NRA sues San Fran­cisco over ‘do­mes­tic ter­ror­ist’ dec­la­ra­tion

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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.

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