SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – The NRA is apparently a ‘domestic terror organization’, spreading propaganda and misinformation across the country.
At least, that’s what officials in California think.
According to a report from KQED News, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday designating the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization.
And now they’re urging other municipalities to take the same action.
The board of supervisors said in their resolution that the National Rifle Association spreads “misinformation and propaganda” in attempts to lobby against gun control legislation.
“The NRA conspires to limit gun violence research, restrict gun violence data sharing and most importantly aggressively tries to block every piece of sensible gun violence prevention legislation proposed on any level, local state or federal,” said Supervisor Catherine Stefani.
The group also wants the city to assess contracts that it has with the NRA, and while not barring the city from working with the group in any way, it strongly advises against it.
Stefani, who authored the resolution, says that the nature of the NRA’s feelings toward gun ownership and laws when it comes to gun regulations is far too aggressive.
“When they use phrases like, ‘I’ll give you my gun when you pry it from my cold, dead hands’ on bumper stickers, they are saying reasoned debate about public safety should be met with violence,” she said.
In the supervisors’ resolution, they cited the measure as a response to our country’s “epidemic of gun violence, including over 36,000 deaths, and 100,000 injuries each year.” They also cited the fact that the amount of firearms in our country is greater than the number of people.
San Francisco board of supervisors declares NRA a domestic terrorist organization, urges other cities, states and the federal government to do same https://t.co/BySoyQ37C2
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) September 4, 2019
But NRA spokeswoman Amy Hunter fired back, saying the board was spending its time focusing on meaningless charades instead of fighting the serious laundry list of problems plaguing the San Francisco area.
“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,” Hunter said.
So does the board’s resolution make everyone involved with the NRA a terrorist?
It seems that way. In essence, their decision has labeled thousands of hardworking, law abiding citizens across the country as the enemy. And it’s wrong.
“The board is wasting taxpayer dollars to declare five million law-abiding Americans domestic terrorists, and it’s shameful,” Hunter said.
Last year a similar situation made national headlines after the then governor of Connecticut, Dan Malloy, said that everyone involved with the NRA was a terrorist.
Our friends had a significant response to that claim.
Check it out.
Governor Malloy says the NRA is a terrorist organization. But it's made up of people like US. Let's send a message that we aren't terrorists – we're proud Americans.
Posted by Kyle Reyes on Saturday, March 10, 2018
We sit next to you at our kids’ soccer games. We pray behind you in church. We smile as we pass each other in the grocery store. And guess what? A lot of us carry in those situations just in case something happens.
We are not terrorists.
Stop the divisive games, California.
Surprisingly, that wasn’t the only shocking story to come out of California on Tuesday.
If you saw an officer in need of help… what would you do?
Most people would step in and offer assistance… no questions asked.
But in California’s latest move to further the divide between the police and the public, citizens would now be legally allowed to refuse to help a police officer who needs assistance.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed their newest anti-police bill into law on Tuesday, the Sacramento Bee reported. State leaders have said that it now allows citizens to avoid “an untenable moral dilemma.”
Moral dilemma? From assisting an officer with an arrest if he’s in need of help?
We get it. Maybe there shouldn’t be a fine or a jail sentence associated with choosing to not get involved. Perhaps the original law from the 1870’s is a bit outdated.
But what is this bill really saying?
Essentially, it’s driving a bigger wedge between officers and civilians.
— CBS Sacramento CBS13 (@CBSSacramento) August 16, 2019
People now are essentially told to let a cop fend for himself if he’s being overpowered by a dangerous victim. It affirms the decision to stand by and film or watch while a hero’s life is in danger.
The new bill would get rid of the old law – the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, which required a civilian to step in and assist an officer during an arrest if necessary. For those who ‘violated’ it, they could face up to a $1,000 fine.
9,999 times out of 1,000… an officer isn’t going to ask for an untrained bystander to step in and help. But sometimes it’s necessary… and it could mean the difference between life and death.
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Let’s look at this objectively.
How many people were ever really charged with this misdemeanor? What Governor Newsom did was remind everyone that they have a choice — and basically push them to make the choice to carry on with their lives instead of getting involved.
Our question is… if this law had simply remained the way it was, how many people would have chosen to step in and help when they saw another human in need?
And how big of a drop-off rate would we see now that this bill is being pushed in the public eye? Will people see a police officer being attacked and because they don’t like cops, they choose to stand there and watch him die?
It brings back memories of the time when a bystander chose to broadcast an officer’s death to Facebook Live instead of putting down the phone and doing what they could to help.
Is this the country we want to live in?
Will protesters and anti-police ‘activists’ feel even more emboldened by their supposed morals?
The California State Sheriff’s Association said they were “unconvinced that this statute should be repealed.”
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