February 13, 2013 13:16

NRA puts Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi and Boyz II Men on its list of enemies

Barbra Streisand and Chaka Khan also feature on the pro-gun lobby group's list of foes

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Beyonce

The US National Rifle Association has published a list of its "enemies" – including musicians Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Bon Jovi, disco diva Chaka Khan, Shania Twain and smooth R&B crooners Boyz II Men.

The list – which also includes George Clooney, Hallmark greetings cards and the Kansas City Royals baseball team – contains those who the pro-gun lobby group deem to be opponents, the BBC reports. "All have officially endorsed anti-gun positions," the NRA says.

The 500-strong list, titled Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies, originally appeared on the group's website but has now been taken down. It also featured actor Dick Van Dyke, Barbra Streisand, as well as Frank Zappa's children Ahmet, Diva, Dweezil and Moon – as well as his wife Gail.

Originally drawn up in September 2012, the list has attracted mockery on social media after supporters of gun control point out that the list includes virtually every prominent American, with the list divided into categories, including "Anti-Gun Individuals and Celebrities," journalists, civic organizations and corporations, as well as a religious leaders category.

The national debate about firearms in the US has been heightened after President Obama spoke for the need for a vote on gun control after the recent Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Royal Blood: 'Jimmy Page told us to 'go and smash LA'
Jake Bugg has already shown ideas for third album with producer Rick Rubin
Robert Plant says he is 'disappointed and baffled' by Jimmy Page in ongoing Led...
Lily Allen is no longer working on 'Bridget Jones' musical
Damon Albarn reveals new musical will be based on a 'very beloved kids' book'
Damon Albarn to play London's Royal Albert Hall in November
R Kelly dropped as headliner at US festival following complaints over previous conduct
The Co-op to return to playing chart music following staff complaints
Jack White throws first pitch at Detroit Tigers game – watch
Damon Albarn's contribution to 'Lucy' soundtrack revealed – hear 'Sister...
Primus preparing to release 'Willy Wonka' tribute album
BBC Introducing Stage line-up announced for upcoming Reading and Leeds festivals
TV On The Radio announce new album 'Seeds'
Two more Led Zeppelin albums to be remastered and reissued
Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett release duet ahead of new collaboration album
Timbaland confirms work on new 'game changer' single with Missy Elliott
Beck walks with his past self and the Grim Reaper in video for 'Heart Is A Drum'
Mitch Winehouse to release new Amy Winehouse charity album
Metallica's Lars Ulrich tips AC/DC for next year's Glastonbury
Blink-182's Tom Delonge selling setlist from band's first ever gig
Damon Albarn: 'New Blur album may just be one of those records that never comes out'
BBC Radio 1 deny claims that La Roux was excluded from playlist for being 'too old'

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today