San Francisco Backs Down on Blacklisting NRA Contractors

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posted on October 1, 2019
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The NRA today issued a statement after the city of San Francisco, Calif., agreed not to blacklist contractors linked to NRA.

In summary, the release announces that "The National Rifle Association of America declared victory in San Francisco today, after Mayor London Breed formally disavowed key provisions of a municipal resolution that signaled the blacklisting of contractors linked to the Second Amendment advocacy group."

The lawsuit stemmed from the Sept. 3, 2019 decision by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (the legislative body for the City and County of San Francisco) to approve a resolution that called for the City to investigate ties between its contractors and vendors and the NRA. The city declared the NRA was a “domestic terrorist organization.” 

Less than a week later, the NRA filed suit, challenging the resolution as government action adversely affecting its First Amendment rights. 

 

“Through these actions and our public advocacy, we hope the message is now clear,” said NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. “The NRA will always fight to protect our members and the constitutional freedoms in which they believe.”

 

Today's statement reiterated that NRA’s challenge to a similar ordinance in Los Angeles remains pending. Last month, the city’s motion to dismiss was denied in its entirety by federal district judge Stephen V. Wilson, who found that the NRA had stated a clear First Amendment claim.

Read the full statement here






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