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Friday, February 01, 2013

The Kansas City Royals made the NRA enemies list somehow

Thank God, then, for the NRA.  A few minutes ago I saw people tweeting about the “enemies list” they apparently keep. In the NRA’s parlance, a list of “National Organizations with Anti-Gun Policies.”  Which, sure, if you’re an advocacy group you understandably want to keep a list of people who oppose your agenda, so fair enough. But the list is pretty hilarious, mostly because it goes way beyond actual opposition groups who work to counter the NRA’s agenda and seems to include just about anyone who has ever had a thought about gun ownership that runs counter to the NRA.

Indeed, it has a list of “celebrities” — and since Louie Anderson is on it, that term is defined EXTREMELY loosely. Heck, it has two “Family Feud” hosts on there and doesn’t even include Richard Dawson or Ray Combs. And don’t give me that “because they’re dead!” baloney. Nora Ephron is on the list and she’s dead. Boyz II Men is on the list and they’ve been dead since the early 90s.

Anyway, if you scroll down the list long enough — and you really should — you get to this one:

Kansas City Royals
David Glass, CEO
P.O. Box 419969
Kansas City, MO 64141
Pro Baseball Team

Which, I don’t even know. The Royals haven’t been a threat to anything and haven’t stood for anything since at least the late 80s. But I guess their pitching staffs for the last 20 years have shown an institutional aversion to high caliber firepower, but that’s stretching it a bit. Really, I’m perplexed.  Worth noting while we’re at it that former MLBer Mike Torrez is on the list too. Guessing lots of bitter fans of the 1978 Red Sox are in the NRA.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 03:01 PM | 43 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: gun control, mike torrez, nra, royals

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   1. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:36 PM (#4360265)
But Bo Jackson had a cannon for an arm!
   2. SG Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:40 PM (#4360270)
Isn't that the same David Glass whose Walmart stores have proliferated guns everywhere?
   3. AROM Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:42 PM (#4360275)
So does Jeff Francoeur. Despite having no other reason to give him playing time, the Royals will bear that arm in right field. NRA should be buying season tickets in KC.
   4. Tripon Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:45 PM (#4360279)
David Glass was the CEO of Walmart, where a significant amount of gun sales are made each year. How he made this list, I have no idea.
   5. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:57 PM (#4360294)
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 04:59 PM (#4360296)
The "companies list" is heavily dominated for KCm companies (Royals, Chiefs, Sprint, Hallmark, AMC Theaters, BCBS-Kansas City, James B. Nutter, American Century) and St. Louis companies (NFL Rams, BJC Health, Brooks Investment, Earthgrains, Mallinckrodt, Site Oil, SW Bell-St. Louis, SSM Health System, SL University)for whatever reason.
   7. spike Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:06 PM (#4360305)
Ironically, Rambo, Jason Bourne and James Bond are on the NRA Enemies list.

Beatrix Kiddo is understandable, I guess.
   8. GregD Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:08 PM (#4360307)
Ironically, Rambo, Jason Bourne and James Bond are on the NRA Enemies list.
What's ironic about that? Haven't you seen the movies? Those guys disarm people! They're monsters!
   9. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:12 PM (#4360312)
I'm surprised the Cleveland Indians didn't make the list. After all, after the debacle of Ten Cent Beer Night, their commie so-called "solution" was to not have any more Ten Cent Beer Nights. As everyone knows, the true patriotic solution would have been MORE GUNS.
   10. zonk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:15 PM (#4360313)
Most surprising news here -- the KC Royals aren't dead.
   11. Adward Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4360316)
   12. The Anthony Kennedy of BBTF (Scott) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM (#4360325)
The "companies list" is heavily dominated for KCm companies (Royals, Chiefs, Sprint, Hallmark, AMC Theaters, BCBS-Kansas City, James B. Nutter, American Century) and St. Louis companies (NFL Rams, BJC Health, Brooks Investment, Earthgrains, Mallinckrodt, Site Oil, SW Bell-St. Louis, SSM Health System, SL University)for whatever reason.


Because #### Missouri, that's why.
   13. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:36 PM (#4360335)
This is similar to getting an "F" rating from XYZ Advocacy group for not returning their questionnaire.
   14. beer on a stick Posted: February 01, 2013 at 07:02 PM (#4360397)
Seems to me this may have something to do with the shooting at Kaufmann several years ago.
   15. puck Posted: February 01, 2013 at 09:14 PM (#4360463)
Adward Posted: February 01, 2013 at 05:17 PM (#4360316)
Wal-Mart? DISENGAGE! DISENGAGE! DISENGAGE!


From the article:

I was open carrying a 6" S&W 29 at 3 o'clock in a Galco hip holster with jeans and a borrowed, West Virginia university jacket over a white t-shirt...My two friends were with me. All of us were relatively clean shaven with short haircuts. Both of them were conceal carrying, Friend One with a HK USPc 9mm in an MTAC and Friend Two carrying a Colt Government 1911 SOB without a holster. He also had a small can of OC spray.

...Now, to head off some of the replies:

0. Yes, I am legally able to open carry in Colorado.


Oh, great. Then again, this state does have towns such as "Rifle."
   16. TJ Posted: February 01, 2013 at 09:48 PM (#4360477)
My favorite (after Mike Torrez, of course) is the chick whose NRA claim to celebrity is "wife of Mike Myers"...
   17. odds are meatwad is drunk Posted: February 01, 2013 at 10:04 PM (#4360483)
My new goal in life is to make this list.
   18. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 01, 2013 at 10:29 PM (#4360491)
All of us were relatively clean shaven with short haircuts.


Yeah. That's meaningful. So was Hitler. And Mussolini. And Stalin (what's up with these guys and mustaches, anyway?). And Pol Pot.
   19. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: February 02, 2013 at 01:43 AM (#4360547)
Then again, this state does have towns such as "Rifle."

Not better than Cut and Shoot, Texas.
   20. Walt Davis Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:05 AM (#4360551)
I was open carrying a 6" S&W 29 at 3 o'clock in a Galco hip holster with jeans and a borrowed, West Virginia university jacket over a white t-shirt...My two friends were with me. All of us were relatively clean shaven with short haircuts. Both of them were conceal carrying, Friend One with a HK USPc 9mm in an MTAC and Friend Two carrying a Colt Government 1911 SOB without a holster. He also had a small can of OC spray.

It's written like porn ... which I guess shouldn't surprise me.

   21. willcarrolldoesnotsuk Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:49 AM (#4360558)
Nothing says "responsible and levelheaded person who can be trusted with a dangerous weapon" like publishing an enemies list.
   22. puck Posted: February 02, 2013 at 03:14 AM (#4360562)
Not better than Cut and Shoot, Texas.

Well, sure. Don't mess with Texas.
   23. sunnyday2 Posted: February 02, 2013 at 03:18 AM (#4360563)
My new goal in life is to make this list.


Well, you probably just did.
   24. Adward Posted: February 02, 2013 at 03:54 AM (#4360567)
15, 18, 20, - Y'all, uh, took that seriously? A poster walking into Wal-Mart carries the same gravitas as, like Walt Davis reckoned, answering the door to find a plumber. It's the gun forum equivalent of a Curb Your Enthusiasm skit replete with ms paint tactical diagrams.

Something lighter? So there I was...

As I was leaving my house I stuffed my Glock 10mm "man gun" mexican style in my pants. My backup is a fully customized 1911 with all the IPSC add on options in my $500.00 leather pancake holster custom made by Belgian Monks who have devoted their lives to silence and holster making. These are the ones used by SEAL Team 6, which I used to be a part of but all records of my activities were destroyed in a fire "accident".

I put on my Royal Robbins photographer vest to match my pants while wearing a T-Shirt underneath reading "from my cold dead hands", that away nobody can see what I'm packing.

I had my Centinial .38 Special in my ankle holster, just like the gun rag guys carry.

Lastly I had my "Covert Sniper" I.D. Card in my wallet with my "Concealed Weapons Permit Badge". I was reading for anything.
   25. Greg K Posted: February 02, 2013 at 05:14 AM (#4360571)
Nora Ephron is on the list and she’s dead.

Nora Ephron is dead, and I'm just hearing about this now?
   26. Greg K Posted: February 02, 2013 at 05:16 AM (#4360572)
As I was leaving my house I stuffed my Glock 10mm "man gun" mexican style in my pants. My backup is a fully customized 1911 with all the IPSC add on options in my $500.00 leather pancake holster custom made by Belgian Monks who have devoted their lives to silence and holster making. These are the ones used by SEAL Team 6, which I used to be a part of but all records of my activities were destroyed in a fire "accident".

Man, do I sound like this when I talk about Trappist beer?
   27. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 02, 2013 at 05:30 AM (#4360574)
Did the Wizards make the list? At least they have actually done something that could be called 'anti-gun'...
   28. Fancy Pants Handles lap changes with class Posted: February 02, 2013 at 05:32 AM (#4360575)
It's written like porn

You read porn? You are doing it wrong...
   29. BDC Posted: February 02, 2013 at 09:59 AM (#4360585)
Nora Ephron is on the list and she’s dead

Ed Koch, too. This is troubling, make the enemies list and you end up dead.
   30. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 02, 2013 at 11:58 AM (#4360635)
You know, the link @24 (which is intentional comedy) is actually funny.
   31. Der-K and the statistical werewolves. Posted: February 02, 2013 at 12:18 PM (#4360645)
Edit: wrong thread
   32. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 02, 2013 at 12:51 PM (#4360670)
15, 18, 20, - Y'all, uh, took that seriously?


If you think

Yeah. That's meaningful. So was Hitler. And Mussolini. And Stalin (what's up with these guys and mustaches, anyway?). And Pol Pot.


was serious, your meter may be permanently broken. See your repairman immediately.
   33. esseff Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:04 PM (#4360725)
Royals' inclusion easily explained: They never have a shot.
   34. Adward Posted: February 02, 2013 at 02:48 PM (#4360751)
32, As long as my metres are working I think I can manage with one busted meter. Could you spare some vowels though, eh? Hold on a sec, I think the voweler is at the door. /bowchickawowwow

I didn't think your references serious, I just wondered why you nit-picked the author's caricature.

And apologies to 15, puck, whose beef appears to be with Colorado, not our clean, shaven charlatan.
   35. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 02, 2013 at 04:14 PM (#4360775)
Because it foolishly cited appearance as some sort of character reference.

"Nitpicked"? That was broad mockery, son.
   36. Adward Posted: February 02, 2013 at 05:39 PM (#4360808)
For clarity, I'm working from the viewpoint that the author created a character, one he would play both in the story and out as part of his gag to troll and humour other forum denizens. I read the line as the closest thing to high and tight the author could write without spilling his coke. If you read the clean shaven line as out of character, reflecting a sincerely held belief, my apologies, please mock away.

Lookit here son, I say son, did ya see that hawk after those hens? He scared 'em! That Rhode Island Red turned white. Then blue. Rhode Island. Red, white, and blue. That's a joke, son. A flag waver. You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. Ya got a hole in your glove. I keep pitchin' 'em and you keep missin' 'em. Ya gotta keep your eye on the ball. Eye. Ball. I almost had a gag, son. Joke, that is.
   37. Joe Bivens, Minor Genius Posted: February 02, 2013 at 06:30 PM (#4360821)
Colorado has a long history of gun nuttery because of two words: John and Denver. 'nuf said.
   38. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: February 02, 2013 at 06:43 PM (#4360826)
People wanted to shoot him that badly?
   39. rb's team is hopeful for the new year! Posted: February 02, 2013 at 09:25 PM (#4360875)
How do i get on this list? Do i have to pay to get on it?

   40. flournoy Posted: February 03, 2013 at 12:05 AM (#4360932)
your meter may be permanently broken. See your repairman immediately.


How does someone repair something that is permanently broken?
   41. Adward Posted: February 03, 2013 at 02:14 AM (#4360962)
40, By not voting for Bonds? /BBWAA
   42. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: February 03, 2013 at 11:32 AM (#4361005)
36: Has Happy Chandler been reincarnated?
   43. Moeball Posted: February 04, 2013 at 10:14 PM (#4362793)
How do i get on this list? Do i have to pay to get on it?


No, I think it's like Angie's list. I think you have to be "recommended".

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