The National Rifle Association (NRA) is the strongest voice in the US arms lobby. In dispute with the judiciary in the US state of New York, the organization has now suffered a serious setback. On Thursday, Attorney General Letitia James said, a New York City judge ruled that the state’s National Rifle Association trial could continue despite its recent bankruptcy.
Bankruptcy last week The NRA and one of its affiliates filed for bankruptcy and filed for bankruptcy protection in Texas bankruptcy court. Dallas Matrouh. With this gambit, the organization wanted to escape from further prosecution in New York.
NRA chief Wayne LaBerry said the NRA wanted to “remain free of the toxic political environment in New York.” The conservative state Texas Unlike New York, it is generally considered firearm friendly.
New York State Judge He had a case against the NRA in AugustAnd LaPierre and three other senior officials of the organization. They allegedly embezzled membership fees and donations to cover personal expenses. James, a member of the Democratic Party, denied the political motives for achieving it, but admitted at the same time that it might lead to the dissolution of the NRA.
So the NRA wants to move from New York to Texas. The lobby has been fiercely opposed to restrictions on arms sales and their own possession for decades. The group also gains its great influence from the fact that it financially supports politicians.
LaPierre headed the organization for nearly 30 years. According to internal documents circulating on the Internet, he is supposed to enjoy a luxurious life with travel at NRA’s expense Bahamas And after Italy In addition to other amenities. New York attorney general accuses Lapier and his associates of causing losses of $ 64 million within three years.