The National Rifle Association (NRA) sues the city of San Francisco after the city issued a declaration deeming it a domestic terror organization.
The NRA filed suit Monday targeting the city and county of San Francisco, along with the city’s Board of Supervisors.
The lawsuit alleges the city has violated the organization’s First Amendment rights and will discourage anyone in the area from doing business with the organization.
The court documents requested the judicial system to step in and prevent the Northern California city from silencing the gun rights lobby for political reasons.
The suit was filed just days after the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution condemning the gun rights lobby a domestic terror organization.
The resolution suggests the NRA encourages gun owners to incite violence, an allegation it vehemently denies while calling it a “frivolous insult.”
It also alleges the NRA “spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence.”
The measure went on to encourage other cities and states to follow suit deeming the NRA a domestic terror organization.
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre has since weighed in on the lawsuit saying, “We will never stop fighting for our law-abiding members and their constitutional freedoms.”
The measure is not an official resolution just yet; it would need a stamp of approval from the city’s mayor.
If the San Francisco mayor does not approve or veto it in the coming days, it will take effect but be largely symbolic only.