(grave threat to the 2nd Amendment and the greatest thing to ever happen to Bucky Dent, Mike Torrez)

“The Kansas City 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.” So penned Hardball Talk’s Craig Calcaterra upon learning the Royals and owner David Glass had made their way onto the National Rifle Association’s newly published list of “National Organizations With Anti-Gun Policies” (“the following organizations have lent monetary, grassroots or some other type of direct support to anti-gun organizations”). The all-powerful firearms lobby has selected some interesting targets, and they’re not limited to the following :

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
National Black Nurses` Association
National Association of School Psychologists
National Council of La Raza
National Center to Rehabilitate Violent Youth
National Spinal Cord Injury Association
YWCA of the U.S.A.
Louis Anderson – Comedian
David Arquette – Actor
Richard Belzer – Actor
Steve Buscemi – Actor
Fran Drescher – Actress
Doug Flutie – NFL player
Rick Fox – NBA Player
Bryant Gumbel – TV Personality
Howard Hesseman – Actor
Keyshawn Johnson – NFL player
Marla Maples – Actress
Mike Torrez – Former Baseball player

Amongst sports franchises, the Royals are joined by the KC Chiefs and St. Louis Rams. A&M Records is cited (perhaps for throwing the Sex Pistols off the label?) alongside an address for a label president who hasn’t represented the company in at least a decade.