Anti-gun Companies, Organizations, Media And Celebrities

Fact Sheet– Anti-gun Companies, Organizations, Media And Celebrities

Anti-gun Companies, Organizations, Media And Celebrities
(compiled by the NRA Institute for Legislative Action)

National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies

The following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations. In many instances, these organizations lent their name in support of specific campaigns to pass anti-gun legislation such as the March 1995 HCI “Campaign to Protect Sane Gun Laws.” Many of these organizations were listed as “Campaign Partners,” for having pledged to fight any efforts to repeal the Brady Act and the Clinton “assault weapons” ban. All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions.

 AFL-CIO American Alliance for Rights and Responsibilities American Association of School Administrators American Association for the Surgery of Trauma American Bar Association American Civil Liberties Union National Association of Community Health Centers National Association of Police Organizations Dehere Foundation Harris Foundation Hechinger Foundation Lauder Foundation Lawrence Foundation Ortenberg Foundation Police Foundation H.M. Strong Foundation Florence and John Shumann Foundation The Council of the Great City Schools U.S. Catholic Conference, Dept. of Social Development Committee for the Study of Handgun Misuse & World Peace Common Cause Children s Defense Fund Disarm Educational Fund George Gund Fund Ambulatory Pediatric Association American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry American Academy of Pediatrics American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences American Association for World Health American Association of Neurological Surgeons American Association of Retired Persons American Counseling Association American Ethical Union American Federation of Teachers American Firearms Association American Jewish Committee American Medical Association American Medical Student Association American Medical Women's Association American Nurses Association American Psychological Association American Public Health Association American Trauma Society Americans for Democratic Action Anti-Defamation League Association of American Medical Colleges B'nai B'rith Black Mental Health Alliance Central Conference of American Rabbis Children's Defense Fund Church of the Brethren Coalition for Peace Action College Democrats of America Congress of National Black Churches, Inc. Congress of Neurological Surgeons Council of Chief State School Officers Council of the Great City Schools Environmental Action Foundation Episcopal Church-Washington Office Friends Committee on National Legislation General Federation of Women's Clubs Gray Panthers Hadassah Interfaith Neighbors Int'l Association of Educators for World Peace Int'l Ladies' Garment Workers' Union Jewish Labor Committee League of Women Voters of the United States* Lutheran Office for Governmental Affairs, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Manhattan Project II Mennonite Central Committee-Washington Office National Assembly of National Voluntary Health & Social Welfare Organizations National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Association of Chain Drug Stores National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions National Association of Counties* National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners National Association of School Safety and Law Enforcement Officers National Association of Elementary School Principals* National Association of Public Hospitals National Association of School Psychologists National Association of Secondary School Principals National Association of Social Workers National Black Nurses' Association National Coalition Against Domestic Violence National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth National Commission for Economic Conversion & Disarmament National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA National Council of Jewish Women National Council of La Raza National Council of Negro Women National Council on Family Relations National Education Association* National League of Cities National Network for Youth National Organization for Women National Organization on Disability National Parks and Conservation Association National Peace Foundation National People's Action National Political Congress of Black Women National Parent, Teachers Association* National SAFE KIDS Campaign National Spinal Cord Injury Association National Urban Coalition National Urban League, Inc. NETWORK: A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby Peace Action People for the American Way Physicians for Social Responsibility Project on Demilitarization and Democracy Public Citizen SaferWorld Society of Critical Care Medicine Southern Christian Leadership Conference The Synergetic Society Union of American Hebrew Congregations Unitarian Universalist Association United Church of Christ, Office for Church in Society* United Methodist Church, General Board & Church Society United States Catholic Conference United States Conference of Mayors War and Peace Foundation Women's National Democratic Club Women Strike for Peace Women's Action for New Directions (WAND) Women's Int'l League for Peace and Freedom World Spiritual Assembly, Inc. YWCA of the U.S.A. 20/20 Vision  *The national organization only endorses federal legislation. 

Anti-Gun Individuals & Celebrities

 The following celebrities and national figures have lent their name and notoriety to anti-gun causes, speaking out for anti-gun legislation and providing a voice for anti-gun organizations.  Celebrities:  Krista Allen - Actress Suzy Amis - Actress Louis Anderson - Comedian Richard Dean Anderson - Actor Maya Angelou - Poet David Arquette - Actor Ed Asner - Actor Alec Baldwin - Actor Bob Barker - TV Personality Carol Bayer Sager - Composer Drew Barrymore - Actress Kevin Bacon - Actor Lauren Bacall - Actress* Sarah Ban Breathnach - Writer William Baldwin - Actor Candice Bergen - Actress Richard Belzer - Actor Tony Bennett - Singer Boys II Men - Pop Group Jon Bon Jovi - Singer Peter Bogdonovich - Director Peter Bonerz - Actor Albert Brooks - Actor Beau Bridges - Actor Benjamin Bratt - Actor Bonnie Bruckheimer - Movie Producer Christie Brinkley - Model Dr. Joyce Brothers - Psychologist/Author James Brolin - Actor James Brooks - TV Producer Mel Brooks - Actor/Director Steven Brill - Author Betty Buckley - Actress Ellen Burstyn - Actress Steve Buscemi - Actor David Canary - Actor Kate Capshaw - Actress Kim Cattrall - Actress Josh Charles - Actor Julia Child - Author/Chef* Robert Chartloff - Producer Stockard Channing - Actress Jill Clayburgh - Actress George Clooney - Actor Terri Clark - Singer Jackie Cooper - Actor/Director* Jennifer Connelly - Actress Judy Collins - Singer Kevin Costner - Actor Sean Connery - Actor Hume Cronyn - Actor* Sheryl Crow - Singer Walter Cronkite - Frmr News Anchor Billy Crystal- Actor Julie Cypher - Director Bill D'Elia Arlene Dahl - Actress Clive Davis - Writer Linda Dano - Actress Matt Damon - Actor Pam Dawber - Actress Patrika Darbo - Actress Stuart Damon - Actor Ellen Degeneres - Actress Gavin de Becker - Writer Rebecca DeMornay - Actress Danny DeVito - Actor Michael Douglas - Actor Phil Donahue - Talk Show Host Richard Donner - Director Fran Drescher - Actress Richard Dreyfus - Actor David Duchovny - Actor Sandy Duncan - Actress Christine Ebersole - Actress Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds - Singer Missy Elliott - Singer Nora Ephron - Director Gloria Estefan - Singer Melissa Etheridge - Singer Mia Farrow - Actress Mike Farrell - Actor Carrie Fisher - Actress Sally Field - Actress Doug Flutie - NFL player Fannie Flagg - Actress Jane Fonda - Actress Rick Fox - NBA Player Andy Garcia - Actor Art Garfunkel - Singer Estelle Getty - Actress Geraldo Rivera - TV personality Richard Gere - Actor Kathie Lee Gifford - TV personality Paul Glaser - TV director Brad Gooch - Writer Elliott Gould - Actor Louis Gossett, Jr. - Actor Michael Gross - Actor Nancy Lee Grahn - Actress Spalding Gray - Actor Bryant Gumbel - TV Personality Deidra Hall - Actress Ethan Hawke - Actor Mariette Hartley - Actress Mark Harmon - Actor Anne Heche - Actress Howard Hessman - Actor Marilu Henner - Actress Hal Holbrook - Actor* Whitney Houston - Singer Helen Hunt - Actress Grace-Lynne Ingle - Actress John Ingle - Actor Francesca James - TV Producer Norman Jewison - Director Lainie Kazan - Actress Richard Karn - Actor Jeffrey Katzenberg - Producer Barry Kemp - TV Producer David E. Kelley - TV Producer Diane Keaton - Actress Margaret Kemp - Interior Designer Chaka Khan - Singer Coreta Scott King - Activist Kevin Kline - Actor Michael E. Knight - Actor Jonathan Kozol - Writer William Kovacs - Director Lenny Kravits - Singer Lisa Kudrow - Actress Wally Kurth - Actor Christine Lahti - Actress k.d. lang - Singer Ricki Lake - TV personality Denis Leary - Actor John Leguizamo - Actor Norman Lear - TV Producer Spike Lee - Director Hal Linden - Actor Lisa Linde - Actress Tara Lipinski - Former Olympian Keyshawn Johnson - NFL player Rob Lowe - Actor Amanda Marshall - Singer Barry Manilow - Singer Camryn Manheim - Actress Howie Mandel - Actor Kyle MacLachlan - Actor Madonna - Singer Marla Maples - Actress Marsha Mason - Actress* Mase - Singer Penny Marshall - Director Prema Mathai-Davis - YWCA Official John McDaniel - Musician John McEnroe - Athlete Brian McKnight - Musician Ed McMahon - TV personality Natalie Merchant - Singer Bette Midler - Singer Shane Minor - Musician Mary Tyler Moore - Actress Michael Moore - Film Maker Norval Morris - Law Professor Mike Myers - Actor N Sync - music group Kathy Najimy - Actress Paul Newman - Actor Jack Nicholson - Actor Leonard Nimoy - Actor Mike Nichols - Director Stephen Nichols - Actor Rosie O'Donnell - Actress/Talk Show Host Jennifer O Neill - Actress Julia Ormond - Actress Jane Pauley - TV Personality Sarah Jessica Parker - Actress Mandy Patinkin - Actor Richard North Patterson- Writer Gregory Peck - Actor* Rhea Perlman- Actress Michelle Pfieffer - Actress Sydney Pollack - Director Aidan Quinn - Actor Colin Quinn - Actor Dennis Quaid - Actor Elizabeth Bracco Quinn - Actress Bonnie Raitt - Singer Debbie Reynolds - Actress Mary Lou Retton - Former Olympian Paul Reiser - Actor Peter Reckell - Actor Rob Reiner - Actor/Director Robert Redford - Actor/Director Anne Rice - Writer Cathy Rigby - Actress Natasha Richardson - Actress Fred Rogers - Mr. Rogers Julia Roberts - Actress Marc Rosen - TV Producer Tim Robbins - Actor Tim Roth - Actor Renee Russo - Actress Robin Ruzan - Wife of Mike Myers Meg Ryan - Actress Susan Sarandon - Actress Jerry Seinfeld - Actor Kyra Sedgwick - Actress Martin Sheen - Actor Russell Simmons - Record Producer Neil Simon - Playwright* Louise Sorel - Actress Mira Sorvino - Actress Rena Sofer - Actress Britany Spears - Singer Bruce Springsteen - Singer Kevin Spirtas - Actor Barbra Streisand - Singer David Steinberg - Director Sylvester Stallone - Actor Harry Dean Stanton - Actor Meryl Streep - Actress Patrick Stewart - Actor Sharon Stone - Actress Sting - Singer Trudie Styler - Actress Jonathan Taylor Thomas - Actor The Temptations - Pop Group Vinny Testaverde - NFL player Marlo Thomas - Actress* Uma Thurman - Actress Steve Tisch - Producer Mike Torrez - Former Baseball player Shania Twain - Singer Dick Van Dyke - Actor Eli Wallach - Actor* Ruth Warrick - Actress Harvey Weinstein - Producer Jann Wenner - Publisher Sigourney Weaver - Actress Victor Webster - Actor James Whitmore - Actor* Andy Williams - Singer* Kelli Williams - Actress Henry Winkler - Actor Oprah Winfrey - Entertainer Richard Widmark - Actor Rita Wilson - Actress Vanessa Williams - Singer Herman Wouk - Author Joanne Woodward - Actress* Peter Yarrow - Singer Catherine Zeta-Jones - Actress Ahmet Zappa -Actor Diva Zappa -Actress Dweezil Zappa - Musician Gail Zappa - Moon Zappa -Actress  * Denotes membership on HCI's National Committee  National Figures:  Joel J. Alpert M.D. - Pediatrician Robert Bernstein Ph.D - Pediatrician Robert E. Brennan - Financier Bishop Edmond Browning - Espiscopal Leader James E. Carter - Former President Marion Wright Edelman - Director, Childrens Defense Fund Michael Eisner, Chairman and CEO The Walt Disney Company Ahmet Ertegun - Music Producer Amitai Etzioni - Teacher Tom Freston - MTV President Dr. Lorraine E. Hale - Social Worker Della M. Hughes - Activist Maynard Jackson - Mayor, Atlanta* Ed Koch - Former Politician C. Everett Koop - Former Surgeon General Rev. Wallace Ryan Kuroiwa - Clergyman Gerald M. Levin - Chairman, Time Warner Davis S. Liederman - Ex. Dir. Child Welfare League Paul Rabbi Menitaff - Clergyman Abner Mikva - Former Judge Richard Parsons - Pres. Time Warner Steven Rockefeller - Financier Ellen Y. Rosenberg - Activist Rabbi David Saperstein - Clergyman Herb Scannel - Pres. Nickelodeon Vincent Schiraldi - Dir. Justice Policy Institute Lyle Elmer Strom - Federal Judge Joe Volk - Clergyman Rabbi Eric H. Yoffie - Clergyman  The following journalists actively editorialize in favor of gun control laws:  Steve Benson - Cartoonist Tony Auth - Cartoonist Jim Borgman - Cartoonist Jimmy Breslin - Columnist Art Buchwald - Columnist Stuart Carlson - Cartoonist Marie Cocco - Columnist E.J. Dionne Jr. - Columnist Bonnie Erbe - Columnist Tom Fiedler - Columnist Michael Gartner - Columnist Mark Genrich - Columnist James Glassman - Editor Bob Herbert - Columnist Molly Ivins - Columnist Bill Johnson - Columnist Donald Kaul - Columnist Ann Landers - Columnist Mike Lane - Cartoonist Leonard Larson - Columnist Mike Luckovich - Cartoonist Jimmy Margulies - Cartoonist Doug Marlette - Cartoonist Deborah Mathis - Columnist Colman McCarthy - Columnist Mary McGrory - Columnist Jim Morin - Cartoonist Tom Oliphant - Columnist Mike Peters - Cartoonist Robert Reno - Columnist Frank Rich - Columnist Cindy Richards - Columnist Kevin Siers- Cartoonist Ed Stein - Cartoonist Tom Teepen - Editor Tim Toles - Cartoonist Garry Trudeau - Cartoonist Cynthia Tucker - Columnist Steve Twomey - Columnist Steve Villano - Columnist Adrienne Washington - Columnist Don Wright - Cartoonist 

Anti-Gun Corporations/Corporate Heads

 The following listing includes the most prominent national corporations that have lent their corporate support to gun control initiatives or taken position supporting gun control.  A & M Records Al Cafaro, Chrm. & CEO 595 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022 (212) 826-0477 Record Production, Entertainment  American Century Companies James E. Stowers, CEO 4500 Main St., 4th Floor Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 531-5575 Mutual Fund & Stock Investment Company on NYSE  American Multi Cinemas Entertainment, Inc. Stanley H. Durwood, Co-Chairman, CEO Peter C. Brown, President, CFO 106 West 14th Street, #1700 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 221-4000 Movie Theater Company  Argosy Casino H. Steven Norton, President, CEO 777 N.W. Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 (816) 746-7711 Gambling Casino Company  Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc. Bennett R. Cohen Chrm. & CEO Rte. 100, Box 240 Waterbury, VT 05676 (802) 244-5641 Ice cream and frozen yogurt  BJC Health Systems Fred L. Brown, President & CEO 4444 Forest Park Ave. St. Louis, MO 63108 (314) 747-9322 Healthcare Company  Blue Cross Blue Shield - Kansas City John P. Mascotte, President P.O. Box 419169 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 395-2222 Healthcare Company  Brooks Investments-Robert Brooks Robert Brooks 45 Chesterfield Lakes Road Chesterfield, MO 63005 Investment Company  Carter Hawley Hale Stores, Inc. Philip M. Hawley, Chrm. & CEO 444 South Flower Street Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 620-0150 Retail clothing and accessories stores  Crown Central Petroleum Corp. Henry A. Rosenberg, Jr. One North Central Street Box 1168 Baltimore, MD 21203 (301) 539-7400 Refiners and marketers of petroleum products, convenience stores  Development Specialists - Chicago 70 W. Madison Street, #2300 Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 263-4141  Earthgrains - St. Louis 8400 Maryland Ave. St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 259-7000 National Bread Company  General American - St. Louis Richard A. Liddy, CEO P.O. Box 396 St. Louis, MO 63166 (314) 843-8700 Life Insurance  Hallmark Cards Irvine O. Hockaday, President & CEO P.O. Box 418307 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 274-5111 Greeting Card Company  Health Midwest 2316 East Meyer Boulevard Kansas City, MO 64132 (816) 751-3000 National Healthcare Company  ICN Biomedicals Adam Jerney, Chrm. & CEO 3300 Hyland Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 545-0113 Pharmaceutical products  James B.Nutter Co. - Kansas City James B.Nutter 4153 Broadway Kansas City, MO 64111 (816) 531-2345 Investment Banker  Kansas City Chiefs Lamar Hunt, Owner One Arrowhead Drive Kansas City, MO 64129 (816) 924-9300 Pro Football Team  Kansas City Royals David Glass, CEO P.O. Box 419969 Kansas City, MO 64141 (816) 921-8000 Pro Baseball Team  Kenneth Cole 152 W. 57th Street New York, NY 10019 (800) 536-2653 Clothing retailer  Levi Strauss & Co. Robert D. Haas, Chairman Philip Marineau, CEO Peter A. Jacobi, President and COO 1155 Battery St. San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 501-6000 FAX (415) 501-3939 Clothing  Mallinckrodt, Inc. - St. Louis C. Ray Holman, President & CEO 675 McDonnell Blvd, Box 5840 St. Louis, MO 63134 (314) 654-2000 Clothing Starch Company  Maritz, Inc. - St. Louis William E. Maritz, Chairman & CEO 1375 N. Highway Drive Fenton, MO 63099 (314) 827-4000 Corporate Travel & Research Company  Michael Douglas Foundation 3550 Wilshire Los Angele, CA 90010  Sara Lee Corporation Sara Lee Foundation Three First National Plaza Chicago, IL 60602-4260 Phone: 312-726-2600 Fax: 312-726-3712  Schnucks Markets Craig D. Schnuck 11420 Lackland Road St. Louis, MO 63146 (314) 994-9900 Grocery Stores  Silver Dollar City Peter Herschend One Corporate Drive Branson, MO 65616 800 475-9370 Amusement Parks  Site Oil Company - St. Louis Alvin J. Siteman, President 50 S. Bemiston St. Louis, MO 63105 (314) 725-4321 Oil Company  Southland Corporation Masatoshi Ito, Chrm. 2711 North Haskell Avenue Dallas, TX 75221 Convenience stores  Southwestern Bell Telephone- St. Louis One Bell Center St. Louis, MO 63101 (314) 235-9800 Telecommunications Firm  Sport & Health, Inc. Don Konz, CEO 1800 Old Meadow Rd. McLean, Virginia 22102 (703) 556-6556 Health clubs and fitness centers  Sprint Corp PAC William T. Esrey, Chrm., Pres. & CEO 2330 Shawnee Mission Parkway Westwood, KS 66205 913 624-3000 Telecommunicaitons Firm  SSM Health System - St. Louis 477 N. Lindbergh St. Louis, MO 63141 (314) 994-7800 Healthcare Company  St. Louis Cardinals William DeWitt Jr., Controlling Owner 250 Stadium Plaza St. Louis, MO 63102 (314) 421-3263 Pro Baseball Team  St. Louis Rams Georgia Frontiere , Owner One Rams Way Earth City, MO 63045 (314) 982-7267 Pro Football Team  St. Louis University Rev. Lawrence Biondi, President 221 N. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 977-2222 Private Catholic University  Stoneyfield Farms Yogurt Mr. Gary Hirshberg, CEO 10 Burton Drive Londonderry, NH 03053 (603) 437-7594 Yogurt  Sverdrup Corp. Richard E. Beumer, Chairman & CEO 13723 Riverport Drive Maryland Heights, MO 63043 (314) 436-7600 Engineering Firm  Time Warner Inc. Gerald M. Levin, Chrm. & CEO 75 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10019 (212) 484-8000 Publishing, film and music recordings  TMP Worldwide/Monster.Com Andrew McKelvey, CEO 1633 Broadway, 33rd Fl. New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-977-4200 Fax: 212-956-2142 online employment service  Unity Health - St. Louis 1650 Des Peres Road #301 St. Louis, MO 63131 (314) 909-3300 Healthcare Company  Working Assets Peter Barnes, Founder 701 Montgomery Street San Francisco, California 94111 (415) 788-0777 Long distance telephone service 

Publication and Media Outlets

 The following publications and media outlets have assisted in the attack on Second Amendment rights. The editorial policies of some of the media sources listed portray firearms in a negative manner in an attempt to generate public support for restrictions on firearms ownership. Others have refused some or all of NRA's advertisements.  Capital Cities/ABC Television Network 77 W. 66th Street New York, NY 10023-6298 (212) 456-7777  Bell Atlantic-D.C. 2055 L Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 392-9900  Blue Chip Stamps 15801 S. Eastern Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90040 (213) 720-4600  The Christian Publishing Society The Christian Science Monitor One Norway Street Boston, MA 02115 (508) 586-6200  Columbia Broadcasting Service CBS Television Network 51 W. 52nd Street New York, NY 10019 (212) 975-4321  Corporation For Public Broadcasting/ PBS Television 1320 Braddock Place Alexandria, VA 22314-1698 (703) 739-5000 (703) 739-0775 - Fax  Cox Newspapers Atlanta Journal-Constitution Credibank Towers, Suite 400 2800 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33137 (305) 576-7678  Gannett News Service USA Today 1000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA 22229 (703) 276-5806  Johnson Publishing Company, Inc. Ebony Magazine 820 S. Michigan avenue Chicago, IL 60605-2190 (312) 322-9250  Knight-Ridder Newspapers Detroit Free-Press 321 W. LaFayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48231 (313) 222-6400  Miami Herald One Herald Plaza Miami, FL 33132-1683 (305) 350-2111  Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, California 90053 (213) 237-4511 (213) 237-7679 - Fax  McCall's Magazine 110 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10017-5603 (212) 463-1000  Motorcycle Cruiser Magazine Emap PLC 6420 Wilshire Blvd., Floor 17 Los Angeles, California 90048 (323) 782-2000  National Broadcasting Company NBC Television Network 30 Rockefeller Plaza New York, NY 10112 (212) 664-4444  Newsweek, Inc. Newsweek Magazine 444 Madison Avenue New York, NY 10022-6999 (212) 350-4000  Rolling Stone Magazine Jann Wenner, Chrm. & CEO 745 5th, Avenue New York, NY 10151 (212) 758-3800  The New York Times Corporation The New York Times 229 W. 43rd Street New York, NY 10036 (212) 556-1234  Time Magazine Time & Life Building Rockefeller Center New York, NY 10020 (212) 522-1212  Times-Mirror Corporation The Los Angeles Times Times Mirror Square Los Angeles, CA 90053 (213) 237-3000  The Baltimore Sun 501 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, MD 21278 (301) 332-6300  The Tribune Company Chicago Tribune 435 N. Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 227-3000  Washington Post 1150 15th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20071 (202) 334-6000