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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:37 PM

NRA sues city of L.A. over its new contract disclosure law

Source: LA Times

The National Rifle Assn. filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new Los Angeles law requiring companies that seek contracts with the city to disclose whether they have ties to the gun rights group.

The suit was filed in federal court 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.

“Plaintiff Doe participates in this action as a Doe participant because he reasonably fears retribution from the city and the potential loss of lucrative contracts should Doe’s identity be known,” the lawsuit says.

City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell championed the new law, arguing in a motion he presented last year that city residents and stakeholders “deserve to know” whether taxpayer funds are being spent on contractors with ties to the NRA.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-nra-sues-los-angeles-disclosure-law-20190424-story.html

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:42 PM

1. Do they "deserve to know" whether taxpayer funds are being spent on contractors "with ties"...

to the ACLU? How about planned parenthood? How far does the "deserve to know" go?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:48 PM

3. Exactly. If this can be applied to people we don't like (and I surely don't), what's...

...stopping someplace from doing the same to stuff *we* support?

This is a bad precedent the City of LA is trying to set..

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:14 PM

4. On the other hand the GOP kind of does go after groups it does not like with legislation

like Planned Parenthood.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:17 PM

5. They do- and we should be smarter than to give them top cover like this.

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 08:38 PM

9. I have to agree with this

Aside from just being wrong it is a road we really don't want to go down. It may be something republicans would do but honestly aren't we proud we arent them?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:45 PM

2. Good. While I loathe the NRA, this is in no wise different from anti-BDS laws

Once you get started down this route, what's to stop some benighted locale from trying to prevent someone
whose politics Dems like from getting municipal contracts?

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Response to friendly_iconoclast (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 04:20 PM

10. it's almost trumpian

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:57 PM

6. Sunshine Laws are Usually a Good Idea

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:03 PM

7. The NRA needs to get it through their effing skulls

that their unfounded, unsupported pseudo-fears and scare tactics do NOT over-ride the concerns of government (and taxpayers right to know where their money is being spent).

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 26, 2019, 07:24 PM

8. I suggest you read reply #1 as regards the "concerns of government"

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Sun Apr 28, 2019, 04:40 PM

11. L.A., feel free to try and run out the clock on this one.

I have doubts as to the long-term health of the NRA...

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