On Monday, the NRA sued San Francisco city and county over the resolution declaring that the NRA was a “domestic terrorist organization.” (Fox) The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California (case# 19-CV-5669). The NRA is hoping that the court will “instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.” [Somebody tell Big Tech the same thing.]
The San Francisco resolution has no actual legal power, but it does have a demonstrable effect on the public. It was an attempt to force (by extortion) firms that do business with the NRA to stop. Basically it’s an attempt to blacklist any companies that associate themselves with the NRA.
The NRA suit also warns against “reasonably expected chilling effects.”
Accusing the San Francisco board of using “McCarthyist elements” in an attempt to silence it and carry out a political vendetta, the NRA says the resolution “would chill a person of ordinary firmness from continuing to speak against gun control, or from associating… with the NRA.”
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