A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) bankruptcy chapter 11 filing on Tuesday, derailing the organization’s efforts to move from New York to Texas.
In August 2020, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed a suit in which she sought to dissolve the NRA.
The @NRA does not get to dictate if and where it will answer for its actions, and our case will continue in New York court.
No one is above the law.
— NY AG James (@NewYorkStateAG) May 11, 2021
“The NRA’s influence has been so powerful that the organization went unchecked for decades while top executives funneled millions into their own pockets,” James wrote.
“The NRA is fraught with fraud and abuse, which is why, today, we seek to dissolve the NRA, because no organization is above the law,” she added.
In January, the NRA filed bankruptcy in Texas. The group planned to move the organization to the gun-friendly Lone Star state as part of its future plans, according to the Texas Tribune.
The NRA’s legal battle will now continue in New York, where the organization may face a more difficult battle.
Second Amendment supporters are largely angered over the situation. Despite any NRA wrongdoing, most want to see the organization continue without ongoing legal action.