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    Default San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Contract

    San Francisco Backs Down: Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, Mayor Breed Declares – We Won’t Blacklist NRA Contractors


    FAIRFAX, Va.– The National Rifle Association of America declared victory in San Francisco today, after Mayor London Breed formally disavowed key provisions of a municipal resolution that signaled the blacklisting of contractors linked to the Second Amendment advocacy group.

    On September 3, 2019, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which is the legislative body for the City and County of San Francisco, unanimously approved a resolution that called for the City to investigate ties between its contractors and vendors and the NRA. The city declared the NRA was a “domestic terrorist organization.” Not surprisingly, the NRA sued.

    On September 9, 2019, less than a week after the resolution was enacted, the NRA challenged it as government action adversely affecting its First Amendment rights. In its filing, the NRA called the resolution a “blacklisting” measure, and urged San Francisco’s federal court to “step in and instruct elected officials that freedom of speech means you cannot silence or punish those with whom you disagree.”

    Late last week, rather than await “instruction” from a court, San Francisco Mayor London Breed backed down. In a formal memorandum to City officials, she declared that “no [municipal] department will take steps to restrict any contractor from doing business with the NRA or to restrict City contracting opportunities for any business that has any relationship with the NRA.”

    “Through these actions and our public advocacy, we hope the message is now clear,” says NRA CEO and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. “The NRA will always fight to protect our members and the constitutional freedoms in which they believe.”

    The NRA is represented in its lawsuit by William A. Brewer III and Sarah Rogers of Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors, along with Garman Turner Gordon LLP.

    “The memo serves as a clear concession and a well-deserved win for the First and Second Amendments of the United States Constitution,” says William A. Brewer III, partner at Brewer, Attorneys & Counselors and counsel for the NRA. “It is unfortunate that in today’s polarized times, some elected officials would rather silence opposing arguments than engage in good-faith debate. The NRA - America’s oldest civil rights organization – won’t stand for that.”

    The NRA’s challenge to a similar ordinance in Los Angeles remains pending. Last month, the city’s motion to dismiss was denied in its entirety by federal district judge Stephen V. Wilson, who found that the NRA had stated a clear First Amendment claim.



    https://www.nraila.org/articles/2019...ra-contractors

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    So they just blacklist companies "quietly" now, I guess?

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    Sue them anyway.

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    Ah yes, the legal dept. finally talked to the leadership on what their resolution was going to cost the taxpayers in San Fran.

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    This is a minor victory.
    A lot of contractors get hired by any local government because the business owner knew the right person at city hall. No one cares about their political opinions. I suspect the same practice goes on in the hiring of contractors for county , state , and federal projects too.

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    Quote Originally Posted by Emptymag View Post
    So they just blacklist companies "quietly" now, I guess?
    Exactly what will happen.

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    Default Re: San Francisco Backs Down:Facing a Lawsuit by the NRA, will not Blacklist NRA Cont

    sue them anyway, make it an astronomical amount of dollars, to stop the next feeble attempt. kinda like the shithole new york needs to happen

    you have to be an loser to deal with any government in douchbagafornia, the sanctuary shithole. let them fester and rot paying for the freeloading fence jumpers. dont wanna enforce the federal laws, then dont get any federal dollars. im still hoping it will fall off into the pacific ocean and deny the country of its stupidity
    Last edited by pacomdiver; October 3rd, 2019 at 06:29 PM.
    every day i add more names to the list of people whose mothers should have swallowed them

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