A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) bankruptcy chapter 11 filing on Tuesday.
The decision could now break down the NRA’s plans to move from leftist New York to gun-loving Texas.
In August 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a suit in which she sought to dissolve the NRA.
The @NRA does not get to dictate if and where it will answer for its actions, and our case will continue in New York court.
No one is above the law.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) May 11, 2021
The Legal Challenge
“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 wrote.
“The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law,” she added.
In January, the NRA filed bankruptcy in Texas. The group planned to move the organization to the gun-friendly Lone Star state as part of its future plans, according to the Texas Tribune.
The NRA’s legal battle will now continue in New York, where the organization may face a more difficult battle.
2nd Supporters Are “Triggered”
Second Amendment supporters are largely “triggered” over the situation.
“Excluding so many people from the process of deciding to file for bankruptcy, including the vast majority of the board of directors, the chief financial officer and the general counsel, is nothing less than shocking,” U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin Hale wrote, according to Reuters.
“The question the court is faced with is whether the existential threat facing the NRA is the type of threat that the Bankruptcy Code is meant to protect against,” Hale added. “The court believes it is not.”
Despite any NRA wrongdoing, most Americans want to see the organization continue without ongoing legal action.