The string of mass shootings that took place in August spurred another heated debate among Democrats on gun control. This debate is nothing new and is now pretty much expected following any shooting. What was unexpected was how one city went nuclear, proclaiming the NRA a terrorist organization.
San Francisco, California is one of the most liberal cities in the country. They are a sanctuary city allowing illegal immigrants and the homeless free-range access. As a result, the city continues to face exorbitant tax deficits providing services to so many who don’t give back.
Now San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday that labeled the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization,” while also demanding that the federal government label the group as terrorists as well, Fox News reported.
In the resolution, the “sanctuary city” states that the United States is “plagued by an epidemic of gun violence.” In turn, the city argued that the NRA used “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”
This comes on the heels of the July mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in California, which left three people dead, The Washington Examiner reported.
“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 says in part.
According to KTVU, the NRA didn’t pull any punches with their response to what they deemed a diversion tactic.
“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 statement said. “The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”
This will undoubtedly spew into the upcoming 2020 election cycle, and guns are sure to be a main point of the debates.