The meeting followed a mass shooting in July, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the south of the city, which left three people dead.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has unanimously declared the National Rifle Association as a domestic terrorist organization. During a meeting on Tuesday, the board collectively condemned the powerful gun-ownership advocacy group. The meeting followed a mass shooting in July, at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in the south of the city, which left three people dead.
San Francisco just passed a resolution calling the NRA a 'domestic terrorist organization" https://t.co/6IPWlBmaZ6— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 4, 2019
As per the board's resolution, it stated that American had been "plagued by an epidemic of gun violence". The resolution goes on to accuse the NRA to promote gun ownership by using "its considerable wealth and organization strength."
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The resolution goes on to say: "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."
This is a reckless assault on a law-abiding organization, it’s members, and the freedoms they all stand for. We remain undeterred - guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to violence. https://t.co/KlRretjxAe— NRA (@NRA) September 4, 2019
However, the NRA clapped back with an allegation stating that the resolution was a 'ludicrous stunt' which was a distraction from "the real problems facing San Francisco, such as rampant homelessness, drug abuse, and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few."
The NRA has often drawn criticism from Democrats who repeatedly point out the organization's rhetoric for fueling the mass shootings that have plagued the United States of America.