Los Angeles: Companies Must Disclose National Rifle Association (NRA) Ties for City Contracts
On Tuesday the Los Angeles City Council voted to require companies
to disclose National Rifle Association (NRA) ties in order to be
eligible for city contracts.
The council’s vote was 14-0
The Los Angeles Times reports that the new ordinance means contractors that wish to work with the city must not only release their ties but any ties “their subsidiaries have with the NRA” as well.
The ordinance requiring companies to reveal NRA ties was sponsored
by Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, who believes the NRA perpetuates mass
shootings by standing in the way of more gun control. O’Farrell said,
“[The NRA has] been a road block to gun safety reform at every level of
government now for several decades.”
California has universal background checks, gun registration
requirements, gun confiscation laws, a requirement that would-be gun
buyers get a gun safety certificate from the state, a 10-day waiting
period on gun purchases, an “assault weapons” ban, a ban on campus
carry, a “good cause” stipulation on concealed carry permit issuance, a
purchase limit of one long gun a month, and controls on ammunition,
which limit Californians to buying their bullets from state-approved
vendors. Yet California witnesses some of the most high profile
shootings in our nation year after year after year.