San Francisco declares National Rifle Association a ‘domestic terrorist organization’
Shots have been fired from San Francisco at the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Sept. 3 labeling the gun rights advocacy group a “domestic terrorist organization,” the Washington Post reports. District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote the declaration following the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting on July 28, which claimed four lives.
“The NRA has it coming to them,” Stefani told KTVU. “And I will do everything I possibly can to call them out on what they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization.”
In addition to labeling the NRA, the Board of Supervisors called on the city and San Francisco County to do as much as possible in its power to limit organizations that do business with both governments from doing business with the association, SFGate reports.
It also calls for urging other cities, states and the federal government to adopt similar measures, according to KTVU.
In response, the NRA wrote in a news release that, “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 will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans,” KTVU reports.