NRA’s Phony Bankruptcy filing tossed out of court


Horsey’s great. This from 2012 — moved north to Seattle Times, since

The National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy filing was rejected by a Texas judge, leaving it vulnerable to a New York attorney general who is seeking to dissolve the powerful gun group.

After a weekslong trial, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Harlin “Cooter” Hale on Tuesday dismissed the Chapter 11 case and halted a proposal to reincorporate the New York-based association in Texas. New York officials claimed the filing was a bad-faith effort to use the protections of bankruptcy to avoid its lawsuit.

The decision means that New York Attorney General Letitia James should have an easier time seizing the NRA’s assets if she wins her court case. James claims that NRA head Wayne LaPierre and others so badly mismanaged the group that it should be shut down.

The NRA’s case foundered in part because the gun lobby acknowledged that it wasn’t having financial difficulty. The judge wrote that he agreed with the New York attorney general that “the NRA is using this bankruptcy case to address a regulatory enforcement problem, not a financial one.”…

“Despite (their) personal attacks, this has nothing to do with the Second Amendment,” (AG James) said on a call with reporters. “This is about accountability.”

The right wing clown show the NRA has become is recent decades acts like they’re above the law under all circumstances. The suit by NY State is just one result of that behavior.

4 thoughts on “NRA’s Phony Bankruptcy filing tossed out of court

  1. Downrange says:

    (June 4, 2021): The National Rifle Association said on Friday it will defend against New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempt to shut it down in a state court in Manhattan, and has withdrawn its own lawsuit seeking to block her efforts. https://www.cnbc.com/2021/06/04/nra-drops-lawsuit-against-ny-attorney-general-to-pursue-claims-in-manhattan.html
    2020 was the deadliest gun violence year in decades. So far, 2021 is worse. (Washington Post 6/14/21) https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/06/14/2021-gun-violence/
    Through the first five months of 2021, gunfire killed more than 8,100 people in the United States, about 54 lives lost per day, according to a Washington Post analysis of data from the Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit research organization. That’s 14 more deaths per day than the average toll during the same period of the previous six years. https://www.gunviolencearchive.org/
    This year, the number of casualties, along with the overall number of shootings that have killed or injured at least one person, exceeds those of the first five months of 2020, which finished as the deadliest year of gun violence in at least two decades.

  2. Point blank says:

    A California judge decided that victims of the 2019 synagogue shooting near San Diego that killed one worshiper and wounded three can sue the manufacturer of the semiautomatic rifle used in the attack and the gun shop that sold the weapon. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2021-07-10/victims-of-poway-synagogue-shooting-can-sue-gunmaker-judge-rules
    Victims of 2019 San Diego synagogue shooting allowed to sue gunmaker https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Victims-of-2019-San-Diego-synagogue-shooting-16302184.php#photo-21215095

  3. Highest bidder says:

    “NRA-funded Republicans are trying to block Senate confirmation of President Joe Biden’s choice to head our nation’s agency that works to reduce gun violence.
    All 50 Republicans in the Senate are expected to vote against David Chipman who worked for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for 25 years. Chipman currently works for Giffords, an anti-gun violence group founded by former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. ATFG is part of the Justice Department.
    The bureau has not had a Senate-confirmed leader since 2015 and has been led by acting directors. Firearms lobbyists have even blocked the bureau from making a searchable database to trace weapons used in murders and other crimes.” https://www.dcreport.org/2021/08/04/gun-loving-republicans-line-up-against-bidens-atf-nominee/

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