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NRA sues City of San Francisco over ‘terrorist’ label

Striking back, the National Rifle Association has sued San Francisco over the city and county’s declaration that the Second Amendment organization is a “domestic terrorist organization.”

The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Monday, after last week the city and county of San Francisco and its Board of Supervisors designated the NRA a domestic terrorist organization.

The NRA lawsuit says the city is discriminating against people “based on the viewpoint of their political speech.”

This, according to the lawsuit, is an attempt to curb the NRA’s free speech rights, and is a way to blacklist anyone in the city who is associated with the NRA through membership. The resolution also encourages other city and county governments and the federal government to also blacklist the NRA as a terrorist organization.

The lawsuit asks the court to “to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.”

[Read the San Francisco resolution here.]

San Francisco Mayor London Breed has not signed yet signed the resolution, but it would take effect within 10 days if she doesn’t sign it or veto it.

Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, said that the organization’s 5 million members are not terrorists. After gun rights are attacked, the NRA usually sees a spike in membership.

The NRA annual report distributed earlier this year showed that dues went from $128,209,303 in 2017 to $170,391,374 in 2018, a 33 percent increase year over year. During the same period contributions rose from $132,879,299 to $165,075,288 for an increase of 24 percent. 

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Suzanne Downing had careers in business and journalism before serving as the Director of Faith and Community-based Initiatives for Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and returning to Alaska to serve as speechwriter for Gov. Sean Parnell. Born on the Oregon coast, she moved to Alaska in 1969.

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  • I also recommend the “Committee to Restore the Constitution.” This is a Grass Roots organization to protect The Right to Keep and Bear Arms also. Seymour Marvin Mills Jr. sui juris

  • Well, we now know which city is going to get more gun crime. Criminals love these cities.

  • Terrorists? Headline-grabbing stupidity on the part of SF. People who care about the 2A know that the NRA isn’t strong on the 2A. They’re strong on money.

    • And just how would YOU defend 2A rights WITHOUT money????
      your prejudice is showing.

    • The only reason The Second Amendment has survived the Democrats is the NRA lead by Wayne Lapierre.

  • WLP spent how much on travel and “fine Italian clothing”? Think it was $139,000, in less than a month. Hemorrhaging board members due to corruption. Playing Ben Dover on “red flag” laws and bump stocks. If standing up for 2A matters (like the GOA does) is prejudiced, then yup, that’s me. Not saying the NRA should go away, but like Congress, there should be term limits so that when the rot starts, as it clearly has with WLP, the house can get cleaned and the organization can remain focused on the mission.

  • In SF, the terrorists are on the street…..pooping their way to City Hall. SF has become the outhouse of western civilization.

  • The NRA needs TOP GUN ATTORNEYS …

  • …….thanks to DieAnn Feinstein (who dredged up Kavanaugh’s fake accuser), and NanCee Pelosi (who foisted her nephew, GavInn Newsome) on the City by the Bay (where the poop drains into and contaminate the waters). BUILD PEBBLE!

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