Monday, October 13, 2003

NRA Hit List

Remember when the NRA was a respected organization promoting gun safety and hunter's rights, before the assault weapon/cop killer bullet loonies took over? Yeah, me too. Well, Bob Herbert finds himself on the NRA's hit list:

The National Rifle Association doesn't call it an enemies list, but deep in the recesses of the organization's Web site is a long, long compilation of the names of groups and individuals that the N.R.A. considers unfriendly.

I'm happy to report that I'm on the list, but my name is truly one among very many. The A.F.L.-C.I.O. is there, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Children's Defense Fund and the Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs are there. The United States Catholic Conference, the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Y.W.C.A. of the U.S.A. are all there.

Among the celebrities on the list are Dr. Joyce Brothers, Candice Bergen, Walter Cronkite, Doug Flutie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Vinny Testaverde, Moon Zappa and the Temptations.

Also on the list are the Kansas City Chiefs, Hallmark Cards, the Sara Lee Corporation, Ben & Jerry's, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

I'm sure there's a method to the N.R.A. madness, but to tell you the truth, all I can see is the madness.

Doug Flutie? Vinny Testaverde? The Kansas City Chiefs? Good God, is the NFL a haven of anti-gunners?! Cripes,who's smoking what?

The NRA just needs to go away.

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