NRA's 'enemies list' includes Hallmark, KC Chiefs, AMC
The Kansas City Star
The NRA recently released its enemies list, people or groups that have supported gun control bills or efforts in the past. Some well-known Kansas City-based firms showed up on that list, and good for them.
Given the NRA’s increasingly radical view of gun violence - essentially, the leaders of the NRA are for continuing its destructive hold on America - people and organizations ought to be proud of being on this list.
The NRA, of course, says any comfort you give to people like the parents of 20 Newtown children who were slaughtered by an assault weapon in December makes you “anti-gun.” Actually, I am anti-gun, although I’m sure some of the following groups would not cast themselves in that light. They might just say they are for reasonable restrictions on guns.
Anyway, the full list includes a number of Kansas City-related organizations.
Unfortunately, the NRA - as might be expected - is a little behind the times. It lists old or even dead leaders of several groups. (For example, Lamar Hunt no longer owns the Chiefs.)
Among those on the list:
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas City
James B. Nutter
Kansas City Chiefs
Kansas City Royals
Of course, lists like this are put together to try to intimidate organizations, as well as convince NRA members to take their business elsewhere.
So thank you, NRA, for giving me a list of organizations that I should support in this region.