San Francisco’s decision to label the NRA a “terrorist organization” was symbolic. So was the NRA’s lawsuit in response.
But symbols are important. They can be more important than the actual text of legislation or public policy. The anti-constitutionalists in San Francisco’s city government–the Board of Supervisors–decided to name their political opponents “terrorists.” They got away with it. They paid no political price. The city lost no federal funds. The Board members still have their jobs. If anything, they were feted as heroes by their #MediaJackal propagandists.
San Francisco escalated things. This escalation will continue. The left will not back down unless they are forced to back down.