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NRA List of Anti-Gun Individuals and Organizations

Floor Speech

Location: Washington, DC

Mr. MORAN. The AARP, the American Medical Association, the Episcopal Church, the Catholic Conference, the Conference of Mayors, Bob Barker, Oprah Winfrey, Tony Bennett, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Sara Lee Corporation, and hundreds of other individuals and organizations all have something in common: they're all targeted on NRA's Web site as holding anti-gun positions.

And what does the NRA consider to be anti-gun? For one, they say that the listed individuals and groups are opposed to the ``repeal of the Brady Act.'' It's not that they support expanding background checks to include all gun sales, which would seem to be reasonable; it's that they're opposed to the repeal of the current Brady Act which would end all background checks.

With over 30,000 Americans killed every year by guns, it seems that this is the time for swift and focused action to mitigate our Nation's gun violence epidemic. It's not time to be drawing up an enemies list of those who support reasonable gun safety measures. I'd suggest to some of my colleagues in the House: with enemies like these, perhaps it's time to rethink who your friends are.

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