The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously labeled the National Rifle Association as a “domestic terrorist organization.” This resolution is a political stunt that has no power beyond a statement. They are encouraging other cities to follow suit. It is opposing the NRA and portrays the extreme bias and hypocrisy of San Francisco leaders.
The reasons being for this severe resolution were said to be mass shootings and rising hate crimes. They went on to accuse the NRA as propaganda that has a goal to deceive people in terms of the dangers of gun violence. The board also said it promotes extremism and arms “individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism” through its advocacy.
The people behind the resolution are trying to persuade the city of San Francisco to limit business relationships with those who have connections to the NRA organization. They are urging other cities and states also to adopt these ideologies and pass a resolution against the NRA. Going even further, the board called for the federal government to label the NRA as a terrorist organization.
In part, they said that only in America are violent and hateful people given assault weapons and that the NRA is mostly to blame.
The NRA responded to this resolution passing with this statement:
“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, to name a few. The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”
Yes, let us take advice from the people running San Francisco, where the homeless population has risen 30% since 2017. Yet, they spend more than $300 million a year on homelessness. It made national news when a map pinpointing human feces in San Francisco showed a horrible reality of the state of this is. There were 28,084 human feces incidents in 2018 alone. Used drug needles also litter the streets of this city.
The people running San Francisco’s continuously declining city should be the last ones Americans should listen to. They cannot get their act together, but yet they want to strip the constitutional rights away from the American people.
California has also made the news for another topic recently. Democratic governor of California, Gavin Newsom, signed a bill that now excuses abled bodied people 18 years or older to not have to help police officers who asked for assistance during arrests. The previous law carried a fine ranging up to $1,000 if one refused such an assisted act.
The California State Sheriff’s Association opposed the bill by Newsom, which they claimed would only further divide officers and citizens. Instead of being viewed as a helping force ready to protect, some police officers are concerned this will make them more opposed and feared. Information from the FBI reports that the city of San Francisco has 27 police offers as per 10,000 residents currently.
Top Democrats have not been shy about wanting to take away guns from American citizens. Democratic presidential candidates are now asking the federal government to kickoff buying guns from firearm owners. Passionately crazed presidential candidate, Beto O’Rourke is calling for a mandatory buyback bill for assault weapons.
He said that any American who owns AR-15s or AK-47s would be obligated to sell them “back” to the government. Also wanting to implement buyback programs, Sen. Cory Booker is calling for an outright ban on all assault weapons.
In the past, a few cities, such as Baltimore and Los Angeles, have initiated bay back programs. Republicans have countered that cities such as Chicago have the strictest gun laws in place, yet gun violence runs rampant.
O’Rourke made his presidential run announcement after he was defeated by Ted Cruz last year in the U.S. Senate race in Texas. This was one of the closest political races Texas has seen in decades. In his victory speech, Cruz acknowledges that the victory was not about the candidates themselves but rather about who we are and what we believe in. It was a stark contrast for O’Rourke’s speech where he used the f word and made hints for running for the presidency.
O’Rourke also hit back at Megan McCain’s comments about the possibility of violence occurring if a mandatory buyback program was used to make Americans give up their firearms. “I’m not living without guns, it’s just that simple,” McCain said. O’Rouke then referenced McCain and said she was giving people a reason to be violent. He also said he believes most people would agree to follow a gun buyback law, even if they personally were not for it.
Just recently, Walmart announced that its stores would no longer sell handgun ammunition. They also told customers to not carry firearms in Walmart stores, even where state laws allow for it. This comes after the recent mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart in Texas. Walgreens and CVS also jumped on the bandwagon that requests customers not to bring guns into the stores.
Notorious left-leaning companies Target and Starbucks also do not allow customers who legally carry guns to do so. Shocker.
Some shoppers are saying these new rulings are un-American and take away the rights to defend themselves. In turn, many feel less safe because they cannot protect themselves against potential shooters.
Democrat-run cities where there are the strictest gun control laws are the perfect example as to why taking away guns from law-abiding citizens is not the answer. Overwhelming evidence suggests that disarming law-abiding citizens only leaves room for criminals to acquire weapons still. Due to this, everyday American people would lose their rights to defend themselves while criminals run rampant.
The Second Amendment and other freedoms granted under the Constitution have been under attack from the left for quite some time. Democrats have been stunting to strip away freedoms from the American people and are gaining traction. Once liberties are taken away, they are much harder to get back.
In reality, many top Democrats have armed security and walls around their prestigious mansions. Do not be fooled; they want to take your freedoms away but have no intentions to lose theirs.