedom loving brothers and sisters that will continue to procrastinate and withhold from joining and supporting the NRA for various personal reasons.

    It’s with this realization that I’ve decided to donate to the NRA, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of my “Preserve Freedom” T-shirts. I believe this is a great way for those who wish to show and and support freedom whether you are an NRA member or not.

    https://teespring.com/stores/preserve-freedom

    We need all the support we can get!

    God Bless America!

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  17. …speaking of limited “knolage”…

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  18. Davida Michaele

    a single action revolver .. NOT a single shot ..guys this person has limited knolage of arms they think its adiquite for them so sence in argueing the situation there not looking at the same possabilities of need the rest of the semi auto croud does.. let it slide.

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  19. I now know this is a made up list because some of those celebrities have actually come out in favor of right to carry. I own a single shot revolver and a 12guage double barrel coach gun. Thats all you need. If you need a hundred bullets fired in a few seconds to kill something then you probably shouldn’t even have a gun. Theres a big difference between being anti gun and supporting gun control. Anti gun is you hate guns altogether. Supporting gun control just means you dont.want idiot’s running around with semi automatic rifles gunning down kindergartners.

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    • You obviously know nothing about guns… “single shot revolver”? Really? But you’re against semi-auto firearms.

      Your revolver is, basically, a semi-auto. It fires one bullet every time the trigger is pulled until the cylinder is empty. It is not a single shot.

      But I have a question for you. If you had a semi-auto rifle in your hands right now… No, wait. Let me start again.

      If you had a bazooka in your hands right now, how many people would you kill with it?

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      • Actually mine is a single shot revolver because you have to cock it everytime you want to shoot it so thats a single shot revolver. First off it would depend on whatkind of people they are. If they are child molester’s pimps outlaw bikers then yes i would gun them down and i wouldnt need a bazooka or a hundred bullets a second to do it.

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        • That’s a single action revolver, not a single shot.

          And seriously? You’d kill pimps? What about prostitutes, would you kill them too?

          I don’t think I’d trust you with a spoon at my back. You actually sound a bit unhinged. it’s no wonder you’re afraid of other people being armed with modern weaponry; you can so easily imagine yourself going on a shooting spree.

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          • You damn right id kill any pimp that force women and little girls into prostitution. And honestly id cut their hearts out and show it to them so they can see how black it is before they died. If you wouldnt then its you who are unhinged. And i meant a single action. So sorry that was my mistake.

  20. No, just the things we don’t need or want. Guns are at the top of the list.

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  21. If our kids were being killed by fires in their school because we we’re selling teddy bears filled with jet fuel to our children we would simply stop doing that. Let’s stop selling guns…lethal toys for adults.

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    • Using your logic. We should take away cars Cars kill people more than guns. While were at it we should take away knives. We should take away anything that could be made into a weapon. Plumbing supplies too because it could be made into an IED.

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    • Larry, exactly! We are adults, not children so it is our own responsibility to decide if we want guns or don’t want guns and to make sure we don’t kill other people or break laws and end up in jail or dead!

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    • That would actually make sense, Larry, if you were using a correct analogy. However, like always, you are not. Teddy bears filled with jet fuel don’t save lives – you cannot use them for self-defense.

      Oh, and teddy bears filled with jet fuel are not a protected civil right, Just thought you might want to know that and prepare yourself for the day when you realize you’ve failed to enact any meaningful gun control laws.

      We’re coming to take back all that was taken from us. Once it’s done, you people will regret ever having pushed the issue.

      Have a nice day.

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    • You are so full of it I can’t believe you even on here !

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  22. Paul Colapietro

    This is so very true. Words to live by

    We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world. They can accept the fact that fires can happen, which is why they want fire extinguishers, fire sprinklers, fire alarms and fire exits throughout their kids’ schools. But many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid’s school. Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school fires, but the sheep’s only response to the possibility of violence is denial. The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so they choose the path of denial.

    The sheep generally do not like the sheepdog. He looks a lot like the wolf. He has fangs and the capacity for violence. The difference, though, is that the sheepdog must not, cannot and will not ever harm the sheep. Any sheepdog who intentionally harms the lowliest little lamb will be punished and removed. The world cannot work any other way, at least not in a representative democracy or a republic such as ours.

    Still, the sheepdog disturbs the sheep. He is a constant reminder that there are wolves in the land. They would prefer that he didn’t tell them where to go, or give them traffic tickets, or stand at the ready in our airports in camouflage fatigues holding an M-16. The sheep would much rather have the sheepdog cash in his fangs, spray paint himself white, and go, “Baa.”

    Until the wolf shows up. Then the entire flock tries desperately to hide behind one lonely sheepdog.” – Lt. Col. Grossman -

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  23. What a coincidence…I just toured Auschwitz-Birkenau today. Genocide is a terrible think. But, it is silly to use references to world war as a crutch to thwart basic common sense domestic gun control efforts. Very different things.

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    • What a coincidence. The very “common sense” gun laws you want passed are the same ones passed in the countries where genocide happened.

      Huh… who woulda thunk it!?

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      • Jennifer Knight

        Kyew, who woulda thunk it?
        The genocide countries to which you refer prevented the innocent from having guns.
        The evil, the twisted, and the sick still had access to weapons.
        Yeah, who woulda thunk it?

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  24. STEVEN HAROLD

    Larry, it is so good of you to spwak up on the side of ISIS in support of disarming its next victims. You fool no one! You will not be satisfied until every (average non-politician) American is disarmed. You deep down revel in mass terror in these gun-free zones whether in Paris or Orlando.

    I, for one, will not be disarmed to be made a serf or soft target for your handlers. Pleasant dreams.

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  25. its my thought larry will have to out live me and mine to see his utopia he wishes for IF his kind do not start another revilution over all this.. before its all over or solved there way

    the vast majarity of all citizens respect the constitution .and will want things within that frame work , i dare say .

    i think the nra is on right track in training responceable gun owners best thing might be is required training to get correct mind set of gun ownership ( guys like larry who say they do not want a gun is ok thats his personal choice but he does not have the right to trample the rest of us who prefer to protect ourselves and ours)

    larry is i think seriosly conserned about the issue he just can not suggest how it can be done with out going against the constitution , and it says its a right we all have and can not be infringed upon . that really makes any laws or rules restricting guns invalid .

    they (anti gunners )seriously underestimate the reactions to there methods.

    the constitution says its everyones right to be self armed and goverment has no rights to infringe on that. that makes gun laws invalid . yep said twice so whats left ?

    there fore everyone conserned about bad stuff done with guns HAS to be armed and willing to cut down anyone who dares do bad with one…right on the spot and stay on it.
    .
    thats how stuff was done when it all was written . was logical for its time and not much has really changed.. the law just can not be at right place at all times.

    thats where we get ‘ only a good guy with a gun can stop bad guys with guns’. its simple enough. but sadly ‘progressives ‘ can not handle that approtch
    it would be nice to know why they can’t maybe they thought a kid was good and he was not.
    suisides and justifiable defence “victoms” should not be counted as gun violence in my view.
    bad guys getting there due should not count sinces they brought it on themselves and better some one shoots them self (suisides) then cause a car crash and hurt inocents in the process . its a tough view yea.. sorry larry

    its a tough additude yea .. sorry larry when will you get ticked enough to man up to the problem if its not your way i can understand that i can hardly blame you but do not let your familey be unprotected.

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  26. Actually…no, he doesn’t know what it means. And The USA is #1 in per capita gun violence among our peer countries. Being in the middle (the median btw) of a population that includes a bunch of little island countries is not a sensible measurement. That’s how Seth Blatter stayed in control for so long.

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    • That is just a lie. Your own list says otherwise.

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    • Russia and Mexico are both higher on the list than the USA. They also break the gun violence down city to city and state to state. Where you will find that Atlanta Georgia is the worst- at 11.6, while the majority of the country sits right along with the rest of the “civilized world, at 0..-1.6 . Maybe law enforcement is what needs to change in cities like Atlanta.

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  27. No, I am arguing against this ongoing insanity of gun sales and gun ownership. We need to make solid and steady progress to remove guns from our society. Whether it takes 10 years, 25 years or 50 years.

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    • LOL riiiiight, kinda like making drugs illegal removed drugs from our society. Kinda like making prostitution illegal removed hookers from our society, kinda like prohibition removed alcohol from our society, kinda like when gambling is illegal it removes it from our society? So now, making guns illegal will suddenly remove them from our society??? LOL Wake up man, try thinking more, observe more, emote less, and assert your ego’s need for power over others less. What’s insane is that people raise their kids to have no value for human life and give them a sense of entitlement like that Elliot Roger’s guy in Santa Barbara. What’s insane is that we still have drugs illegal which creates a violent black market where 90% of so-called “gun crime” (it’s really drug crime), originates. Quit blaming inanimate objects for human violence.

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      • You’ll have to excuse Larry. He’s just the kind of guy who would castrate himself because his neighbor is a serial rapist.

        Well, that’s not exactly correct. He’s the kind of guy who will vote to have YOU castrated because his neighbor is a serial rapist.

        A real stand-up guy, that Larry…

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  28. These discussions have gone a bit rogue. So I’d like to comment for the logical and reasonable people out there who have the ability to see both sides of an argument.

    From what I understand, during healthy discussions with both sides. The agreement by a majority is that there should be more restrictions on private gun sales, more background checks, and a further limiting of the quality of guns that are available to the public.

    While looking at both sides; if I were to agree that private gun sales should be limited or banned, and that background checks should included suspected terrorists or crazy people….. The legislation that many people are backing right now would not cut it.

    Why is that? Because the TSC is a committee of the senate that has full authority over any “no-fly list” or even a suitable replacement. The thing about a committee of the senate is that it has very few checks and balances compared to the judicial system. If there were some sort of list of people who have been deemed to dangerous to buy a gun that were managed by the court system, that could be argued out, documented and proven, I could possibly get behind a list like that. But unfortunately, the legislative branch doesn’t have a very good track record when it comes to enforcing legislation. If anyone has heard of McCarthyism or the “red scare” you can see a prime example of how the senate works regarding “suspected terrorists, or suspected lunatics”— I can very easily see how out of control it would get, by remembering just how many people were “suspected communists”

    So why not limit sales to people who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder? Well- that’s very easy. I would challenge any single one of you to go to 5 different psychologists, to see if you could walk away with a clean bill of mental health. It’s still a very arbitrary practice.

    Okay what about private gun sales? Well- how are you going to stop it? You can access the deep web and purchase all sorts of illegal products and services- and people rarely get caught. It would be very difficult to enforce any limitations on private sales without unlawful surveillance.

    ou can take that as you will, but I still feel regardless of your point of view on this topic, that we should not just support the legislation because it is sitting in front of us. Stand up and demand legislation that works for us, not just some poorly thrown together Bill that was written for the sole purpose of getting political support for a campaign.

    Now lastly I’d like to squash one rumor.

    ( Armalite Rifles- The AR-15 Semiautomatic copy of the M16 Assault rifle) Which has been coined even in google descriptions as an assault rifle to the point where the definition has been lost. 20 years ago an assault rifle was any weapon that fired automatically- ” a machine gun”. The AR standing for Armalite, has been the contributing factor to this confusion, because so many came to accept that AR meant “Assault Rifle”. An AR15 works exactly like any other rifle, you just spend less time reloading. I know plenty of hunters who use the AR15 while hunting for deer. It’s convenient to not have to reload every few shots.

    That’s really all I have to say about that.

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  29. Will this list be updated to include all of the “music stars” who signed that petition started by Everytown that’s on the cover of Billboard magazine?

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  30. Get used to it.

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