The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has declared the National Rifle Association (NRA) a "domestic terrorist organization" after the July shooting in Gilroy, Calif., that left three people and the gunman dead.
In a resolution passed Tuesday, the 11-member board declared the NRA “a domestic terrorist organization” and resolved that city and county officials should “take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors have with this domestic terrorist organization.”
The resolution was first reported by local Fox News affiliate KTVU.
In addition, San Francisco officials also resolved that they should “take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the city and county … from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”
While the resolution has no legal weight, San Francisco officials said that it would encourage other cities and governmental agencies to make similar declarations.
The NRA, according to the resolution, “musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.
“All countries have violent and hateful people, but only in America do we give them ready access to assault weapons and large-capacity magazines thanks, in large part, to the National Rifle Association’s influence,” the resolution said.
"The NRA has it coming to them,” San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani, a Democrat who wrote the resolution, told KTVU. “I will do everything that I possibly can to call them out on what they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization.”
In a statement to the station, the NRA called the resolution a “ludicrous stunt” that distracted “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," the group said.
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