The state of New York is going after the Second Amendment by getting rid of the gun rights advocacy group, National Rifle Association (NRA).
Yesterday, New York Attorney General (AG) Letitia James filed a lawsuit against the NRA for fraud claiming that top executives have been using the organization as their “personal piggy bank” to fund a lavish lifestyle.
James announced that “My office filed a lawsuit to dissolve the organization in its entirety” and that the NRA is being investigated on whether or not any mismanaged funds were used to donate to political campaigns. James denies that the lawsuit is politically motivated or that she’s trying to financially cripple the NRA, which had donated more than $30 million towards the Trump presidential campaign in 2016.
Letitia James, 61, is a Democrat. In November 2018, she was the first black to be elected the state’s attorney general, defeating Republican Keith Wofford.
The election of Letitia James is one of the successes of George Soros’ quest to radically transform law enforcement in the United States by spending millions of dollars to elect leftist state and local prosecutors. Soros’ daughter-in-law, Jennifer Soros, was a major donor to James’ AG campaign.
The NRA responded to AG James’ lawsuit by filing a civil suit against James, accusing her of defamation and violation of First Amendment free speech rights.
As reported by Fox News, the NRA’s law suit asserts that James had “made the political prosecution of the NRA a central campaign theme” when she ran for attorney general in 2018, and that “Despite hopes that playing by the rules would procure a just outcome, the NRA has not been treated fairly by James’s office. The New York Democratic Party political machine seeks to harass, defund, and dismantle the NRA because of what it believes and what it says.”
The NRA claims defamation on the grounds that James labels the gun rights organization “criminal enterprise” and “terrorist organization”. The San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors had also officially declared the NRA a “terrorist organization”.
See also my post of April 23, 2019: “NRA may lose tax-exempt status due to internal corruption”.