By now you’ve probably heard that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has declared the NRA and its members — and by extension all gun owners — domestic terrorists.
I find this troubling because all the cool terrorist names such as “Carlos the Jackal” have already been taken. I’ll probably be lucky to end up as “Lee the Platypus.”
The BOS’ resolution states that NRA “musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”
Excuse me, but I must have missed a mailer. Last time I checked, NRA promoted training, safety and responsible gun ownership. That NRA or any other pro-gun group would incite its members to commit acts of violence is simply false and extremely libelous in the legal sort of way.
It seems obvious to me that the move by the BOS is nothing more than a classic attempt at misdirection — something designed to focus their residents’ attention away from the problems that run rampant within city limits.
San Francisco used to be a great city. Decades ago, when I was attending language school in Monterey, if we weren’t SCUBA diving in the Bay on the weekends we were heading to San Francisco.
The last time I visited San Francisco things had definitely changed. To put it politely, the city smells of urine and/or feces depending upon where you go. The streets were covered with needles and other signs of rampant drug abuse.
There were homeless villages — tent cities reminiscent of the migrant camps built by the poor and the displaced during the Great Depression.
The cops I spoke with said they were barred from taking any action. They operate under a strict list of dos and don’ts that would make officers from any sane jurisdiction blanch and quit en masse.
All the cops blamed city leaders for their woes, and for the cesspool their once great city has become.
On a personal note, what bothers me most about the BOS’ BS is that I know many — too many — good guys and gals who were wounded fighting real terrorists. In other words, they sacrificed parts of their bodies in the global war on actual terrorism.
To infer in any way that these good folks are “domestic terrorists” is simply unforgivable.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors needs to be held accountable for their misdeeds in a calculated, class-action kind of way.
Besides, the only lesson these bureaucrats understand is relieving them of their cold, hard cash.