New York's attorney general took aggressive action to dissolve the National Rifle Association, and social media users danced on the once-powerful organization's grave.
Attorney General Letitia James filed a lawsuit seeking the NRA's dissolution and the removal of longtime chief Wayne LaPierre over fraud and corruption claims involving millions of dollars uncovered as part of an 18-month investigation.
Gun safety organization March For Our Lives, founded by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, mass shooting in 2018, claimed credit for prompting the investigation that threatens to bring down the gun lobbying group.
I am so happy March For Our Lives filed a complaint with the New York Attorney General over a year and a half ago O… https://t.co/Dp4ivWw6ki— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1596729103.0
If we weren’t in a global pandemic right now I would throw a massive party. so instead were throwing one at seven… https://t.co/AVYWM4i64G— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1596731084.0
Lawsuit against NRA by @NewYorkStateAG James seems like a classic public corruption scheme - allegations of trave… https://t.co/P99NvpZiuE— Barb McQuade (@Barb McQuade)1596728765.0
The NRA was among the most formidable forces in American politics. Now it’s facing dissolution.— Ken Dilanian (@Ken Dilanian)1596729848.0
When my daughter Jaime was murdered on February 14th, 2018 I made it my mission to break the NRA. Thank you… https://t.co/0VPBcI6iG5— Fred Guttenberg (@Fred Guttenberg)1596730506.0
Thoughts and prayers today to the @NRA, which is losing money and political power so quickly that soon there might… https://t.co/DiVtjhNjCS— Shannon Watts (@Shannon Watts)1596730292.0
Goodness, the NRA's Wayne LaPierre used the NRA funds like a personal piggy bank. Who does he think he is? Donald… https://t.co/v259YEmZCV— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1596728770.0
NRA members will be mad at the wrong ppl. Instead of the hate and vitriol the members should be filing a classactio… https://t.co/WbAuvdcOOG— Vince Guglietti (@Vince Guglietti)1596730467.0
Today we learn about Wayne LaPierre and the NRA. Last week it was Jerry Falwell, Jr. being photographed partying on… https://t.co/dHW0nPd5Pk— Brandon Friedman (@Brandon Friedman)1596730071.0
These wingnuts defending the NRA don’t seem to realize that its leaders haven’t been living large by skimming liber… https://t.co/BdGWoxkuQX— Joshua Holland 🔥 (@Joshua Holland 🔥)1596729800.0
Will they scrub the old tweets or will they go the "Democrat witch hunt" route? https://t.co/MNlts3JEd0— Schooley (@Schooley)1596729824.0
The big twist in this NRA story is that, this time, Ollie North was the one trying to *stop* a crime involving arms… https://t.co/XYV81dXvVr— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender)1596729586.0
Fighting this suit could cost millions of dollars in legal fees. The reputational damage alone would sink most org… https://t.co/ofFfU8ZloO— Renato Mariotti (@Renato Mariotti)1596729336.0
I was a pallbearer at Drew’s funeral 6 days after Pulse. At the front of the church, I looked down at his casket &… https://t.co/syqtvrQK9R— Brandon Wolf (@Brandon Wolf)1596730348.0
Horrible time for the NRA, first they close down schools and now this.— Jesse McLaren (@Jesse McLaren)1596730256.0
Remember when lots of small children were killed in Newtown and the NRA said the answer is more guns? Arm teachers!… https://t.co/DUXHdriNVq— Young Daddy (@Young Daddy)1596730247.0
Okay, maybe the NRA is filled with greed and corruption, but that's never distracted them from their primary missio… https://t.co/frAjxef01M— Frank Conniff (@Frank Conniff)1596730453.0
Turns out leaders of the #NRA were more interested in lining their own pockets while begging supporters for dollars… https://t.co/80RYQCsH25— Barbara Boxer (@Barbara Boxer)1596730408.0
So, let me get this straight: @NRA leaders for decades enabled maniacs to buy unlimited automatic weapons so that… https://t.co/TOXf15M2g9— Harvey G. Cohen (@Harvey G. Cohen)1596730392.0
Thank you @NewYorkStateAG https://t.co/ZJYJSfDlUe— David Hogg 📢 (@David Hogg 📢)1596729761.0