Federal district court judge Stephen Wilson has ruled in the favor of the National Rifle Association and is requiring the city of Los Angeles to pay the NRA’s attorney fees amounting to $150,000 dollars.
This is a big win for the NRA who sued the city of LA over a city ordinance that was intended to violate the NRA’s First Amendment rights.
City Ordinance 18600 required that “a perspective contractor of the City to disclose all contracts with or sponsorship of the National Rifle Association.”
The Ordinance continues, “The City of Los Angeles has enacted ordinances and adopted positions that promote gun safety and sensible gun ownership. The City’s residents deserve to know if the City’s public funds are spent on contractors that have contractual or sponsorship ties with the NRA. Public funds provided to such contractors undermine the City’s efforts to legislate and promote gun safety…”
The city of LA essentially wanted all prospective contractors to disclose any ties with the NRA. Consequently, any contractors who worked with or sponsored the NRA would not be able to get work with the city of LA.
The ordinance was found to be in violation of the First Amendment and not only does the NRA walk away with an important win, but it also didn’t cost them a dime in attorney fees. Democrats need to understand that going after gun owners will cost them heavily.
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