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NRA sues San Francisco over 'terrorist organization' label

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Hahaha. The NRA playing the victim card.

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The NRA is a fouly corrupt organization which works only to soil others with their own corruption.

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Great! Then during discovery SF can get the documentation proving the NRA laundered Russian money through Moscow Mitch. That’ll be a hoot.

I do consider the NRA a domestic terrorist group.

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The NRA has so much blood on its hands, I'm surprised it's taken this long to have them correctly identified as a terrorist organisation.

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Great! Then during discovery SF can get the documentation proving the NRA laundered Russian money through Moscow Mitch. That’ll be a hoot. 

What?

I do consider the NRA a domestic terrorist group

Lol, half of the registered gun owners in this country about half of the country think the same about the Democrat party.

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The NRA is an organization that advocates putting powerful weapons in the hands of anyone who wants one, some of whom then use those weapons to terrorize and shoot other people. It seeks to intimidate and/or corrupt anyone who might seek to counteract its influence and also seeks to peddle its ideology in other countries where it feels gun laws might be getting a bit too watery. And like many terrorist organizations, the NRA spews out propaganda to suggest that the people of other countries are just dying to have gun laws like America's, whereas in fact, it's Americans who are dying because of the gun laws - or lack of them - supported and advocated for by the NRA.

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The NRA only wants the same free speech rights afforded to other groups and people. And the same right to perform their 100% legal business without any govt interference. Govts in the USA aren't allowed to do what SF is attempting to do. Individual companies can, but not any layer of govt.

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Lol, half of the registered gun owners in this country about half of the country think the same about the Democrat party.

Brilliant response. Didn't see that one coming.

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If the NRA does not want to be labeled as a terrorist group, might I suggest releasing a list of all past members...particularly the dead ones and those in jail? It certainly does not take much to get labeled as terrorist these days...just a few members of your group do something crazy and BAM...your who org is terrorist....unless its your own government or an ally of course.

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CrazyJoe - Great! Then during discovery SF can get the documentation proving the NRA laundered Russian money through Moscow Mitch.

Are you suggesting that the far left loons governing SF made their latest claim without knowing that they had any proof to back it up their claim?  Even governments can be held responsible for egregious slander, and libel.

"It's a resolution, it's not an ordinance, it's non-binding," she told the newspaper.

These lunatics would have been on safer legal ground if they had made it an ordinance.

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a gun club and gun rights lobbying group

It's more the de facto PR lobbying wing serving the gun industry.

As a marketing arm of the gun industry, the NRA has long understood that fear sells—but now it has a new media platform from which to broadcast a daily drumbeat of extremism and paranoia. “I’m not even sure it’s a dog whistle anymore,” says Watts, the gun control advocate. “It’s just a whistle—to anyone in their base who’s willing to listen. They see the future: They’re selling guns to fewer people. Their demographic is older, white men. They have to create a culture war—to make Americans afraid of each other.”

https://newrepublic.com/article/145001/nra-new-scare-tactic-gun-lobby-remaking-itself-arm-alt-right

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Yes, correct terrorist gang, bad guys. It puts guns in the hands of kids.

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Sorry NRA, but not one of the mass shooters was law-abiding. The NRA would have people believe that it's video games and violent movies and TV shows that are the cause. That is totally untrue and fake news. I'm no expert, but I sincerely doubt that video games or movies make people more prone to commit mass murder. Every single country in the world has their share of the population that is into video games and watching movies, but none has the level of mass shootings that the U.S. has.

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These lunatics would have been on safer legal ground if they had made it an ordinance.

People standing up to death cults are the lunatics?

So happy to live in Japan, where crazed gun lovers can't spread their illness.

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Remember the song of "San Francisco" by Scott Mckenze?  Yes that was a great song, now I know why San Francisco is great because they have really a lot of  "Nice People"! Keep that spirit the city of S.F., the second amendment is not an excuse of guns banning! The NRA were political terrorists! Good people  were San Franciscian!

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The NRA only wants....

...its sucker members to pay all that money so Wayne LaPierre can have his private jets and expensive Italian suits on the member's dime. What a bunch of cult suckers. Proof:

NRA agreed to pay $6.5 million for Wayne LaPierre mansion

(news source)

Come on NRATrump2A people!!! Send that money to Wayne. I heard he's shopping for a new private jet.

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The NRA members are the ones who should be suing their president for a refund.

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The NRA members are the ones who should be suing their president for a refund.

Ludicrous! Why would we do that? We should sue SF. If they want a fight, they can bring it on. I’m a proud member and I will never let any liberal take my rights away especially as a law abiding citizen, I follow the rules and and we won’t be quiet and we will fight this. We want to sit down and solve this together, but not the way the Democrats want, anything that touches the 2nd amendment, buy back or toiling with are rights will not only get a fight, but their political careers will be in serious jeopardy.

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The NRA, a gun club and gun rights lobbying group with deep political influence

and tax-exempt status. They, the for-profit guns and ammo industries, and gun owners expect the non-gun owning public, i.e. the majority of Americans, to pick up the tabs for them whenever there's a shooting.

Researchers conservatively estimate that gun violence costs the American economy at least $229 billion every year, including $8.6 billion in direct expenses such as for emergency and medical care.1 

https://lawcenter.giffords.org/costs-of-gun-violence-statistics/

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I wonder why so many people are against guns? Hasn’t human history proven that no government should be trusted?

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Ludicrous! Why would we do that?

well if you don't see that I guess you must be more blind than I thought.

$2000 Italian suits. $6.5 million mansion. Fast expensive cars. Private jets. $5 million salary (2015).  Spent nearly $275,000 over 15 years at a luxury men's clothing boutique in Beverly Hills, California. $3.7 million retirement plan.

No wonder the NRA is near bankrupt morally and financially.

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Hasn’t human history proven that no government should be trusted?

It's so funny people say this then come to a completely gun free country like Japan.

Ludicrous! Why would we do that?

That's right sucker. Open up that checkbook and buy Wayne his new private jet. Or if you are in Japan you can go to the post office and get a US$ money order. I'm sure Wayne would be happy to get that money from Japan and FedEx delivers fast.

take my rights away

This already happened upon crossing through Japan immigration

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It's not a terrorist organisation it's a death cult.

Terrorists have clear political goals. Death cults spread death.

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I hope other US cities follow San Francisco's lead on this. Sincerely hope so.

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Good on the NRA, just because someone or an organisation owns guns or supports their use and ownership doesn't make them a terrorist or a supporter of them.

The Democrats think they can say or do what ever they like then cry victim when someone stands up to them.

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well if you don't see that I guess you must be more blind than I thought.

Hardly.

$2000 Italian suits. $6.5 million mansion. Fast expensive cars. Private jets. $5 million salary (2015). Spent nearly $275,000 over 15 years at a luxury men's clothing boutique in Beverly Hills, California. $3.7 million retirement plan.

Then you must be outraged by this as well.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/report-planned-parenthood-hq-average-exec-salary-389-514

How about Union leaders?

https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/union-leaders-ceo-salaries-union-leaders-earn-more/

No wonder the NRA is near bankrupt morally and financially

It will never go broke just like PP and the Unions won’t go broke even with all the expenditures. You can point to both sides or something like this.

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Then you must be outraged by this as well.

The post is about the NRA not unions or planned parenthood.

I have never given a single cent to the NRA, unlike you who has membership. I would be thinking twice about that if it was me.

The NRA has major cash problems.

https://www.vox.com/2019/4/30/18510946/nra-finances-lapierre-north-accusations-corruption

The NRA is already morally bankrupt.

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I wonder why so many people are against guns? Hasn’t human history proven that no government should be trusted?

Short answer? No.

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Those who feel that they and every Tom, Dick and Harry must own a gun (game hunters aside) should get a mental exam of some sort. The NRA has blood on its hands and supporting this organization blindly is a real shame if not, 'mental'. IF you really believe owning a gun is an absolute must for the sake of personal protection then you should go through a respectable licensing system. This never-ending cycle of people 'losing it' or those who just shoot people, innocent people, for fun has to end. Supporting the NRA is not helping in ANY shape or form. Find a different hobby please.

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The NRA is the biggest problem of USA, much much bigger than Trump (who will not last forever).

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Sounds like Winchester ghosts are on San Francisco board of supervisors.

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zichi - I have never given a single cent to the NRA, unlike you who has membership. I would be thinking twice about that if it was me.

You could think about it three, or four, times, but your lack of participation doesn't seem to have had any effect on the organization.

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You could think about it three, or four, times, but your lack of participation doesn't seem to have had any effect on the organization.

Oh, I think they'd take his money if he'd give it to them. They're hurting for cash: https://www.businessinsider.com.au/documents-show-the-nra-is-facing-financial-problems-debt-2019-6?r=US&IR=T

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I'm glad that the NRA has been designated as a terrorist organisation, because that's what it is. And NRA members are therefore, by definition, terrorists.

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I'm glad that the NRA has been designated as a terrorist organisation,

Which is stupid, the very people that labeled the organization that has helped so many lives would never go after the organization were they to be elected President, but I get it, they want the votes, so it’s off to pander to their constituents.

because that's what it is. And NRA members are therefore, by definition, terrorists.

I’m a member and not a terrorist and pretty much everyone that is a member and we have all spectrums of race, creed, color and religion in our organization. Time to put the emotion to the side.

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Which is stupid, the very people that labeled the organization that has helped so many lives would never go after the organization were they to be elected President, but I get it, they want the votes, so it’s off to pander to their constituents.

Hamas has saved so many lives. Hezzbollah has saved so many lives. Both of these organizations have extensive charity networks.

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