Councilman unblocks group on Twitter after complaint
Aug. 07, 2018
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander unblocked a gun-rights group on Twitter after it wrote a letter to him, demanding the action.
The Los Angeles Times reports the Firearms Policy Coalition complained in a letter that the group, along with one of its members, could not reply to a tweet from the councilman about his proposed ban on downloading blueprints for 3-D printed guns.
Englander spokesman Colin Sweeney says it had been done in error sometime before the new proposal was introduced.
The group demanded that Englander stop blocking them, saying that its members "have a right to reply to your tweets and criticize your proposed legislation."
It pointed to a federal ruling that found it was unconstitutional for President Trump to block his online critics on Twitter.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com/