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Bang © John MacPherson

Just about everyone else is it seems. What did we do wrong?

CNN tells it like it is:


“…..the NRA’s enemies list has become just the latest example of seriously bad judgment inside this once proud organization.

Because whatever staffer was tasked with accumulating the list took the idea of “you’re either with us or against us” so literally that everyone who isn’t a card-carrying conservative seems to be counted as an enemy.

The list is divided into broad categories, including “Anti-Gun Individuals and Celebrities,” journalists, civic organizations and corporations — as well as a grab bag category that includes religious leaders. You don’t have to be a charter member of Mensa to see how this is going to alienate far more Americans than it attracts.

We’re living in a celebrity-driven culture, for better or worse, so let’s start with a look at the celebrity list.

The first thing that struck me was the preponderance of ’70s sitcom stars who are apparently among the leading threats to gun rights in America today, including Sandy Duncan, Marilu Henner, Ed Asner, Hal Linden and Pam Dawber of “Mork & Mindy” fame. It’s like the list-maker was locked in a closet full of yellowing TV Guides. It’s a near-miracle that “The Partridge Family” was left off the list.”

Thanks @johnedwinmason for alerting us to this (and he is on the list!)

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  • http://www.duckrabbit.info Peter

    Hmm – disappointing that we didn’t make it onto the list. Something to set our telescopic sights on in 2013 perhaps.

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Aye, it’s a long shot, but may be worth trying!

  • http://www.webdev.tjhole.com/duck_1 duckrabbit

    We should be aiming higher

    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      A duck of your calibre would say that I suppose.

  • http://reciprocity-failure.blogspot.com Stan B.
    • http://www.john.macpherson.btinternet.co.uk/about.html John Macpherson

      Oh dear me Stan. Its remarkable that there are any of them left alive. Speechless……………..