And I predicted in my article about San Francisco naming the NRA a domestic terror group, the NRA has filed a suit against the city of San Francisco asking the court to order San Francisco to rescind the designation on First Amendment grounds.
The NRA also pointed out that San Francisco plans to deny work to any company associated with the NRA which federal courts have already said is unconstitutional.
San Francisco has accused the NRA of inciting people to cvommit shootings, but the truth is not one person with NRA membership card has ever committed.
But many with a Democratic voter registration card has.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city and county of San Francisco and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. It accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and claims the city is trying to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA from doing business there.
The gun rights lobby asked the court to step in “to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.”
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last week that said the U.S. is “plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,” and accused the NRA of using “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.” The resolution called on other cities, states and the federal government to follow suit and also declare the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization.”
San Francisco Supervisor Catherine Stefani told the Associated Press she drafted the resolution after a July 28 high profile shooting in Gilroy, Calif., where a gunman entered a festival with an AK-style rifle and killed three people and injured at least 17 more before turning the gun on himself. Gilroy is located about 80 miles southeast of San Francisco.