More than 130 Hollywood stars and activists — including Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Alyssa Milano, Debra Messing, Julianne Moore, Amy Schumer and Michael Moore — are joining forces in a new attempt to dismantle the Second Amendment.
The group of stars joined Parkland, Florida, mass killing survivor David Hogg in announcing the NoRA initiative, short for No Rifle Association, according to published reports.
What did they write to the NRA?
The group wrote to NRA president Wayne LaPierre in a letter: “You and the gun manufacturers that fund you value money over lives.”
“Your time signing checks in our blood is up,” states the letter that was first obtained by Time magazine.
The group calls itself a “non-partisan coalition of activists, artists, celebrities, writers, gun violence survivors, and policy experts.”
“We’re going to shine a bright light on what you and your organization do to America. We’re going to make sure the whole world sees your bloody hands,” the letter to LaPierre says.
“We’re coming for your money. We’re coming for your puppets,” the letter continues. “And we’re going to win.”
What are they planning?
According to NoRA’s website, the group plans to attend the NRA’s annual meeting next month.
“We’re going to show up at the NRA convention in Dallas and make them wish they stayed home,” the website states. “We might just sue the pants off the NRA.”
Other names on the celebrity list include Bradley Whitford, Patton Oswalt, Chaz Bono and Minnie Driver.
Time magazine reported that Milano helped form the campaign.
“To see what’s going on in this country as far as gun violence, and the lack of real fortitude to do anything about it, is keeping me up at night,” Milano told Time. The actress formerly starred in the TV series “Charmed” and is the mother of two children. Milano has also been active in the #MeToo movement.
The group's stated mission is to "hack the culture and shine a bright light on the bloody hands of the NRA and the politicians they purchase" as well as to "inform, register and mobilize voters to reject NRA-funded candidates for office" and "raise funds for partner organizations who share our vision for a changed narrative and freedom from fear of gun violence."