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NRA Sues San Francisco over ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ Label

NRA Sues San Francisco over  ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization’ LabelThe National Rifle Association filed suit Monday against the city of San Francisco in response to city's board of supervisors labeling the gun-rights group a "domestic terrorist organization."The suit — filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the city and county of San Francisco, as well as the board of supervisors — claims the city violated the gun lobby's first amendment rights by seeking to prevent any individuals or entities associated with it from doing business in San Francisco.“This lawsuit comes with a message to those who attack the NRA: we will never stop fighting for our law-abiding members and their constitutional freedoms,” NRA CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre said in a statement shared with the Washington Post.The board of supervisors passed a resolution last week in response to the country's “epidemic of gun violence,” that accuses the NRA of using “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”The resolution also declares the board's desire to “limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”It was drafted in the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in July in which a lone gunman killed three festival-goers and injured 17 others. Three mass shootings — in El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and, most recently, Odessa and Midland, Texas — have occurred since then.The San Francisco city attorney's office responded to the NRA's suit by suggesting the group focus its resources on preventing gun violence rather than retaliating against the city.“The American people would be better served if the NRA stopped trying to get weapons of war into our communities and instead actually did something about gun safety,” John Coté, a spokesman for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, told the Associated Press. “Common-sense safety measures like universal background checks, an assault weapons ban, and restricting high-capacity magazines would be a good start.”



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NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declaration

NRA sues San Francisco over terrorist declarationThe lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, accuses city officials of violating the gun lobby’s free speech rights for political reasons and says the city is seeking to blacklist anyone associated with the NRA. Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution calling the NRA a “domestic terrorist organization,” contending the group spreads propaganda that seeks to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence.



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San Francisco Labels NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorism Organization’

San Francisco Labels NRA a ‘Domestic Terrorism Organization’The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorism organization” due to its opposition to more stringent gun-control legislation.The resolution accuses the NRA of not only resisting legislative reforms that its drafters believe would help curtail the country's "epidemic of gun violence,” but also of "incit[ing] gun owners to acts of violence.”“All countries have violent and hateful people, but only in America do we give them ready access to assault weapons and large-capacity magazines thanks, in large part, to the National Rifle Association’s influence,” the resolution says.The resolution also declares the Board's intent to "limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.” It was drafted following a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last month that resulted in the deaths of three people, according to local Fox affiliate KTVU.The NRA responded to the provocation by accusing the Board of seeking to distract from the city's shortcomings.“This ludicrous stunt by the Board of Supervisors is an effort to distract from the real problems facing San Francisco, such as rampant homelessness, drug abuse and skyrocketing petty crime, to name a few,” the statement said, according to KTVU. “The NRA will continue working to protect the constitutional rights of all freedom-loving Americans.”The partisan battle over gun control has escalated in recent weeks due to mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio and, most recently, Odessa and Midland, Texas.Congressional Democrats and their colleagues seeking the presidency continue to demand universal-background-check legislation. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, meanwhile, remains hesitant to endorse any specific legislation but said Tuesday that he would be eager to support any reforms backed by the White House.



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Chaotic scene as DNC votes down climate change debate at San Francisco meeting

Chaotic scene as DNC votes down climate change debate at San Francisco meetingThe move sparked loud and angry backlash from climate change activists who believe the Democratic Party should change the rules to allow for a debate focused solely on climate issues.



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San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US city

San Francisco approves historic ban of e-cigarette sales, a first for a major US citySan Francisco officials approved a ban on the sale of electronic cigarettes Tuesday, making it the first major U.S. city to pass such a restriction.



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The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco

The Latest: 32 busted in drug operation in San Francisco



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32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San Francisco

32 busted in federal drug crackdown in San FranciscoThe first step in a sweeping crackdown on crime ranging from drugs to sex trafficking in a notorious San Francisco neighborhood yielded 32 arrests of mostly Honduran nationals tied to two international operations that poured heroin and cocaine into the community, U.S. prosecutors announced Wednesday. It’s not uncommon to see people shooting up or snorting powder in the Tenderloin neighborhood, which contains City Hall, several federal buildings, a large population of homeless and is just minutes from tourist-heavy Union Square. The neighborhood has long been a public safety problem in a city famous for its permissiveness, and leaders are divided on how to address the drug epidemic.



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Man dumps bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop in viral video

Man dumps bucket of water on homeless woman from San Francisco rooftop in viral videoThe San Francisco Police Department classifies the attack as a misdemeanor battery, and will investigate if the victim comes forward.



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Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri Lanka

Glyphosate under fire from San Francisco to Sri LankaGlyphosate, the world’s most widely used herbicide and the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weedkiller Roundup, is the subject of fierce controversy across the globe and is classified by the World Health Organization as “probably” being carcinogenic. A California court on Tuesday found that Roundup was a “substantial factor” in Edwin Hardeman, 70, getting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after spraying the weedkiller on his garden for decades.



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This Dream Job Will Pay You $130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San Francisco

This Dream Job Will Pay You $  130,000 a Year to Run an Island Inn Off the Coast of San FranciscoIf you’re a firm believer that modern conveniences like Wi-Fi and cell service are overrated, happen to be on the job market, and are looking for a $ 130,000 annual salary, we’ve got an opportunity for you.



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