In addition to shutting down the NRA in its entirety, Attorney General James seeks to recover millions of dollars in lost assets and stop LaPierre, Phillips, Powell, and Frazer from serving on the Board of any not-for-profit charitable organization in the State of New York.
In a statement, Attorney General James said, “The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets.”
She added that the organization is “fraught with fraud and abuse.” She is seeking its dissolution because “no organization is above the law.”
NRA calls lawsuit “baseless” and an “attempt to score political points”
In response, the NRA called Attorney General James’s lawsuit a “baseless, premeditated attack on our organization and the Second Amendment freedoms it fights to defend.”
The organization added that it is “a transparent attempt to score political points and attack the leading voice in opposition to the leftist agenda. This has been a power grab by a political opportunist — a desperate move that is part of a rank political vendetta.”