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New York’s Case Against the NRA Is About Advancing an Anti-Gunner Agenda, Not Accountability

Wayne LaPierre, the former head of the National Rifle Association (NRA) took the stand on Friday in a financial misconduct trial that not only places his leadership under scrutiny, but could very well determine the future of the gun rights advocacy group.

The trial is the result of a civil suit filed by New York Attorney General Letitia James alleging widespread financial wrongdoing on the part of LaPierre, other members of the organization’s leadership, and the NRA itself. While the attorney general insists that this effort is intended to hold LaPierre and the NRA accountable, other details suggest a motive that is more political in nature.

LaPierre and his wife are also believed to have received gifts from a contractor.

However, New York’s district attorney’s office isn’t merely seeking to punish LaPierre and others involved in the alleged misconduct. In 2020, James filed a lawsuit seeking to dissolve the NRA, alleging that the organization diverted millions from its operations to fund personal endeavors.

If the district attorney simply wished to hold people accountable for mismanaging funds, she could have simply pursued that angle. But the fact that she seeks to use this matter to shut down the NRA is telling – she is not exactly a proponent of gun rights. In December 2023, James’ office released a statement lauding a court ruling keeping the state’s restrictive concealed carry requirements in place.

This appears to be yet another way to push an anti-gun agenda by targeting the most well-known gun rights advocacy group in the country. If the effort succeeds, James could add taking down the NRA onto her resume as she seeks higher office. For someone like her, the opportunity is just too good to pass up.

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