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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution Tuesday that declares the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. Let that sink in for a moment. Not political rhetoric or hyperbole. Not posturing or bloviating. The city passed a resolution equating the NRA as the worst in property-grown terror.
The FBI defines domestic terrorism as an act perpetrated by people and/or groups inspired by or linked with mainly U.S.-primarily based movements that espouse extremist ideologies of a political, religious, social, racial, or environmental nature. It additional defines Homegrown Violent Extremists as international-jihad-inspired people who are primarily based in the U.S., have been radicalized mainly in the U.S., and are not straight collaborating with a foreign terrorist organization.
The KKK, Aryan Nations and Animal Liberation Front are recognized domestic terrorist organizations. Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Federal Developing bombing constitute domestic terrorism. So as well does the Centennial Park bombing throughout the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. The Charleston church shooting, the Boston Marathon, the tragedy in Las Vegas all of these atrocities constitute examples of domestic terrorism.
San Francisco Names NRA Domestic Terrorist Organization
Now the city of San Francisco, by virtue of a passed resolution, lumps the NRA into that organization. And city officials encouraged other cities to do the exact same.
“The NRA has it coming to them,” stated Catherine Stefani, the district supervisor who wrote the resolution, according to sfgate.com. “And I will do all the things I possibly can to get in touch with them out on what they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization.”
Stefani went on to cite cooked mass shooting statistics. She claimed America suffered a mass shooting just about every single day in 2019 hence far. She then connected these stats on how they impacted the Bay Location, according to sfgate.com. Meanwhile, the resolution went on to blame the NRA for causing gun violence.
“The National Rifle Association musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to market gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence, the resolution reads, according to sfgate.com. On top of that, it claimed the NRA spreads propaganda, promotes extremist positions, and “through its advocacy has armed these people who would and have committed acts of terrorism.”
This, ladies and gentlemen, is the new playbook. Anti- gun politicians ripped the FBI’s definition for domestic terrorism and cavalierly applied it to the NRA. How they will use that application subsequent, that is anyone’s guess. But it cannot be very good for law-abiding gun owners in the Bay Location.