by Frank Holmes, reporter
In their latest insanity, Democrats in San Francisco have passed a new ordinance that threatens to squash Americans’ constitutional rights — but a patriotic group is doing something conservatives in California rarely get the chance to do.
They’re fighting back — and there’s a good chance they win.
Last week, the city Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution saying gun owners are no different than radical Islamic terrorists.
Officials passed a resolution “declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization and urging other cities, states, and the federal government to do the same.”
The measure says that, since the NRA defends the Second Amendment, it’s responsible for mass shootings all over the country.
Preserving the right to keep and bear arms means NRA members are guilty of “arm[ing] those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism,” the resolution says.
But just smearing five million law-abiding Americans isn’t enough for San Francisco: They also want to make them homeless.
The ordinance asks city officials to find out how many of its contractors belong to, or do business with, the NRA — and cut off all business with them.
The city’s radical left-wing officials would force taxpayers to punish people who support the Constitution… or even have the guts to be associated with them.
And it asks cities and states across the country to do the same to law-abiding men and women from coast to coast.
Backlash soon came from all over the country.
Writers nationwide called the motion “irresponsible,” “slanderous and harmful,” and said it took the City by the Bay to a new, “jaw-dropping level of stupidity.”
It’s ridiculous to call people murderers because they support the legal right to own firearms, wrote Henry Olsen at “The Washington Post”…that is, “unless political disagreement is now a criminal offense.”
Democrats are telling people, if you want to stay in business, you’d better agree with us!
The NRA is all about keeping its members safe, and our freedoms, safe, so it did the only thing it could do: It sued.
First, the group cleared the good name of honest gun owners all over the United States.
“The NRA’s nearly five million members include countless military veterans, first responders, and law enforcement officers who have risked everything to protect Americans from terrorism,” the NRA says in a court filing. Calling them dangerous is “a frivolous insult.”
But threatening to crush businesses because you don’t like their owner’s politics is “a nonfrivolous constitutional threat.”
The NRA said for the government to threaten to punish law-abiding people because of their political opinions violates the First Amendment.
This McCarthyite law threatens to close any institution tied to anyone who is in the NRA.
“In the face of recent, similar blacklisting schemes, financial institutions have expressed reluctance to provide bank accounts for disfavored political groups, and city contractors fear losing their livelihoods if they support or even work with the NRA,” its lawsuit says.
What’s more, the NRA has huge support from across the country… and not just from conservatives.
Los Angeles Times writer Michael McGough wrote that San Francisco’s attempt “to blacklist contractors who deal with the NRA” is “problematic from a 1st Amendment perspective.”
Other nationally known writers are saying that even passing the politically toxic measure makes San Francisco look like a circus.
“At some point, we may want to consider just putting a big fence up around San Francisco and charging tourists an entrance fee to walk around inside and stare at the curious residents who live there,” wrote Jazz Shaw at “Hot Air.”
But maybe the most important defense came from Ryan Moore in The San Francisco Chronicle.
Moore said he was a lifelong Democrat but after he got mugged, he became a gun owner and eventually joined the NRA.
“NRA members are families and law-abiding citizens who love America and respect our Constitution. NRA members are everywhere—you’ll even find us in San Francisco and in New York City,” wrote Moore. “I truly believe NRA members are more likely to step up and intervene in times of crisis.”
The NRA proved him right when it intervened in San Francisco’s constitutional crisis.
The NRA has spent more than 150 years defending the Second Amendment.
Now, it’s going to defend the First.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”