Letitia James Filed a Lawsuit Against the NRA—Here’s What You Need to Know

Letitia James Filed a Lawsuit Against the NRA—Here's What You Need to Know

Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images The National Rifle Association (NRA) has thrived off of a platform that claims Democrats and liberals alike want to "take away your guns" and "abolish the Second Amendment." The pro-gun group also believes that AR-15s, military-grade weapons frequently used in mass shootings throughout the country, are acceptable weapons to keep in homes as a form of self-defense. The group has idly stood by claiming that "guns are not the problem" whenever the next Parkland or Las Vegas or Pulse happens. And when it’s not attacking gun violence survivors on Twitter, the organization is frequently bullying groups like Moms Demand Action and March for Our Lives . Now, after years of false rhetoric and vicious attacks, the gun rights advocacy group may finally see the end of day, thanks to Attorney General of New York Letitia James. On August 6, 2020, AG James officially filed a lawsuit to dissolve the NRA after investigating the organization since February 2019. The lawsuit claims that senior leadership has illegally used the NRA’s charitable finances for personal use, like family trips to the Bahamas which included private jets and expensive meals. It also claims the NRA has awarded contracts "to the financial gain of close associates and family," and "doled out lucrative no-show contracts to former employees in order to buy their silence and continued loyalty." (More specific examples of the claims can be found here .) Here’s who the lawsuit specifically targets: The NRA as a whole Executive Vice-President […]

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