As if it weren’t enough to ruin their own state, California officials are doing their best to ensure that the rest of the country suffers a similar fate.
The state has launched attacks on multiple organizations including local police, in an effort to worsen the current divide between officers and the general population.
It began with California Gov. Gavin Newsome signing an anti-cop bill that would allow people to ignore a cop’s request for assistance.
The Sacramento Bee reported that the old law, the California Posse Comitatus Act of 1872, was common in the country’s early days, but Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Los Angeles Democrat who sponsored the bill, claimed that the old law a “vestige of a bygone era.” The law was employed to help catch runaway slaves, the report said.
The old law made it a misdemeanor that carried a fine of up to $1,000 for refusing to help a police officer who requested assistance during an arrest.
Newsom did not even bother to issue a statement after signing the bill
The California State Sheriff’s Association is concerned with the change. They said in a statement that it is “unconvinced that this statute should be repealed.”
Next the attack was directed at the National Rifle Association, when the San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution unanimously declaring them a “domestic terrorist organization” and urged the federal government to do the same – in an effort to trick the masses into believing that the NRA is to blame for mass shootings.
The resolution says the U.S. is “plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,” and accuses the NRA of using “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite 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 document resolves to assess the relationships that those who do business with the city have with the group and says “the City and County of San Francisco should take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.”
The resolution cites the July mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in which three people were killed. KTVU reports that the resolution’s author wrote the text after that shooting, looking for a scapegoat and targeting the most obvious of them.
The NRA responded by calling the resolution a stunt that was distracting from the city’s myriad of social problems.
“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 measure comes as Democrats across the country are ramping up calls to crack down on gun ownership, in response to deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and western Texas.