Early in August, San Francisco substantially sanitized the language associated with convicted criminals in the city’s official documentation.

Crime-ridden San Francisco has introduced new sanitized language for criminals, getting rid of words such as “offender” and “addict” while changing “convicted felon” to “justice-involved person.”

The Board of Supervisors adopted the changes last month even as the city reels from one of the highest crime rates in the country and staggering inequality exemplified by pervasive homelessness alongside Silicon Valley wealth.

The local officials say the new language will help change people’s views about those who commit crimes.

If San Francisco politicians truly believed words could change hearts and minds, perhaps they should rethink their new classification of the National Rifle Association as a ‘Domestic Terrorist Organization.’

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” and urged the federal government to do the same – the latest escalation in the heated rhetoric from Democrats regarding the NRA in the wake of several deadly mass shootings.

The resolution, which passed Tuesday and says the U.S. is “plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,” accuses the NRA of using “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”

“All countries have violent and hateful people, but only in America do we give them ready access to assault weapons and large-capacity magazines thanks, in large part, to the National Rifle Association’s influence,” the resolution says.

Here’s the language from the resolution:

https://sfgov.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=7568748&GUID=DF64490F-D8BC-4BF7-A43D-287F02BECCCA

Based on the language sanitization policies, wouldn’t it be better to classify the NRA as an “individual protection organization” or a group of “projectile weapons involved individuals”? It certainly would be kinder, gentler…and more accurate.

The NRA was neither amused or moved by this latest virtue-signalling extravaganza.

“This is just another worthless and disgusting ‘soundbite remedy’ to the violence epidemic gripping our nation,” spokeswoman Amy Hunter said in an emailed statement.

“This is a reckless assault on a law-abiding organization, its members, and the freedoms they all stand for. We remain undeterred – guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to gun violence,” the statement says.

And while the Board of Supervisors were focused on smearing a group of law-abiding Americans with a detestable lie, they ignored the exploding homeless population and its associated disease and crime.

Of course, it doesn’t help that the Bay Area elites seem to prefer platitudes to common sense policies.

In June, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 to back a pilot program that would allow the city to force people suffering from serious mental illness and drug addiction into treatment. That didn’t sit well with liberals who argued that it would be a deprivation of civil liberties.

A few frustrated residents say it might be time to cut and run.

“The city is running out of strategies,” Anna Suarez told Fox. “I’m moving to Austin.”

I can’t imagine what the city officials were thinking when they crafted this vote. Members of the NRA I know would place San Francisco dead last in the places to which they would like to visit, much less live.

Truly, this is a case of virtue signalling so bright it blinds politicians to Bay Area’s real problems.

 
 
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