Thinking back on the recent mass shootings in Gilroy, El Paso, Dayton, and Odessa, much has been learned about the shooters. They’re the usual agglomeration of basement-dwelling criminals and losers who mostly existed online and ranted against everything from religion and immigrants to right wing politics, most of whom had demonstrated histories of threats, depression and various violent acts. Some had brushes with the law.
And yet in all of the post-shooting accounts of who these broken failures were, none of them have ever been revealed to have been National Rifle Association members.
That detail doesn’t seem to matter to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, though.
From The Hill . . .
San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association (NRA) a “domestic terrorist organization” following the shooting in Gilroy, Calif., where four people, including the gunman, were killed.
The resolution, which local Fox affiliate KTVU reported passed on Tuesday, declares the gun rights group to be a terrorist organization and calls on other cities and government entities to make similar declarations. The resolution itself has no legal weight.
The Supervisors apparently made the effort to step over garbage, used needles, and human feces in order to make their way to city hall and let the world know that they’re outraged by the existence of five million lawful gun owners.
The legislation’s author, District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani, told KTVU that the organization “has it coming,” blaming the group for “doing nothing” in the wake of the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, on the same weekend in August, and other subsequent attacks.
The NRA tweeted in response . . .
This is a reckless assault on a law-abiding organization, it’s members, and the freedoms they all stand for. We remain undeterred – guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to violence. https://t.co/KlRretjxAe
— NRA (@NRA) September 4, 2019