Federal Judge Hands Rare Victory to NRA and Gun Rights Advocates in California

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It could be a stunner to some Democrats, but the Constitution has to be followed, even in moonbat central California.

A federal judge stopped the city of Los Angeles from enforcing a law that requires any company that wants a contract with the city to disclose any affiliation it has with the National Rifle Association.

It was a preliminary injunction that was given on Wednesday and it serves as a major victory for the NRA and gun rights advocates, The Los Angeles Times reported.

The City Council in February moved to require prospective contractors to disclose under affidavit any contracts or sponsorships they or their subsidiaries have with the NRA. The city has similar policies about companies involved in the construction of President Trump’s proposed border wall and over the historic investment in or profits from slavery.

City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell championed the law, citing the mass shootings seen across the country and told reporters earlier this year that the NRA has “been a road block to gun safety reform at every level of government now for several decades.”

The NRA argued the law violates the 1st Amendment right to free speech and association and the 14th Amendment right to equal protection under the law. The suit was filed on behalf of the NRA, including a John Doe, who is described in court documents as an NRA member and business operator with several L.A. city contracts.

But U.S. District Judge Stephen Wilson that “even though the ordinance only forces disclosure of activity that may not be expressive, the clear purpose of the disclosure is to undermine the NRA’s explicitly political speech.”

That is score one for those who follow the Constitution and against the wacko liberals who think they are allowed to pick and choose what parts of the Constitution they want to listen to.

“As predicted, the court confirmed that the 1st Amendment prohibits politicians from censoring the NRA‘s message of freedom, safety and self-reliance, and the city cannot discriminate against those who support the NRA’s efforts,” Chuck Michel, an NRA attorney, said.

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But looney bird O’Farrell is not quitting. He said that they are examining their options after the judge’s ruling.

“Our initiative provides transparency and allows the taxpayer to know how and where their monies are being spent,” he said.

There were even some of the city’s residents, known for being liberal. that thought that the law was biased.

The Studio City Neighborhood Council said that while “stakeholders are concerned about gun violence,” the law “smacks of politics, makes little sense and could result in unwanted legal costs.”

The law is a violation of free speech, as the NRA has suggested. Telling companies that they cannot work for the city if they support a group is a violation of those rights.

The judge stopping it from being enforced is a good sign for the NRA in its continued legal battle with the city.

A battle that, if they do not win, could mean that companies in other cities could be stopped from getting contracts if they support other organizations or Parties.

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