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California: NRA Files Lawsuit Against Los Angeles for Blacklisting Contractors Affiliated with the NRA

Friday, April 26, 2019

California: NRA Files Lawsuit Against Los Angeles for Blacklisting Contractors Affiliated with the NRA

On April 24, 2019, NRA filed a lawsuit challenging the City of Los Angeles’ recently adopted ordinance requiring current and prospective contractors working with the city to disclose any relationships with the NRA as a violation of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. Make no mistake, the goal of this outrageous Ordinance is to discourage NRA membership and silencing support for the Second Amendment. 

The First Amendment acts to limit governments from demanding disclosure of political affiliations and associations. But the City’s recently adopted ordinance is nothing short of modern-day McCarthyism by attempting to silence opposing viewpoints. This is a dangerous position and a concern for everyone who values their rights to free speech and association.

“Politicians are free to disagree with the NRA’s pro-freedom, firearm safety, and self-reliance message, they are notfree to censor it — as this ordinance would do when NRA supporters drop their NRA affiliations for fear of losing work from the City of Los Angeles because they get put on this ‘blacklist’ with the City of Los Angeles,” said Chuck Michel of Michel & Associates, president of CRPA and civil rights attorney. 

Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in California. 

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