NRA Drops Lawsuit Over San Francisco’s ‘Terrorist’ Label
After the city of San Francisco designated the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization,” the gun rights group filed a lawsuit claiming discrimination. According to Bloomberg, that lawsuit was dropped on Thursday.
The group said in its September complaint that the city “violated its free-speech rights when the San Francisco board of supervisors adopted a policy of not doing business with the organization.”
“The resolution does not try to hide its animus toward the NRA’s political speech, nor its animating purpose: to remove the NRA from the gun control debate,” the lawsuit said.
After the NRA dropped the lawsuit, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement: “This was a baseless attempt to silence San Francisco’s valid criticisms of the NRA and distract from the gun violence epidemic facing our country. San Francisco will never be intimidated by the NRA.”
The resolution is “non-binding and doesn’t limit contracts with groups doing business with the pro-Second Amendment organization,” San Francisco Mayor London Breed reminded city staff after the measure was passed.