GOA Chairman Tim Macy was commenting on the approval by the Los Angeles City Council of a measure that forces city contractors to reveal any ties to the National Rifle Association.
With little debate, the measure passed 10-0.
Councilman Mitch O’Farrell claimed the resolution was necessary because the gun lobby has been the biggest “roadblock” to passing gun control legislation.
However, Macy said it’s just political intimidation.
“How strange,” Macy said, “that the L.A. City Council is not even requiring contractors to disclose ties with terrorist groups. This just proves the anti-gun animus of the city council.”
He said the council’s move “is clearly an effort to demonize gun owners. We’ve seen this kind of official intimidation in recent history, and it’s never a pretty sight.”
The Jews were forced to wear “Yellow Badges” in Germany “in an effort to isolate and dehumanize them,” Macy noted.
“Isn’t this exactly what the L.A. City Council is trying to do?”
KCBS in Los Angeles reported the contractors still have the opportunity to do business with the city, but they now would be required “to disclose any contracts or sponsorships” with the NRA.
“For the sake of transparency, the city’s residents and stakeholders deserve to know how the city’s public funds are being spent, and whether taxpayer funds are being spent on contractors that have contractual or sponsorship ties with the NRA,” the motion stated.
It’s just the latest anti-gun move by L.A.
In August, a plan was approved to make possessing a blueprint for 3D firearms a crime, and last year the council was forced to repeal a ban on “ultracompact” handguns after gun rights advocates pointed out that state law pre-empted such a local ordinance.
In 2015, the council approved a ban on high-capacity gun magazines with more than 10 rounds.