New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit to Dissolve NRA
What was done:
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Thursday that her office has filed a lawsuit against the NRA (National Rifle Association) and its leadership with the goal of dissolving the organization.
Many of the charges are tied to the NRA's status as a charitable organization, as that status maintains strict state and federal rules governing spending.
NRA CEO and Executive Vice President, Wayne LaPierre is named in the suit.
What was said:
James accused the organization of having "instituted a culture of self-dealing mismanagement" taking millions of dollars for personal use and granting contracts that benefited the leaders' families and associates.
Says James "The NRA's influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets".