The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to pass a law that requires companies seeking contracts with the city to disclose any ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The Los Angeles Times reported that council member Mitch O’Farrell crafted the ordinance in response to the wave of mass shootings in the U.S. The councilman described the NRA as a “roadblock” to gun law reforms.
The measure passed on Tuesday with a 14-0 vote.
Attorneys for the NRA have threatened to sue over the ordinance, the Times reported. One lawyer for the organization told the news outlet that the law could prompt those with ties to the organization to drop their affiliation out of fear it could cost them business.
The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
WIBC host Tony Katz offered his take on the new law:
“It’s an attack on lawful gun owners. Oh my, all of the sudden, McCarthyism is back in fashion? Are you now or have you ever been a communist?
This is what they’re about; this is what Los Angeles is telling you what matters to them.
The ordinance does not ban NRA-linked contractors from doing business with the city, but it requires them to disclose any contracts or business relationships they have with ‘the gun rights advocacy group.’”
Click the link below to hear Tony’s full commentary:
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