A New York Democrat has struck the National Rifle Association (NRA) with a bombshell lawsuit.
The Democratic Party has been seeking to destroy the NRA for years, making it clear the move is a political one. And James’ recent statement only further confirms that theory.
Dems on the attack
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” she said of the suit, according to the Examiner. “The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law.”
The NRA, for its part, has responded to the suit by calling it “a baseless, premeditated attack.”
“This was a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend,” NRA president Carolyn Meadows said in a statement to the Examiner. “You could have set your watch by it: The investigation was going to reach its crescendo as we move into the 2020 election cycle.”
NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre made similar remarks.
“This is an unconstitutional, premeditated attack aiming to dismantle and destroy the NRA – the fiercest defender of America’s freedom at the ballot box for decades,” he said Thursday, according to The Hill. “The NRA is well-governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance. We’re ready for the fight. Bring it on.”
“A very terrible thing”
Indeed, the NRA is confident it can take on the state of New York in this suit and win. The group has been fighting with the Empire State for years over its draconian gun control laws.
The latest suit, however, has even attracted the attention of President Donald Trump, who called it “a very terrible thing.”
“I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. And I’ve told them that for a long time,” the president added in remarks to reporters Thursday, according to a separate report from The Hill. The group is “currently headquartered in Fairfax, [Virginia], but is chartered as a nonprofit in New York state,” The Hill notes.
Perhaps it’s time for the NRA to heed the president’s advice.