From Rasmussen Reports:
The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA.
That is the logical extension of San Francisco declaring it a domestic terrorist organization.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that nearly one-out-of-three Likely Democratic Voters (32%) favor declaring the gun rights group a terrorist organization in the community where they live. Fourteen percent (14%) of Republicans and 20% of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.
Did you catch that 14% of Republican thing? That’s not surprising considering what some Florida Republicans did after Parkland. Even those who were not stepping out on their husbands with their Democrat counterparts. Just because they have an R after their name doesn’t mean they are on our side.
Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Democrats say Americans should be prohibited by law from belonging to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA, a view shared by 15% of Republicans and 10% of uanffiliateds.
Among all likely voters, 23% favor declaring the NRA a terrorist organization in their home community, while 18% think it should be against the law to belong to pro-gun rights groups like the NRA.
More than one-in-four Democrats believe it should be illegal to be part of a political organization that champions gun rights.
Here is the kicker.
Only 13% believe NRA members are more likely to commit a crime with a gun. A plurality (47%) says members of the group are less likely to commit such a crime, while 28% think the level of gun crime by NRA members is about the same as in the population at large. Twelve percent (12%) are undecided.
Nearly half of all people asked say that individual NRA members are less criminally inclined than the average person but still, it should be illegal for them to be members.
This shows that clearly the designation of the NRA as a terrorist organization is not based on the NRA being physically dangerous but politically dangerous.
This is the text of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
That is what the NRA is, an organization that peaceably assembles to petition the government for a redress fo grievances.
In a world where words are “literally violence” peaceably assembling and petitioning the government for a redress of grievances is terrorism.
Honestly, listening to the current Democrat party, this doesn’t surprise me. The Soviet Union, Maoist China, Castro’s Cuba, and the Khmer Rouge all sent citizens to prisons, gulags, and death camps for disagreeing politically with the Left’s orthodoxy. The desire to imprison and punish people for holding differing opinions runs strong on the Left.
So what’s next?
Will San Francisco try and get donor lists from the NRA and arrest any resident of the city who gave money to the NRA? Or maybe they will ask neighbors, Mail Carriers, and garbage men to look out for homes that get and throw away copies of American Rifleman.
Is that sufficient to get a person Red Flagged or maybe a SWAT team will do an early morning no-knock raid against them for being in a domestic terrorist cell?
Given the push for Red Flag laws and cancel culture, this is actually very scary.