A federal judge last month ruled against the Democrat controlled city of Los Angeles' law that banned residents and businesses from having any ties with the NRA.
Judge Stephen Wilson ordered the city to pay the NRA $150,000 in lawyers fees and issued an injunction banning enforcement of the ordinance because it violates both the first and second amendment.
"In this case, the text of the Ordinance, the Ordinance's legislative history, and the concurrent public statements made by the Ordinance’s primary legislative sponsor evince a strong intent to suppress the speech of the NRA," "Even though the Ordinance only forces disclosure of activity that may not be expressive, the clear purpose of the disclosure is to undermine the NRA’s explicitly political speech." Wilson said in his ruling.
The ban on NRA activities took effect on April 1 2019. As the city defended the ordinance, saying that restrictions on free speech did not violate the first amendment, Wilson refuted that saying, "the City adopted the Ordinance ‘because of disagreement with the message' of the NRA and with the explicit intent to suppress that message—the Ordinance should therefore be considered a content-based regulation of speech." Cities and communities in the cannot regulate or punish speech based on its content.
Democrats have been heavy supporters of banning speech on the basis of content.