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NRA Releases Enemy List-Are YOU On It?

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Paranoid NRA Releases Enemy List – Are YOU On It?

2013/01/30
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No_NRA
Enemy lists…They go back as far as politics have been a part of our culture. Nixon, Joseph McCarthy, Pol Pot, Stalin, Lenin, Hitler, Saddam Hussein, and Generalissimo Francisco Franco, who is, we believe, still dead. In the 1970s the most famous, though not largest list to date became public, was Nixon’s Enemies List. It had 207 names. This month the National Rifle Association released its own enemies list. It has 525 names, associations, sports teams, and corporations.

A couple of things become apparent while reviewing the NRA list. First, they have no concept of data record formatting. Second, at least some of the folks on the NRA list are dead – which rings familiar to the persistent rumors that many of the NRA “Life” Members are dead as well. Third, unlike Nixon, the NRA didn’t list the politicians who support gun regulations, nor are any of the new media sites – like we here at Addicting Info or Occupy the NRA on the list.

Back to the list. 24 major medical associations, from the AMA to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons populate the list of NRA enemies. And so are the American Bar Association, National Education Association, the Catholic Conference, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church and the American Jewish Conference. From the world of sports are the Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals and the St. Louis Rams.

Hollywood is represented by a wide variety of actors…from TV’s Barney Miller – Hal Linden to Rambo – Sylvester Stallone to NCIS’ Mark Harmon to George Clooney, Matt Damon, Kevin Bacon, MacGyver’s Richard Dean Anderson. Also on the list, Sigourney Weaver, Oprah Winfrey, Shania Twain, Meryl Streep and Barbra Streisand – the only person to be on both Nixon and the NRA’s lists.

Former politicians Jimmy Carter, Ed Koch and C. Everett Coop are also listed along with political powerhouse, the AARP, 32Million strong.

It might be easier to write who is NOT on the list.

And that brings up the philosophy of having an enemies list. If a person or group is confident in their position, confident in the support that they have, they would have a supporter’s list rather than enemies list. Showcase the hundreds of public figures, industry leaders and organizations that support your cause, your philosophy. You know, like Ted Nugent and Alex Jones.


But that doesn’t happen…ever. And it is because an enemies list is a weak defense of an untenable position.

Here’s the first portion of the list, which just lists the organizations which they consider “enemies:”

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.

Read the very scary full LIST here.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/01/30/paranoid-nra-releases-enemy-list-are-you-on-it/

by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 9:43 PM
Replies (11-20):
soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:24 PM
2 moms liked this

Enemy list really?? It's a list of organizations or people who have contributed or lent support for the anti-gun movement. Hyperbole much.

LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:31 PM
1 mom liked this

 Yes, enemy.

en·e·my

/ˈenəmē/
Noun
  1. A person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
  2. A hostile nation or its armed forces or citizens, esp. in time of war.
Synonyms
foe - adversary - opponent - antagonist
Quoting soonergirl980:

Enemy list really?? It's a list of organizations or people who have contributed or lent support for the anti-gun movement. Hyperbole much.

 

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:32 PM


Ok then it's an enemy list. It does not make them paranoid or nefarious to have that list on their website.

Quoting LucyMom08:

 Yes, enemy.

en·e·my

/ˈenəmē/
Noun
  1. A person who is actively opposed or hostile to someone or something.
  2. A hostile nation or its armed forces or citizens, esp. in time of war.

Synonyms
foe - adversary - opponent - antagonist
Quoting soonergirl980:

Enemy list really?? It's a list of organizations or people who have contributed or lent support for the anti-gun movement. Hyperbole much.

 



Bigmetalchicken
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:34 PM
10 moms liked this

Welp, I am a member of the NRA, yet I am also a member or volunteer for some of the enimies.  

I guess that means I am a 'frenemy'. I bet the NRA has called me fat behind my back. Those bitches.

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:43 PM

I don't know about Fonzie, but I met Henry Winkler and he is a very nice man.

Quoting mhaney03:


I don't like them either, they are a couple of asshats.

Quoting LucyMom08:

 Have you looked at the entire list? Ben & Jerry's and Fonzie are on the list. Yes, paranoid.

Quoting mhaney03:

paranoid? his children have been getting death threats by left loonies.

 




North West Passage

NWP
by guerrilla girl on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I laughed at that one too.

So what is the American Firearms Association and how did they make the list?

Eh...I could google it, but not sure if I care that much for an answer. LOL.

Quoting LucyMom08:

 Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union

 

Seriously? Why in the world is this one on there?


North West Passage

eema.gray
by on Jan. 31, 2013 at 10:48 PM

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

An organization of Jewish women is on their enemies list?  ROFL

LucyMom08
by Gold Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:02 PM
1 mom liked this

 I found this...responsible gun owners, haha...

American Firearms Association
http://www.firearms.org/

The American Firearms Association ("AFA") is a non-profit nationwide gun-owners and sportsmen's organization dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the shooting sports while seeking to reconcile the Second Amendment and gun owners rights with fair and reasonable gun control legislation. We dispute the notion that gun owners rights must be in opposition to the majority of public opinion with regards to gun control. We believe that the Second Amendment guarantees Americans an individual right to own guns, but that it does not preclude fair gun control measures which seek to safeguard society. We believe that it is unwise and shortsighted for gun owners to continually stonewall public opinion on gun control issues, as this allows anti-gun organizations to portray us in a negative light. It is our conviction that it is wiser to implement a compromise strategy which seeks to enact legislative guarantees for gun ownerswithin future legislation. We have endorsed both the Brady Bill and the Assault Weapons Freeze; we are especially pleased that the Assault Weapons bill excludes an extensive list of sporting firearms. We reject the "Armed Populace" doctrine of the NRA as misguided and unrealistic. We believe that Americans have the right to obtain firearms for self-defence against criminal behavior. We promote the acquisition and use of sporting firearms for sporting purposes.
[An interesting, moderate approach to gun control. This group does not receive favorable comments from many other pro-gun interests. I applaud their balanced viewpoint.]

Quoting NWP:

I laughed at that one too.

So what is the American Firearms Association and how did they make the list?

Eh...I could google it, but not sure if I care that much for an answer. LOL.

Quoting LucyMom08:

 Int`l Ladies` Garment Workers` Union

 

Seriously? Why in the world is this one on there?


 

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:07 PM


See this is an example of using hyperbole by using the word"enemy". Hadassah supports an anti-gun stance why would it suprise you they are on this list?

Quoting eema.gray:

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

An organization of Jewish women is on their enemies list?  ROFL



gdiamante
by Silver Member on Jan. 31, 2013 at 11:22 PM

The American Academy of Pediatrics is on the list twice?

And how is it they don't have NPR on their media list? I'm surprised by that.

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