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Friday, January 12, 2007

The Anti-Gun Blacklist

Washington, DC (TLS). Get ready for an eye-opener. The following is the NRA's blacklist of organizations, corporations, non-profits, and prominent individuals who are on record as supporting measures to rob the citizens of their 2nd Amendment rights.

You will note that some on the list are religious organizations and members of the clergy. As I have reported to you before on The Liberty Sphere, some religious groups, such as the United Church of Christ, are some of the most reactionary, extremist Leftwing groups in the country. Such is the case with the United Church of Christ. They are on the blacklist as is the national headquarters of The United Methodist Church, among others.

The list pulls no punches and spares NO ONE who is guilty of attempting to rob the citizens of their Constitutional rights.

National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies

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
Association of American Medical Colleges
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 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:

Krista Allen - Actress

Suzy Amis - Actress

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 - Actress

Kevin Bacon - Actor

Lauren Bacall - Actress*

Sarah Ban Breathnach - Writer

William Baldwin - Actor

Candice Bergen - Actress

Richard Belzer - Actor

Tony Bennett - Singer

Boys II Men - Pop Group

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 - Actress

Ellen Burstyn - Actress

Steve Buscemi - Actor

David Canary - Actor

Kate Capshaw - Actress

Kim Cattrall- Actress

Josh Charles - Actor

Robert Chartloff - Producer

Stockard Channing - Actress

Jill Clayburgh - Actress

Terri Clark - Singer

George Clooney - Actor

Jackie Cooper - Actor/Director*

Jennifer Connelly - Actress

Judy Collins - Singer

Kevin Costner - Actor

Sean Connery - Actor

Sheryl Crow - Singer

Walter Cronkite - Frmr News Anchor

Billy Crystal- Actor

Julie Cypher - Director

Arlene Dahl - Actress

Clive Davis - Writer

Linda Dano - Actress

Matt Damon - Actor

Pam Dawber - Actress

Patrika Darbo - Actress

Stuart Damon - Actor

Ellen Degeneres - Actress

Gavin de Becker - Writer

Rebecca DeMornay - Actress

Danny DeVito - Actor

Michael Douglas - Actor

Phil Donahue - Talk Show Host

Richard Donner - Director

Fran Drescher - Actress

Richard Dreyfus - Actor

David Duchovny - Actor

Sandy Duncan - Actress

Christine Ebersole - Actress

Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds - Singer

Missy Elliott - Singer

Nora Ephron - Director

Gloria Estefan - Singer

Melissa Etheridge - Singer

Mia Farrow - Actress

Mike Farrell - Actor

Carrie Fisher - Actress

Sally Field - Actress

Doug Flutie - NFL player

Fannie Flagg - Actress

Jane Fonda - Actress

Rick Fox - NBA Player

Andy Garcia - Actor

Art Garfunkel - Singer

Estelle Getty - Actress

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 - Actress

Bryant Gumbel - TV Personality

Deidra Hall - Actress

Ethan Hawke - Actor

Mariette Hartley - Actress

Mark Harmon - Actor

Anne Heche - Actress

Howard Hessman - Actor

Marilu Henner - Actress

Dustin Hoffman - Actor

Hal Holbrook - Actor*

Whitney Houston - Singer

Helen Hunt - Actress

Grace-Lynne Ingle - Actress

John Ingle - Actor

Francesca James - TV Producer

Norman Jewison - Director

Lainie Kazan - Actress

Richard Karn - Actor

Jeffrey Katzenberg - Producer

Barry Kemp - TV Producer

David E. Kelley - TV Producer

Diane Keaton - Actress

Margaret Kemp - Interior Designer

Chaka Khan - Singer

Coreta Scott King - Activist

Kevin Kline - Actor

Michael E. Knight - Actor

Jonathan Kozol - Writer

William Kovacs - Director

Lenny Kravits - Singer

Lisa Kudrow - Actress

Wally Kurth - Actor

Christine Lahti - Actress

k.d. lang - Singer

Ricki Lake - TV personality

Denis Leary - Actor

John Leguizamo - Actor

Norman Lear - TV Producer

Spike Lee - Director

Hal Linden - Actor

Lisa Linde - Actress

Tara Lipinski - Former Olympian

Keyshawn Johnson - NFL player

Rob Lowe - Actor

Amanda Marshall - Singer

Barry Manilow - Singer

Camryn Manheim - Actress

Howie Mandel - Actor

Kyle MacLachlan - Actor

Madonna - Singer

Marla Maples - Actress

Marsha Mason - Actress*

Mase - Singer

Penny Marshall - Director

Prema Mathai-Davis - YWCA Official

John McDaniel - Musician

John McEnroe - Athlete

Brian McKnight - Musician

Ed McMahon - TV personality

Natalie Merchant - Singer

Bette Midler - Singer

Shane Minor - Musician

Mary Tyler Moore - Actress

Michael Moore - Film Maker

Norval Morris - Law Professor

Mike Myers - Actor

N Sync - Music group

Kathy Najimy - Actress

Paul Newman - Actor

Jack Nicholson - Actor

Leonard Nimoy - Actor

Mike Nichols - Director

Stephen Nichols - Actor

Rosie O`Donnel l- Actress/Talk Show Host

Jennifer O Neill - Actress

Julia Ormond - Actress

Jane Pauley - TV Personality

Sarah Jessica Parker - Actress

Mandy Patinkin - Actor

Richard North Patterson - Writer

Rhea Perlman- Actress

Michelle Pfieffer - Actress

Sydney Pollack - Director

Aidan Quinn - Actor

Colin Quinn - Actor

Dennis Quaid - Actor

Elizabeth Bracco Quinn - Actress

Bonnie Raitt - Singer

Debbie Reynolds - Actress

Mary Lou Retton - Former Olympian

Paul Reiser - Actor

Peter Reckell - Actor

Rob Reiner - Actor/Director

Robert Redford - Actor/Director

Anne Rice - Writer

Cathy Rigby - Actress

Natasha Richardson - Actress

Fred Rogers - Mr. Rogers

Julia Roberts - Actress

Marc Rosen - TV Producer

Tim Robbins - Actor

Tim Roth - Actor

Renee Russo - Actress

Robin Ruzan - Wife of Mike Myers

Meg Ryan - Actress

Susan Sarandon - Actress

Jerry Seinfeld - Actor

Kyra Sedgwick - Actress

Martin Sheen - Actor

Russell Simmons - Record Producer

Neil Simon - Playwright*

Louise Sorel - Actress

Mira Sorvino - Actress

Rena Sofer - Actress

Britany Spears - Singer

Bruce Springsteen - Singer

Kevin Spirtas - Actor

Barbra Streisand - Singer

David Steinberg - Director

Sylvester Stallone - Actor

Harry Dean Stanton - Actor

Meryl Streep - Actress

Patrick Stewart - Actor

Sharon Stone - Actress

Sting - Singer

Trudie Styler - Actress

Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Actor

The Temptations - Pop Group

Vinny Testaverde - NFL player

Marlo Thomas - Actress*

Uma Thurman - Actress

Steve Tisch - Producer

Mike Torrez - Former Baseball player

Shania Twain - Singer

Dick Van Dyke - Actor

Eli Wallach - Actor*

Ruth Warrick - Actress

Harvey Weinstein - Producer

Jann Wenner - Publisher

Sigourney Weaver - Actress

Victor Webster - Actor

James Whitmore - Actor*

Andy Williams - Singer*

Kelli Williams - Actress

Henry Winkler - Actor

Oprah Winfrey - Entertainer

Richard Widmark - Actor

Rita Wilson - Actress

Vanessa Williams - Singer

Herman Wouk - Author

Joanne Woodward - Actress*

Peter Yarrow - Singer

Catherine Zeta-Jones - Actress

Ahmet Zappa -Actor

Diva Zappa -Actress

Dweezil Zappa - Musician

Gail Zappa -

Moon Zappa -Actress


* 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

Ahmet Ertegun - Music Producer

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 Scannel - 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

Art Buchwald - 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

Molly Ivins - Columnist

Bill Johnson - Columnist

Donald Kaul - Columnist

Mike Lane - Cartoonist

Leonard Larson - Columnist

Mike Luckovich - Cartoonist

Jimmy Margulies - Cartoonist

Doug Marlette - 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


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, CEOPeter 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
Lamar Hunt, Owner
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

Maritz, Inc. - St. Louis
William E. Maritz, Chairman & CEO
1375 N. Highway Drive
Fenton, MO 63099
(314) 827-4000
www.maritz.com
Corporate Travel & Research Company

Michael Douglas Foundation
3550 Wilshire
Los Angele, CA 90010

MNC Financial, Inc.
Alfred Lerner, Chrm.
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

Schnucks Markets
Craig D. Schnuck
11420 Lackland Road
St. Louis, MO 63146
(314) 994-9900
www.schnucks.com
Grocery Stores

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 Cardinals
William DeWitt Jr., Controlling Owner
250 Stadium Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63102
(314) 421-3263
Pro Baseball Team

St. Louis Rams
Georgia Frontiere , Owner
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) 484-8000
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
Long distance telephone service


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

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

Find this item at: http://www.nraila.org/Issues/factsheets/read.aspx?ID=15

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'd be proud to be included on that list. sign me uup!

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

Since you are too cowardly to post your name, I highly doubt it.

But if you would be so kind as to provide your name, I would be more than happy to add you to the list, and even to write a full column on you alone.
Martyn

Anonymous said...

Something occurs to me: People with guns often speak of needing to "protect" themselves. That must mean they're frightened. Scared. Hmmmm. Just a thought.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

Have you ever been the victim of a crime? Had property stolen from your house while you slept? Had your life threatened? Has your spouse ever been raped while you watched in horror as one of the thugs held a knife to your neck?

Obviously, it is highly unrealistic and quite naive to expect the police to protect you from the manner in which modern criminals conduct their mayhem.

If you have no fear that leads you to take prudent steps to protect yourself from the thugs on the streets, then you are living in denial. That is quite dangerous.
Martyn

Mara S. said...

Hi. I'm not afraid to reveal my name, although when it's as distinctive as mine is, to do so on the Web would be as foolish as leaving my wallet unattended in a grocery cart. If you don't mind, I'll leave it at first name, last initial.

I have been the victim of a crime. Many years ago, my house was broken into while I slept one night, and I'm glad there was no gun in the house because it would probably have been stolen along with my jewlery and some other valuables. If I'd awakened and surprised the thief, he might well have killed me with it in confusion and panic. Actually, a few days later, police caught the thief in the act of breaking into another person's home and they shot him when he tried to get away. If he'd found a gun in my house and escaped with it, he might have used it then to return fire, possibly killing a policeman or someone else. Or he might have fenced it long before that confrontation, with God-knows-what results in some distant city, if not my home town. Any of those outcomes would have been far more likely than the chance I might have awakened, fully alert, in time to use the hypothetical gun to protect $700-worth of insured valuables.

Currently, I own what's known in my neck of the woods as a "varmint rifle," the varmint at issue being groundhogs. I enjoy removing my rifle from its secure hiding place now and then for target practice at a nice range near my home, where NRA instructors let me also try out handguns of different calibers. I'm a good shot with most of the weapons I've fired, if I do say so myself. The instructors officially agree, even going so far as to suggest I consider getting involved in competitive shooting. Maybe I will someday. As you might guess, I have no problem with people owning guns if they need them, whether for the business of protecting their crops or for sport.

And yet -- now, please try to wrap your brain around this without squealing -- I fully support laws requiring people to register their guns and store them safely, as well as restricting ownership to those who can be plausibly expected not to harm innocent people with them by intent, accident, or negligence.

I believe law enforcement professionals from street cops to attorneys general who tell me that well-written gun laws, properly administered, are among the best weapons we have for prosecuting the perpetrators of violent crimes, if not preventing such crimes outright.

There is no unconditional right to own a gun expressed in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I resent the NRA's distortion of the amendment's language to suggest otherwise.

The amendment was penned at a time in our nation's history when our land-based military consisted of farmers behind trees, uniforms optional. In order for such a militia -- our only "army" at the time -- to be effective, it was prudent to ensure that citizens had their government's permission to keep guns handy.

It's insulting to the intelligence of the American people to expect us to extrapolate from this that our nation -- now blessed with a military force armed to the teeth, when deployed (and then only) with the most sophisticated weapons known to mankind -- still needs civilians skulking around with flintlocks jammed into their waistbands to protect us from enemies both seen and unseen.

And you know, that is the only valid argument I believe we pull out of the Second Amendment. Much as some might wish it were otherwise, the amendment does not say "the heroic circumvention of 3 a.m. rape scenarios being a male fantasy that just won't go away, the right of guys throughout the land to keep Colt Pythons in their night tables shall not be infringed."

See how silly that sounds?

Speaking of irritating wordplay, I resent being labeled "anti-gun" because I am pro-reason, just as I resent being labeled "pro-abortion" because I disagree with many of the policies and philosophies promoted by self-styled "pro-life" or "right-to-life" organizations.

Is it not possible to explore differences of opinion on complex and volatile issues without resorting to simplistic name-calling? People do not reverse themselves to consider the merits of a cause they reject simply because they've been forced to endure non-stop hysterical hyperbole from its proponents and can't stand it anymore. That is in the realm of brainwashing and torture, I believe.

Mara S. said...

Hi. I'm not afraid to reveal my name, although when it's as distinctive as mine is, to do so on the Web would be as foolish as leaving my wallet unattended in a grocery cart. If you don't mind, I'll leave it at first name, last initial.

I have been the victim of a crime. Many years ago, my house was broken into while I slept one night, and I'm glad there was no gun in the house because it would probably have been stolen along with my jewlery and some other valuables. If I'd awakened and surprised the thief, he might well have killed me with it in confusion and panic. Actually, a few days later, police caught the thief in the act of breaking into another person's home and they shot him when he tried to get away. If he'd found a gun in my house and escaped with it, he might have used it then to return fire, possibly killing a policeman or someone else. Or he might have fenced it long before that confrontation, with God-knows-what results in some distant city, if not my home town. Any of those outcomes would have been far more likely than the chance I might have awakened, fully alert, in time to use the hypothetical gun to protect $700-worth of insured valuables.

Currently, I own what's known in my neck of the woods as a "varmint rifle," the varmint at issue being groundhogs. I enjoy removing my rifle from its secure hiding place now and then for target practice at a nice range near my home, where NRA instructors let me also try out handguns of different calibers. I'm a good shot with most of the weapons I've fired, if I do say so myself. The instructors officially agree, even going so far as to suggest I consider getting involved in competitive shooting. Maybe I will someday. As you might guess, I have no problem with people owning guns if they need them, whether for the business of protecting their crops or for sport.

And yet -- now, please try to wrap your brain around this without squealing -- I fully support laws requiring people to register their guns and store them safely, as well as restricting ownership to those who can be plausibly expected not to harm innocent people with them by intent, accident, or negligence.

I believe law enforcement professionals from street cops to attorneys general who tell me that well-written gun laws, properly administered, are among the best weapons we have for prosecuting the perpetrators of violent crimes, if not preventing such crimes outright.

There is no unconditional right to own a gun expressed in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I resent the NRA's distortion of the amendment's language to suggest otherwise.

The amendment was penned at a time in our nation's history when our land-based military might consisted of farmers behind trees, uniforms optional. In order for such a militia -- our only "army" at the time -- to be effective, it was prudent to ensure that citizens had their government's permission to keep guns handy.

It's insulting to the intelligence of the American people to expect us to extrapolate from this that our nation -- now blessed with a military force armed to the teeth, when deployed (and then only) with the most sophisticated weapons known to mankind -- stillo needs civilians skulking around with flintlock pistols jammed into their waistbands to protect us from enemies both seen and unseen.

And you know, that is the only valid argument I believe we pull out of the Second Amendment. Much as some might wish it were otherwise, the amendment does not say "the heroic circumvention of 3 a.m. rape scenarios being a male fantasy that just won't go away, the right of guys throughout the land to keep Colt Pythons in their night tables shall not be infringed."

See how silly that sounds?

Speaking of irritating word-play, I resent being labeled "anti-gun" because I am pro-reason, just as I resent being labeled "pro-abortion" because I disagree with many of the policies and philosophies promoted by self-styled "pro-life" or "right-to-life" organizations.

Is it not possible to explore differences of opinion on complex and volatile issues without resorting to simplistic name-calling? People do not reverse themselves to consider the merits of a cause they reject simply because they've been forced to endure non-stop hysterical hyperbole from its proponents and can't stand it anymore. That is in the realm of brainwashing and torture, I believe.

Barrel First said...

You've been the victim of a crime...an invasion of your own personal residence...yet you remain a coward.

You refuse to extend your familiarity [expertise?] with a "varmint rifle" to using that same rifle for self-defense.

In short, you don't value your life. Why would you think that a common criminal would think otherwise?

Try to overcome your stupidity [not ignorance] re: the 2nd Amendment. It is real...we citizens have a Constitutional affirmation of a God-given Right to Self-Defense.

Just because you are willing to piss away your life for the sake of some passivist fantasy doesn't mean we should accept the same stupidity.

Wake up and accept reality.

Or not...and depend on your local law-enforcement entity to get there in time to save your butt next time...just like they did the last time, eh?

...Alex

Barrel First said...

You've been the victim of a crime...an invasion of your own personal residence...yet you remain a coward.

You refuse to extend your familiarity [expertise?] with a "varmint rifle" to using that same rifle for self-defense.

In short, you don't value your life. Why would you think that a common criminal would think otherwise?

Try to overcome your stupidity [not ignorance] re: the 2nd Amendment. It is real...we citizens have a Constitutional affirmation of a God-given Right to Self-Defense.

Just because you are willing to piss away your life for the sake of some passivist fantasy doesn't mean we should accept the same stupidity.

Wake up and accept reality.

Or not...and depend on your local law-enforcement entity to get there in time to save your butt next time...just like they did the last time, eh?

...Alex

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

I'm with you, Alex...Mara needs to think this thing through a bit more. She is obviously intelligent and articulate. Hopefully these words you and I have written will help. Hope springs eternal, eh?
Martyn

Mara S. said...

For the record, the police did not save my butt when my former residence was burglarized many years ago. I have no idea where you think I said so. The fellow got in and out through a downstairs window without notice. He was captured a few days later in a nearby neighborhood, partly on the basis of evidence I provided to police the next day, when I discovered the theft and called them.

I also have no idea where you're reading in my comments that I'm afraid to use my varmint rifle to defend myself. If I needed to, I would. The rifle is in condition for use at any time -- whether to take advantage of a groundhog sighting or for some emergency. I have no problem with that, as I believe I made clear in my post. Calling me a "coward" doesn't change that, and certainly does nothing to endear you or your cause to me. Perhaps you would prefer to call my husband a coward instead, since he has yet to accompany me to the shooting range to see if he might enjoy the experience, and is actually a little squeamish about my shooting groundhogs.

The "hysterical hyperbole" to which I referred is exactly what my comment has apparently inspired in "barrel first," whose name I would be honored to use if s/he'd honored us by providing it. I didn't say the Second Amendment wasn't "real," but that it isn't phrased as the NRA seems to want people to believe it is, which is one reason why it remains a subject of such keen debate.

Good heavens, people! Give yourselves -- and your subject -- a little dignity. Stop shouting. Maybe people will be more likely to hear you.

Neener Neener said...

Art Buchwald has just passed away.

So you can eliminate his name from your honor roll.

And it is, indeed, an honor to stand up and say that sane gun laws are a worthy goal of this good country, and that the NRA, a thinly-disguised gun sales lobby that fools the ignorant with their veneer of 'freedom' is not advancing the cause of civilization.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

Since the list is not ours but the NRAs, Buckwald's name will stay. And the number one threat to civilization, outside of terrorism, is the attempt to rob free citizens of their Constitutional rights, as the gun control lobby seeks to do.
Martyn

Anonymous said...

Every American should be proud to be included on this list. We're losing 30,000 Americans every year to the scourge of gun violence. That's where "liberty" has gotten us, with 8 kids and teens dying every day from it. Absolutely disgusting, and pitiful compared to gun death rates in other industrialized democracies. And Neener Neener is right on - the NRA is concerned with gun sales and gun sales only - the "freedom" junk and confiscation fearmongering is just window dressing to raise money and acquire power. One day, they will fall and we'll all be far safer, more civilized, and better off. Bottom line: My liberty matters every bit as much as someone who loves guns more than human life.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

It is not guns we love more than life, but liberty. As several of our Founders are quoted as saying, 'Give me liberty or give me death.'

Another famous quote from the Founders--'those who would give up liberty for more security deserve neither.'

You are living a dream world, brainwashed by the Lefists who wish to rob citizens of their Constitutional rights. Gun owners prevent more crimes with their guns per year than the deaths caused by them.

Do I expect this to change your mind? No. You are obviously too far gone. And this list is a roll call of shame and disgrace, not a roll call of honor.
Martyn

Mara S. said...

"Give me liberty or give me death" came from a speech by Patrick Henry, not "several of our Founders."

Your other quotation is usually attributed to Benjamin Franklin and properly reads, ""Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." (I've had occasion to use this quotation myself in arguing against the provisions of the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act, which is one reason I know it so well.) Historians disagree about whether or not Franklin actually wrote the line; even Franklin himself, who published the book in which it appeared, once denied authorship.

In either case, it is sloppy journalism to cite the source as "the Founders," as if they were a rock band with communal claim to the lyrics of some hit song.

In your zeal to protect the Constitution and all things pertinent thereunto, please honor "the founders" as the individual geniuses they were, and take care to be more accurate in your journalism. You'll then have more credibility when you say you have a lock on the only correct interpretation of the Second Amendment.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

Mara S.,

Thank-you for your timely correction. But, I was responding to a comment and not engaging in my journalistic craft as I would when writing an article. The comments thus came off the top of my head.

I was aware Patrick Henry originally made the statement, however, others said the same thing in more or less the same fashion. What I am getting at is that this was their conviction...all of them felt that way about liberty.

You are also correct about Franklin's statement, however, her again others have said the same thing in various ways, and thus, because I did not have the exact quote in front of me when responding to that post, I simply attributed it to 'the Founders.'

No, it is not precise, but, that is the way I operate in this comment section...I prefer the spontaneity here as opposed to a more formal process in writing my articles on the blog.

But, as they say, when you are right you are right. And you are right about these quotations.

Martyn

Anonymous said...

Guns prevent more deaths than they cause in America? In 2004, 5 people were murdered by guns in New Zealand, 37 in Sweden, 56 in Australia, 73 in England/Wales, 184 in Canada and 11,344(!) in the United States. You've got to be kidding me. The price this country pays for the NRA's right wing extremism is mass carnage, and it is NOT an experience replicated in other industrialized democracies.

I suppose you will sight Kleck's study of 2.5 million defensive gun uses per year. Kleck didn't even require the people he polled to tie those uses to a specific crime. He left it entirely up to them to determine what constituted "defense." It could have been the guy who cut you off on the highway and then drove by you later flashing his gun in a threatening gesture that was one of those "defensive uses."

Your "liberty," which really means unrestricted private gun access with the underlying treasonous purpose of overthrowing our democratically elected government one day - no different than what McVeigh did - is being paid for with the blood of children, families. But I suspect that some day, maybe even soon, Americans WILL rise up and finally say "ENOUGH" that exact same way they did to McCarthy in the 50s.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

Anonymous,

The frightening nature of your tone and rhetoric here is only exceeded by your profound ignorance of what the term 'democracy' means in a Contitutional Republic such as ours. We are not and never have been a 'pure democracy.' Pure democracies oare based upon majority vote period...meaning, if I could get a majority to vote, for example, that you are too dumb to post comments on the Internet, then you would be banned, regardless of any 'rights' you claim to have.

Our Democracy in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is governed by one thing only--the U.S. Constitution, which is THE final rule of law. What you are proposing is a subversion of that rule of law through what Jefferson referred to as 'elective despotism.' You would negate every single right in the guaranteed in the Constitution by a simple majority vote, if what you have written here is your true feeling. Jefferson stated that when the people begin to elect themselves into slavery or oppression, then liberty must be preserved with the blood of tyrants and patriots.

Many of us are willing to shed our own blood and give our very lives, if necessary, to prevent people like YOU from taking away every single right our Forefathers fought and paid for with their lives.

And, since automobiles kill more people each year than guns, why not ban them too? Your 'logic' is astoundingly illogical. And therefore, it borders on drivel.

One more thing before I'm finished with you, the ocuntries you mentioned that have such low rates of murder are not in ANY way comparable to the population of the United States, either in terms of size or ethnic blend. Thus, it's like comparing apples to oranges.

I have no intention of overthrowing anything. My goal is to save the Republic from subversives like you who would rob citizens of their rights in the name of some perverted form of 'democracy.'

Go somewhere else and spout your drivel.

Martyn

Anonymous said...

It is funny how these people who think the 2nd amendment is up to their interpretation dont feel the same way about the 1st amendment. They think it is not an individual right to bear arms yet damn near anything under the sun including advocating the rape of our children is protected under freedom of speeach. All I can say is the government may take my guns from me when they pry them from my dead cold fingers...and rest assured there will be many others dead as well because I will not give up my rights without a fight.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Morgan said...

I agree with you. But I will tell you what's scary. Some of the 'collectivist' interpretation of the 2nd amendment are beginning to apply the same interpretation to the First Amendment as well. Look at how speech is beginning to be regulated (and it is clearly NOT primarily on the part of those involved in Homeland Security measures!).

If a right guaranteed in the Bill of Rights is not applied to individuals, then the society as a whole, collectively, has no rights either. Only as INDIVIDUALS are viewed as possessing of certain inherent rights is the society as a whole free.

Anonymous said...

Totally true, and to those who want to do away with the second amendment, once you take right to bear arms, you will soon lose all your other rights becuase there is no way for us to protect them...these people forget that the Bill of Rights was written to protect us partly from tyranny from OUR own government....if we lose our ability to protect that then we will lose em all.

Dusty said...

I'm in favor of gun restrictions being exactly the same as voting restrictions.

Register to vote without showing ID or proof of residency, vote without showing ID. No testing requirements, no taxes, no background checks. If a person can't be trusted with a gun, they can't be trusted to vote. Just as we vote by secret ballot and the government doesn't get to see how you voted, likewise the government should be blinded completely to who actually owns and carries weapons.

Arizona Armament LLC said...

Rich Schiffli, AZarmament

Back to the thread at hand. Let’s call for Bank of America to be added to this distinguished list. A bit about Bank of America. I was just refused a line of credit by BOA. I had hopes of growing the business with the benefit of the bank that I have had a lengthy and substantial relationship with.

I was simply floored when I was told by the Bank of America credit analyst that I was being denied credit due to the "nature of my business". It seems that Bank of America after viewing my web store made a determination that underwriting businesses that sell quality weapons accessories is a violation of corporate policy.

I have since been told by BOA representatives that my sort of business fits into an undesirable category of business entities that includes online porn merchants and payday check cashing establishments.

They can't seem to appreciate that my business is recorded with the GSA's Central Contractor Registration as well as Dunn & Bradstreet. Most of the items that I sell are currently listed in the GSA advantage catalog and made available to state and local governments as well as all Federal agencies.

My local branch was eager to open a business account with the full knowledge that I sell weapons accessories. At the time I opened my business account no such policy seemed to be in place. Now they are scrambling to find out what Corporate Bank of America is up to.

If you are having similar difficulties with BOA mention it here and notify me as well. I have asked for NRA help with this and also requested that the Second Amendment Foundation cease their business dealings with BOA. They currently offer BOA investment products on their homepage. -Rich

Anonymous said...

I don't see how Mara S. can spew her anti-gun rhetoric and expect Americans to willingly give up their right to bear arms when she in fact owns a firearm.

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