Last week, the city of San Francisco passed a resolution that labeled the National Rifle Association as a domestic terrorist organization. Now, the NRA is suing the city over it.
“This ludicrous stunt by the Board of Supervisors is an effort to distract from the real problems facing San Francisco, such as rampant homelessness, drug abuse and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few,” the NRA said in a statement to local television station ans San Francisco Fox affiliate KTVU. “The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”
In their resolution, the city said the NRA “spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence, and the leadership of National Rifle Association promotes extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public, and undermine the general welfare, and the National Rifle Association through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism.”
In their lawsuit, the NRA says the city is also violating their First Amendment rights and blacklisting their members.