New York prosecutor wants to dissolve powerful NRA, gun lobby

There was the dissolution of the New York Ku Klux Klan in the 1940s. Then that of the Donald Trump Foundation, in 2018, who practiced reverse charity, serving the US president instead of helping others. This time, it is the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), strong of 5 million members, which could be dissolved, as demanded, Thursday, August 6, the prosecutor of New York, Letitia James. “I launched a lawsuit to dissolve the National Rifle Association for years of illegal conduct and breach of trust. The NRA is a breeding ground for frauds and scams. No organization is above the law ”, she announced on Twitter.

The latter has authority over the NRA, which has been registered in New York since 1871 as a charity. Four months before the election, the New York prosecution is attacking the arms lobby, which made and defeated Republican candidates for decades, and grand soutien de Donald Trump. Main accusation, damning on reading 169 pages of the act, the leaders of the NRA, starting with its boss for thirty years, Wayne LaPierre, 70, shamelessly enriched themselves illicitly, swimming in conflicts of interest . In defiance of their fiduciary obligations, the case costing the NRA $ 64 million (€ 53.9 million) over three years.

The National Rifle Association (NRA) headquarters in Fairfax, Va., August 6.

Political conspiracy

Unsurprisingly, the association shouted political conspiracy on the part of a Democratic prosecutor who had called the NRA a“Terrorist organization” during his 2018 campaign, a few months later the Parkland massacre in a Florida high school (17 dead). The NRA counter-attacked the prosecutor’s decision in court, denouncing a political trial and the violation of the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees the right of expression.

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Donald Trump immediately reacted to the affair: “Just like the radical left in New York trying to destroy the NRA, if Biden becomes president, your big SECOND AMENDMENT [qui garantit le droit de posséder des armes] has no chance. Your pistols will be withdrawn from you immediately and without notice. No police, no weapons ”, a tweeted the Republican president, while part of the left – but not its presidential candidate Joe Biden – intends to cut police funding after the death at the end of May in Minneapolis of the African-American George Floyd, suffocated by a white policeman who questioned him.

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