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NY Tries To ‘Dissolve’ The NRA: Far Left’s War Against The Constitution Never Ends

Whenever the far left loses a debate, it doesn’t sharpen its arguments or seek compromise. Instead, it criminalizes those with whom it disagrees. That’s happening now in New York, where the attorney general is making a politicized attack on the National Rifle Association and the U.S. Constitution.

New York’s Democratic and radically anti-Trump Attorney General Letitia James’ move to “dissolve” the NRA comes after a phony “fraud” investigation that was launched as an intimidation tactic.

The suit against the National Rifle Association targets the group’s charismatic Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and three other NRA leaders.

“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James said. “The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse.”

But, really, James seems more interested in angling for a high-profile job in a future socialist White House than seeking justice. Charges that lavish spending by four executives led to $64 million in losses over three years doesn’t bear even casual financial scrutiny.

The NRA is not taking it lying down. It filed a countersuit late Thursday, with NRA President Carolyn Meadows calling James’ effort “a baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend.”


It’s obvious New York’s move isn’t about justice; it’s about the hard-left’s political animus toward gun rights.

But it’s typical of New York’s politicized justice system. Manhattan’s ultra-Democratic District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has been investigating President Donald Trump with the same vigor and fidelity to truth as Christopher Steele “investigated” Trump’s supposed collusion with the Russians.

Vance subpoenaed Trump’s Deutsche Bank financial records in his far-reaching investigation of the president’s businesses. So you can expect to see his personal financial statements leaked to the Trump-hating media any day now.

To the left, the truth doesn’t matter. Tarnish your target’s reputation, create doubt, then, if you can’t destroy a career, you try to get your foe banned. Make them radioactive. Harass your enemies in the courts, force them to spend millions defending themselves, and neuter their political effectiveness.

That’s the left’s playbook. Ask Trump.

And radical leftists such as James aren’t working alone. She was put into office with the help of billionaire socialist George Soros, who has spent millions of dollars on attorney general and prosecutor elections to radicalize America’s grassroots justice system.

Now, like a slot machine into which someone has patiently dropped coins, Soros’ investments are paying off. And not just in New York. He has spent millions to put extremist leftist lawyers in key positions in California, Virginia, Missouri and Chicago.

In the case of the NRA, New York’s James took advantage of an intense internal dispute within the gun-rights organization to make her case.

Ask yourself the question: If this organization was on the left of the political spectrum, would it get the same treatment?

The clear answer’s no. The New York-based Clinton Foundation has engaged in outright corruption for years — including Hillary’s use of her post as secretary of state to line her family’s pockets.

Yet, apart from criticism by conservatives and the desertion of well-heeled contributors after Hillary’s 2016 loss to Trump, the Clinton Foundation has never suffered for its breaches.

Legal action against conservatives and Republican politicians is just the tip of the spear for Soros and the rest of the Democratic far left. They see the U.S. Constitution, especially the Bill of Rights, as an impediment to their grand plan to “fundamentally transform” America into a nation with no rights, other than those left wants you to have.

No free speech. No free religion. No right to defend yourself.

Is that where you want to live?

— Written by the I&I Editorial Board.

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  • The NRA has a long history of having pretty high confidence and trust…unlike the “media” and countless politicians. These attacks only show the depths Leftists will stop to.

  • Her time would be better spent looking into the wanton deaths of seniors in NY, caused by Cupmo’s, not the CDC’s, policy. A policy who’s written form has been removed from the states website. Wonder why? Now, there’s some fraud.

  • Not “liberal” not “progressive” but Marxians seeking power as the god of the false religion Marxianity…by no means the “loyal opposition” forcing patriots into a corner where ‘use’em or lose’em’ is the only option.

    “Having banished from our land that religious intolerance under which mankind so long bled and suffered, we have yet gained little if we countenance a political intolerance as despotic, as wicked, and capable of as bitter and bloody persecutions.” Thomas Jefferson: 1st Inaugural Address, 1801

    • In response to another Marxist’s attack a while ago on the NRA, I improved my regular membership status to Life Member. Same thing with Trump. Every time I get really angry with unfair attacks on him, I send along another $50 to his reelection campaign.

  • The NRA is a non-profit membership corporation.
    If the allegations of misfeasance and malfeasance by corporate officers and employees are true, the corporation and its members are the victims, not the perpetrators.
    The proper remedy is entering monetary judgments against the miscreants in favor of the corporation, not the dissolution of the corporation itself.

  • it is clear that the NRA is, and has been for quite a while, run by conmen and scammers, just like Trump. LaPierre and his ilk should be thrown out and forbidden to be involved with charities. But I think the NRA should be reformed, no dissolved. It should go back to being a gun safety and instruction organization, not an arm of the right wing.

  • The NRA is not the Second Amendment. Did shutting down Trump’s charity abridge his freedom of speech, or slightly curtail his ability to grift?

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