NRA president Carolyn Meadows responded by characterizing the suit as “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.”
In addition to a fiery response, the NRA filed an injunction in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York against Attorney General James.
A separate lawsuit launched by the Washington, D.C. Attorney General echoes the New York AG’s lawsuit, arguing that the organization improperly used funds for “non-charitable purposes.”
Since early last year, the NRA made headlines marred with allegations of spurious activity on the part of LaPierre and his associates. For one, Attorney General James’ lawsuit claimed that LaPierre spent $3.6 million of NRA funds on travel consultants, went jet setting with family members on private planes, and even secured a $17 million post-employment contract without seeking board approval.