NRA Drops Lawsuit Against San Francisco, Claiming 'Important Victory'

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November 08, 2019 - 3:43 pm
SF Supervisor Catherine Stefani

City and County of San Francisco

The National Rifle Association withdrew its lawsuit against the city of San Francisco over the city's resolution of labeling the gun-rights group as a "terrorist organization."

Lawyers for the NRA filed the dismissal on Thursday with the U.S. District Court of Northern California. 

City Attorney Dennis Herrerra released a statement the same day saying he was pleased that the group backed down on such a "frivolous" attempt to silence the city.

The NRA celebrated its "important victory" by posting an imposed picture of their banner hanging from the Golden Gate Bridge.

The resolution was first introduced by Supervisor Catherine Stefani following a slew of mass shootings, including the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, which left three victims dead.

“It is time to rid this country of the NRA and call them out for who they really are,” said Supervisor Catherine Stefani, who introduced the controversial resolution in September 2019. 

It contended the NRA uses its power to incite gun owners to acts of violence and called on other cities and states to follow in its footsteps.

The resolution was nonbinding and did not require the city to investigate vendors' ties to the NRA as the organization claimed.

 

Written by Mallory Somera

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