San Francisco City's Board of Supervisors has officially labelled the National Rifle Association (NRA) as a "domestic terror group." The decision came after a mass shooting in Gilroy, California devastated an outdoor festival in July.The Board of Supervisors passed the resolution condemning the NRA's hand in the increase in gun violence. A resolution to brand the NRA as a domestic terror group was widely approved by the board. According to the resolution, the NRA uses wealth and power to increase gun ownership and instigate gun violence.Catherine Stefani, a San Francisco Supervisor, was responsible for bringing the resolution to the Board meeting. Stefani told KTVU that she will do whatever it takes to call out NRA on their actions. She stated that the NRA is a domestic terror group and the fact needs to be recognised by the rest of the nation. Even though the conservative Republicans support the NRA, Stefani said that she is ready to do all that it takes for the NRA to be recognised … [Read more...] about NRA recognised as a domestic terror group in San Francisco
Terrorism and political violence
POLITICS 04/12/2018 04:54 pm ET The lack of a federal criminal statute outlawing domestic terrorism "causes confusion and frustration," according to an FBI special agent. By Ryan J. Reilly, Ariel Edwards-Levy, and Christopher Mathias A white supremacist kills nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina. A neo-Nazi drives his car into a crowd of anti-racist protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one person and injuring 19 others. A left-wing activist opens fire on Republican congressmen practicing softball near Washington, D.C., nearly killing the House majority whip. None of these attacks were charged as ― or could have been charged as ― acts of domestic terror by the federal government. Americans want that to change. Sixty-eight percent of Americans say there should be a federal criminal law against domestic terrorism, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov survey. Nearly half conceded that, before taking the survey, they were … [Read more...] about Americans Are Surprised Domestic Terrorism Isn’t A Federal Crime. Most Think It Should Be.
The idea that California's sanctuary laws are good for its Hispanic communities is wrong, as they are also being "terrorized and criminally hurt" by laws that allow criminals to remain in the United States, Rep. Darrell Issa said Friday. "People are dying," the California Republican told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "Literally, there is blood on the hands of the people who are causing criminal aliens to be released, knowing they will rob and murder again." Issa represents California's 49th congressional district, which includes western San Diego County, and commented that the district covers areas with "a high Hispanic population that aren't rich and they live in fear of these gangs. So the idea that this is, 'good for immigrants,' it is just the opposite. It is the immigrant communities and the Hispanic communities like Oceanside that are being terrorized and criminally hurt by these bad practices." Sanctuary cities started out as not permitting law enforcement to ask a witness … [Read more...] about Issa: Calif. Immigrant Communities ‘Terrorized’ by Sanctuary Law
Permitting the publication of 3D-printer plans to make guns, even high-capacity, AR-15-like rifles, serves to supply "tools to those who are bent on violence," which "is just insanity" and "truly unbelievable," according to NYPD Deputy Commissioner of Counterterrorism John Miller. "This is just insanity," Miller told "The Cats Roundtable" on 970 AM-N.Y. ". . . The idea of while we are fighting to close [existing gun law] loopholes, to open the greatest loophole of all, which is buy a $2,000 printer and you can make as many guns as you want that aren't subject to regulation, that don't have to have a serial number, that don't have to be traceable, that may not be made out of metal and can defeat certain metal detectors." Miller said we already have enough challenges to protect the American people from random acks of violence — "we have a school shooting or a massacre every other week," he told host John Catsimatidis — so permitting 3D-printed weapons would make law … [Read more...] about NYPD Terror Chief: ‘Unbelievable’ 3D Guns Arm Those ‘Bent on Violence’
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