From Fox News:
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association and its leadership, including Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, looking to dissolve the organization.New York AG seeks to dissolve NRA in new lawsuit
There can be no doubt among intellectually honest individuals that James’ suit is a politically motivated attack on the First and Second Amendment rights of Americans. Three months before the crucial 2020 presidential election, she made good on her campaign promise to take on the NRA.
In an October 2018 interview with Ebony Magazine while she was running for Attorney General, James admitted she wanted to run for NYC Mayor in 2021 and (in)famously referred to America’s oldest and largest civil rights group as a “terrorist organization.“
NRA Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre issued a characteristically strong response:
“The NYAG’s actions are an affront to democracy and freedom. 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. The NRA is well governed, financially solvent, and committed to good governance. We’re ready for the fight. Bring it on.”
NRA took action by filing suit against James for defamation of character and violating NRA members’ rights to free speech.
The defamation allegations stem from James’ public descriptions of the NRA as a “criminal enterprise” and “a terrorist organization.” Here is an excerpt from the suit filed by NRA:
“James boasted that she would strike foul blows against the NRA and pound the NRA into submission. She vowed that she would use the NYAG’s investigative and enforcement powers for the precise purpose of stanching political speech (‘deadly propaganda’)[…] She has begun to deliver on her campaign promises to retaliate against the NRA for constitutionally protected speech on issues that James opposes. As NYAG, James has regrettably succumbed to ‘individual passions, and individual malevolence.’”
Hey Letitia: We’re not caving in to your politically motivated attacks. The NRA will continue to stand and fight for the God-given right to armed self defense.