The National Rifle Association has sued San Francisco where city officials recently declared the gun-rights lobby a terrorist organization. The NRA claims in its lawsuit that the city is infringing on its free speech rights and is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with it. The lawsuit was filed Monday afternoon in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. “The City of San Francisco is a political body which chose to pursue a misguided and unlawful plan – to vilify a lawful organization because the city supervisors disagree with the NRA’s views on the Second Amendment,” William A. Brewer III, a partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel to the NRA, said in a statement. “This action is an assault on all advocacy organizations across the country. There can be no place in our society for this manner of behavior by government officials. Fortunately, the NRA, like all U.S. citizens, is protected by the First Amendment.” The lawsuit names the San Francisco, along with all eleven of the city’s supervisors, both individually and in their official capacities and calls the terrorist designation a “frivolous insult.” [full article]
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