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New York State's descent into Leftwing hell continues.
They are hemorrhaging money, crime is surging in NYC, and now the state's Attorney General, Leticia James, wants to dismantle the largest 2nd Amendment advocate in the country.
From our friends at Fox News:
The lawsuit, filed Thursday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, alleges that the NRA “diverted millions of dollars away from its charitable mission for personal use by senior leadership.” She further slammed the association for what she called “years of self-dealing and illegal conduct that violate New York’s charities laws and undermine its own mission.”
The 166-page lawsuit names four NRA executives, including CEO Wayne LaPierre, as defendants.
“Contrary to his statutory duties of care, loyalty and obedience to the mission of the charity, LaPierre has undertaken a series of actions to consolidate his position; to exploit that position for his personal benefit and that of his family; to continue, by use of a secret “poison pill contract,” his employment even after removal and ensuring NRA income for life; and to intimidate, punish, and expel anyone at a senior level who raised concerns about his conduct,” the attorney general's lawsuit states.
James' office teased what it said would be a “major announcement” in an email sent out Tuesday night.
James said the actions of the accused quartet “contributed to the loss of more than $64 million in just three years for the NRA.”
While the lawsuit accuses all four men of wrongdoing and seeks fines and remuneration, none of them have been charged with a crime."
But the NRA is not going down without a fight, and is counter-suing AG James.
From NBC New York:
The organization blasted the lawsuit as little more than a political stunt and said it would fight back aggressively.
“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.
President Trump also addressed the lawsuit outside the White House, suggesting that the group simply relocate. (The NRA is registered as a not-for-profit organization under New York law, and has been for nearly 150 years, giving James's office jurisdiction to look into its operations.)
“I think the NRA should move to Texas and lead a very good and beautiful life. I've told them that for a long time. I think they should move to Texas," Trump said.
James's office has had a long-running investigation into the NRA. The AG issued subpoenas to the group 16 months ago, following a campaign promise to probe its finances.
A year ago, the attorney general's office deposed former NRA president Oliver North as part of its investigation -- a deposition the NRA sued to listen in on, unsuccessfully.
More recently, the NRA was forced to cut staff and salaries and cancel major events due to the coronavirus pandemic, limiting what otherwise would have been a major presence in the 2020 election.
James declined to answer a question about whether NRA funds were inappropriately used in any way for a political campaign, but did say her office's investigation was ongoing.
In addition to dissolving the NRA, the suit seeks to force LaPierre and three other executives to pay restitution, and to bar them from ever serving on the board of a New York-registered charity again."
So far this year, the State of New York sent thousands of elderly patients to nursing homes and long term care facilities, essentially signing their death warrants.
They have violated the 1st Amendment Constitutional Rights of anyone who wasn't a BLM activist.
And now the state is indirectly targeting the 2nd Amendment Right to Bear Arms by trying to destroy its biggest advocate.
This is just a preview of things to come if they win control of our Federal Government.