Friday, August 7, 2020

Latitia James's Tyranny

8/7/2020--The New York Attorney General is suing to dissolve the NRA. She has jurisdiction because the NRA is a non-profit charitable organization registered in New York.

Dissolution of charities is a rare but not unheard of remedy for corruption and self-dealing that renders a purported organization essentially a fraudulent front.

The issue in this instance is, of course, that the NRA is one of the most effective political organizations in America and it opposes Latitia James's Party.

Yet, no outrage at this obvious government overreach.

Sure there is self-dealing in the NRA. The people involved can be separated from the organization and/or jailed for fraud. But imagine if the government had sought the dissolution of the Teamsters under Jimmy Hoffa. Then the Left would see danger. But not in the case of the NRA.

Lest anyone doubt the politics of this, here is a quote from another story: "Gun control groups such as Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action, both funded by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, praised the suit."

In 2018, the ACLU filed an amicus brief on behalf of the NRA. I hope the group, of which I am a member, does the same this time.

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