NRA sues San Francisco over ‘domestic terrorist’ declaration
The National Rifle Association sued San Francisco on Monday over the city’s recent declaration that the gun rights lobby is a “domestic terrorist organization.”
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA. It asks the court to step in “to instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.”
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization,” contending it spreads propaganda that seeks to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence.