Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. San Francisco Declares NRA a ‘Terrorist Organization’

 

Guess that makes me a “terrorist” by their definition. According to The San Francisco Gate:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization. The officials also urged other cities, states and the federal government to follow suit.

District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote the resolution and shared her thoughts on the NRA with KTVU. “The NRA has it coming to them,” she said. “And I will do everything I possibly can to call them out on what they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization.”

I think the NRA should sue the city for slander. The hard-left wing of the Democrats seems determined to not learn the lessons of 2016, and to continue to treat their political opponents as mortal enemies. It’s a worn-out phrase, but for the love of all that is holy: “This is how you got Trump. This is how you will re-elect Trump.”

This is yet another exercise in dehumanizing “the other,” and it seems this is increasingly the only thing the hard left knows how to do: brand your opponent as a “hater” or “terrorist,” then try to ruin their lives merely for disagreeing with you. What they fail to grasp is that this sort of madness will, in the end, only generate a reciprocal madness on the Right, and this does not bode well for the future of the Republic.

Heck, even The Onion (which departed even-handed satire some time ago), has started to notice and mock the Left for its contempt and militancy.

Not only will this action serve as a terrific membership drive for the NRA, but it will serve as a reminder that for the hard left, you are a criminal for not siding with them.

Every sane politician that still has a backbone should condemn this action and denounce it for the political repression attempt it is.

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  1. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    I think the NRA should sue the city for slander.

    Let a million lawsuits bloom!

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:20 PM PST
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  2. Stad Thatcher

    I guess I’m a life terrorist since I’m an NRA life member . . .

    Does this means I’ll be arrested if I visit San Fran? Not that would ever go there again . . .

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:22 PM PST
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  3. Susan Quinn Contributor

    How pathetic! Especially since they ignore the real terrorists in their midst known as Antifa. San Francisco is becoming a parody of itself. Is that even possible??

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:25 PM PST
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  4. Stad Thatcher

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    How pathetic! Especially since they ignore the real terrorists in their midst known as Antifa. San Francisco is becoming a parody of itself. Is that even possible??

    And they protect illegal aliens who commit murder . . .

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:31 PM PST
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  5. The Great Adventure! Member

    You still don’t understand, do you? There is a high stakes competition between Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to see which city can become the batguano craziest. Vancouver BC has been doing their best to join as well, but… well… they’re Canadians, dontchaknow.

    The stakes are no less than being named host of the first ever WOKOLYMPICS. There won’t be any medals awarded since that wouldn’t be egalitarian, but there will be competitions in:

    • Hating Trump
    • Offended!
      • Twitter Offended
      • Press Offended
      • PITA Offended
    • Gun Fear
      • Handgun Fear
      • Assault Rifle Fear
      • Paintball Gun Fear
      • Nerf Gun Fear
    • Rioting

    They are still open to new competitions if anyone has a suggestion.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:48 PM PST
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  6. SkipSul Moderator
    SkipSul Post author

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    You still don’t understand, do you? There is a high stakes competition between Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to see which city can become the batguano craziest. Vancouver BC has been doing their best to join as well, but… well… they’re Canadians, dontchaknow.

    The stakes are no less than being named host of the first ever WOKOLYMPICS. There won’t be any medals awarded since that wouldn’t be egalitarian, but there will be competitions in:

    • Hating Trump
    • Offended!
      • Twitter Offended
      • Press Offended
      • PITA Offended
    • Gun Fear
      • Handgun Fear
      • Assault Rifle Fear
      • Paintball Gun Fear
      • Nerf Gun Fear
    • Rioting

    They are still open to new competitions if anyone has a suggestion.

    Other suggestions:

    • Most artistic way to defecate on a sidewalk
    • Cleanest dirty needles
    • And the hardest competition: ignoring the filth
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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:52 PM PST
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  7. Max Ledoux Admin

    So, presumably, there are at least some residents of San Francisco that are members of the NRA. So this makes them members of a terrorist organization, in the eyes of city government. What does this mean? Also, presumably some number of NRA’s membership travels to San Francisco on a regular basis.

     

    Here’s the part of the resolution (my emphasis in italics) that is in my opinion mostly libelous:

    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

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence, and

    WHEREAS, The leadership of National Rifle Association promotes extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public, and undermine the general welfare, and

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism; and

    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 largepart, to the National Rifle Association’s influence

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    • September 4, 2019, at 1:55 PM PST
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  8. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    I say we take off and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:02 PM PST
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  9. PHCheese Member

    Mark Levin says the NRA hasn’t killed anyone that’s been Planned Parenthoods role.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:04 PM PST
    • 12 likes
  10. SkipSul Moderator
    SkipSul Post author

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    So, presumably, there are at least some residents of San Francisco that are members of the NRA. So this makes them members of a terrorist organization, in the eyes of city government. What does this mean? Also, presumably some number of NRA’s membership travels to San Francisco on a regular basis.

     

    Here’s the part of the resolution (my emphasis in italics) that is in my opinion mostly libelous:

    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

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence, and

    WHEREAS, The leadership of National Rifle Association promotes extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public, and undermine the general welfare, and

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism; and

    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 largepart, to the National Rifle Association’s influence;

    The claim to “incite” is out and out libelous, and that alone should cost them dearly in massive damages.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:05 PM PST
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  11. Stad Thatcher

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):
    So, presumably, there are at least some residents of San Francisco that are members of the NRA.

    And being neither famous nor public figures, they don’t have to prove malice. Sue!

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:05 PM PST
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  12. Samuel Block Member

    SkipSul (View Comment):

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):

    You still don’t understand, do you? There is a high stakes competition between Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles to see which city can become the batguano craziest. Vancouver BC has been doing their best to join as well, but… well… they’re Canadians, dontchaknow.

    The stakes are no less than being named host of the first ever WOKOLYMPICS. There won’t be any medals awarded since that wouldn’t be egalitarian, but there will be competitions in:

    • Hating Trump
    • Offended!
      • Twitter Offended
      • Press Offended
      • PITA Offended
    • Gun Fear
      • Handgun Fear
      • Assault Rifle Fear
      • Paintball Gun Fear
      • Nerf Gun Fear
    • Rioting

    They are still open to new competitions if anyone has a suggestion.

    Other suggestions:

    • Most artistic way to defecate on a sidewalk
    • Cleanest dirty needles
    • And the hardest competition: ignoring the filth

    We’ve almost got enough slots for San Francisco bingo!

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:19 PM PST
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  13. WillowSpring Member

    How many of the ‘shooters’ have been NRA members? I am sure we would have heard if they were.

    That means it would be logical to reduce gun violence by requiring NRA membership.

     

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:21 PM PST
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  14. Spin Coolidge

    I’m an NOT a member of the NRA, not that I’m against them or anything. But I now understand something I’ve been missing. As others have noted, the NRA apparently tries to “incite gun owners to acts of violence”. I have not been incited to acts of violence, and I guess it is because I’m not a member.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:23 PM PST
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  15. Full Size Tabby Member

    Unfortunately there are a number of politicians in other places that are as ill-informed as the members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and so there is a non-trivial risk that this utter stupidity will spread.

    The way it will affect real people is that people will be barred from employment or from contracting to provide services or materials. Such as the electrician working on a third level subcontract on a city building or the accountant keeping the books for a food pantry that uses a government building. The one that may cause them some difficulty is when they have to cull the police and fire departments. 

    I suspect (but would not guarantee) that actually arresting people is probably not going to happen. The PR issues seem to be too large. But, I hope NRA members pressure other organizations to which they belong not to hold meetings or conventions in San Francisco (or any other place that follows San Francisco in the stupidity sweepstakes). NRA members can genuinely claim that they would not feel safe visiting the city, since there is a risk that they will be arrested under an ordinance that I assume would be enacted to implement the Board’s declaration. 

    But I do think the risk of arrest is low, for now. Sanctimonious grandstanding and perhaps a few well publicized revocations of contracts will probably allow the supervisors to feel sufficiently morally superior to satisfy their current egos. 

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:43 PM PST
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  16. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    Unfortunately there are a number of politicians in other places that are as ill-informed as the members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and so there is a non-trivial risk that this utter stupidity will spread.

    Unfortunately, true.

     Sanctimonious grandstanding and perhaps a few well publicized revocations of contracts will probably allow the supervisors to feel sufficiently morally superior to satisfy their current egos.

    We should not allow them even that luxury. They should, instead, be made to feel so miserable that they beg for forgiveness from the rest of the country.

    Also, we need to hit them in their wallets. Lawsuits for everyone!

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:47 PM PST
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  17. Kay of MT Member

    I just rejoined. Let my membership laps some years ago, after first joining in the 1970s. However, since I am really old and have no idea how long I’ll be here, I’m doing it one year at a time.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 2:55 PM PST
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  18. GLDIII Temporarily Essential Thatcher

    I think as an organization that Planned Parenthood has done far greater damage to this nation, certainly in terms of an actual body count, yet I don’t see any city council calling them out.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 3:05 PM PST
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  19. Fritz Member

    Kay of MT (View Comment):

    I just rejoined. Let my membership laps some years ago, after first joining in the 1970s. However, since I am really old and have no idea how long I’ll be here, I’m doing it one year at a time.

    I had only joined to support their work to preserve and protect the 2nd Amendment — I haven’t even been to a range in the last 10 years. But then I let my membership lapse, partially in annoyance at the shenanigans of one-time NRA official Ollie North and some sort of power play involving him, some others, and Wayne LaPierre.

    Now, though?

    Compared to this kind of crap PC nonsense, what’s a little dustup within the executive suite?

    I may just have to re-up.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 3:15 PM PST
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  20. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Max Ledoux (View Comment):

    So, presumably, there are at least some residents of San Francisco that are members of the NRA. So this makes them members of a terrorist organization, in the eyes of city government. What does this mean? Also, presumably some number of NRA’s membership travels to San Francisco on a regular basis.

     

    Here’s the part of the resolution (my emphasis in italics) that is in my opinion mostly libelous:

    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

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence, and

    WHEREAS, The leadership of National Rifle Association promotes extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public, and undermine the general welfare, and

    WHEREAS, The National Rifle Association through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism; and

    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 largepart, to the National Rifle Association’s influence;

    I would suspect it allows for more expansive legal powers, like the ability to search the background and activities of known associates. Most likely there is some additional monies involved from state and federal resources. Since an organization is not a person then search, privacy protections may not apply. Members maybe surveilled with little or no reason other than known membership. Stuff like that. 

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:20 PM PST
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  21. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    Mr NRA membership is coming up for renewal. I need to reconsider the risks involved in being a member. I still have a bit of time until retirement. Not sure the risk of being blacklisted and denied security clearances is worth it. 

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:22 PM PST
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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):
    I suspect (but would not guarantee) that actually arresting people is probably not going to happen. The PR issues seem to be too large. But, I hope NRA members pressure other organizations to which they belong not to hold meetings or conventions in San Francisco (or any other place that follows San Francisco in the stupidity sweepstakes). NRA members can genuinely claim that they would not feel safe visiting the city, since there is a risk that they will be arrested under an ordinance that I assume would be enacted to implement the Board’s declaration. 

    Most likely a list of known members with be created for addition police attention and harassment. Look for arrests for minor stuff like car lights broke, speeding, whatever the police can safely make up.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:27 PM PST
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  23. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):

    Mr NRA membership is coming up for renewal. I need to reconsider the risks involved in being a member. I still have a bit of time until retirement. Not sure the risk of being blacklisted and denied security clearances is worth it.

    David French requires you to become a martyr for his cause.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:31 PM PST
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  24. Judge Mental Member

    Here’s a thought. Do they actually have any city ordinances against terrorism? I would think that sort of think would be handled at the state and federal level. If they arrested anyone, it would be on state charges, and as of now, NRA does not equal terrorism at the state level.

    In other words, it’s nothing but moral posturing.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:32 PM PST
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  25. DrewInWisconsin, Type Monkey Member

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Here’s a thought. Do they actually have any city ordinances against terrorism? I would think that sort of think would be handled at the state and federal level. If they arrested anyone, it would be on state charges, and as of now, NRA does not equal terrorism at the state level.

    In other words, it’s nothing but moral posturing.

    Still worthy of a lawsuit.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:35 PM PST
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  26. Judge Mental Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    Judge Mental (View Comment):

    Here’s a thought. Do they actually have any city ordinances against terrorism? I would think that sort of think would be handled at the state and federal level. If they arrested anyone, it would be on state charges, and as of now, NRA does not equal terrorism at the state level.

    In other words, it’s nothing but moral posturing.

    Still worthy of a lawsuit.

    Sure.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 4:35 PM PST
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  27. Susan Quinn Contributor

    The federal government has been reluctant to label any organization a terrorist organization; instead, it usually refers to terrorist acts. If they use this label, there are concerns about the diversion of funds from real international terrorist organizations, as well as shifting a focus onto organizations that could more easily be prosecuted at the state or local level.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 5:08 PM PST
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  28. namlliT noD Member

    DrewInWisconsin, Thought Leader (View Comment):

    I say we take off and nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

    Hey! Some of us live nearby.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 5:25 PM PST
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  29. namlliT noD Member

    SkipSul: Guess that makes me a “terrorist” by their definition. According to The San Francisco Gate:

    The comments section below the article is pretty funny. And very much against this.

    (Oh dear, one of them echoes @drewinwisconsin )

    I can imagine trying to arrange a NRA Pride March.


    Although, I have to say, this is what happens when Republicans no longer show up.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 5:33 PM PST
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  30. Jon1979 Lincoln

    Another “Look! A squirrel!” moment, similar to the tactic Harvey Weinstein took after the initial New Yorker story by Ronan Farrow about his sexual abuse incidents. Harvey thought he could placate the masses by vowing to redouble his efforts to go after the NRA, and the politicians in San Francisco are doing the same thing — they know just the term NRA sets off the same reaction on the left as saying Donald Trump’s name does, so they see staging another attack on Emanuel Goldstein as the way to deflect from the city’s real problems, which their own ideological beliefs make impossible for them to solve.

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    • September 4, 2019, at 5:50 PM PST
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