Judge Prevents New York From Dissolving NRA

Judge Prevents New York From Dissolving NRA

(NewsReady.com) – In 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James (D) announced she filed a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association (NRA). She accused the largest lobbyist of Second Amendment rights in America of illegal conduct. Nearly two years after the start of the suit, the NRA has won one of the battles with prosecutors.

On March 2, New York State Justice Joel Cohen ruled James cannot dissolve the NRA. He said the case concerns a private harm to the gun rights organization, its donors, and its members; therefore, the NY AG needs to pursue action that isn’t as intrusive if the allegations are proven. That includes preventing CEO Wayne LaPierre from serving on the organization’s board.

James is accusing NRA leadership of misappropriating charitable donations to benefit themselves personally. She claims senior leadership spent millions of dollars on expensive meals, personal trips, private jets, and other items.

After Judge Cohen’s ruling, James issued a statement saying she’s “disappointed,” but will continue all of the options available, suggesting she might appeal the decision.

The lawsuit will continue to move through the courts. As of right now, no matter what happens, it looks like the NRA will remain intact. Do you think Cohen made the right decision?

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