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Posted By: Dreadnought, 8/6/2020 11:57:10 AM

Washington — New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit on Thursday seeking to disband the National Rifle Association (NRA), claiming its top officials diverted millions of dollars from the influential gun group for their personal use and enriched their families and close associates by awarding lucrative contracts. The lawsuit from James, filed in New York state court, alleges the NRA and four of its top executives mismanaged funds and violated state and federal laws, resulting in the loss of more than $64 million for the organization in a span of three years. The senior leaders, James claims, used millions from the NRA's coffers on trips

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Condor44 8/6/2020 12:02:21 PM (No. 501834)
They never stop. She should be investigating the dem party of NY, as well as DeBlasio and his wife. Find out how she blew the money for her pet projects.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: gramma b 8/6/2020 12:09:10 PM (No. 501837)
Great. Another affirmative action lawyer doing something stupid.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Nimby 8/6/2020 12:11:52 PM (No. 501842)
Keep at it Kooks!! Guaranteeing a win for Trump
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Reply 4 - Posted by: heartsurgeon 8/6/2020 12:16:10 PM (No. 501847)
Democrats are champs at projection.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: NancyD 8/6/2020 12:17:03 PM (No. 501848)
Thank you NY AG James! Perfect timing, yet another winning issue handed to President Trump on a silver platter! Awesome!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Tallgrass Palms 8/6/2020 12:26:49 PM (No. 501859)
"Letitia"----now that explains the stupidity.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/6/2020 12:31:14 PM (No. 501867)
So, she wants to shut down the NRA because they misspent NRA money, thus, they should not exist for the sake of their members?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: mean Gene 8/6/2020 12:46:34 PM (No. 501886)
But not the Clinton Foundation? Weird. President Trump's advice to the NRA: move your headquarters to Texas! Good idea!
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/6/2020 12:48:52 PM (No. 501888)
Standing? Were does the AG have standing to sue over alleged misuse of funds? Lawyer question to be sure. I can understand fraud and money laundering charges but the organizatin itself is another issue. Also, how can she sue to shut down a political advocacy organization? Doesn't the first amendment allow for citizens to organizte (peaceably assemble) and redress grievances? This is a major photo op and it will be interesting to see how it is handled bothi state and federal court.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NDDoc 8/6/2020 1:03:55 PM (No. 501897)
If true, this alleged abuse is on LaPierre and his ilk. This is not an NRA problem but a personnel problem. Have fun trying to dismantle the organization.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney 8/6/2020 1:09:10 PM (No. 501900)
Letita has discovered that the leaders of the NRA have been drinking coffee and dining out, and files suit to shut the organization down. If the leaders are overpaid, or abusing their powers, wouldn't that be something of concern to the members of the organization, rather than the AG of NY?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: bighambone 8/6/2020 1:37:13 PM (No. 501930)
If individuals connected to the NRA hired management have violated a New York law she should prosecute them criminally. If the NRA, as it is chartered, and the elected Board of Directors, did nothing wrong why is she suing them civilly? The NRA is a nationally chartered organization of longstanding. Looks like another political hit job by a liberal Democrat State Attorney General against a conservative organization that supports the 2nd Amendment and President Trump during the run up to the November election.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: berthabutt 8/6/2020 2:53:29 PM (No. 501985)
There was a big hoohah over Allen West calling for LaPierre to step down last year. Is the prosecution based on that bad press?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: JohnWayne 8/6/2020 2:59:36 PM (No. 501988)
I just contributed to the NRA. I just emailed the commie, tyrant Letitia and told her I what I had done and that I was going to buy an AR-15 today... and to go pound sand.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: bogeegolf 8/6/2020 7:43:42 PM (No. 502098)
True grit #14. I like it!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 8/7/2020 1:33:04 AM (No. 502223)
As somebody posted yesterday, the NRA is a national group in DC, why is the NY AG going after them ? Looks like DC is going after them too.
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