With a giant target painted on its proverbial back, the nation’s oldest and largest Second Amendment advocacy organization, the National Rifle Association, has announced that it is declaring bankruptcy with the expressed intention to remove itself from New York’s “corrupt political and regulatory environment.” After declaring bankruptcy — which is a strategic move, not a financial one — the NRA, which was first incorporated in New York in 1871, plans on moving to the friendlier pastures of Texas to restructure itself as a nonprofit.
NRA CEO and executive vice president Wayne LaPierre asserted in a letter, “This strategic plan represents a pathway to opportunity, growth and progress.” After being targeted by Democrat state officials and lawmakers for years, “dumping New York” and moving to Texas would allow the NRA continue its 2A advocacy in a friendly environment.
Meanwhile, New York’s Attorney General Letitia James, who has been aggressively working to get the NRA outright dissolved, responded, “The NRA’s claimed financial status has finally met its moral status: bankrupt. While we review this filing, we will not allow the NRA to use this or any other tactic to evade accountability and my office’s oversight.”
But New York’s Democrats aren’t the only ones gunning to take down the NRA. Joe Biden has pledged to “defeat” the 2A organization, saying, “As president, I pledge to continue to work together with congresswoman Giffords, and with survivors, families, and advocates across the country, to defeat the NRA and end the epidemic of gun violence in America.” Remember, that would be violence in Democrat-run urban centers.
The NRA responded to the announcement by stating, “Biden wants to ban our semi-auto rifles, tax our guns/mags & more. He knows the only thing standing in his way to dismantle the 2nd Amendment is NRA. Gun owners must stay vigilant & be engaged in elections and the legislative process.”