The National Rifle Association has been having a difficult time maintaining a positive public image after a series of negative stories over the past few months. That battle worsened this week when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to label the NRA as a “domestic terrorist organization.”
District Supervisor Catherine Stefani wrote in the resolution, “The National Rifle Association spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence,” according to KTVU.
Stefani explained to KTVU, “The NRA has it coming to them, and I will do everything that I possibly can to call them out on what they are, which is a domestic terrorist organization.”
The resolution was put together after the Gilroy shooting in California, where a gunman killed three people and injured 13 just south of San Francisco. Stefani highlighted that shootings continued nationwide, saying, “Then the next weekend we had Dayton, Ohio. We had El Paso, Texas. Now we’ve had Odessa, Texas, and people are dying every day in this country. And doing nothing is not an option, and that it what the NRA continues to do.”
The NRA shot back, “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.”
President Donald Trump has stood behind the National Rifle Association and has seemed to back away from potential gun control measures. But he has said that he supports naming Antifa as an “organization of terror.”