The San Francisco Board of Supervisors this week unanimously passed a resolution that declares the National Rifle Association a \u0022domestic terrorist organization\u0022 and urges other cities, states, and the federal government to follow suit—a move that was applauded by advocates for stricter gun laws in the United States.The vote was celebrated on Twitter Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the anti-war group CodePink:Why I love San Francisco? Its Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution to declare the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization!!! Yes!!!https://t.co/aD8YFjX3FI— Medea Benjamin (@medeabenjamin) September 5, 2019\u0022Yes. More of this,\u0022 tweeted filmmaker Michael Moore, who pointed to the nation\u0026#039;s high rates of gun-related deaths over the past two decades as context for the move.This week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to declare the NRA a “terrorist organization.” Yes. More of this. Since the Columbine massacre in 1999, the number of gun deaths in the US (that’s Americans killing Americans)— it’s as if 9/11 has now happened 160 more times.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 5, 2019Shannon Watts, founder of the Mom\u0026#039;s Demand Action movement, also took to Twitter to welcome the vote and praise San Francisco District 2 Supervisor Catherine Stefani for writing the resolution.I AM SO PROUD of @SupStefani, a California @MomsDemand leader who became an elected official in San Francisco, for sponsoring this resolution. #IAmMomsDemandAction https://t.co/slsPg6EPDu— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) September 5, 2019San Francisco\u0026#039;s board approved the resolution (pdf) Tuesday, in the wake of a mass shooting in Texas over the weekend. \u0022The United States is plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,\u0022 it notes, detailing some statistics about U.S. gun violence and highlighting the Gilroy, California massacre in July—one of 291 mass shootings in the United States in 2019 alone, according to the nonprofit Gun Violence Archive.\u0022The National Rifle Association musters its considerable wealth and organizational strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence,\u0022 reads the resolution. The NRA\u0026#039;s leadership \u0022promotes extremist positions, in defiance of the views of a majority of its membership and the public, and undermine the general welfare.\u0022The resolution says the NRA \u0022spreads propaganda that misinforms and aims to deceive the public about the dangers of gun violence,\u0022 and \u0022through its advocacy has armed those individuals who would and have committed acts of terrorism.\u0022The document calls on the City and County of San Francisco to \u0022take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization,\u0022 and limit entities who do business with the city and county from doing business with the NRA.Stefani, the resolution\u0026#039;s author, told KQED that \u0022the NRA conspires to limit gun violence research, restrict gun violence data sharing and most importantly aggressively tries to block every piece of sensible gun violence prevention legislation proposed on any level, local state or federal.\u0022In a statement to The New York Times, Stefani added that \u0022nobody has done more to fan the flames of gun violence than the NRA.\u0022NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre responded to the San Francisco resolution in a video that was exclusively provided to the right-wing Breitbart News ahead of its public release.\u0022I shake my head and I go \u0026#039;what the heck is going wrong in our country?\u0026#039;\u0022 LaPierre says in the video.Despite his intention, given the rates of gun-related deaths in the U.S. each year, that\u0026#039;s a good question.