Rather than do something to clean up the stifling filth, homelessness, human excrement, and crime that permeates life in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors for the city seem to think that their main duty is to pander to the few misguided gun-haters in America.
The group voted unanimously to designate the National Rifle Association as a “domestic terrorist organization.”
Many people wonder why these people don’t do something productive about cleaning up the crime, filth, and drug epidemics raging through the leftist controlled city.
And the NRA has responded by calling the move “ludicrous.”
Breitbart News reported:
The resolution claims that the NRA incites and arms those who would use guns in acts of mass terrorism driven by hatred. It reads, in part:
WHEREAS, Reported hate crimes have increased by double digits since 2015, and
WHEREAS, There are over 393,000,000 guns in the United States, which exceeds the country’s current total population, and
WHEREAS, Our elected representatives, including the President, have taken an oath swearing to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic.”
WHEREAS, The United States Constitution specifically delineates that the country was founded to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, and promote the general welfare …
WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence, and … [false]
WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism; and [false]
WHEREAS, 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; now, therefore, be it
RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco intends to declare the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization; and, be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That 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; and be it
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the City and County of San Francisco should encourage all other jurisdictions, including other cities, states, and the federal government, to adopt similar positions.
Though the resolution mentions the U.S. Constitution, it fails to mention the Second Amendment.
Bay Area public radio station KQED points out that the resolution is toothless and has no practical effect.
Oakland-based Fox affiliate KTVU-2 quoted a statement by the NRA: “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.”
Others, however, argue that not only is it stupid, it is incorrect.
There is no evidence that the NRA ‘incites’ hatred, but there is plenty of evidence that the liberal media and democrat rhetoric does. Examples include the congressional shooter (Bernie Supporter) and the Dayton shooter (Warren supporter).
And although there are plenty of ‘fact-checking’ articles that say most mass shooter were NOT democrats, many held leftist views.
So, San Francisco’s move seems not only wrong, but a dereliction of duty, given the state of chaos and refuse that currently exists in the city.