(FreedomJournal.org)- Letitia James, New York’s activist Attorney General, has filed several lawsuits against the National Rifle Association in an attempt to dissolve the group. It follows decades of smearing and slandering from the Democrats about the pro-Second Amendment organization, and recent calls by presumptive Democratic presidential nominee to ban the sale of AR-15s.
James filed lawsuits not just against the National Rifle Association, but also against several high-profile leaders of the organization, claiming financial irregularities.
James announced on Thursday that her office would soon make a major announcement that would have an impact nationally. Many media outlets and pundits predicted that it might have been legal action against President Donald Trump or members of the Trump family, but it soon turned out she was going after the NRA instead. James said that she was intending to “dissolve” the NRA over what she claims is “fraud and abuse” from within the organization.
James cited reports of financial mismanagement.
Does anyone believe James wants the NRA shut down because of financial mismanagement, and that this isn’t just an attempt to get rid of a pro-gun organization that the Democrats have hated for years?”
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“I filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association for years of self-dealing and illegal conduct,” James claimed. “The @NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse. No organization is above the law.”
In the lawsuit, James suggests that the NRA has violated New York charity laws for years by diverting millions of dollars away from its charitable mission for personal use by senior membership of the organizational leadership.
“Our lawsuit charges the NRA as a whole and four senior leaders, including Wayne LaPierre, with failing to manage the NRA’s funds and failing to follow numerous state and federal laws. These actions contributed to the loss of more than $63 million in just three years for the NRA,” she claimed.
The suit alleges that LaPierre and other leadership figures used money that should have been used to defend the Second Amendment on private travel, meals, and other expenses.
The New York Attorney General office also accused the NRA of engaging in “illegal conduct” which included “awarding contracts to the financial gain of close associates and family, and appearing to dole out lucrative no-show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty.”
Well, this could get messy.