The San Francisco Board of Supervisors just passed a resolution calling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization.” This resolution also says, “The National Rifle Association musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”
This resolution might be an attempt by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to take attention off their many failed policies—the city’s once-beautiful parks and popular areas are now filled with hypodermic needles, human feces and tents housing a drug-addicted homeless population.
This resolution is clearly a heightening of rhetoric, from public officials no less, to a dangerous level.
This resolution is a threat to companies selling legal products, as it says “the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”
This resolution is an attack on freedom protected from infringement by the U.S. Bill of Rights.
The resolution is a call for horrifying class warfare on the many millions of Americans who chose to own and perhaps carry firearms for sport and self-defense. Will calling the NRA, and by implication NRA members, terrorists incite violence?
This resolution is based on lies. You never hear about an NRA member doing a drive-by shooting. The NRA is an association with over 5 million members who enjoy going to the range, owning firearms to protect themselves and their loved ones and perhaps competing in the shooting sports. They are not terrorists because they own semi-automatic firearms—a gun design developed over a century ago.
This resolution also ignores the fact that the most dangerous areas in the country are the places run by politicians who blame freedom and law-abiding Americans for the actions of criminals.
If the San Francisco Board of Supervisors had any integrity, they would seek to bring Americans together to find real solutions that target the actual problems—violent criminals and the few in American society who have serious mental-health issues that might cause them to harm themselves or others.