In a formal resolution adopted this Tuesday, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors labeled the nation’s most prominent gun rights group a domestic terror organization, Fox 2 reports.
A declaration written by District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani slammed the National Rifle Association (NRA) for spreading propaganda “that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence.”
“The NRA exists to spread [disinformation], and knowingly puts guns into the hands of those who would harm and terrorize us,” Stefani said.
“The NRA has it coming to them, and I will do everything I possibly can to call them out on what they are, which is a domestic terror organization,” she Told Fox 2.
Stefani reportedly penned the declaration just after the mass shooting at a garlic festival in Gilroy, California this July.
The NRA fired back with a statement of its own, calling the resolution a “ludicrous stunt” designed to “distract from the real problems” facing the northern California city.
“…like rampant homelessness, drug abuse and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few.”
“The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans,” the statement added.
Watch Stefani’s interview at Fox 2:
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